Managing the supply chain risk in Europe – supply chain finance should be taken more seriously

19 Apr 2013 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Financial Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Finance, The Rest, Vendor Risk Management, Working Capital Management

Critical components in your supply chain are at risk – and you may not even know it. There are numerous points of failure in today’s complex supply chains and because of the difficulty that upstream suppliers have funding their business from day to day, the…

The power of passion

05 Apr 2013 Posted by Pete Loughlin in Purchase to Pay

I’m a big advocate of KPIs and I’m a stickler for a sound business case. I don’t do anything without a plan and there’s no resource more valuable than a good project manager. To invest resources, whether it’s time, money or both, without understanding and…

An unusually enlightened politician and why the UK needs to up its game on e-invoicing

01 Apr 2013 Posted by Pete Loughlin in AP Automation, e-invoicing, Electronic Invoicing, Financial Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Finance

There are a few things that make Stephen McPartland unusual. He’s a scouse Tory (trust me – it’s unusual) who writes for the Morning Star campaigning about corporate tax avoidance (and you thought a scouse Tory was unusual) and, on top of that, he gets…