As the dust begins to settle on the largest economic downturn for nearly a century, executives speculating about their future working capital requirements see an increasingly complex picture. General wisdom holds that any growth would occur across a set of emerging economies commonly referred to as the BRICMK markets. It is a culturally and geographically diverse set of countries, which include Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico and South Korea. Notwithstanding the economic correction of 2009, EU businesses have significant and increasing trade exposure to these economies.

For European companies, these markets have been very important. To understand this, and further, how BRICMK markets will remain significant, one needs to study their impact on net working capital (NWC) performance and how companies are managing processes to adjust to this change.

Download The REL Consultancy's As the Center of World Trade Shifts so Will Working Capital, and you will:

  • Learn how working capital performance varies across the emerging countries
  • Identify what causes the negative impact on DPO for European firms
  • Understand why trading with geographically distant markets increases the working capital requirements
  • Assess the supply chain risks when trading with emerging markets
  • Establishing effective processes to adjust to changes in working capital requirements

About REL

REL, a division of The Hackett Group, Inc. is a world-leading consulting firm dedicated to delivering sustainable cash flow improvement from working capital and across business operations. REL's tailored solutions balance client trade-offs between working capital, operating costs, service performance and risk. REL's expertise has helped clients free up billions of dollars in cash, creating the financial freedom to fund acquisitions, product development, debt reduction and share buy-back programs. In-depth process expertise, analytical rigor and collaborative client relationships enable REL to deliver an exceptional return on investment in a short timeframe. REL has delivered work in over 60 countries for Fortune 500 and global Fortune 500 companies.


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