WCM consultation

The benefits of a WCM consultation with our experts

You can expect an individual WCM consultation at PostFinance to provide you with a thorough analysis of your current situation and a definition of integral measures – with tools that can be adapted to your needs. The consultation service is suited to larger companies with an annual turnover of at least CHF 20 million.

Here’s how a WCM consultation works

1. Analysis (optional)

In the analysis phase, our experts carry out a detailed examination of your company along the cash-to-cash cycle. During this phase, the following questions will be answered:

  • Where does your company stand in terms of working capital management in comparison to your competitors?
  • How great is your potential for reducing working capital?
  • In which areas is working capital management best optimized and what are the options for increasing process efficiency?

To apply an anonymized benchmark to your company and to identify strengths and weaknesses, PostFinance uses an analysis tool developed in cooperation with the University of St. Gallen. This measures your company’s level of maturity with regard to working capital management and quantifies optimization potential.

The benefits for you:

  • Comparison of your company’s key working capital balance sheet figures with 12,000 similar companies
  • Comparison of your company’s process-related working capital benchmarks with around 120 similar companies from Switzerland
  • Simulation of financial effects of optimization options
  • Overall evaluation of working capital management maturity and analyses of individual sub-areas

2. Consultation and design

In the advice and design phase our WCM experts develop holistic measures with you to optimize your working capital management. During this phase the following questions will be answered:

  • How do your processes and organizational structure differ from our best-practice models?
  • What would be a feasible solution to implement for your company?

The benefits for you:

  • Feasible concept to improve working capital
  • Package of measures to increase process efficiency

3. Implementation

Your personal contact person reliably implements the solution drawn up with you.

The benefits for you:

  • Consideration of company-specific challenges and regulatory framework
  • Input of expertise from all areas of PostFinance and Swiss Post
  • Customer-specific implementation of end-to-end solutions from a single source

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