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Why Walmart or P&G Don’t Have a $10bn Supply Chain Finance Program

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Published:  June 23, 2014
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Large global corporations like Nestlé, Unilever, and Proctor & Gamble spend billions on ingredients, commodities, chemicals, and indirect services. Their payment terms create receivables on their suppliers’ balance sheets. These three companies alone spend $150 billion plus (P&G spends $50bn, Unilever $35bn, Nestlé $70bn). So why don’t these companies have huge supply chain finance programs to pay their suppliers with cheap Libor-based money? This paper addresses the challenges with setting up a supply chain finance program, the myriad of legal agreements required, and onboarding.

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