In most companies, supply chain finance is seen as a narrow and limited tool rather than a strategic enabler of success. As a result, a lot of unrealized value is left on the table. Whether you are in finance, supply chain, or procurement, supply chain finance has the potential to help you provide more strategic value, “Three Roles, Three Perspectives, Three Potentials”)
In fact, supply chain finance, done right, can generate strategic value throughout the P2P lifecycle, particularly in assuring continuity of supply, reducing COGS, meeting profitability targets, creating more sustainable supply chains, and reducing time-to-market and lead times. Here we explore how taking a holistic approach to supply chain finance, underpinned by a foundational network platform, enables companies to obtain this strategic value.
This paper is organized into two parts:
Part 1: Holistic Supply Chain Finance: An explanation of the concept of holistic supply chain finance and network platforms.
Part 2: Core Capabilities and Benefits: A description of the core foundational capabilities required of an organization to implement holistic supply chain finance, as well as the benefits that are being achieved by companies taking a more holistic approach to supply chain finance.