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Addressing the Weakest Link in Global Trade

Bryan Nella, GT Nexus | 31 October

Optimising working capital by putting a squeeze on smaller suppliers was deployed by many large corporates before the global financial crisis hit. However, more recently companies and their treasury departments have come to recognise the pitfalls of such an approach and instead are seeking means to fund the smaller operators that they depend on.

Case Study: How Rolls-Royce ‘Funded the Unfundable’

Andrew Leach, Rolls-Royce | 19 September

An innovative supplier tooling finance programme, designed by Citi, helped Rolls-Royce’s suppliers make precision parts for its engines. The ‘funding the unfundable’ supply chain finance (SCF) project means long-term tooling investments are made at good rates that leverage Rolls-Royce’s strong credit rating.

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