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About Michiel Steeman

Michiel Steeman is the inaugural holder of the Supply Chain Finance Professorship at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. He is also the founder and chairman of the Supply Chain Finance Community which brings together over 30 leading business schools from more than 20 countries around the world who actively collaborate with companies, banks and governments in the developing field of supply chain finance.
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Viewpoint: Online Social Rating Data to Shape SCF in China

By |March 19th, 2019|

The widening use of social ratings data is one trend that could shape the future of China's exciting, dynamic and unique supply chain finance sector.

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Unlocking the black box: A conversation with Fitch Ratings

By |October 16th, 2018|

Michiel Steeman speaks to Alex Griffiths of Fitch Ratings, discussing his recent report on SCF and whether reverse factoring is a positive or negative development.

Viewpoint: Serious business in a new circular economy game

By |September 3rd, 2018|

The Blue Connection is a new business game where global competitors remodel a bicycle business for the circular economy. (But why blue and not green?)

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Viewpoint: Italy’s 1960s SCF lessons for today’s China

By |August 7th, 2018|

The birth of supply chain finance in Italy in 1963 carried risks that imperilled buyers and suppliers alike. China must ensure it does not repeat those mistakes.

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Viewpoint: A new living lab to build the future of blockchain

By |May 9th, 2018|

Plans for a new blockchain 'living laboratory' will help explore real opportunities at the interface between the supply chain and finance, says Michiel Steeman.

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The Shenzhen supply chain revolution is coming to Europe

By |February 25th, 2018|

What an orange bicycle in China tells us about how the Internet of Things, e-payments and 'pay as you go' models will revolutionise European supply chains.

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Viewpoint: Growth and change are this year’s SCF brushstrokes

By |November 20th, 2017|

The latest SCF Barometer supports our experience that supply chain finance is growing and changing - an indicator of how it and the profession are maturing.

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Viewpoint: Taking stock of inventory finance models

By |October 3rd, 2017|

For many companies, inventory finance has traditionally proved difficult to access. Logistics service providers are better able than the banks to provide it.

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Why everyone wins in the new Global Student Challenge final

By |September 18th, 2017|

A new two-track system bridges supply chain strategy and finance - and brings together students from across the globe for a career-enhancing experience.

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Viewpoint: Looking at SCF as a supply chain risk mitigation tool

By |July 8th, 2017|

SCF is well known as a tool for optimising working capital. But we need to think more about its ability to remove many kinds of risks from the supply chain.