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Costs and benefits of SCF solutions
Companies that wish to implement Supply Chain Finance solutions often struggle to clearly identify their costs and benefits. What are the total costs of a solution, both explicit and hidden? And what are its potential benefits for the various parties involved? How can a company choose the most suited solution to its specific needs?
Third party logistics providers and financial value-added services: Good governance practices
In today’s highly integrated and connected world, trade occurs oftentimes cross-border, with goods being transferred from one country to another. With the physical flow of goods, also informational and financial flows are finding their way from sender to receiver and vice versa. However, often the physical, informational, and financial flows in the supply chain are not treated equally. Therefore, solutions such as the concept of supply chain finance (SCF) and financial value-added services (FVAS) are becoming more significant. The Knowledge Series at hand discusses good governance practices with regard to these services from a logistics service provider’s (LSP) perspective. After an outline of the supply chain structure with the different actors and their interests, the FVAS of customs clearance, freight payment services, and inventory financing are analysed in five different-sized LSP’s.
The case study approach identifies customs clearance, followed by inventory financing and freight payment services as the most prevalent FVAS. External partners are included in three out of five cases. The reasons for providing financial services autonomously include financial, risk, quality, and business model considerations. On the other hand, motives for collaboration are expertise and staff requirements, cost considerations and the impact on the balance sheet, complementary capabilities, risk management, and strategic rationales.
Presentations SCF Forum 2016
Abstract: The 4th annual Supply Chain Finance Forum was a great success. In this document you will find the presentations for which the authors gave permission to share. The 2016 speaker line up brought together the leading experts in supply chain finance from both the corporate and the vendor worlds.
Presentations SCF Forum 2015
The presentations from the third annual Supply Chain Finance Community Forum for which the authors gave permission to be shared. The event took place on 18th November 2015 at the spectacular Beurs van Berlage, the former commodities exchange in the heart of Amsterdam.
Supply Chain Structure and Financial Processes
This track consists of 3 modules. The first will give a short introduction into Supply Chain Finance. Module 1.2 explains the Order-to-Cash process and the last module goes into the Purchase-to-Pay Process.
Complete E-learning package: Track 1, 2 and 3
Enjoy our three e-learning tracks in one and learn all there is to know about Supply Chain Finance! After completing all modules, you will know more about the Financial Supply Chain, Order-to-Cash processes, Purchase-to-Pay processes, Working Capital, the Operating Cycle, the Cash Conversion Cycle, how to calculate the latter two, Working Capital Management, how to manage Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, Inventory Management and Cash Management.