What economic downturn can teach you about working capital management

Posted by Philipp Flemming on Oct 15, 2020 8:30:00 AM

In the last few months, we have seen how important liquidity is: as the COVID-19 crisis hit, a threat to the survival of many companies surfaced within the first few weeks. More than ever, this shows the importance of working capital management as an existential element to the financial health of your business. This article kicks off our series on working capital management. In the next weeks, we will take a deep dive into working capital management and its most important aspects. This week: the impact of economic downturn on working capital management.

Topics: performance gap, covid19, working capital management

Product portfolio complexity

Posted by Dr. Christoph Kilger on May 25, 2020 9:04:11 PM

The product portfolio and complexity have the biggest impact on supply chain performance. A supply chain's purpose is to provide physical goods. The number of physical goods and their structure (number of raw materials, components, variants) determine directly the quality of forecast, the amount of safety stocks and the delivery performance.

Topics: product portfolio, complexity, supply chain, performance gap