European companies posted a 1.7% improvement in their cash conversion cycle (CCC) last year as both receivables and payables improved. 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: 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.
Europe's corporate giants are returning their spare cash to investors while loading up on cheap debt, taking dividend payouts to their highest level in ten years, according to a study from REL, a division of The Hackett Group. The largest 1,000 businesses across Europe have raised dividends by a fifth to €234 billion since the financial crisis in 2008, while doubling the amount of cash on hand to €881 billion.
July 19, 2017
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