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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 [...]

SCF could be a ‘powerful’ force for good in tough times

By |November 19th, 2020|

Supply chain finance is increasingly being promoted as a force for good whether it is being used to support small suppliers in times of crisis, finance vital hospital equipment in a pandemic or attain environmental goals, according to panellists on the opening panel at this year’s SCF Forum Global. Matthijs Mondria, head of sustainable business [...]

Market strives to take supply chain finance beyond DPO extension

By |November 19th, 2020|

Momentum is growing behind new applications of supply chain finance (SCF) that will take the technique far beyond only looking to extend the days payable outstanding (DPO) metric. Panellists at this year’s SCF Forum Global outlined their efforts to explore new frontiers in SCF including the development of purchase order financing, sustainability-linked supplier finance, inventory [...]

Top case studies and discussions from 2018 SCF Forum Europe

By |November 29th, 2018|

Case studies from Crown Commercial Service, DSM, Airbus, Kuehne + Nagel, and many more examples from the biggest-ever SCF Forum Europe.

Siemens wins 2018 SCF Awards Gold, beating biggest ever field

By |November 29th, 2018|

Top honours went to Siemens against a record number of entrants for the 2018 SCF Awards. China's Professor Hua Song was named Leader of the Year.

Leader of the year 2018: Prof Hua Song of Renmin University

By |November 29th, 2018|

The 2018 SCF Leader of the Year award goes to Professor Hua Song, adviser to the Chinese government on SCF and widely regarded as China's top expert.

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

By |December 3rd, 2018|

The market for SCF in China has been forecast to be around RMB15bn in 2020, while the value of receivables and inventory has been put at RMB350-500 trillion.

Some SCF users ‘push the rules’, says Fitch Ratings’ Griffiths

By |December 3rd, 2018|

In a popular SCF Forum session, Andrew Sawers interviewed Alex Griffiths, head of EMEA corporate ratings at Fitch and author of 'that' report.