Financing the End-to-End Supply Chain: A Reference Guide to Supply Chain Finance, Second Edition

  • 6h 56m
  • Charles Findlay, Erik Hofmann, Simon Templar
  • Kogan Page
  • 2020

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.

About the Authors

Simon Templar is a qualified accountant with 20 years' industry experience as well as a Lecturer at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Cranfield School of Management.

Erik Hofmann is Head of Supply Chain Finance-Lab at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland. He is also Director of the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISCM-HSG) and Boardmember of the Supply Chain Finance Community (SCFC).

Charles Findlay is an experienced business strategy, supply chain and procurement consultant, an angel investor and a Director of State of Flux.

In this Book

  • Foreword—Supply Chain Finance—An Even More Important Part of Integrated Supply Chain Management
  • Foreword—Supply Chain Finance More Relevant than Ever
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • The Nucleus—Supply Chains and Financial Performance
  • The Big Issue—Working Capital Management (WCM)
  • The Flows—Towards an Integrated View of Supply Chain Processes
  • The Concept—A case for Supply Chain Finance
  • The Ecosystem—Who is Involved in Supply Chain Finance?
  • The Value Proposition—Solutions for Supply Chain Finance
  • The Implementation—Bringing Supply Chain Finance Programmes to Life
  • The Global Setting—Supply Chain Finance in the Context of Cultural and Geographical Dispersion
  • The Look Beyond—Factors Impacting the Future of Supply Chain Finance