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Viewpoint: A Volatile World Requires Better Use of Data

By |October 16th, 2020|

The successful harnessing and sharing of data will be key to the survival of businesses as the Covid crisis deepens across Europe.  After a summer of relative freedom, the threat of a second wave of Covid-19 in Europe has forced governments to take a tougher stance on restrictions, ensuring that what started as a health [...]

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Webinar Report: Three key lessons for supply chain finance programmes.

By |October 8th, 2020|

Three lessons have emerged from research into almost a decade of supplier finance data, according to TUM’s Professor David Wuttke. Speaking during the SCF Community’s latest online event, sponsored by Orbian and entitled What's driving supplier finance? The real data behind supplier adoption, he distilled his research findings into these core elements: Smaller suppliers adopt [...]

Webinar report: Distributor Financing: The other side of SCF

By |October 8th, 2020|

Using supply chain finance to support suppliers has been standard practice for multinationals for years - but using similar tools to deliver finance to the distribution channel is still a relatively new phenomenon. In the latest webinar from the Supply Chain Finance Community, sponsored by DBS Working Capital Advisory, four expert speakers gave almost 300 [...]

Problems with late payments escalate amid Covid-19 crisis

By |August 19th, 2020|

Buyers are increasingly paying invoices late as they struggle to manage their working capital amid the global Covid-19 crisis, preliminary research from the SCF Community shows. Corporate payment practices have worsened during the Covid-19 crisis with an increasing number of buyers admitting to paying their suppliers’ invoices late, according to the early research findings from [...]

Webinar report: New ways to finance SMEs

By |July 16th, 2020|

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 Community. The session, entitled New ways to finance SMEs: How data is driving a fresh approach, gave the first look [...]

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

By |July 1st, 2020|

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 a two-page early payment agreement, coupled with the ability of DBS bank to extract KYC data directly from the company’s [...]

Viewpoint: Crisis will take SCF beyond reverse factoring

By |June 30th, 2020|

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 businesses will be eager to re-start operations and revive their broken supply chains. Yet, to restart almost from scratch – [...]

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

By |June 2nd, 2020|

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 been brought forward, with 16% saying they hadn’t changed. That audience view was echoed by the opening speaker, Viktor Elliot [...]

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

By |May 25th, 2020|

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 more responsive and resilient to future shocks, says Dr Xiande Zhao, professor of operations and supply chain management at the [...]

Pandemic Will Heighten Need for SCF for Small Businesses in Italy

By |May 25th, 2020|

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 and delayed payments from their customers, says Federico Caniato, director at the SCF Observatory. Caniato was speaking to SCF Briefing [...]