Supply Chain Financing and Pandemic: Managing Cash Flows to Keep Firms and Their Value Networks Healthy

Erik Hofmann, Simon Templar, Dale S. Rogers, Thomas Y. Choi, Rudolf Leuschner, Rohan Y. Korde

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted firms and their value networks. The lockdown measures taken by governments around the globe have triggered a massive supply and demand shock. The ensuing crisis has created economic chaos that resulted in massive business disruptions for companies, their customers, their suppliers, and their affiliated service providers (banks and logistics providers). Firms are turning to supply chain financing solutions to stabilize liquidity and their net working capital to maintain solvency and ensure continuity of supply through their supply chains. This paper discloses several different types of supply chain financing solutions and how these can impact firms and their value creation partners struggling through the uncertain business environment caused by a global pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Supply Chain Management
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages113-132
Number of pages20
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Supply Chain Management
Volume21
ISSN (Print)2365-6395
ISSN (Electronic)2365-6409

Keywords

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Coronavirus
  • Dynamic discounting
  • Early payments
  • Fintech
  • Inventory
  • Liquidity
  • Reverse factoring
  • Supplier credit
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Optimization
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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