Our Quick Notes On Supply Chain Finance


Part of our new “Quick Notes” series – this report answers your most pertinent questions of the topic.

Do not be deceived by their short nature – these notes are only 22 pages or so. But these are 22 pages of potent dynamite that will supercharge your thinking in the right direction.

Included are quick notes and some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) on supply chain finance that we have encountered in our workshops, seminars, and other forums.

Here are some of the topics and questions covered in these quick notes:

  • What is meant by Supply chain finance?
  • What is the importance of supply chain finance? Why we need it?
  • How does the supply chain finance work?
  • What are the Letters of Credit (LoCs)? What is their role in supply chain finance?
  • Why do countries provide export credits and insurance?
  • What is the role of credit in supply chain finance? What are the benefits of supply chain finance?
  • Is Supply chain finance a new thing?
  • How can we select the best supply chain finance (SCF) platform and finance partner from the market? Are there any partners you would recommend?
  • How to structure the finance flow of our supply chain? Do you have any guidelines for selection of the right SCF platform or partner?
  • In which industries SCF most relevant and applied?
  • Are there any industries in which SCF plays a crucial role in customer acquisitions?
  • What are the future trends in supply chain finance? What is your prognosis?
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If you do not act on what you know, then you have no advantage over the person who does not know what you know. Feel free to ask more questions if your particular question is not answered in these notes.

Why we are qualified to write these notes?

Over the last three decades we have led and worked on more than 500 projects in supply chain flows including financial flow in dozens of industries and countries.

VERY FEW PEOPLE KNOW SUPPLY CHAINS LIKE WE DO – Retail, beverages, food, milk, dairy, meat, livestock, explosives, chemicals, cotton, rice, graphite, solar power, natural gas, crude oil, fertilizers, electronics, packaging, glass manufacturing, machine parts, automobiles, industrial goods, mining, etc are just some of the industries where boards and executives have benefited from our proprietary knowledge. 

Since when no one had heard of supply chain, our co-founder Vivek Sood has been considered one of the most authoritative professionals in the field when it comes to the subject of supply chains restructuring in his clients’ corporations in Australia, Asia, North America, South America and Europe.

He has written four seminal books about restructuring supply chains to gain massive advantage in business. He also regularly delivers keynote speeches at business schools and conferences such as University of Technology Sydney, Supply Chain Asia, Asian Bankers Forum, APEC Business Advisory Council.

He has been quoted in the authoritative business press and over 100 academic papers written by supply chain researchers around the world. Vivek and his team have examined thousands of supply chains during their projects over the last three decades and helped hundreds of executives build safe, cost effective and sustainable supply chains and careers.


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