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Trade Creditors Ease Up on the Deadbeats
In the spirit of maintaining customer relationships when few companies can afford to lose business, trade creditors are keeping some delinquent collections work in-house. September 16, 2009
CFO: Stop Treating Your Inventories Like Fine Wine
The finance chief of Genco Marketplace says slow-moving products don't age well and should be better monitored. September 10, 2009
Kraft Finds a New Place to Cut Costs: Purchasing
Lusting to acquire Cadbury, the food maker is looking to chop its current list of 70,000 suppliers in half. September 9, 2009
Will Caterpillar's Walgreens Deal Shrink Drug Costs?
The tractor maker's pharmacy-benefit arrangement seeks to cut out the middleman to gain transparent pricing. September 4, 2009
Getting Back to Black Drives Toyota CFO
As the automaker waits for consumer demand to spike, the finance chief for its U.S. sales and marketing arm works to keep costs low and efficiencies high. September 3, 2009
Managing Inventory: How Long Will Small Be Beautiful?
Companies are maintaining free cash flow by cutting costs rather than spurring profits, according to a new study. September 2, 2009
Supply Chains and Demand
As consumers scale back, supply chains are hurting from end to end. Finance can ease the pain. September 1, 2009
Is the Credit Tussle Easing?
Trade credit managers are seeing an uptick in business and credit applications. Now the question is whether they will approve them. August 4, 2009
Back-office Outsourcing: a Buyers' Market
Companies have delayed outsourcing projects, leaving service providers waiting for the go-ahead. July 23, 2009
Sara Lee Shells Out Sales to Save Suppliers
The food maker may give sow and turkey farmers up to two years' worth of business to encourage their lenders to loosen credit. June 17, 2009