The book “Supply Chain Finance Solutions” offers orientation in the new discipline of Supply Chain Finance (SCF) by investigating the need for and nature of SCF, along with its characteristics and enablers. Due to the novelty of the Supply Chain Finance approach, there are still many knowledge gaps. This lack of research leads to uncertainties about the successful implementation of SCF solutions within companies as there is little quantified evidence on the achievable cost savings and other potential benefits. The authors close this gap by providing the latest information on business concepts and the SCF market. Based on a sample SCF model, the worldwide market size for such solutions and potential cost savings to companies engaged in SCF are analyzed. The work underlines the generally agreed-upon attractiveness and future relevance of SCF solutions by creating win-win situations; for all actors in the end-to-end supply chain as well as for external service providers.
Supply Chain Finance is a contributed book looking at the two major perspectives of managing finance across the supply chain. The first is more short-term, focused on accounts payables and receivables. The second is a more overarching perspective, focused on working capital optimization in terms of inventory and asset management. It includes chapters from a variety of research perspectives, as well as from business and policymakers. The authors look at the benefits of the supply chain finance approach including reduction of working capital, access to more funding at lower costs, risk reduction, as well as an increase of trust, commitment, and profitability through the chain. Supply Chain Finance includes theory as well as practical case studies addressing advances in the area of supply chain finance. The editors and contributors look at how to design and implement supply chain finance in supply chains and examine what the future holds for this important area. Online supporting resources include self-test multiple-choice and essay questions for each chapter.
This textbook presents a coherent and robust structure for integrated risk management in the context of operations and finance. It explains how the operations-finance interface jointly optimizes material and financial flows under intricate risk exposures. The book covers financial flexibility, operational hedging, enterprise risk management (ERM), supply chain risk management (SCRM), integrated risk management (IRM), supply chain finance (SCF), and financial management of supply chain strategies. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches – including conceptualization, theory building, analytical modeling, and empirical research – are used to assess the value creation by integrating operations and finance. “This book provides a comprehensive description of the interactions between finance and operations and of how managers can best make decisions in recognition of these effects.” John R. Birge, University of Chicago“Supply chain finance is an emerging area where innovations can unlock great values to complement the advances in information and physical flows of supply chain.” Hau L. Lee, Stanford University“This book provides an excellent overview of supply chain finance and its most recent advances.” Jan A. Van Mieghem, Northwestern University“This book is indispensable for advanced students as well as practitioners when looking for a pedagogical sound and scientific rigorous approach to Supply Chain Finance.” Ralf W. Seifert, IMD/EPFL“The book advances our knowledge on the interface between operations and finance and provides managerial guidelines for effective risk management in the supply chain.” Xiande Zhao, CEIBS
Financing the End-to-End Supply Chain provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the financial synergies across the supply chain. It demonstrates the importance of the strategic relationship between the physical supply of goods and services and the associated financial flows. The book provides a clear introduction, demonstrating the importance of the strategic relationship between supply chain and financial communities within an organization. This book links together treasury, banking, supply chain, systems, IT, and key stakeholders. Financing the End-to-End Supply Chain will help senior supply chain practitioners to build collaboration, improve relationships and enhance trust between supply chain partners. With its combination of theory and practice it tackles vital issues including physical, information and financial flows, and tailoring supply chain finance to individual organisations' circumstances. Recognizing that supply chain finance means different things in different countries, the authors also consider various initiatives to harmonize and develop cross-border financing as well as including an agenda for national and international policy makers. The new edition features interviews from SCF platform providers on how ecosystems are involved in supply chain finance, additional learning activities for students and new examples on working capital management.
This book is a comprehensive introduction to supply chain financing as a business model that enables companies to reduce costs, improve their working capital and manage risks more tightly. Supply chain financing is using the supply chain to fund the organization and using the organization to fund the supply chain. Supply chain financing is of growing importance, the book explains what supply chain funding is and its different components as well as its impact and potential not only on companies using it, but more globally. The content moves from the basics of supply chain management to how to structure a global supply chain finance program in today's marketplace, the emergence of fintech providers, and alternative methods of payment, while also offering a view of the future that incorporates new platforms and analytical tools to optimize efficiencies in an organization and increase working capital flows.Supply Chain Financing is based on the authors' research and teaching at two leading US business schools. This book is useful for supply chain or finance professionals, decision makers in corporate disciplines, as well as students and professors in business fields.
