European companies posted a 1.7% improvement in their cash conversion cycle (CCC) last year as both receivables and payables improved. Download
The 2016 US Working Capital Survey identified some possibly worrisome signs of deteriorating working capital performance. Download
Many organizations overlook the substantial impact a sustained reduction in working capital has on top-line performance indicators such as profit margin. Download
For businesses in the United Kingdom, Brexit is already a source of uncertainty and anxiety. It is for this reason that they should take a deeper look into their working capital and bolster their cash reserves. Download
With Britain leaving the European Union, it could lead to a shift or loss in business for the remaining EU companies. Major European companies will be watching closely to see if there are significant impacts on the products they export to the United Kingdom. Download
REL, a division of The Hackett Group, has helped many of the world's leading businesses release billions through process transformation that drives sustainable working capital improvements.
We focus on three critical end-to-end processes – inventory management, accounts receivable and accounts payable – that can improve cash flow management and service performance while reducing costs and business risks.
The Working Capitalist, Autumn 2016 – Our working capital surveys of nearly 2,000 companies in the US and Europe illustrate the difficulty of achieving sustained improvement in working capital performance. But those companies that do succeed in this area leverage the analytical capabilities available today, which starts with selecting effective key performance indicators and better aligning with best practices. This issue of The Working Capitalist offers insights into achieving and sustaining improved working capital performance.
In German. The Hacket Group's Paul Moody discusses problems Brexit may cause European companies, and how working capital optimization can help.
April 13, 2017
Snapping up rivals or merging with powerful competitors to create mega-companies that dominate markets has long been a strategy for business growth, and nothing excites financial markets more than news of large deals. But there is a catch: Most mergers fail. Including insights from The Hackett Group's Phillip King.
April 3, 2017
As companies go about their business, one of the big risks they face is among the most mundane: customers paying them late, or not paying them at all. And credit teams, which are charged with handling this risk, are finding that as the world speeds up... Including insights from The Hackett Group's Veronica Wills.
March 20, 2017
Karan Lal of REL, a division of The Hackett Group, explores the impact of Brexit on working capital, and how businesses can adapt to a new economic environment in the UK.
February 20, 2017
There are plenty of pain points when it comes to improving payables and receivables processes, but technology can help solve them. Including insights and data from The Hackett Group's Veronica Wills and Amy Fong.
February 12, 2017