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: March 17, 2024
5 Reviews (16 ratings)


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
It leverages the credit standing of the buyer to get cost-effective quick payments for the seller.

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
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: 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 .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Supply Chain Finance1:56
  What is Supply Chain Finance?1:22
Supply Chain Finance
  Working Capital Tensions14:38
  Problems in International Trade10:17
  Letter of Credit Finance Program9:05
  Introduction to Supply Chain Finance7:45
  Recent Developments in Supply Chain Finance7:54
  Other Financing Types8:38
  Banks & Technology Firms9:13
  Case Study: Technology & Supply Chain Finance2:48
  Course Wrap-Up1:47
  International Trade - Part 4 – Supply Chain Finance full video1:15:23
  Slides: Supply Chain FinancePDF
  Supply Chain Finance Glossary/IndexPDF