Working capital & funding


  • automation
  • Supply chain bottlenecks
  • working capital
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...
  • accounts receivable
  • automation
  • CCC
  • DIO
  • DSO
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...
  • digital transformation
  • DIO
  • inventory
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...
  • automation
  • digital transformation
  • DIO
  • supply chain
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...
  • automotive sector
  • ESG
  • inventory
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...
July 20th 2021

Defence manufacturing giants accelerate payments to suppliers

Emergency US government support has transformed the working capital picture for the country's defence...
June 29th 2021

Retail giants digitise inventory, build cash piles amid supply chain squeeze

Surging customer demand in the US has created supply chain bottlenecks, but US big box retailers...
  • DPO
  • DSO
  • inflation
  • receivables factoring
June 8th 2021

Consumer goods giants sell receivables to support customers

Coca Cola, Mondelez and Archer Daniel financed an additional $1.3 billion of receivables via receivable...