Friday, November 11, 2011

Supply Chain Finance Part. III

The implementation of this portal thus has the advantage of reducing costs through paperless transactions, track and archive centrally each exchange and control of customer disputes. This progress is in itself help much appreciated by the companies that allows them to save time previously spent on resolving issues sterile.
The innovation lies in the fact that one third may have financial access to this platform. It is then able to offer (so early) offers funding to the various players in the supply chain (discount ...).
Everyone wins: the financial institution sells its finance offers closer to the needs of its clients, customers more effectively manage their need for working capital (BFR) and supply chain pressures subside.

When asked the 500 largest European companies on working capital financing techniques that seem to grow strongly in the near future (study Demica - December 2006), loans by the banking pool and the financing of the supply chain (reverse factoring) top.

CGA of Societe Generale Group, Eurofactor, IFN (...) are some of the players with offers of "reverse factoring" to their customers. The principle is simple, a financial intermediary pays the bill to the supplier on the day of issue which in return allows the acquiring company to benefit from an extension (the broker earns a margin on this).
It should be noted that in Italy, some companies have created their own company credit and factoring without going through financial institutions.

The CFS is not exactly new, serious consideration is that since the early 2000s leading to innovations both from UPS or DHL (billing management, collection, delivery against payment) that Banks have realized, with some delay, the need to provide their customers with offers to alleviate existing pressures on the financing of the Supply Chain.