Jul 30th, 2015

Innovating Supply Chain Finance with Big Data

To many, supply chain finance still leans primarily on approved invoices and credit. And yet, over the past 15 years, there’s been a complete transformation in the way financial processes are handled within the supply chain. Fifteen years ago, letters of credit predominated the payment interac...

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Jul 28th, 2015

Can SWIFTS BPO be the Catalyst for Pre Shipment finance?

There has been a big effort on the part of a number of vendors to find ways to bring trade in the digital era. One of the recent successes has been around the electronic Bill of Lading (eBL).  A quick reminder of what purpose the B/L serves is : it is evidence that a valid contract of carriage ...

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Jul 9th, 2015

Going Upstream from Taulia, Tungsten and Ariba

On Trade Financing Matters, my colleague David Gustin recently shared how GT Nexus is targeting purchase order-based financing, which in many ways represents the next frontier of tech-enabled trade financing programs. David suggests that GT Nexus, the world’s largest cloud-based business netwo...

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