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2013 Working Capital Survey: Lessons from Top European Performers 2013 Working Capital Survey: Lessons from Top European Performers
The 15th 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

2013 Working Capital Survey: Lessons from Top US Performers 2013 Working Capital Survey: Lessons from Top US Performers
The 15th 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

Finanz und Wirtschaft (DACH): "Treasure-Hunt in Balance Sheets: Swiss Companies Release Liquidity and Generate Cash flow"

In German. Nestle keeps its word on working capital. Sulzer enjoys the bounty of their labor. Companies like DKSH, Emmi, Logitech, and others reveal significant working capital progress. In contrast Syngenta has slackened the reins, as did Richmond and the Swatch Group. The performance of Swiss companies runs the gamut in this year's Working Capital survey by consultant REL, a division of The Hackett Group.

September 20, 2014

CFOworld (DACH): "Supply Chain Management: Optimized Logistics as Leverage"

A bylined article, in German, by The Hackett Group's Rainer Drisch. "The possible savings of an efficient Supply Chain is often underrated, particularly if it goes hand-in-hand with optimized logistics..."

September 12, 2014

Procurement Leaders, "Focusing On Payment Can Deliver Value,"

In this guest post, TD Bank SVP and CPO Caroline Booth looks at the possibilities that present themselves to those willing to invest in developing the payment process,. She cites REL's working capital research.

September 2, 2014

   I was very pleased to have a team of such professional people working with me; they looked to identify and resolve issues from day one. REL are extremely professional and dedicated to delivering quality work.   
European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company
EADS N.V.
   We were impressed with the people of REL; impressed with how they explained the various concepts involved, their emphasis on knowledge transfer, and their collaborative, team-oriented approach. REL proposed an approach that involved Cytec in every aspect of the effort, rather than doing everything with Cytec personnel watching.   
Cytec Industries Inc.
   REL provided both an independent viewpoint and consistent approach - the same people were involved in both phases. The reporting was simple, basic and useful. I like that REL is a small, niche consultancy - they are experts. The differentiator (to other consultancies) is the personal approach that REL provides.   
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
   REL brings in good professionals, who roll up their sleeves and start working with local teams to make things happen. They have a hands-on mentality and a no-nonsense approach. They are not like typical consultants who only give you plans to follow.   
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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