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.
COVID-19 Aftermath: Moving Beyond Quick Fixes to Sustainable Value Creation
What else can companies do to help drive their businesses' short-term cash flows and fund their long-term ambitions?
Scorecard: Safeguarding Working Capital
A disrupted economy will make it harder to manage receivables, payables, and inventory with efficiency.
How CFOs Can Help Accelerate Divestitures in the Current Crisis
Economic conditions, business needs, and activist pressures have increased the need to accelerate the divestiture process. How can CFOs help?
Working Capital Scorecard: The Hard Part of Boosting Liquidity
With payables stretched to the limit, wringing more cash out of working capital will be a challenge.
Poor Credit History? No Problem: E-Commerce Firm
Zebit extends credit to people who don't qualify for credit cards — and charges 0% interest. Can this business really work?
To Navigate a Recession, Beware Mental Momentum
Internal resistance to change — or mental momentum — can prevent companies from properly responding to new market economics.
A Recession Lesson for Working Capital Management
An analysis of automakers' changes to managing working capital after the Great Recession offers lessons for other industries ahead of the next downturn.
Working Capital Scorecard: Suppliers Can Wait
The cash conversion cycle improved once again in 2017, largely because many companies took as long as possible to pay suppliers.
Backed by Finance Operations, Avnet Turns the Page
The big semiconductor distributor charts a broad new strategic path and employs key financial strategies to overcome challenging times.
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.