Working capital & funding
January 17th 2023
Consumer giants ramp up commodity hedging to prepare for inflation in 2023
Top US consumer companies increased commodity hedges to $16bn, highest in six years.
November 29th 2022
Funding strategies to beat interest rate volatility
With interest rates rising as central banks try to contain inflation, a difficult balancing act...
August 16th 2022
Prepping liquidity in times of uncertainty
After managing liquidity during the pandemic, treasurers discuss how they are pulling treasury levers...
May 17th 2022
Supply squeeze hits automaker working capital
VW, BMW, Ford are taking longer to convert cash as escalating supply chain disruptions force them...
May 3rd 2022
Consumer & industrial giants grow inventory, extend payments as supply problems worsen
As the Russia-Ukraine war exacerbates supply issues, corporates including 3M, GE, PepsiCo, Kraft...
February 15th 2022
Automation reaps working capital gains for industrial giants
GE, Honeywell, 3M are collecting payments faster, offsetting the impact of supply bottlenecks on...
January 18th 2022
Retailers’ pain was consumer giants’ gain
The supply chain disruptions that have marked the recovery from the pandemic have upended working...
December 14th 2021
Shrinking digital sales and supply chain disruptions trigger working capital woes for retail giants
Looming supply side shocks coupled with lower digital sales have attenuating the working capital...
November 30th 2021
Industrial giants scramble for solutions as supply chain problems hit working capital
Supply-chain problems cause order backlogs, increasing unsold inventory for industrial conglomerates...
September 14th 2021
Treasurers fight working capital hit from semiconductor shortage
Hit by a global shortage of computer chips, carmakers such as Ford are using treasury skills to...