Compare your working capital performance with top 1000 European companies in key industries and countries. The cash conversion cycle (CCC) slipped 3.6% last year among Europe's top 1000 nonfinancial companies while net working capital expanded. Download
Companies have exploited low interest rates in recent years to bolster their financial position and increase spending. But with signs of higher rates ahead, defensive steps may be in order. Download
Which key performance indicator (KPI) offers the best way to measure and monitor accounts receivable? It ultimately depends on your company's particular structure, culture and goals. Download
Companies can't always get paid when they would like to, but they can exercise control over when and how they pay their suppliers. Download
It's not too late to positively impact your working capital by year-end. Your organisation can take steps now to release cash and also lay the foundation for a sustainable improvement trend. 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
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: Spring 2017 – Our latest issue of The Working Capitalist newsletter examines what it takes to sustainably improve working capital performance. It examines the performance characteristics and metrics associated with top performers and offers recommendations for where underperformers can begin to improve working capital performance.
Supply chain financing lets companies stretch payment terms without hurting their suppliers' cash flow. But according to The Hackett Group's research, only 23 percent of all companies use any type of trade financing. With insights from The Hackett Group's Amy Fong and Veronica Wills.
February 20, 2018
One of the big lessons of Carillion's collapse is the need for companies to maintain a strong working capital position. Finance directors must put in place an organisation wide structure to achieve this, say experts. With insights from The Hackett Group's Bastian Krawinkel.
January 25, 2018
Robert Haas, Senior Consultant, Working Capital Division, at The Hackett Group, discusses the need to prepare for changes in interest rates.
December 4, 2017
In German. Article begins on page 7. The working capital performance of major German companies worsened in 2016: The 132 German manufacturing companies analyzed in the current study by REL, a division of The Hackett Group, had a cash conversion cycle (CCC) of 48.2 days on average in 2016, compared to 46.3 days in 2015.
November 6, 2017
In German..."Paul Moody knows. As an associate partner of The Hackett Group's cash flow advisor REL, he not only knows all facets of working capital management and cash flow generation. With responsibility for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, he also looks into many companies in numerous industries. So, if he says that the results of the REL Working Capital Survey 2017 have disappointed him then this is serious.
November 3, 2017