How Supply Chain Finance Compares to Other Forms of Financing

By Dave Barber • Published October 28, 2022 • 3 minute read

Companies have many options for increasing liquidity and improving cash flow. What makes supply chain finance the best choice? The answer depends on several factors, but there is one that stands out above the rest in the current economic climate – and that’s cost of funding. Rising interest rates and economic volatility are driving the cost of borrowing higher. At the same time, corporate treasury and finance executives are under pressure to pay down existing debt.

Meanwhile, most companies can’t afford to stall critical transformation and strategic growth initiatives. The need for liquidity is stronger than ever. Leaders must carefully examine their liquidity mix. In many cases, supply chain finance is proving to be a more affordable and accessible option that benefits both buyers and suppliers.

In this eBook, we explore:

  • Common forms of corporate financing, what they are, and how/why they’re used
  • How supply chain finance compares to these alternatives
  • Why supply chain finance is superior as a stand-alone or complementary liquidity option when significant working capital is required

How Supply Chain Finance Compares to Other Forms of Financing