Successful Supply Chain Finance Is Done With, Not To, Suppliers

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To be successful, a buyer-driven supply chain finance (a.k.a approved invoice finance) program needs to be something that you do with your suppliers, not to them. That’s one of the big takeaways for me from this week’s Finance, Credit, and International Business Association (FCIB) annual conference in Miami. Their membership’s focus is on international credit … Read more…

Bruce Bourdon on Procure-to-Pay Success and Opportunity

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Recently, I had the pleasure of spending some time with Bruce Bourdon, a payments and financial services executive with over 30 years of experience with the likes of U.S. Bank, Cigna, Open Systems, and ADP. I originally met Bruce at IFO Fusion back in 2012, where he shared some insights on payments opportunities in the … Read more…

Once More, with Feeling

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It can be both thrilling and terrifying to embark on a new journey. The good news, it seems, is that you might not need to start entirely from scratch. Today marks one of those occasions, with the launch of Beck Anderson Research. While the name on the banner may be different, the perspective, insights, and … Read more…