Requirements for an Evolving Model of Supply Chain Finance: A Technology and Service Providers Perspective

Communications of the IBIMA

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Martin R. Fellenz1,  Cara Augustenborg2, Mairead Brady3 and Joe Greene4

1,3School of Business, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

2School of Biology & Environmental Sciences, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland

4School of Business, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 704526, Communications of the IBIMA, 9 pages, DOI:

Received date : 9 July 2009; Accepted date : 10 October 2009; Published date : 6 December 2009

Abstract

This paper explores current models and practice regarding the dynamics of financial flows along global supply networks. Based on data collected from technology and service providers that focus on such issues along global supply networks, the paper identifies and discusses requirements for improved solutions to supply chain finance challenges. This research has particular relevance in the light of the disruptions that the global credit crunch has brought to global financial systems, and the changes that are likely as responses to these disruptions. 

Keywords: supply chain finance, financial systems, global supply networks, technology and service providers