Financial Supply Chain Management

The best solutions are those that solve a problem you never thought you had

Posted by Pete Loughlin in AP Automation, Cloud Computing, e-invoicing, Electronic Invoicing, Financial Supply Chain Management, Purchase to Pay Process, Purchasing Card, Supply Chain Finance

Sometimes, great ideas just never take off because some prerequisite solution to a problem hasn’t been solved. E-procurement was a great idea in the 1990’s but until the internet was ubiquitous and trusted, it was slow to take off. Looking back, the trust and ubiquity…

Europe’s working capital opportunity – a conversation with REL

Posted by Pete Loughlin in Financial Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Finance, Working Capital Management

We have highlighted many times the challenges of working capital management. It’s become a cliché to refer to the “perfect storm” – the combination of virtually zero interest rates and constrained liquidity that gives both cash rich, large businesses and cash strapped suppliers a headache….

How misaligned business metrics can cost millions

Posted by Pete Loughlin in Financial Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Finance

Isn’t it interesting how opposites attract. When the circumstances are just right, people, businesses, natural elements and chemical compounds bind together in synergistic relationships of mutual self interest. Successful supply chain partnerships are just like that and collaborations between very different businesses can create profitable…