Trade Finance
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What Goes Up… May Stay Up

The Impact of Inflation on Supply Chain Security

In this new three-part series, experts from Taulia’s global team offer a working capital perspective on some of the foremost issues of the day. In this first article, Blake Evans, Head of Sales for Americas and APAC, Alexander Mutter, Managing Director EMEA, and Steve Scott, Head of Sales APAC, consider the effects of – and the responses to – inflationary pressure on supply chains and working capital flows.

As global markets veer violently from one major catastrophic event to another, so the spectre of inflation has inevitably risen. It’s a financial risk that must be contained, but the world’s central banks have so far displayed a fairly uneven response, with the usual anti-inflationary weapon, interest rate rises, being imposed with varying degrees of aggressiveness.

Blake Evans
Head of Sales for Americas and APAC

The effect for the global trading community is the addition of another set of challenges to what were, for many, already very difficult circumstances. The multitude of smaller supply chain businesses that keep the trade world turning are most at risk in inflationary times.