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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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The Shenzhen supply chain revolution is coming to Europe

By |February 25th, 2018|

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.

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Viewpoint: Growth and change are this year’s SCF brushstrokes

By |November 20th, 2017|

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.

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Viewpoint: Taking stock of inventory finance models

By |October 3rd, 2017|

For many companies, inventory finance has traditionally proved difficult to access. Logistics service providers are better able than the banks to provide it.

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Why everyone wins in the new Global Student Challenge final

By |September 18th, 2017|

A new two-track system bridges supply chain strategy and finance - and brings together students from across the globe for a career-enhancing experience.

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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.