2016 Europe Working Capital Survey: Working Capital Performance of Top European Companies
European companies posted a 1.7% improvement in their cash conversion cycle (CCC) last year as both receivables and payables improved. Download
2016 US Working Capital Survey: Working Capital Performance of Top US Companies
The 2016 US Working Capital Survey identified some possibly worrisome signs of deteriorating working capital performance. Download
Working capital or cash flow performance is often seen as a measure of a company's operating health. Test your organization's working capital capabilities and find out how to make permanent improvements in your processes. Download
The 2015 Working Capital Survey of the top 1000 companies in North America and Europe found that a significant number of these companies waste 15% or more of their EBIT through inefficient working capital management. Download
US state agencies have $1.1 trillion of debt; source-to-settle operational improvements can restore budget bliss. Download
Working capital performance among America's largest companies took a turn for the worse in 2015. After three years of stability, the cash conversion cycle – the amount of time that cash is tied up in working capital – increased by 7% (2.4 days) for the 1,000 large nonfinancial companies recently surveyed by REL, a working capital consultancy and division of The Hackett Group. At the end of 2015 the cycle stood at 35.6 days, the highest level since before the financial crisis.
July 14, 2016
Chart detailing the working capital performance of the best and worst companies in more than two dozen industries, based on the findings in the annual U.S. working capital survey performed by REL, a division of The Hackett Group.
July 14, 2016
35.6 – Average number of days U.S. companies took to convert spending into cash in 2015. The West Coast ports strike, weak oil and gas prices and changes in corporate supply chains made U.S. companies less efficient last year, says consulting firm The Hackett Group Inc.
June 13, 2016
The Working Capitalist - Spring 2016 – Working capital or cash flow performance is often seen as a measure of a company's operating health. This issue of The Working Capitalist will help you evaluate and improve the health of your working capital capabilities, with special emphasis on making the cash collections process more effective and contracting sensibly to enable strong cash flow.
REL, a division of The Hackett Group, has helped many of the world's leading businesses release billions through sustainable working capital improvements. REL focuses on three critical end-to-end processes: inventory management, accounts receivable and accounts payable to increase cash flow and service performance while reducing costs and business risks.