Working Capital Scorecard: A Tumultuous Year
Many CFOs faced challenges collecting cash and keeping a lid on inventories as the pandemic raged and then subsided.
Metric of the Month: Cash-to-Cash Cycle Time
APQC found that top performers on this measure have a CCC of 33.2 days or less on average, while bottom performers take 74 days or longer.
Increase DPO, If You Can: Metric of the Month
In uncertain economic times, companies need liquidity. But they also need strong supplier relationships.
Metric of the Month: Days Sales Outstanding
Collections are key to a low days sales outstanding (DSO) number — and the faster the money comes in, the more breathing room an organization has.
The availability of cheap debt has reduced companies’ incentive to improve working capital management.