Wednesday 21st Nov 2018 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Time to test yourself against the best

It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in The  Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2016, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.

54pc profit rise for UPS

Operating profit at UPS was up 54 per cent to $7.7 billion in 2015, driven by significant profit rises in its US domestic business as well as the Supply Chain and Freight division.

The £29 billion supply chain trap

The squeeze on bank lending to business became a big issue a few years back as the recession took hold, leaving companies looking for new sources of supply chain finance.

The £212bn supply chain risk

The issue of supply chain finance came to prominence during the recession as large corporations started to realise that the collapse of key suppliers was a real possibility and could seriously disrupt their business.

Working capital optimisation still a priority, says report

As the global economy picks up, working capital optimisation will continue to be a high priority for corporate treasurers in 2015, a survey of 78 corporate treasurers and financial managers by Demica, has revealed. It found that treasurers are increasingly looking beyond the traditional forms of finance to explore a wider range of alternative funding […]

Supply chain finance – long time coming

Supply chain finance came to the fore as the recession bit. Companies were concerned that suppliers were running into cash flow difficulties, which could in turn threaten the inbound supply chain

Funding supply chain operations still critical

Nine out of ten small businesses in the UK now expect 2014 to be better than 2013, a survey by revealed this week -but does it mean that companies can afford to pay less attention to supply chain finance?

Finance – the new battleground in supply chain

What is the fastest growing phenomenon in supply chain? We all know about the impact of online shopping on strategies, but even so, I think there is a good case to be made for supply chain finance

Finance support for smaller suppliers

A new approach to providing supply chain finance for small and medium enterprises will be highlighted at the Supply Chain Finance Summit next week

Most under-stocked Christmas for years, says KPMG

Retailers has slashed Christmas stockholdings to avoid the deep discounting of previous years when a combination of over ordering and depressed consumer spending left too much surplus stock on the shelves and they had to slash prices to shift it, accordin

Make the money flow

How important is the financial flow compared to the physical flow within a supply chain? That’s the question that will be addresses by Enrico Camerinelli at this year’s Supply Chain Finance Summit

Templar to focus on supply chain finance research

How should small and medium sized companies approach supply chain finance? That’s just one of the questions that will be considered by Simon Templar, lecturer at Cranfield University when he takes to the stage to discuss the establishment’s latest industr

Why CFOs need to rethink approach to supply chain

A strong partnership between the CFO and supply chain leadership in leads to improved financial performance for the organisation. That’s one of the conclusions of a survey of 423 CFOs and heads of supply chain by consultants EY

How Arriva manages supply chain finance

David Loseby, Arriva’s director of procurement for Mainland Europe, will provide an exclusive look at how the company approaches supply chain finance on 3rd December when he speaks at the Supply Chain Finance Summit

Crossflow appoints new commercial director

Jack Perschke has been named Crossflow Payments new commercial director. He has previously worked for Ernst and Young’s advisory practice, as well as his own commercial strategy business

Crossflow’s system to ease supply chain cash flow

Provider of cloud-based solutions for businesses, Crossflow Payments, has launched a new cloud-based system to ease cash flows between buyers and suppliers, in transaction processing and P2P finance

SCF: creating competitive advantage

Supply chain finance is growing at the rate of 30 – 40 per cent a year at major international banks, according to services group Demica...

Turning on the cash flow

Getting paid is still tough, but buyers are becoming far more aware of the plight of suppliers and are using new financial tools to help cash flow through the chain more easily. By Nick Allen

The downstream approach to supply chain finance

The credit squeeze resulting from the recession put the focus firmly on supply chain finance as major corporations got to grips with the fact that some of their suppliers were struggling to finance their activities

Time to ride the cash wave

Rising commodity prices, market volatility and concerns over the stability of the Euro are weighing heavily on corporate supply chains. Cash-flow is still a core concern for many suppliers – and when suppliers face difficulties, buyers need to tread caref

New finance chief for Damco

Damco has appointed Pernille Fabricius as global chief financial officer where she will be responsible for Damco’s strategic and financial performance

Finance shortage constrains automotive supply chain growth

The growth of automotive supply chain companies is being constrained by restricted access to finance according to a new report published today by the Smith Institute, commissioned by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

Finance chiefs fear that supply chain risk is increasing

The increasing interdependency of suppliers, partners and customers is causing concern among finance executives that commercial risks in the supply chain are also increasing, according to a report by software house Basware

What’s worrying your finance director?

What do finance chiefs worry about when they get together? Well, it appears that increasingly it is the supply chain. Much of the debate at a recent Economist CFO conference was focused on supply chain risk.

On the finance trail

Sitting down to write about money on what the papers say is the most depressing day of the year might seem a trifle perverse.

Strong growth for supply chain finance

Over 90 per cent of Europe’s major banks are experiencing very strong growth in the demand for supply chain finance, with some reporting a doubling of volumes in the last two years, research by Demica has revealed

Cashing in on the chain

Fast conversion of an order into cash requires a rapid chain of events across a supply chain. Next to cash, information is king, says Nick Allen.

Ceva refinances 1 bn euros of debt

Ceva has completed the refinancing of more than one billion euros worth of debt. The debt was due to mature between 2014 and 2016 but will not now mature until 2018.

Falling back on tradition for finance

Companies are increasingly seeking to raise finance from traditional asset categories such as trade receivables, according to research from Demica, which specialises in working capital and supply chain finance.

Cash is king

Cash is king at the moment and financing the supply chain is a key issue for companies, both large and small. A vital element in that is the role of the supply chain insurers which provide cover against the risk of not getting paid for goods and services.

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