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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: 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.

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Viewpoint: Lessons in progress and opportunity from Singapore

By |June 12th, 2017|

After the inaugural Supply Chain Finance Community Forum Asia in Singapore, Michiel Steeman reflects on SCF in China and the rest of the region.

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Viewpoint: Redraw the map to reduce suppliers’ finance costs

By |May 7th, 2017|

New business models are relieving suppliers of their financing costs, improving buyers' cost of goods sold and introducing new opportunities for SCF.

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Viewpoint: Supply chain finance in the circular economy

By |April 2nd, 2017|

The circular economy will create new models of asset ownership, creating the concept of the 'product as a service'. Supply chain finance has to rise to this challenge.

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Viewpoint: Take Betaalme.nu to the European level

By |March 5th, 2017|

Forty Dutch companies have now signed the Betaalme.nu pledge. But a European version would work better for the largest companies whose supply chains span borders.

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New research: The key factors that drive SCF accounting

By |February 2nd, 2017|

More guidance from the accounting profession would help clarify when trade debtors must be reclassified as debt. New SCF Community research sheds some light.

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NEW: SCF Barometer reveals success factors and outlook

By |January 5th, 2017|

The launch of the SCF Barometer at the SCF Forum in Amsterdam last month gives the clearest picture yet as to current rate of use of supply chain finance and its success.

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Viewpoint: Building real-life pilot projects with blockchain

By |November 21st, 2016|

Blockchain holds huge promise. That's why the SCF Community is taking part in a major programme to develop working pilot projects, says Michiel Steeman.

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Viewpoint: How information flows could transform logistics

By |October 22nd, 2016|

The flow of information is such an important part of the supply chain it could transform the role played by logistics service providers, says Michiel Steeman.

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Viewpoint: The limitless possibilities of SCF

By |September 19th, 2016|

Supply chain finance is a tool that has almost limitless possibilities, says Michiel Steeman, founder and chairman of the Supply Chain Finance Community.