De financiële stromen in de Supply Chain en de connectie tussen Supply Chain Management en Finance werden in de literatuur in mindere mate onderzocht. Deze exploratieve, conceptuele studie biedt een diepgaand overzicht van Supply Chain Finance (SCF), de optimalisatie van financiële stromen doorheen het Supply Chain netwerk en de integratie van financiële processen met primaire en ondersteunende actoren. Het voorgestelde Supply Chain Finance huis dient als theoretisch model voor de bespreking van SCF. Financiële stromen tussen producent en leverancier en tussen klant en producent kunnen zowel via een spot transactie als via een transactie op de termijnmarkt plaatsvinden. De besproken mogelijkheden zijn: cash betalingen, bankleningen, trade credit, letters of credit, financieel afgeleide producten zoals forwards, futures, commodity swaps en (call, put of bidirectional) options en allerlei contracten met het oog op flexibiliteit in bestelde hoeveelheden en reserveren van capaciteit. OPEX van ondernemingen worden meestal gefinancierd met interne middelen, terwijl voor CAPEX meestal gebruik gemaakt wordt van bankleningen of leasing. Het is belangrijk de Cash Conversion Cycle op het niveau van de Supply Chain (level 2 CCC) te verlagen, omdat dit kan leiden tot een verlaging van de gewogen gemiddelde kapitaalkost van de ondernemingen in het Supply Chain netwerk, tevens de belangrijkste doelstelling van SCF. Strategische beslissingen om CAPEX, OPEX en/of de CCC te verlagen omvatten Vendor Managed Inventory, outsourcing en het swappen van productiehoeveelheden. Zowel financiële als operationele maatstaven voor het meten en evalueren van de performantie van ondernemingen in het Supply Chain netwerk worden behandeld, waarbij bijzondere aandacht wordt gespendeerd aan Manufacturing Flexibility (volume, machine en mix flexibiliteit) en de financiële implicaties hiervan.
Advances in Supply Chain Finance and FinTech Innovations examines three themes: Financing Issues in Supply Chains; FinTech Innovations for Supply Chains; and Advances in Risk Management of Operational Systems.
This book investigates how the Blockchain Technology (BCT) for Supply Chain Finance (SCF) programs allows businesses to come together in partnerships and accelerate cash flows throughout the supply chain. BCT promises to change the way individuals and corporations exchange value and information over the Internet, and is perfectly positioned to enable new levels of collaboration among the supply chain actors. The book reveals new opportunities stemming from the application of BCT to SCF financing solutions, particularly reverse factoring – or approved payables financing. To do so, it first identifies the principal barriers and pain points in delivering financing solutions. Then, a possible blockchain-driven supply chain model is defined. Using this framework, the book subsequently discusses relevant use cases for the technology, which could open up new opportunities in the SCF space. It demonstrates that blockchain and distributed ledgers technologies could deliver substantial benefits for all parties involved in SCF transactions, promising to expedite the processes and lower the overall costs of financing programs. Industry giants such as IBM, Maersk, China-based Dianrong and FnConn (a Foxconn subsidiary) are currently working to digitize the global, cross-border supply chain using blockchain technology, and will likely soon create blockchain platforms for supply chain finance. These solutions aim to reduce complexity and make data sharing more secure, accurate and efficient. This book offers a highly topical resource for stakeholders across the entire supply chain, helping them prepare for the upcoming technological revolution.
