Supply Chain Finance is defined as the use of financing and risk mitigation practices and techniques to optimise the management of the working capital and liquidity invested in supply chain processes and transactions. In practice, SCF is generally used to describe buyer-led receivables finance structures (also known as reverse factoring). This WOA Learning Lab compares and contrasts buyer-led receivables finance with traditional seller-centric receivables finance; it aims to contribute to the successful development of this financing technique.
Igor Zax, Managing Director of Tenzor Ltd. presented at the 6th Annual Supply Chain and Finance Symposium, hosted by IE Business School and Banco Santander in 20-th of June Madrid. This top academic event featured professors from top universities, including Stanford, University of Chicago, University of Washington in St. Louis, Georgetown University, IE, Singapore Management University, Imperial Business School and others, corporates (such as Metro Group and BMW) and banks (Santander and HSBC).
The presentation was focused nature and unique characteristics of trade receivable risk, differences it presents with other risk types, and implications of SCF structures to the risk transformation, distribution and management. Full copy of the presentation available via link below:
The panel, The Corporate Assessment: Debate and Verdict, would include physical and financial supply chain experts who will offer their thoughts on the benefits and drawback of each solution, assess how various techniques can be combined to maximise supplier participation, provide perspectives on SCF best practices, and debate what is required to entrench supply chain financing as a universally accessible standard practice for the corporate sector. An audience
Q&A will finish the session.
The panel, that was the closing panel of the conference included Ingo Schröder from Jebsen & Jessen and Chris Hyde from Mitigram and was focused on a corporate view of both banks and fintechs offerings and the degree in which such offerings addressing “real” corporate needs
Concluding roundtable: Where will we end up? Future-proofing
supply chain finance
Supply chain finance, perhaps the hottest new area emerging in global supply chain management has become an important tool in the battle to unlock working capital, improving competitiveness and generating billions of dollars in free cash flow for best in class companies and their suppliers. Increasingly, financial institutions are partnering and working with technology platforms to provide working capital solutions to key clients and their suppliers (case studies eg Prime Revenue and Mizuoho) whilst at the same time midsized companies want to ensure they can make the business case for supply chain finance. This final session reviews:
Key impact points to be aware of in launching and maintaining SCF
costs, risks and complications check list
Ensuring that the benefits of SCF reaches the mid-market
Overcoming the perceived and actual boundaries between the operations and finance in order to achieve genuinely effective SCF programmes for buyers and suppliers
Igor Zax, managing director of Tenzor Ltd, and James C. Berry, II, Executive Director, 5I Group LLC, published a new article, Distribution Finance – A time for change in World Supply Chain Finance Yearbook 2013/2014, a major publication by BCR/Factorscan.
The article addresses industry landscape and fundamentals, new products and approaches to make the industry more competitive and better serve client needs, and opportunities for new entrants (such as leasing companies and banks) in this market.
Igor Zax, Managing Director of Tenzor ltd., is going to present at Receivables Finance 12th Annual Convention in Warsaw, Poland, 1-2 April 2014. He will be joining a distingushed panel including Bertrand de Comminges, Global Head Open Account Solutions, HSBC, Anil Walia, Global Head of Supply Chain Finance, RBS and Joaquin de Jiménez Krijgsman, Global Head Supply Chain Finance, ING Commercial Finance for a session on Understanding the Supply Chain Finance Ecosystem, adressing role and challenges of both Supply Chain FInance and Distribution FInance globally.