Each year, in the European Union (EU), approximately 18 billion invoices are issued, at an average of over 500 invoices per second. This massive flow of commercial transactions brings along significant payment delays. This has substantial impacts on companies, especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). As highlighted by the European Commission, 25% of business failures are attributable to the late payment of invoices and, on average, 50% of commercial transactions are paid late or remain unpaid.Read more
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Bart Ras' latest article explores the integration of sustainability and resilience in supply chain finance, highlighting how companies can leverage financial tools to incentivize sustainable practices and build more resilient supply chains. By adopting strategies like carbon financing and navigating regulatory landscapes such as the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), businesses can pave the way for a more environmentally responsible and financially sound future.Read more
The biggest and most active sector of our economy, the one of acronym and catchwords generation, has recently produced its latest effort: ‘never-normal’, the idea that after ‘new-normal’ and ‘next-normal’, we should stop thinking in terms of ‘normal’, but rather in terms of a continuous reshaping of the landscape in which we operate.Read more
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The Supply Chain Finance (SCF) Community is an independent global community consisting of knowledge institutions, corporations, and supply chain finance professionals who share best practice and new research in an open, collaborative environment. In nine years the Community has become truly global.
The aim of the SCF Community is to promote and accelerate the understanding, development and implementation of supply chain finance models. Its founder members are leading business schools supported by corporations, banks, consultancies and technology vendors.
In 2013 the SCF Community held its first conference at Nyenrode Business University in The Netherlands. Since then, the SCF Community Forum has evolved into an annual event that brings together more than 200 participants from corporates, business schools, banks, technology firms and governments. At the same time, the Community itself has expanded to include SCF practitioners all over the world.
From 2016 the SCF Community’s activities have expanded to include a global awards scheme, enhanced digital resources and events in both Europe, Asia and the United States of America. Today the SCF Community supports research projects conducted by institutions connected with us and endorses several SCF initiatives such as the Special Interest Group and partners with SCF ventures like the Spark! Living Lab.Play Video