Research

2015 Europe Working Capital Survey 2015 Europe Working Capital Survey: Working Capital Practices of the Top European Companies
The 17th edition of the REL Working capital survey analyzes the working capital practices of the 1,000 largest publicly traded European companies by revenue with eye-opening results. Download

2015 US Working Capital Survey 2015 US Working Capital Survey: Find out how top US companies are managing their working capital
The 17th edition of the REL Working capital Survey analyzes the working capital practices of the 1,000 largest publicly traded US companies by revenue with eye-opening results. Download

Working capital capabilities: How do you compare?

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

Achieving Working Capital Maturity: Secrets of the Champions

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

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

REL in the Press

CFO.com, "Achieving Working Capital Maturity,"

Most executives pay little attention to working capital except when facing a crisis, and their indifference is transmitted to the entire organization. A bylined article by The Hackett Group's Jennifer Pinney.

January 26, 2016

IDG Expert Network (DACH), "Unbilled Receivables as Cash Traps"

In German. Paul Moody of REL, a division of The Hackett Group, discusses unbilled receivables as cash traps and how to avoid them.

December 28, 2015

Finyear.com (France/Europe), "Prepare Working Capital for an Increase in Interest Rates"

In French, a bylined article by Adil Lahlou of REL, a division of The Hackett Group,examining how businesses prepare their working capital flow for interest rate increases.

December 14, 2015

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Working Capitalist Newsletter

The Working Capitalist - Spring 2016The 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.

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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