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Supply Chain Finance preferred definition

This very short blog post is to share with you the definition for SCF that I have come up with after a considerable amount of research on the subject:

Supply Chain Finance is the use of financial instruments, practices and technologies to optimise the working capital tied up in supply chain processes and to improve liquidity management for collaborating business partners

Opinions and comments are welcome (especially if you disagree)


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A Finextra member
A Finextra member 23 August, 2012, 03:32Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

A very good definition.

Nahum Goldmann
Nahum Goldmann - - Ottawa Canada 23 August, 2012, 14:32Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Enrico, I generally like it and will use it in our article but would change it from the old reactive "banking paradigm" to the new proactive "corporate paradigm" definition -- by substituting just one word.

It is not optimise but monetize!  I don't think the banks would even know how to optimize it, as it should absolutely include optimization of the Global Value Chain as well; you can't optimize just the capital/payment component -- or the goods would never come on time.  One more reason that SCF should be driven by the corporates.

A sea of difference.


Nahum Goldmann

Enrico Camerinelli
Enrico Camerinelli - Aite Group - Boston 23 August, 2012, 15:43Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Nahum, you make a good comment. I believe you will find of interest this article

Enrico Camerinelli

Enrico Camerinelli

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