Author Archives: David Gustin



About David Gustin

David is the founder and President of Global Business Intelligence (“GBI”) since 1996 and the co-founder of Trade Financing Matters. For almost 20 years, David has been running a global research and advisory practice centered on helping banks, vendors, and corporates with trade services, trade credit and financial supply chain matters. His clients included financial institutions, financial technology vendors, transportation vendors and professional service firms. As Co-founder of Trade Financing Matters, part of the Spend Matters properties David supports all things working capital and is currently involved in projects around alternative lending models. You can reach the author at dgustin @ tradefinancingmatters.com


Procurement’s Role in the Enterprise Working Capital Mandate

With a heightened awareness over how a supplier ecosystem affects a company’s balance sheet, implementing working capital programs is increasingly part of the procurement and supply chain organizations' responsibilities, in addition to the traditional worlds of treasury and finance. The ever constant pressure to find “cash” in an organization is now commonplace as the days of cash-rich businesses having excess cash or access to cheap bank sources of funding are all but over.

Combine that with technology and macroeconomic trends that have affected many business processes, including supply chain flows — and more so than ever, companies must find ways to work out supply chain finance programs between departments and outside the organization.