Characteristics of SCF

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Supply Chain Finance (SCF) is becoming an increasingly popular approach in today’s business. SCF is mainly driven by factors such as increased competition in the globalized market place, new technologies to process supply chain data, and the shift from letter of credit (L/C) to open account (O/A) in cross-border trading. At the center of Supply Chain Finance stands the inter-organizational management of working capital, the financial flows and the respective information exchanged across the supply chain.


Supply chain management Working capital optimization Open account trade Automated collection solutions Invoice reconciliation Credit limit management Compliance regulations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chair of Logistics Management (LOG-HSG)University of St.GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe LtdLondonUK

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