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Lessons from a Crisis: Dr. Yossi Sheffi

Jun 27, 2017

Lessons from a crisis: Building strength from supply chain interdependence This guest article was authored by Dr. Yossi Sheffi. Sheffi is Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. He has worked with leading...

Best practices for improving working capital through trade finance

May 16, 2017

Interest rates are on the rise, and there is talk about “normalizing,” leaving finance teams to figure out just what “normal” looks like nearly a decade post-recession. For some, normal means a new strategy altogether: a shift away from holding large amounts of cash on the balance...

Lessons from the NFL Draft: Trading a single metric for long-term wins

Apr 26, 2017

In the months leading up to the NFL draft, there was a dizzying amount of predictions and strategy discussions underway. When it comes to businesses that rely on metrics, the NFL is a contender for first round pick. It’s not just the big data of player and team stats at work. The draft...

Supply chain technology offers the next great competitive advantage for retail

Apr 26, 2017

One hundred years ago, Sears disrupted the entire model of retail by offering consumers access to nearly anything — including complete kits for building a house — by mail order. Now, that original retail innovator is faced with an identity crisis and redefining their model. A...

Dynamic discounting and e-Invoicing: unlock the most value

Mar 29, 2017

How to unlock the most value when you implement dynamic discounting and e-Invoicing by Chad Bruffey, Managing Director The adoption of e-Invoicing offers multiple benefits including lower costs, higher accuracy, greater productivity and reduced cycle times giving greater...

Rising interest rates and C2FO marketplace discounting

Mar 23, 2017

Rising interest rates are an opportunity to support your supply chain with cash flow and lower cost of capital on C2FO, a market with no risk or volatility.

Resilience and innovation: How C2FO helps corporates thrive amidst risk and uncertainty

Feb 22, 2017

Currently, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding supply chain disruption, regulatory changes, tax changes, and market volatility. While the number of variables — and attention-grabbing headlines — occurring at once is unique, the truth is corporates have always managed...

Beyond measure: when metrics limit your bottom line

Jan 23, 2017

The Vasa warship set sail on its maiden voyage on August 10, 1698. Carrying 64 bronze canons, and decorated with nearly 500 sculptures, the ornate and towering wooden vessel was the most powerful military ship in the world at that time, a testament to the might of Sweden and the ambitions...

C2FO presents keynote at 2016 Meet Taipei Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conference

Dec 11, 2016

Sandy Kemper, Chairman & CEO, C2FO, delivered the keynote address at the 2016 Meet Taipei Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conference.

This year’s agent of change: Simplicity

Nov 28, 2016

Financial technology is revolutionizing the way we do business, touching every aspect of how we handle financial transactions. We’re entering an era in which data transparency, peer-to-peer communication, and efficiency will elevate business to an entirely new level. This is highly...

A risk-free alternative to prime money market fund investment for corporates

Oct 14, 2016

On October 14, 2016, new rules took effect that require institutional prime money market funds to forego their fixed $1 share price and instead take on a floating net asset value (NAV), which introduces principal risk. If a company doesn’t want to take on that risk, C2FO is an option that allows them to earn a materially larger yield than alternative investments.

Liquidity matters: Funding the future of business

Sep 28, 2016

Whether you’re a finance or procurement leader for a Global 2000 company or the business owner of a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME), the findings of our 2016 Working Capital Outlook Survey can influence the success of your business.

The right prescription: How pharmaceutical companies improve margins & supply chain health

Sep 26, 2016

Innovation is the lifeblood of pharmaceutical companies, so it’s logical that leaders in the industry seek innovative approaches to cutting costs and supporting their supply chains. C2FO can help increase supply chain efficiency and strength by providing an avenue for suppliers to access cash from their buyers at a rate that works for both.

Cash & continuity of supply learnings from the tech industry

Aug 30, 2016

The technology industry faces challenges including supply chain risk, narrow margins, and cash imbalance that are of a magnitude that few other verticals experience. However, the solutions they use to address these challenges can be utilized by companies in many different industries.

How fintech is changing working capital optimization

Jul 27, 2016

Fintech allows companies to automate tasks, reduce inefficiencies and compile information that supports their financial decisions. A Senior Analyst at Aite Group examines the key areas in which corporations and banks can use fintech to improve efficiency and profitability.