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Top case studies and discussions from 2018 SCF Forum Europe

By |November 29th, 2018|

Case studies from Crown Commercial Service, DSM, Airbus, Kuehne + Nagel, and many more examples from the biggest-ever SCF Forum Europe.

Siemens wins 2018 SCF Awards Gold, beating biggest ever field

By |November 29th, 2018|

Top honours went to Siemens against a record number of entrants for the 2018 SCF Awards. China's Professor Hua Song was named Leader of the Year.

Leader of the year 2018: Prof Hua Song of Renmin University

By |November 29th, 2018|

The 2018 SCF Leader of the Year award goes to Professor Hua Song, adviser to the Chinese government on SCF and widely regarded as China's top expert.

New fintechs and giant “hooligan companies” mark China’s SCF

By |December 3rd, 2018|

The market for SCF in China has been forecast to be around RMB15bn in 2020, while the value of receivables and inventory has been put at RMB350-500 trillion.

Some SCF users ‘push the rules’, says Fitch Ratings’ Griffiths

By |December 3rd, 2018|

In a popular SCF Forum session, Andrew Sawers interviewed Alex Griffiths, head of EMEA corporate ratings at Fitch and author of 'that' report.

‘Technology alone doesn’t make a successful SCF programme’

By |December 3rd, 2018|

Supply chain finance leaders warned that technology alone won’t make your supply chain finance programme a success - closer collaboration between all key parties is key.

Knorr-Bremse tackles inventory finance challenges

By |December 3rd, 2018|

The German brakes systems and rail equipment provider Knorr-Bremse is “still working on” the challenges of setting up some form of inventory finance programme, said Pietro Solazzo, corporate finance and treasury manager at the company, speaking at the SCF Forum in Amsterdam.

Cameroon energy firm’s unique challenges lead to SCF solution

By |November 30th, 2018|

The Cameroon electricity company ENEO now has minority state ownership after its 2014 partial takeover by Actis. But the company has been suffering financially because of a number of challenges. These include the need to make substantial investments to bring electricity to more of the central African country’s people, explained Brigitte Konso Epse Yanda and [...]

“The environment is changing”: Kuehne + Nagel’s SCF driver

By |November 29th, 2018|

“We started this because we realised the environment is changing,” said Roger Sutter, head of treasury and working capital at Kuehne + Nagel. “We wanted to provide our suppliers with an early payment solution which is fast and convenient.” He added: “SCF is all about speed. It’s about getting money as quickly as possible to [...]

Royal DSM prioritises working capital in SCF programme

By |November 29th, 2018|

Improving working capital is a “huge focus” behind Dutch firm Royal DSM’s supply chain finance programme, said Sebastien Leroy, director, finance and control, group sourcing. The chemicals and plastics producer first established its programme in 2010 with just three suppliers and a spend of €150m. By 2017 it had 78 active suppliers covering a spend [...]