2018 WCM study
The 2018 edition focuses on the topic of supply chain finance (SCF) and broadens perspectives for the entire supply chain. The key question is which stakeholder (e.g. logistics service provider or supplier) will finance what (e.g. stocks or receivables) in the supply chain and with which financing tool (e.g. reverse factoring or dynamic discounting)?
Innovative SCF solutions fundamentally change working capital management (WCM) and not only promise an improvement in the balance sheet figures and costs of financing, but also a reduction in risks and increased transparency along the supply chain.
But which SCF solutions are particularly relevant for the WCM of Swiss companies? What are the central questions when developing an SCF business case? What potential do individual SCF solutions have and to what extent do they contribute to managing changing WCM requirements?
Thanks to a unique survey method, it will be possible to see for the first time how cross-company WCM measures by Swiss SPI companies have a measurable effect on their customers and suppliers.