01 October 2014

Financial Supply Chain

In the world of international trade, the process of exchanging payments, information and documents between buyers, sellers, banks, and other involved parties is becoming increasingly important for financial institutions. This community aims at presenting views and innovative ideas related to this financial supply chain space.
enrico camerinelliAite Group - Boston

Ariba Network on SAP HANA: Strengthening the Weakest Link?

30 April 2014  |  2730 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Yesterday, SAP announced that all transactions of its Ariba Network—a business-to-business community of hundreds of thousands trading partners—will be shifted to HANA, its new in-memory platform for real-time computing. This news represents a major accomplishment in the supply chain world because it moves the elaboration of supply chain big dat...

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enrico camerinelliAite Group - Boston

Tungsten Bought OB10: Now What?

11 December 2013  |  1556 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

After the drumming and roaring of the acquisition announcement I haven’t seen or heard anything significant so far. True is that the companies are now working out the hard task of integrating cultures and objectives. However something more substantial should be made clear by now. While waiting for things to happen I want to share a few thoughts o...

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enrico camerinelliAite Group - Boston

SAP and Ariba: A marriage with no honeymoon?

08 October 2013  |  6968 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In May 2012, giant German ERP vendor SAP acquired Ariba, a sourcing strategy and B2B network provider (http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/sap-agrees-to-acquire-ariba-for-4-5-billion/?_r=0). Sinc...

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enrico camerinelliAite Group - Boston

Actuarial Tables for Supply Chain Finance

26 September 2013  |  3608 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

To clarify the reason of this rather naive post, banks are not lending to small companies because the risk perceived is too high. However, the way banks assess risk is mainly based on financial data a...

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enrico camerinelliAite Group - Boston

MasterCard and Basware Sunsetting Bank Payments?

25 September 2013  |  3596 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Today’s announcement of a partnership between MasterCard and global B2B network Basware scores another point for the likely uptake of the B2B payment networks model—a model that I predicted in a rec...

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enrico camerinelliAite Group - Boston

Why are Physical and Financial Supply Chains out of Sync?

16 September 2013  |  3261 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

I am sharing a summary of a recent lively debate on supply chains conducted on the ‘Supply Chain on SWIFT’ LinkedIn Group. The initial question raised on this online forum was why the physical supp...

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enrico camerinelliAite Group - Boston

Banks and Supply Chain Finance: Something's Changed

08 August 2013  |  5344 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

I recently came across two announcements I believe deserve a comment. I wish to thank my colleague Nancy Atkinson for her precious contribution. Background news Metro Bank acquires SME Invoice Finan...

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enrico camerinelliAite Group - Boston

The EU Directive on Late Payments

12 February 2013  |  4331 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The EU directive on Late Payments (2011/7/EU) is just around the corner. The new Directive will have to be transposed into national law by 16 March 2013 at the latest by all countries in the European...

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enrico camerinelliAite Group - Boston

Why is Supply Chain Finance so Slow to Grow?

24 January 2013  |  6719 views  |  4  |  Recommends 0

There is no question that the principles of supply chain finance (SCF) are strong and that the correspondent benefits are considerable. The perspective to get financed on the basis of the client’s cre...

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enrico camerinelliAite Group - Boston

2013: The year of execution for Supply Chain Finance

15 December 2012  |  4217 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In 2013 banks will concentrate on producing results after the period of evaluation and investments in areas like SCF, Regulatory compliance, SEPA, integration of cash and trade. Banks will work to em...

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