Michiel Steeman is the project leader for this R&D project, SCF 2.0, supported by Dinalog and focused completely on Supply Chain Finance. SCF 2.0 is a cooperation between Windesheim, Nyenrode, TU Eindhoven and several corporates such as Heineken en Philips and runs from 2013 to the end of 2016.
The objective of SCF 2.0 is to accelerate the understanding, development and adoption of Supply Chain Finance models. Through experimenting and analysis this project will research the relevance of SCF models. The aim is to realize substantial benefits for corporates in the areas of operational enhancement, increased supply chain output, profits, cost reductions and risk mitigation.
For each participating corporate one or more active business case for a next generation SCF Solution will be researched, built and implemented. SME’s are actively involved, in particular Asyx, Involvation Interactive and M3 to turn the most promising models into business plans and ventures.
Simultaneously, the scientific analysis should result in a framework that defines Supply Chain Finance Strategy and provides a roadmap that can link it to operational, supplier and supply chain strategies. The main scientific goals as defined in the SCF 2.0 project proposal:
- Accelerate the understanding, development and adoption of Supply Chain Finance models
- Develop new models and tools that look into collaborative pre-shipment both short- and long term to improve access to finance or reduce the need to finance
- Translate results into working SCF models and design tools
- Realize substantial benefits for corporates in the areas of operational enhancement, cost reductions and risk mitigation
- Turn the most promising models into business ventures. the creation of business plans will be stimulated for business ventures derived from the most promising SCF models and enable the formation of new business providers or new business activities of existing service providers.