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SCF as a force for change drives SCF Forum Global 2020

By |November 20th, 2020|

2020 has certainly been a volatile year as the Covid-19 swept across the world causing human misery and the serious upheaval to supply chains. Yet, amid the chaos, it has also been a year of human resilience as businesses, and individuals, adapt to a new way of life. As Michiel Steeman, chairman of SCF Community, [...]

Calls grow for the supply chain finance market to unite over climate change

By |November 19th, 2020|

The supply chain finance market needs to take action to fight climate change, urged panellists speaking at this year’s SCF Forum Global. “There is nowhere more important when considering the challenges of climate change than supply chains,” said an environmental documentary filmmaker Huw Cordey, being interviewed by Thomas Dunn, chairman of tech firm Orbian. He [...]

Impact of Covid-19 accelerates SCF digitisation

By |November 19th, 2020|

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic this year will accelerate the trend towards increased digitisation within the supply chain after businesses grappled with disruptions in production and demand, according to panellists at this year’s SCF Forum Global. “When Covid hit, it was huge to have everything on one platform,” said Christian Kochan, assistant treasurer at [...]

Nestle wins 2020 SCF Awards Gold for ESG supply chain finance project

By |November 19th, 2020|

Nestle has won the Gold Award for best supply chain finance programme in the 2020 Supply Chain Finance Awards. Judges’ praised the company’s market-leading efforts to combine environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) financing with supply chain financing. The food and beverage company’s programme involved expanding its existing collaboration with the receivables and payables trading [...]

Nestlé Wins Gold at the 2020 Supply Chain Finance Awards!

By |November 19th, 2020|

Nestle has won the Gold Awards in the 2020 Supply Chain Finance Awards. Despite 2020 being a difficult year, the standard of entries for 2020 SCF awards remained ‘reassuringly high’, according to the judges. Nestle’s efforts to combine supply chain financing with environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) financing caught the judges’ eyes this year, [...]

2020 SCF Innovation of the Year: Earnd – Greensill

By |November 19th, 2020|

Category:  SCF Innovation Winner: Earnd – Greensill The 2020 SCF Innovation award is presented to Earnd – an Australian tech company acquired by supply chain finance provider Greensill earlier this year. The start-up was founded in Australia in 2018 with the aim of helping people access the money they have earned as soon as possible [...]

2020 FMCG Food & Beverage Winner: Nestlé

By |November 19th, 2020|

Category:  FMCG Food & Beverage Winner: Nestle Partner: CRX Markets Summing up:  A programme that expands the use of supply chain finance into environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) financing by providing financial incentives to suppliers to meet certain criteria What the judges said: The "add-on" environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) is an interesting and [...]

2020 Manufacturing and Industrial Winner: Richards Bay Minerals

By |November 19th, 2020|

Category: Manufacturing & Industrial Winner: Richards Bay Minerals Partner: Addendum Financial Technologies Summing up: A programme designed to meet a strategic goal of extending payment terms to support business growth while ensuring the company stood by its responsibilities to the local rural economy. What the judges said: “The accessibility to that programme for all suppliers (no matter of the size) [...]

2020 Manufacturing and Industrial Highly Commended: Volvo Car Corporation

By |November 19th, 2020|

Category: Manufacturing & Industrial Highly Commended: Volvo Car Corporation Partner: PrimeRevenue Summing up:  A supply chain finance platform that has high levels of supplier engagement without pushing DPO rates to extremes. What the judges said: “Reaching and keeping the DPO rate to 74 days demonstrated the aim of providing access for Volvo's suppliers to liquidity without maximising its working [...]

2020 Transport and Logistics Highly Commended: Knorr-Bremse AG

By |November 19th, 2020|

Category:  Transport & Logistics Highly Commended:  Knorr-Bremse AG Partner: Trade Information Network and Deutsche Bank Summing up:  A corporate which strives to push the boundaries of supply chain finance further upstream with its involvement in a new multi-bank multi-corporate digitised network What the judges said: The aim for continuous improvement with the recent "full automation" via [...]