SCF Briefing’s coverage of the sixth annual Supply Chain Finance Forum Europe reports on the case studies, research and discussion panels at the biggest-ever event. More than 200 supply chain finance professionals from as far afield as the US, China and South Africa, representing the corporate world, finance and fintechs, and academia gathered to hear real-life examples and thought-leadership on the tools and techniques being developed to optimise working capital across the value chain while easing the onboarding process for suppliers.

And don’t forget the hugely popular and much-coveted Supply Chain Finance Awards, which attracted a record number of entries this year.

Key stories from SCF Forum Europe 2018:

How the UK government agency Crown Commercial Services introduced SCF to the pharmacy sector.

Latest details from the 2018 SCF Barometer survey of corporate experience and opinions.

Royal DSM has “huge focus” on working capital

Airbus seeks to strengthen supply chain with SCF

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

Sabic’s SCF tender process boosted by procurement buy-in

Smart data set to shake up supply chain finance

Cameroon energy firm’s unique challenges lead to SCF solution

Why technology alone doesn’t make a successful SCF programme

Knorr-Bremse faces inventory finance challenges

Some SCF users “push the rules too far”, said Fitch Ratings rep

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

All the winners at the SCF Awards 2018