Afternoon Coffee: US Manufacturing Picks Up, China Factories Sluggish


The Institute for Supply Management's PMI rose in June, while the same official metric remained stagnant in China. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

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Pedal to the Metal: Punching Early Payment Into Overdrive in the Supply Chain


The global powers don’t agree on a whole lot but they do agree on one thing: there are substantial benefits to accelerating cash in the supply chain. The US government, UK and European public sectors are all convinced that there are benefits, but what those benefits are exactly may not be well known. From our sister site Trade Financing Matters comes this new, FREE research download: Accelerating Early Payment: Techniques and Approaches for Accelerating Cash in the Supply Chain. David Gustin, executive editor, outlines the specific benefits of accelerating cash in the supply chain as well as current alternatives and the pros and cons of different models for buying and supplying entities. Get your copy today!

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