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April 2012 7 Min Read

Automating P2P to Enhance Performance

Automating P2P to Enhance Performance by Michael Friede, VP Procurement & Trading, Bayer MaterialScience, LLC and Head of Global Procurement Intelligence, Bayer MaterialScience Many companies, including Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), have invested significant human...

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April 2012 7 Min Read

A New Era of Professionalism in Trade Finance

A New Era of Professionalism in Trade Finance What would you highlight as the key factors influencing your customers’ trade agenda this year? I think the most important issue on treasurers’ and finance managers’ minds is the impact of continuing global...

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March 2012 4 Min Read

Unlocking Liquidity Through Supply Chain Finance

Unlocking Liquidity Through Supply Chain Finance by Ben Poole, Editorial Consultant, Ben Poole Editorial Services In early December 2011, the 5th annual Cash Management University, organised by BNP Paribas, took place at Le Pré Catelan near Paris. Over 160...

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February 2012 9 Min Read

Trading Out of the Crisis

Trading Out of the Crisis by Helen Sanders, Editor “Colleagues, these are tough times for the world economy and there is no early end in sight. Debt levels and the volatility of financial markets are rising and low growth levels persist. There is a slowdown in...

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November 2011 12 Min Read

Untapped Potential: Purchase to Pay

Untapped Potential: Purchase to Pay by Helen Sanders, Editor ‘Purchase to pay’ is a phrase that has littered the trade press for a number of years now, referring to the series of processes that take place between the issue of a purchase order, through to...

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November 2011 6 Min Read

Facilitating Trade and Economic Transformation

Facilitating Trade and Economic Transformation An interview with Ashutosh Kumar, Global Head of Corporate Cash & Trade, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank What role does trade play in the global economy? During, and certainly since the financial crisis,...

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October 2011 3 Min Read

Treasury and Procurement – Closing the Gap

Treasury and Procurement – Closing the Gap by Nick Blake, Corporate Sales Executive, European Corporates, J.P. Morgan Treasury Services, EMEA and Cara Hanrahan, Head of U.S. MNC European Subsidiary Sales, J.P. Morgan Treasury Services, EMEA Treasury and...

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October 2011 8 Min Read

The Growing Significance of Supply Chain for Global Businesses

The Growing Significance of Supply Chain for Global Businesses   by Bertrand de Comminges, Head of Structured Trade Advisory, J.P. Morgan Treasury Services, EMEA While the concept of ‘strategic sourcing’ has been in vogue for the past ten...

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October 2011 1 Min Read

Caterpillar Strikes a Balance

Caterpillar Strikes a Balance by Michael McDonough, Executive Director, Supply Chain and Structured Commodity Finance, J.P. Morgan Overview As post-crisis equipment sales showed signs of recovery in 2009, global manufacturer Caterpillar saw challenges for...

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October 2011 14 Min Read

Central Procurement – the Financial Implications

Central Procurement – the Financial Implications by Nick Mühlemann, Director, Consulting, PwC and Sebastian di Paola, Partner, Global Corporate Treasury Solutions, PwC Procurement is the purchase of goods and services for consumption in business...

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October 2011 5 Min Read

Creating Synergies through Commercial Cards and Payments Innovation

Creating Synergies through Commercial Cards and Payments Innovation by Catherine Moore, Head of International Cards, J.P. Morgan Treasury Services, EMEA As this Guide has illustrated, there are numerous reasons for procurement and treasury to work together more...

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September 2011 7 Min Read

A Fresh Approach to Treasury Optimisation

A Fresh Approach to Treasury Optimisation by Sigrun Fredriksson, Deputy Head of GTS, Norway, SEB and Tom Lea, Global Business Manager, GTS, Norway, SEB As we saw from Erik Seifert’s article, ‘Meet Today’s Treasurer’, treasurers’ activities...