Webinar report: New ways to finance SMEs

Supplier finance providers are tapping into a wealth of data to offer funding to suppliers earlier and faster than ever before, according to the panellists at the latest online event from the Supply Chain Finance [...]

Webinar: Overcoming the challenge of onboarding in supply chain finance programmes.

Indian retail and apparel giant Aditya Birla has onboarded more than 500 suppliers to an early payment programme it launched at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. Rahul Desai, SVP Treasury, said the use of [...]

Viewpoint: Crisis will take SCF beyond reverse factoring

The Covid-19 global crisis could spark the acceleration of purchase order financing as companies urgently need cash to bring their supply chains back to life. As some lockdown measures are cautiously eased around Europe, many [...]

Webinar report: The world after COVID-19 – how global supply chains are being digitised faster than ever

More than three-quarters of companies have accelerated plans to digitise trade and supply chain finance processes, according to a poll of participants in the latest SCF Community webinar. 76% of respondents said their plans had [...]

Supply Chains Must Be More ‘Resilient’ and ‘Responsive’ Post-Covid 19

Supply chain management professor Xiande Zhao outlines recommendations to help Chinese businesses weather the pandemic Businesses in China must learn from their experiences of the devastating impact of Covid-19 to ensure their supply chains are [...]

Pandemic Will Heighten Need for SCF for Small Businesses in Italy

Discussions around Covid-19 impact dominated the annual SCF Observatory Conference Supply chain finance could provide much-needed liquidity to small businesses in Italy struggling with the impact of Covid-19 and facing an increase in cancelled orders [...]

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How AI divides opinion in supply chain finance industry

The use of AI in supply chain finance has divided opinion at the SCF Forum Europe this year with industry leaders unable to agree on whether it will live up to the hype surrounding its potential.

Local presence key as SCF enters complex countries

SCF can provide essential finance for supporting the growth of companies in “complex countries”, argue panellists at SCF Forum Europe.

Fintechs shift focus to sustainability in supply chains

Financial technology companies are ramping up their focus on ‘sustainable’ supply chain finance that helps maintain the health of the entire supply chain.

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SCF Briefing is the global source for news and analysis of the supply chain finance sector. It’s part of the Supply Chain Finance Community, a not-for-profit Institute founded by 23 business schools which encourages research and information sharing in this rapidly-growing field.

As well as the website, SCF Briefing publishes a periodic e-newsletter and occasional special reports for our 3,000+ readers in corporations, banks, business schools, and fintech firms. You’ll find us at the events run by the Supply Chain Finance Community, such as the Supply Chain Finance Community Forum all around the world (Amsterdam, Singapore, New York, …) as well as and the SCF Awards.