Cloud Supply Chain White Papers

Supply Assurance: Eliminating Capital-Related Risk to Prevent Supply Disruption

July 28, 2014
KEYWORDS Supply Chain
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

Modern supply chains are networks of business partners, each one relying on everyone else's ability to be an active and reliable node of the network. A hole in the network can mean catastrophic effects for the entire community, and the lack of supplies represents a potential cause of disruption. A company may perform well by selling quality products and ensuring on-time deliveries, but poor financial conditions and high cost of capital can hinder the necessary level of working capital needed to run the business profitably. Hence, an operationally excellent company can still go bankrupt due to lack of capital due to payments received late from clients or expensive access to finance. Poor financial performance threatens the continuity of supplies for the whole network, and only financial instruments can help assure such continuity. Aite Group explains to corporate procurement officers, heads of treasury, supply chain managers, and heads of distribution how the use of financial instruments and practices can eliminate risk and assure continuity of supplies, and, hence, continuity of business.

View The Full White Paper (PDF) 

Download button

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

KC SmartPort Momentum

Kansas City SmartPort Momentum 2013 focused on 3PLs, the issues facing the industry, and the role or logistics in economic development


Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.


Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions


More Podcasts

World Trade 100 Magazine

wt september 2014

2014 September

Check out the September 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring the 2014 Logistics Directory, plus much more!
Table Of Contents Subscribe

Transportation Capacity

As peak season has gotten underway, what is your experience with transportation capacity?
View Results Poll Archive


World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling, 1st Edition

Filled with proven operational solutions, it will guide managers as they develop a warehouse master plan, one designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory management - and reduces overall warehousing expense.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Use our interactive maps to locate service providers across North America.Interactive Map

Logistics Development Partners 

IWLA Members