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Supply Chain Finance - A New Competitive Landscape

Author Name: Aarti Patki and Vinod Sople | Format: Paperback | Genre : Business, Investing & Management | Other Details

While working capital management has traditionally been the primary objective of many payables finance programs, corporates now have a choice of alternative Supply Chain Finance (SCF) techniques – extending beyond traditional payables finance – and a whole host of providers. An increasing number of companies are turning to solution sets that SCF technology provides to support liquidity while optimizing working capital. The emphasis is on financial flexibility.

This book broadly covers:
• Adoption of SCF solutions in multi-tier supply chains to gain competitiveness.
• Innovative SCF payment solutions, e.g., dynamic discounting, reverse factoring, etc.
• Role of emerging digital technologies in reshaping the SCF practice.
• SCF risks and challenges, which are creating operating difficulties.
• Organizational implication of the adoption of SCF solution.
• SCF role in managing the operational and financial risks in the supply chain.

The key features of this book are:
• Blends theory and practice to get an insight into supply chain finance.
• Aims to get insights into the financial implications of events in the supply chain.
• Broadens the scope of financial solutions to optimize working capital at the SC level.
• Illustrates the SCF’s impact in resolving cash flow and liquidity problems.
• Business cases and illustrations on SCF current practices in the Indian context.

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Aarti Patki and Vinod Sople

Aarti Patki

Aarti Patki is associated with Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, as an Assistant Professor of Finance. She is a Chartered Accountant and holds a PhD in management. Her area of PhD research is Supply Chain Finance. She has worked in industry (Banking & Finance) and has been teaching finance-related subjects in various management institutes for over a decade.

Vinod Sople

Vinod Sople is an emeritus professor at ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai. He is an engineer and holds MBA and PhD degrees in management. He worked in various capacities in industry and academics for over two decades each. He has been teaching Marketing Management, Supply Chain Management, and other subjects in Indian and foreign management institutions. He has written books titled Logistics Management, Managing IPR, and Supply Chain Management.