11 April 2017A strong WCM strategy depends on promoting a cash culture that is fully understood by all parties, including suppliers, writes Brian Shanahan
Good WCM is not just about dressing up your balance sheet and sticking it to the supply base. Good WCM is about maximising the opportunities for investment and cooperation across the supply chain, not for just one company in the chain.
3 April 2017Payment terms data skewed as buyers mistrust own systems
Companies around the world are putting some suppliers onto ‘immediate’ payment terms because they don’t trust their own accounts payable processes.
22 November 2016Why Working Capital Management is good
Please click here to get a copy of the presentation that was shared at the ACT Working Capital Conference. The key message was that good working capital management is a key competitive advantage for your organisation.
23 October 2016How Blockchain will impact working capital management
How will working capital management be impacted by this new technology
9 October 2016Working Capital Benchmarks: Apples versus apples? Not really
Brian Shanahan details the pitfalls of working capital benchmark using public information.
14 September 2016
The strategic importance of SCF to the procurement function
Procurement will wind up sacrificing suppliers like chess pawns if it relies on relentless price cutting. SCF offers a more strategic approach.Procurement will wind up sacrificing suppliers like chess pawns if it relies on relentless price cutting. Brian Shanahan explains why SCF offers a more strategic approach.
1 July 2016
Could post-Brexit anxiety affect SCF?
In the first of a regular comment series, consultant Brian Shanahan considers the impact of Brexit on supply chain finance programmes funded by British banks.
4 May 2016
Excess Working Capital in Pharmaceuticals has risen 24% to €51 Billion in two years
Brian Shanahan of Informita sets out the findings of his latest survey of working capital in the pharmaceutical sector.
14 January 2016
Cashforce raises € 1 million from Volta Ventures & Michel Akkermans (ex-Clear2Pay)
Cashforce announces a €1 million Series A funding round led by Volta Ventures and Pamica NV
12 January 2016
Get Paid On Time
The 3 key points to getting paid on time
1 December 2015
Cashforce voorspelt je kasstroom (Cashforce predicts your cash flow)
Accurate cash flow forecasting is no longer a holy grail
1 September 2015
Payment Term Benchmarking can Provide Hard Data to Negotiate
Trade Financing Matters shares 2 case studies of where TermsCheck.com has been successfully applied.
19 August 2015
3 Caveats with Payment Term Benchmarking
Trade Financing Matters welcomes this guest article from Brian Shanahan, founder of Informita and Termscheck.com and co-founder of The Working Capital Channel.
23 July 2015
Do you have the ‘right’, the most effective payment terms?
Brian Shanahan’s Informita consultancy have a neat, short presentation about payment terms which contains loads of common-sense and good ideas.
22 June 2015
4 Steps You Must Take To Get Paid
Informita were invited to speak at an event in Clonmel hosted by the County Tipperary Chamber of Commerce on 12 June 2015. Here is a summary of the main points of the presentation:
2 March 2015
Get precise details of payment terms with TermsCheck.com from Informita
“How do my payment terms compare with what is being offered in the market?” Informita think they have the solution.“How do my payment terms compare with what is being offered in the market?” Informita think they have the solution.
27 February 2015
Het jargon van supply chain specialisten doorprikt
(The jargon of supply chain specialists punctured)
24 September 2014
Cash forecasting dominates treasury operations. But are you going about it the right way?
12 August 2014
Launch of The Working Capital Channel
Together with our friends at DiscoverEdge, Informita has launched The Working Capital Channel. The Working Capital Channel is the ultimate resource channel to learn about working capital & cash flow management. Readers will benefit from the years of experience, across the globe and in many different environments. We will share experience, best practices, benchmarks, tools and templates without you having to spend considerable sums of money on consulting.
3 June 2014
Free Working Capital Benchmark Service from Informita
Informita has introduced a free benchmarking service so that companies can gain a quick assessment of the potential to improve working capital that might exist within their own balance sheet. They offer companies the opportunity to start their working capital journey by getting a comparison between their key competitors and their own company.
21 May 2014
Mars UK faces late payment "Hall of Shame" threat
Mars UK faces late payment accusations from lobbying group the Forum for Private Business (FPB), which is threatening to place it in its "hall of shame" over the issue.
8 May 2014
Late bill payment remains concern among UK small companies
Late payment of bills remains a serious concern for small companies despite the improving economy, research by a business lobby group has found.
22 January 2014
We’re Still in a Recession, Cash Flow Says
But relative to the 2007-2009 recession, the current capex-poor downturn is puny, a cash-flow review shows.
22 August 2013
Businesses may face late payment fines
24 June 2013
Cash flow forecasting should not just rely on Payables and Receivables entries from the ERP files, more prediction is needed
3 June 2013
Purchase to pay solution combining e-procurement with P-card purchasing provides full line item detail for buyer is coming to Europe
7 May 2013
Businesses unaware of supply chain risk
18 March 2013
Late payers face interest charges after EU directive comes into force
20 February 2013
Procurement must meet the supply chain governance challenge
14 January 2013
The quest for the right kind of stupidity
6 September 2012
New type of consulting service for working capital and procurement: Informita