Supply Chains Need to Grow. Will They Find the Cash?
06 March 2017 |
Sean Van Gundy, Working Capital Advisor for C2FO, interviewed in Supply Chain Brain
“These are unsettling times for global business leaders. And nothing makes them more nervous than the issue of access to working capital and liquidity for growth,” writes Robert J. Bowman in his article “Supply Chains Need to Grow. Will They Find the Cash to Do It?” on Supply Chain Brain.
Part of the uncertainty is due to political upheaval both domestic and elsewhere in the world. New tax policies, regulatory changes and rising interest rates are key concerns.
Sean Van Gundy, Working Capital Advisor for C2FO, is interviewed in the article. Van Gundy shares some compelling analysis from the second annual Working Capital Outlook Survey conducted by C2FO. Bottom line: the people on the inside don’t know a whole lot more than anyone else about what the future holds.
Topics covered in the article highlight some of the most pressing concerns for finance leaders currently:
- Repatriation of between $1tr and $2tr of U.S. corporate assets
- Pressures for traditional supply-chain finance programs
- Rising interest rates that signal a shift in strategy
- Liquidity issues for small and midsize suppliers