Many organizations overlook the substantial impact a sustained reduction in working capital has on top-line performance indicators such as profit margin. Download
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
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.
Decentralised firms often have a hard time achieving world-class working capital performance. A bylined article by The Hackett Group's Gerhard Urbasch.
January 9, 2017
Companies have a pretty good grip on the movement of physical goods in their supply chains. But they often overlook the accompanying flow of funds - and the opportunity to make better use of limited working capital.
October 7, 2016
The inability to effectively manage working capital means your enterprise may be wasting a significant amount of cash. Insights from The Hackett Group's U.S. working capital survey.
September 27, 2016
In French. An interview of Associate Principal of REL France, Adil Lahlou, covering trends from our most recent working capital survey.
September 21, 2016
In German. The REL Working Capital Performance survey 2016, which examines 960 European companies, shows that €981 billion can be released from balance sheets by optimizing working capital management. The 124 German companies in the study, could improve working capital performance by €226 billions. In the DAX sector, the optimization opportunity is €165 billion. Compared to last year German companies improved overall working capital performance by 3.3 percent.
September 6, 2016