2014 European Best Practices Conference

Research

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

SupplyManagement.com (UK), European firms could improve working capital by almost €900 billion, research finds

An increasing number of businesses are making use of supply chain financing (SCF) which is having a "positive effect on the overall health of supply chains".

August 12, 2014

Treasury & Risk, "Make Your Working Capital Work,"

Working capital management involves balancing a host of tradeoffs. Top companies integrate these considerations into both day-to-day operations and long-term decision-making.

August 7, 2014

TreasuryToday.com (UK), European corporates beat US peers on working capital improvements

Some of the largest listed corporates in Europe are reaping the rewards of concentrating their efforts on managing working capital more efficiently. However, there remain areas where there is still work to be done.

August 7, 2014

CFOWorld.co.uk (UK), Could CFOs do more to boost shareholder value?

Europe's largest public companies are starting to see the fruits of an increased focus on working capital. Costs and debt are beginning to fall, while cash on hand and free cash flow rise, according to REL's sixteenth survey of nearly 1,000 companies. A bylined article by Guy Cabeke of REL, a division of The Hackett Group.

August 06, 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.

Solutions

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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Featured Webcast

Summit TV (SA) Business Q&ASummit TV (SA), "Business Q&A,"
REL director for South Africa Jonas Schoefer unpacks details on how the working capital performance improved slightly for 160 of the largest South African public companies in the REL analysis, in an interview with South African Business and Financial Journalist Candy Guvi. Watch Now