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Supply Chain Finance refers to a variety of financing and business processes aimed at providing short-term credit to improve the working capital situation throughout the supply chain for both buyers and sellers.

While the provision of short-term credit is not something new, connecting the financial transactions to the movement of value through a supply chain is. This is the process that lies at the heart of supply chain finance.

The supply chain network – usually referred to as the ecosystem - is a complex one. This is especially true for multinational companies that operate with suppliers all over the world. The soundness of a global supply chain isn’t simply measured by revenues and profits. A more appropriate indicator is how efficiently capital flows between buyers and suppliers. Slow moving capital, just like slow moving inventory, creates unnecessary costs and inefficiencies in a supply chain.

In order to understand how supply chain finance can help both buyers and suppliers, it is important to understand its underlying principles. This is the objective of this course. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discover what supply chain finance is and how it fits into today’s economic picture.
  • Discover the parties involved in supply chain finance transactions and their roles.
  • Explore the supply chain finance ecosystem.
  • Identify the supply chain finance mechanisms and explore their workings.
  • Recognize the benefits of supply chain finance.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  3:38Introduction to Understanding Supply Chain Finance
  4:50Working Capital Tensions
  11:45The Mechanics of Supply Chain Finance
  11:21Supply Chain Finance Benefits
  10:07Supply Chain Finance Drivers & Benefits
  10:37Types of Supply Chain Finance
  3:39Supply Chain Finance Case Study
  1:48Course Wrap-Up
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  57:45Understanding Supply Chain Finance
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  PDFSlides: Understanding Supply Chain Finance
  PDFUnderstanding Supply Chain Finance Glossary/Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM