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Financing the End-to-end Supply Chain

Financing the End-to-end Supply Chain

A Reference Guide to Supply Chain Finance

Simon Templar, Charles Findlay, Erik Hofmann

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Get a clear introduction to the emerging field of supply chain finance, and learn how to approach the key issues by drawing on both theory and practice.

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About the book

Financing the End-to-End Supply Chain provides readers with a real insight into the increasingly important area of supply chain finance. It demonstrates the importance of the strategic relationship between the physical supply of goods and services and the associated financial flows. The book provides a clear introduction, demonstrating the importance of the strategic relationship between supply chain and financial communities within an organization. It contains vital information on how supply chain finance is operationalised and put into place. It is written in a user-friendly style, starting with the purchasing function, and linking together treasury, banking, supply chain, systems, IT, and key stakeholders.

Financing the End-to-End Supply Chain will help senior supply chain and procurement practitioners to build collaboration, improve relationships and enhance trust between supply chain partners. With its combination of theory and practice it tackles vital issues including physical, information and financial flows, and tailoring supply chain finance to individual organisations' circumstances. Recognising that supply chain finance means different things in different countries, the authors also consider various initiatives to harmonize and develop cross-border financing from the World Bank and other institutions, as well as including an agenda for national and international policy makers.

Financing the End-to-End Supply Chain offers a mix of academic and industrial expertise and is written by three authors who are experts in the field. The book contains ground-breaking research and data from the Cranfield School of Management.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 1: Supply chain management and financial performance
    • Chapter - 2: The big issue: working capital management
    • Chapter - 3: Supply chain management evolution
    • Chapter - 4: The concept – a case for supply chain finance
    • Chapter - 5: The ecosystem – organisations involved in supply chain finance
    • Chapter - 6: The value proposition – options for supply chain finance
    • Chapter - 7: Implementation – bringing SCF programmes to life
    • Chapter - 8: The global setting – cross border issues for supply chain finance
    • Chapter - 10: The next thing – new frontiers for supply chain finance


It's good to see such a comprehensive, up to date and clearly written book on this vital topic, from authors who combine intellectual understanding of the subject with practical real-life experience.
Peter Smith, Spend Matters

Financing the end-to-end supply chain is not only an excellent guide for practitioners but also an informative compendium for researchers and students. Supply chain finance provides badly needed financial resources for small medium sized enterprises and offers tremendous potential waiting to be identified, explored and unlocked, especially in the Asian region.
Dr Zhao Xiande, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management Director, CEIBS-GLP Centre of Innovations in Supply Chains and Services Co-Director, CEIBS Centre for Automotive Research

After reading this book, supply chain professionals will be able to show their tangible contribution to the overall performance of the enterprise, enhancing the perception of the value of the supply chain among senior executives.
Enrico Camerinelli, Member of the Italian delegation at the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)

The authors have addressed an important need with a timely book. Firms looking to improve their financial standing are looking to their supply chains for assistance. This book captures that journey.
Dr. Dale S. Rogers, Professor, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Co-Director, Internet Edge Supply Chain Lab, Arizona State University | W. P. Carey School of Business

Supply chain finance has a highly strategic relevance for us, as it substantially ensures a sustainable value generation for our company. The comprehensive understanding of financial synergies across the supply chain is therefore a requirement for shareholder value. This reference guide offers practical methods and recommendations for our daily business.
Friedemann Kirchhof, Head of Supply Chain Finance, Siemens Treasury GmbH, Munich, Germany

This comprehensive book will be an invaluable addition to the bookshelves of anyone embarking on a serious analysis of supply chain finance as an option, as well as for supply chain finance professionals wishing to make sure their knowledge of the subject is well rounded.
Andrew Sawers, SCF Briefing

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749471415
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd July 2016
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x155
  • 368 pages

About the Author

Simon Templar is a qualified accountant with 20 years' industry experience as well as a lecturer on supply chain and procurement MSc's in Cranfield.

Erik Hofmann is Head of Supply Chain Finance-Lab at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland. He is also Chair of Logistics Management (LOG-HSG).

Charles Findlay is an experienced Business Strategy, Supply Chain and Procurement consultant and Founder at International Supply Chain Finance Community.

Simon Templar

Charles Findlay

Erik Hofmann

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