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Our Consulting Services for “SCF Providers”
S·C·F-pro·vi·der /SCF abbr -prəˈvaɪ.dər/ 1 a company (e.g. financial institution, FinTech, supply chain platform, shipping or logistics company) that makes an SCF facility or solution available. 2 a company that provides SCF solutions. 3 a company that gives a needed/wanted SCF solution to the market.
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 and is gaining momentum across the globe. An increasing number of players have started exploring new, and continue providing existing, SCF solutions or SCF related offerings in this domain.
As an ‘SCF-provider’ 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 offering. 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 an SCF-providers’ readiness for implementing an SCF solution and can be used as a first step in the journey towards launching an SCF offering. We focus on four important areas for any successful SCF implementation by interviewing internal and external stakeholders and analyzing the market potential and -sizing. A hands-on report is provided identifying an SCF-providers’ 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. In-depth market insights substantiate the value proposition and ensure the creation of a match between the SCF Providers’ long-term strategy and its prospective clients’ needs. A hands-on delivery model is built based on the SCF-providers’ choice to partner or outsource the IT and funding component of the SCF offering. Based on the value proposition and a refined market sizing, the tangible business-case supports the go/no-go decision for the next phase, the SCF Technology/Funding partner selection.
SCF Technology/Funding Parter Selection
Based on the SCF strategy,there are considerations to be made regarding the selection criteria for the SCF Technology/Funding Partner of choice. Using our comprehensive selection methodology, the SCF Technology/Funding Partner Selection process comes with an integral partner segmentation, providing the guidance needed in selecting the best matching collaboration partner going forward.
- SCF Consultancy for Intermarket BankSteven2019-04-11T15:00:06+02:00
- SCF Briefing | Are we at peak SCF? Vendors need to explore new frontiersSteven2019-04-13T01:12:38+02:00
- SCF Provider Selection for Hitachi CapitalSteven2019-04-11T14:58:04+02:00
- SCF Program Design for AfreximbankSteven2019-04-15T08:51:47+02:00
- SCF Provider Selection for FCISteven2019-04-11T15:15:15+02:00
SCF Roll-out and Business Implementation
After an extensive SCF Partner 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-provider’s organizational and operational requirements with the SCF platform/funding configuration.
SCF On-boarding Support / Enablement
Key to the success of any SCF offering is that the market is willing to adopt your solution and suppliers are willing to join the program. The SCF On-boarding Support/Enablement phase offers hands-on support during the planning of the initial roll-out with SCF Adopters and later on while working alongside the internal departments at the SCF Adopter to (directly) engage the targeted suppliers. SCF Providers can leverage the expertise of Capital Chains to ensure an efficient deployment of resources with maximum uptake by SCF Adopters.
SCF Maturity Scan
The SCF Maturity Quick Scan reviews existing SCF solution(s) and/or explores the SCF Providers’ organizational readiness for the next step in SCF. We focus on four important areas, showing up-to-date insights on current SCF offering performance, -positioning, and -opportunities. A hands-on report is provided identifying an SCF Providers’ 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 provision 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 offerings to the next level of maturity.