It seems that everyone loves supply chain financing (SCF) these days. You could even say it’s a winning proposition — suppliers appreciate the access to affordable liquidity, visibility into payments, and the opportunity to drive working capital improvements while buyers use it as a tool to streamline the payables process for trade-related invoices. Attaining these desirable outcomes however is a far from simple proposition. Global firms could accelerate their path to achieving these benefits – and amplify the positive results - if they asked certain key questions earlier in the process, better understood whether SCF was a good fit for their strategic working capital needs, and properly organized for success. There are five critical pieces of information that, if collected and evaluated, can be fit together to create the most appropriate program for buyers and their suppliers.
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