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About Rebecca Spong

Rebecca Spong is the editor of SCF Briefing. She has been a business and financial journalist for over a decade working in both London and Dubai.

2019 Transport & logistics – Highly Commended: DFDS

By |November 28th, 2019|

Category: Transport & Logistics Winner: Highly Commended Partner: PrimeRevenue Summing up: A SCF programme designed to improve the shipping company’s working capital position while also being used as part of a recruitment drive to attract top-tier hauliers at a time when the industry is facing a shortage of quality sub-contractors. What the judges said: “The [...]

Airbus wins Gold at 2019 Supply Chain Finance Awards

By |November 28th, 2019|

The calibre of entries this year was extremely impressive, but Airbus beat the stiff competition to win the Gold award for 2019. The size, scope and scalability of Airbus’ supply chain finance programme won over this year’s judges, with comments praising the “impressive results both in terms of speed, supplier acceptance and working capital impact”. [...]

2019 Technology & telecoms – highly commended:

By |November 28th, 2019|

Category: Technology & telecoms Highly Commended: Partner: Kyriba Summing up: A programme designed to bring the benefits of supply chain financing to small suppliers of research services within the pharmaceutical industry where extended payment terms are the norm. What the judges said: “Excellent entry and concept.” “It is a plus that the solution created [...]

2019 SCF Innovation of the Year winner: Agri-Wallet

By |November 28th, 2019|

The 2019 SCF Innovation award is presented to Agri-Wallet, a financial solution that is bringing the benefits of supply chain finance to smaller companies in Africa involved in the agri-food industry that are often underserved by other financial institutions. It is a mobile business application developed by Dodore Kenya with support and financing from Rabobank. [...]

2019 Technology & telecoms Winner: Evoqua Water Technologies Corp

By |November 28th, 2019|

Category: Technology & telecoms Winner:  Evoqua Water Technologies Corp Partner: PrimeRevenue Summing up: A programme designed to improve DPO ratios and unlock liquidity for an expansion strategy built on acquisitions. What the judges said: “Great DPO step-up and proven inclusion of all key internal stakeholders in the decision-making process.” “A well-executed programme.” Key Facts: A [...]

Fintechs shift focus to sustainability in supply chains

By |November 28th, 2019|

Financial technology companies are ramping up their focus on ‘sustainable’ supply chain finance that helps maintain the health of the entire supply chain.

SCF to play a “strategic” role in uncertain climate

By |November 28th, 2019|

SCF programmes are increasingly being used as a “strategic” move to mitigate the risks supply chains face in today’s uncertain climate.

Steeman urges more finance & logistics collaboration

By |November 28th, 2019|

There is a growing need for more collaboration between finance, procurement and logistics to meet the needs of today’s global supply chains

Why China is shaping innovation in supply chain finance

By |November 27th, 2019|

A new report from the SCF Academy looks at differences in how SCF is developing in China and how the country is setting benchmarks in terms of innovation.

How deep-tier suppliers can access SCF with blockchain’s help

By |November 1st, 2019|

Supply chain finance providers are exploring how blockchain-enabled platforms can take SCF beyond direct suppliers and into deeper tiers of buyers' complex supply networks.