Research

2014 Europe Working Capital Survey: Working Capital Practices of Top European Companies 2014 Europe Working Capital Survey: Working Capital Practices of Top European Companies
The 16th edition of the REL 1000 Working capital survey analyzes the working capital practices of the 1,000 largest publicly traded European companies by revenue with eye-opening results. Download

2014 US Working Capital Survey: Find out how top US companies are managing their working capital 2014 US Working Capital Survey: Find out how top US companies are managing their working capital
The 16th edition of the REL 1000 Working capital Survey analyzes the working capital practices of the 1,000 largest publicly traded US companies by revenue with eye-opening results. Download

The State of Source-to-settle Operational Excellence

US state agencies have $1.1 trillion of debt; source-to-settle operational improvements can restore budget bliss. Download

Freeing Cash to Fund Growth

Best-practice and globally standardised receivables processes put ARCADIS on the path to generating €100 million cash to pursue acquisition goals. Download

Stop the Spare Parts Madness

Key steps in getting your maintenance, repair and operating spend (MRO) under control. Download

REL in the Press

Credit Card Fees: A Growing and Largely Avoidable Burden For Business-to-Business Companies

Credit card processing fees present a growing burden for many U.S. business-to-business (B2B) companies, according to new research from REL Consulting, a division of The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT), and companies can significantly improve their profit margin by changing acceptance policies for credit cards.

November 6, 2014

PYMNTS, "Credit Card Payments Taking Off in B2B Payments,"

Although credit card payments represent barely 10 percent of all B2B payments that number has doubled in the past two years, according to a report from REL, a division of The Hackett Group.

October 29, 2014

Wall Street Journal, "B2B Credit-Card Payments Jump,"

The share of U.S. companies that pay their suppliers by credit card has doubled in the past two years. Though paper checks are still the dominant form of payment, an estimated 10% of this year's business-to-business purchases will be made with credit cards, according to REL, a division of Hackett Group.

October 28, 2014

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EADS N.V.
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Cytec Industries Inc.
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Heineken Italia S.p.A
   With the pragmatic approach the REL consultants got to the heart of each process and introduced some real hand-on tools and solutions to improve communication on and execution of key-processes in NWC-management supporting change of mindset across management.   
Arcadis NV
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Philips

Working Capitalist Newsletter

The Working Capitalist - Spring 2014The Working Capitalist - Spring 2014 newsletter, featuring research & analysis on new and emerging issues related to working capital management.

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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.
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