Title Supply Chain Finance
Subtitle Risk Management, Resilience and Supplier Management
Author Wendy L. Tate, Lydia Bals, Lisa Ellram
ISBN 9780749482404
List price GBP 49.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 280
Book size 159 x 235 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Kogan Page Limited
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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Supply Chain Finance is the first comprehensive treatment of this topic that I’ve seen, and it comes at a perfect time as business is poised to move from hype to reality. The book provides an excellent compilation of leading thought from experts in the field, and it offers a wonderful blend of theory and practice, with great case studies. It’s a must read for managers and academics interested in this area.”

Morgan Swink, Executive Director of TCU Center for Supply Chain Innovation, US


Supply Chain Finance is a great insight into supply chain finance (SCF) both from an academics and a practitioner perspective. The book provides a comprehensive view on the SCF definition and the research status quo before SCF concepts and applications are presented.”

Daniel Vollath, Managing Director, Strategy, Operations, Sourcing and Procurement, Accenture, Germany


“This book provides a rich perspective on SCF, broadening the scope to embrace all solutions and to optimize working capital at supply chain level, balancing the academic and the managerial perspective. The various contributions provide different and complementary views on this broad landscape, providing the reader with rich insights and advanced knowledge.”

Prof. Federico Caniato, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


“A book that is long overdue and not only for supply chain professionals to better understand the financial aspects of supply chain management, but certainly also for finance departments to understand the impact of supply chain management better. Supply chain management matters.”

Prof. Britta Gammelgaard, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark


Supply Chain Finance is a contributed book looking at the two major perspectives of managing finance across the supply chain. The first is more short-term, focused on accounts payables and receivables. The second is a more overarching perspective, focused on working capital optimization in terms of inventory and asset management. It includes chapters from a variety of research perspectives, as well as from business and policymakers. The authors look at the benefits of the supply chain finance approach including reduction of working capital, access to more funding at lower costs, risk reduction, as well as an increase of trust, commitment, and profitability through the chain.

Supply Chain Finance includes theory as well as practical case studies addressing advances in the area of supply chain finance. The editors and contributors look at how to design and implement supply chain finance in supply chains and examine what the future holds for this important area. Online supporting resources include self-test multiple-choice and essay questions for each chapter.



Chapter 1: Supply chain finance: solutions for financial sustainability, risk management and resilience in the supply chain • Abstract • Introduction: supply chain finance (SCF) in theory and practice • Concluding outlook • References

Part ONE: SCF history and perspectives

Chapter 2: Supply chain finance (SCF): history and future directions • Abstract • Introduction: the emerging concept of SCF • A little history: what made cash and working capital king? • Problems with many of the approaches to improving your own cash position • Considering flow, working capital and cash from a supply chain perspective • Potential solutions/approaches to better cash management in the whole supply chain • Common supply chain policies • Financing other balance sheet items – capital, inventory and more • Potential funding solution • Where do we go from here? • Notes • References

Chapter 3: Suppliers, customers and firms’ financial decisions • Abstract • Introduction • Capital structure • Trade credit • Supply chain disruptions • Major customers: incidence, pros and cons • Major customers: real effects • Conclusion • notes • References

Chapter 4: Supply chain finance: definition, modern aspects and research challenges ahead • Abstract • Introduction • Supply chain finance (SCF) • Literature review • Notes • References

Part TWO: SCF in action

Chapter 5: Optimizing cash flows for a retail supply chain coordinator • Abstract • 1 Introduction • 2 Previous research in this field • 3 The retail supply chain coordinator’s ‘when-to-pay’ problem • 4 ‘When-to-pay’ cash flow optimization using mathematical programming • 5 A numerical example • 6 A robust optimization approach for modelling uncertainty • 7 Conclusions and future research directions • References

Chapter 6: Supply chain finance opportunities by managing payables discounts • Introduction • Discount programme management: the next low-hanging fruit • Prescription for effectively managing a payment discount programme • Implications for the reader • References

Chapter 7: Mapping and managing the financial supply chain • Introduction • How to start building your supply chain map • Incorporating real data • Further strategic implications • Conclusion • References

Part THREE: SCF in practice – case studies

Chapter 8: Supply chain finance and cyber risk: an illustrative case study • Abstract • Introduction • Cyber risk and SCF: the case of Paul Hartmann Italy • Conclusions • References

Chapter 9: Commodity risk management at BMW: price indices and contracts • Abstract • Introduction • Background • Price indices • Implementation of price indices at BMW • Conclusion • References

Chapter 10: A business partner’s view on decision-making challenges in the supply chain • Abstract • Introduction • Sacrificing long-term profitability for short-term gains • Failure to calculate total cost of ownership • Failure to align the organization correctly on service levels required vs cost desired • Concluding thoughts • References

Part FOUR: SCF in research – trends and future research areas

Chapter 11: Exploring fragmentation in the supply chain finance (SCF) ecosystem • Abstract • Introduction • The current SCF ecosystem • Biomimicry – learning from natural ecosystems • Discussion and propositions • Conclusions • References

Chapter 12: Foundational premises and value drivers of blockchaindriven supply chains: the trade finance experience • Abstract • Introduction • Foundational premises of blockchain-driven supply chains • Blockchain technology case analysis • Value drivers of blockchain-based supply chains • Conclusion and outlook • Acknowledgement • References



About the Editors:

Wendy Tate, Ph.D. (Arizona State University, 2006) is the William J. Taylor Professor of Business and Cheryl Massingale Faculty Research Fellow, Department of Supply Chain Management at the Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Lydia Bals is Professor of Supply Chain & Operations Management at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Germany, since beginning of 2014 and since 2008 a Visiting Scholar at the Department for Strategic Management & Globalization at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Until the end of 2013 she was head of the global department of Procurement Solutions (e.g. Sustainability, Methods, Tools & Systems; Benchmarking and Excellence) at Bayer CropScience AG, also steering the international Procurement Solutions network in Germany, North America, France, India, China and Brazil. Prior to that she worked as a Project Manager at Bayer Business Consulting, managing projects in various functional areas and countries (e.g. Spain, Mexico, Turkey).

Lisa M. Ellram Ph.D., C.P.M., CMA, Scor-S is the Rees Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Department of Management at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University in Oxford, OH, where she teaches logistics and supply chain management at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Target Audience:

Useful for people interested in supply chain and finance.


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