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Total Working Capital

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Total Working Capital Management is the optimization of every aspect of every process, every system and every structure across the entire supply chain, as the figure below shows. Total Working…

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Working Capital Management

Four strategies for better working capital management

by Bija Knowles

Profitability can put processes such as cash conversion in the shade. This article by McKinsey suggests ideas for implementing a working capital improvement programme in a big organisation

Working Capital Management

Five key steps to optimise your working capital

by Jack Large

GrantThornton WCM study shows only 3% of companies improved their cash-to-cash cycle in 2017 and that £8.8bn net can be released from UK companies balance sheets

Cash Flow Management & Forecasting

Cash Forecast basics – getting the foundations right

by Rod Staples , Cash Forecast Architect and Trainer, Staples Consultancy

A robust and effective cash forecast is a vital tool for any business – so make sure you build it on the right foundations

Working Capital Management

How good is your WCM performance really?

by Jack Large

PrimeRevenue launch Working Capital Grader: an interactive tool for comparing performance with your peers

FX Management & Crypto

Deep global uncertainty: time for a new business model?

by Jack Large

How is your corporate treasury department going to help overcome the increasing concerns on Trump, Brexit, Merkel’s problems with the rise of far right in Germany, etc.

Cash & Liquidity Management

Corporates accumulating more cash than ever

by Bija Knowles

Corporate decision-makers remain cautious and are continuing to hold on to cash reserves rather than investing or deploying cash, according to research done by Global Finance magazine

Total Working Capital

Four ways zero-based budgeting could drive growth

by Bija Knowles

Zero-based budgeting has potential for unlocking 'tremendous shareholder value' and yet many companies haven't embraced this budgeting methodology. Here are four reasons why they should

Cash Flow Management & Forecasting

5 ways to avoid a cash flow crisis

by Bija Knowles

Your company's ability to operate normally can be severely hampered if cash flows dry up – here are some ideas on how to avoid this happening and what to do if it actually does

Payments - Disbursements

Would you pay suppliers late to keep shareholders happy?

by Bija Knowles

Should you pay suppliers late to keep your shareholders happy? It seems many 'top performing' companies are putting shareholders before their supply chain. But that is a terrible mistake

Order-to-Cash Cycle in WCM

Default risk versus late payment risk

by Brian Shanahan, Founder & CEO , Informita

How to have effective credit risk procedures AND good collection processes

Working Capital Management

Avoid the cash trap of neglecting working capital

by CTMfile

Many companies in need of extra cash spend time and resources on improving their working capital management processes. How can they maintain their working capital goals across the organisation?

Trade & FSC Management

Evaluating M&A through the supply chain lens

by CTMfile

In this article in CFO Magazine, Kai Trepte looks at how to apply certain supply chain evaluation methods to potential M&A deals

Working Capital Management

Sustaining Working Capital Success

by Brian Shanahan, Founder & CEO , Informita

Why very few companies sustain the success of their working capital programmes

Working Capital Management

2016 Review - June

by CTMfile

Total working capital management; Plug and play connection to Ripple’s real-time settlement cross border payments; Britain files for divorce from EU; How to avoid using SWIFT altogether and/or in with…..

Risk Management

The impact of Trumponomics

by CTMfile

Much is being written and said about how a Trump presidency will affect the US and global economy. Here is a little overview of recent views being aired in the financial media.