Publisher: Foundations and Trends in Technology, Information and Operations Management
Category: Business logistics
Supply Chain Finance focuses is on creating liquidity in the supply chain through various Buyer or Seller-led solutions with or without a facilitating technology. The role of supply chain finance (SCF) is to optimize both the availability and cost of capital within a given buyer-supplier supply chain. To add further value, information on the physical flow of goods can be monitored. The coupling of information enables lenders to mitigate financial risk within the supply chain. The mitigation of risk allows more capital to be raised, capital to be accessed sooner, or capital to be raised at lower rates. Supply chain participants reside in diverse economic environments, are of different sizes, face a variety of uncertainties, have different bargaining powers over its trading partners, and have different accessibilities to capital markets. Many forms of financing arrangements between buyers and suppliers have emerged intending to overcome challenges in their specific economic and business environments. Part 1 examines Supplier Financing. The three papers included in this section discuss supplier based financing issues including: motivation and rationale for supplier based financing, the optimal mix of bank financing and supplier financing, and empirical study of the impact of trade credit on firm performance. Part 2 focuses on Buyer Financing including three papers included that discuss buyer based financing issues in supply chains including the rationales of different types of buyer based financing arrangements and their impacts on supply chain performance. Part 3 reviews Inventory Models and Financing Consideration and the two papers in this part of the book explore how to coordinate the management of the cash flow and inventory flow within an organization and the relationship between a firm's inventory policy and its cost of capital. Part 4 examines Operational Investments and Financing Issues and includes four papers that address operational investments with explicit financing considerations.
Globalization no longer means simply finding low-cost countries for sourcing, but has involved to include the opportunity for growth in Asia’s emerging domestic markets, specifically China. This development results in extended, truly global supply chains and thus places a higher pressure on working capital. Therefore, several definitions of Supply Chain Management already encompass financial aspects and demand a more integrated consideration of material, information, and financial flows within supply chains. However, more precise theory on “Supply Chain Financing” is understudied and initial implementation of related solutions in industry has only gained momentum during and after the economic and financial crises of 2008 and 2009. In contrast to traditional financial instruments for supply chains – for instance trade finance products which have been around for more than a century – Supply Chain Financing leverages larger and influential members of supply chains. These firms might, for instance, provide easier and cheaper access to financing for smaller supply chain members supporting their profitability through renegotiated and reduced purchasing prices. Echoing recent research results on supply chain risk management, other firms may prefer to take on a supply chain perspective and work on creating agile and resilient supply chains. In this context, Supply Chain Financing can be employed to ensure liquidity for crucial upstream and downstream supply chain partners thereby allowing a firm to effectively control risk while making the most of remaining growth opportunities in emerging markets like China!
Readers will gain the financial perspective of their primary responsibilities of effectively managing working capital and inventory investments, evaluating and selecting suppliers, developing supplier performance capabilities, managing costs across the supply chain, and sourcing internationally. Designed for self-learning, training, and course instruction, this book shows readers how to apply financial thinking, concepts, tools, and approaches to their SCM activities to better understand and manage them, as well as the way in which to present the impact of their performance results in financial terms that corporate executives and finance professionals understand and care most about. It bridges the gap between theory and application, and the divide between SCM and finance to meet the next level of demands of the global marketplace for improved performance and competitive advantage. --
This study on Supply Chain Finance (SCF) provides an in-depth analysis of the current state and recent developments in the area of supply chain finance at EU level and within the Member States. The specific objectives are to: 1.Provide an overview of the Supply Chain Finance market at EU level and ineach Member State; 2.Understand the applicable regulatory environment impacting SCF activities; 3.Map existing barriers of regulatory and market nature that hinder growthand the cross-border expansion of SCF within the EU; and 4.Compile public or private best practices capable of facilitating growth andthe cross-border expansion of SCF activities, in particular building onexperiences in Member States where fintech-enabled solutions are well-developed.
Addressing the financial difficulties of micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), supply chain finance plays a crucial role in fostering a better industrial environment. This book aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the latest developments in supply chain finance and help readers to understand the subject from new perspectives by exploring the following four questions: 1) How to solve SMEs' financing difficulties with supply chain finance innovations? 2) How to prevent systemic risks during the course of development of supply chain finance? 3) How to develop a healthy supply chain ecosystem to support the development of supply chain finance? 4) What is the role that Internet technology and big data play in supply chain finance risk management? The discussions are richly illustrated and substantiated with concrete and detailed case studies of companies in China and Hong Kong, especially the Fung Group, and numerous examples that are related to the manufacturing, trade and distribution, and logistics industries, as well as the commercial sector.