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The course provides a comprehensive foundation for understanding all aspects of International Trade Finance in a global context, covering the key principles, concepts, infrastructures, practices, issues, and current developments.

Although the full course is divided into four parts, which together form a complete picture of international trade, its various instruments, its operations and its financing, each part may be studied as a stand-alone unit.

Part 4 of the series covers:

  • What is Supply Chain Finance?
  • What are the market drivers for Supply Chain Finance?
  • Why Supply Chain Finance is so important for international trade.
  • Supply Chain Finance services available from banks.

This course will be of special interest to banking, business, and import/export professionals who wish to expand their knowledge base as well as enhance their expertise and advance their careers in or gain a deeper understanding of the international trade finance arena.

Part 1 covers Trade Finance Instruments, Part 2 looks at payment instruments, and Part 3 examines international payment systems.

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

4 CoursesInternational Trade Finance

  1. International Trade - Part 1: Trade Finance Instruments
  2. International Trade - Part 2 - Payment Instruments
  3. International Trade - Part 3 – International Payment Systems
  4. International Trade - Part 4 – Supply Chain Finance

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the financing problems in international trade.
  • Identify the different stages of the supply chain.
  • Explore the methods used in supply chain financing.
  • Discover how supply chain financing aids international trade.
Last updated/reviewed: May 23, 2022

4 Reviews (15 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
I took the introduction course for supply chain financing, and I am glad I took this one as well. The last 2 modules are very helpful and clarified a lot of my queries when I spoke with banks on their solutions. This course is great !
Anonymous Author
The course didn't only cover the Supply Chain Finance topic but included more related topics. Enjoyed the course. Thanks Stanley!
Anonymous Author
I liked the case study at the end. More case studies throughout would have been appreciated.
Member's Profile
Good course to acquire an overview on supply chain finance and involved processes.


Course Complexity: Advanced

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
  1:56Introduction to Supply Chain Finance
  1:22What is Supply Chain Finance?
Supply Chain Finance
  14:38Working Capital Tensions
  10:17Problems in International Trade
  9:05Letter of Credit Finance Program
  7:45Introduction to Supply Chain Finance
  7:54Recent Developments in Supply Chain Finance
  8:38Other Financing Types
  9:13Banks & Technology Firms
  2:48Case Study: Technology & Supply Chain Finance
  1:47Course Wrap-Up
  1:15:23International Trade - Part 4 – Supply Chain Finance full video
  PDFSlides: Supply Chain Finance
  PDFSupply Chain Finance Glossary/Index