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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.

Feds Join the Cash Flow Chorus, but the Song Remains the Same

Drew Hofler, Ariba | 30 July

Taking a page from the successful playbook of the private sector in the United States, the federal government has jumped on the cash management bandwagon and is encouraging large US companies to pay their smaller suppliers earlier. Dubbed SupplierPay, the initiative is a welcome new voice calling for improved access to cash for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs). By many accounts, SMEs are driving the majority of the country’s economic growth.

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