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.
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.
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?)
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.
Plans for a new blockchain 'living laboratory' will help explore real opportunities at the interface between the supply chain and finance, says Michiel Steeman.
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.
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.
For many companies, inventory finance has traditionally proved difficult to access. Logistics service providers are better able than the banks to provide it.
A new two-track system bridges supply chain strategy and finance - and brings together students from across the globe for a career-enhancing experience.
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.