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Our Consulting Services for “SCF Adopters”
S·C·F-a·dop·ter /SCF abbr -əˈdɒptər/ 1 a person or company (e.g. corporates, large corporates) that starts to use SCF as a new product or service. 2 a person or company that chooses to take up, follow or use SCF solutions. 3 a person or company that chooses to bring their current SCF program to the next level of maturity.
Decisions made by a corporate on its competitive strategy lead to a demand for certain competences in their supply chain. To obtain and secure these supply chain competences in the long run, there is a need for working capital throughout that supply chain. The supply chain finance (SCF) strategy is fundamental in supporting the supply chains capabilities in meeting the corporate’s competitive strategy.
As an ‘SCF-adopter’ going through the initial phase of creating or revising your SCF Strategy (or high-level goal of your SCF project), you can leverage the expertise of Capital Chains. Together we accelerate your progress throughout the various phases in setting up, implementing, supporting/enabling the roll-out and improving your SCF program. The collaboration with Capital Chains is based upon a clear division of work and with different roles and responsibilities for each (sub)phase. Every phase is self-contained and provides you with the opportunity to make a balanced go/no-go decision.
In the end, our approach facilitates a thorough analysis and solid basis for any (investment) decision. With this basis, we turn financial supply chains into value creators, which makes us Financial Game Changers.
SCF Readiness Quick Scan
The SCF Readiness Quick Scan is an assessment of the SCF-adopters’ organization’s readiness for implementing an SCF solution and can be used as a first step in the journey towards launching an SCF program. We focus on six important areas for any successful SCF implementation by interviewing internal and external stakeholders and analyzing the various Purchase-to-Pay [P2P] processes and supplier spend data. A hands-on report is provided identifying an SCF-adopters’ internal and external challenges (As-Is vs. To-Be) accompanied by a high-level business case.
SCF Program Design
The SCF Program Design elaborates on the key findings of the SCF Readiness Quick Scan, giving in-depth insights and guidance on the creation of internal alignment, how to do your supplier segmentation, and requirements for the purchase-to-pay [P2P] process optimization. The SCF Program Design phase provides a tangible business case and substantiates the foundation of a clear SCF strategy, which is crucial in successfully setting up an SCF program.
SCF Provider Selection
Based on the SCF strategy, there are considerations to be made regarding the selection criteria for the SCF solution provider of choice. Using our comprehensive selection methodology, the SCF Provider Selection process comes with an integral provider segmentation, providing the guidance needed in selecting the best matching partner going forward.
- SCF Briefing | How SABIC Persuaded its doubters to support SCFSteven2019-04-11T14:56:28+02:00
- SCF Provider Selection for SCFCSteven2019-04-11T15:10:36+02:00
- SCF Provider Selection for SABIC CapitalSteven2020-01-17T01:15:19+01:00
- 4 Steps Towards a Successful SCF Program DesignSteven2019-04-11T15:05:57+02:00
- SCF Briefing | “Technology alone doesn’t make a successful SCF program”Steven2019-04-11T14:54:30+02:00
- Launching SCF to support business growth in “complex countries”Steven2019-12-18T17:13:58+01:00
- 4 Key Elements in a Supply Chain Finance Provider Selection ProcessSteven2019-04-11T15:07:28+02:00
- SCF Briefing | Are we at peak SCF? Vendors need to explore new frontiersSteven2019-04-13T01:12:38+02:00
- SCF Program Design for ABBSteven2019-04-11T15:15:51+02:00
- SCF Briefing | How to design a successful supply chain finance programSteven2019-06-27T16:14:03+02:00
- SCF Briefing | SABIC’s SCF tender process boosted by procurement buy-inSteven2019-04-11T14:51:04+02:00
SCF Roll-out and Business Implementation
After an extensive SCF solution provider selection process, this phase is aimed at accelerating the implementation in collaboration with the various internal stakeholders. The SCF Roll-out and Business Implementation phase supports the matching of the SCF-adopter’s organizational and operational requirements with the SCF platform configuration.
SCF On-boarding Support / Enablement
Key to the success of any SCF program is that suppliers are willing to join the program. The SCF On-boarding Support/Enablement phase offers hands-on support during the planning of the roll-out and while working alongside procurement departments to (directly) engage the targeted suppliers. SCF-adopters can leverage the expertise of Capital Chains to ensure an efficient deployment of resources with maximum uptake.
SCF Maturity Scan
The SCF Maturity Quick Scan reviews existing SCF solution(s) and/or explores the SCF-adopters’ organizational readiness for the next step in SCF. We focus on six important areas, showing up-to-date insights on current SCF program performance, -positioning, and -opportunities. A hands-on report is provided identifying an SCF-adopters’ internal and external challenges (As-Is vs. To-Be) accompanied by a high-level business case.
SCF Project Management and Support
The Project Management Institute defines project management as: “the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project”. Together we strive for the ultimate goal of accelerating the adoption of sustainable SCF models. Depending on the stage of your project, our offer extends from supporting the exploration of SCF offerings to the implementation of an SCF solution, bringing your SCF program to the next level of maturity.