The Supply Chain Finance Community is a not-for-profit association of all those involved in supply chains: manufacturers and technology vendors in 31 countries around the world. Its founder members are 23 business schools across Europe supported by corporations, banks, consultancies and technology vendors.
Supply chain finance (SCF) is sometimes used an umbrella term for a whole range of financial instruments and sometimes denotes a specific technique or component of the SCF portfolio. Worldwide the field needs clearer definitions, conceptual language, and standardized terms –particularly where multiple jurisdictions, regulations and local practices demand alignment. The SCF Community provides a place to discuss and drive working capital-related initiatives playing an important role in the international corporate and financial industry. As a country-neutral association it is well positioned to support practitioners in building a common glossary for SCF and to study the SCF market and its opportunities.