17 April 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

Tungsten Bought OB10: Now What?

11 December 2013  |  1319 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  |  6504 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). Since then, SAP and Ariba have actively deployed solutions in the financial services domain, including SAP’s Financial Services Network (FSN), the connect...

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enrico camerinelliAite Group - Boston

Actuarial Tables for Supply Chain Finance

26 September 2013  |  3471 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  |  3418 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  |  3091 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  |  5061 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  |  4173 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  |  6136 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  |  4096 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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Chris PrincipeTrade Solutions Group - South Florida

Trade and cash management connection a key corporate concern

30 October 2012  |  3162 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Although advances have been made in global trade operational efficiencies, supply chain extensions across the world have led to increased financial impact for corporations, ultimately driving the bank...

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