Templar to focus on supply chain finance research

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How should small and medium sized companies approach supply chain finance? That’s just one of the questions that will be considered by Simon Templar, lecturer at Cranfield University when he takes to the stage to discuss the establishment’s latest industry research, at the Supply Chain Finance Summit, on 3 December.

Taking place at the Radisson Blu Portman hotel in London, the free one-day event will focus on exploring issues vital to decision makers in this key area.

In his presentation entitled “The Supply Chain Finance Landscape: A Research Perspective”, Templar will discuss how to identify the stakeholders in the supply chain finance landscape, the current supply finance practices in business, and supply chain financial approaches for SMEs.

He joins David Loseby, Arriva’s director of procurement for Mainland Europe, who will provide an exclusive look at how the company approaches supply chain finance on the day.

As procurement director at Arriva, David Loseby has been developing and implementing a new strategy and organisation to deliver benefits across all geographies, develop a new supply chain and suite of contracts to support a turnover of £5 billion plus.

Crossflow’s Tony Duggan will also be present, to discuss how to connect business with alternative sources of finance, such as reverse and factoring schemes.

Duggan will use the event as an opportunity to also discuss automated transactions, from invoice processing to approval and settlement, and hopes to tackle the issue of supply finance by providing an explanation of the solutions available on today’s market.

Network Rail’s Jim Carter will present a case study on implementation of the company’s supply chain finance scheme at the summit.

He will also discuss challenges of stakeholder engagement, technology options, decision making process, feedback from the project and how Network Rail dealt with the difficulties.

The Supply Chain Finance Summit is organised by Supply Chain Standard.

Survey results from Demica show that Supply Chain Finance is growing at a rate of up to 40 per cent a year and will continue to expand with rates of up to 10 per cent by 2020.

Designed exclusively for CFOs, CSCOs, and senior risk managers, the Supply Chain Finance Summit is designed to help delegates get up to speed with current and future legislation; learn from peers who have already set up schemes; and find out how to use SCF to gain competitive advantage.

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