Category Archives: Supply Chain Finance

The Leveraging Impact of Lower Energy Cost

Discussion Questions Recalling your study of Economics, define what the “leveraging” effect is?  In your definition go beyond the idea of using a small amount of money to borrow a large amount.  Think about it relative to building a new … Continue reading

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How Boeing accounting works!

Boeing’s Key Mission: Cut Dreamliner Cost Discussion Questions: From the information given in the article, describe how Boeing’s “Program Accounting” works?  Compare this to the “Unit Cost Accounting” approach? What are the major assumptions of the “Program Accounting” approach? What … Continue reading

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A CFO Understands OPS–and impacts the bottom line…

WSJ – March 13, 2013, 6:19 PM ET J.C. Penney CFO Slashed Inventory After Review Maxwell Murphy J.C. Penney Co. Chief Financial Officer Ken Hannah cut $575 million from the struggling department store’s inventory last year following a review he … Continue reading

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How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Global Taxes– A Great Example of Logistics Applied to Money!

How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Global Taxes BUSINESS BIZ COMPANIES APPLE TAX TAXES MICROSOFT DELL FACEBOOK CUPERTINO RENO NEVADA CALIFORNIA AMAZON AMAZON.COM GOOGLE YAHOO WAL-MART NYT NEW YORK TIMES CNBC CNBC.COM The New York Times | 28 Apr 2012 | … Continue reading

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Merger Synergies–How Fiat and Chrysler Can Help Each Other

Often when you think of mergers from a Supply Chain view we think about synergies that come through the combining of functions.  For example, if two firms merge often only a single Human Resources and Payroll function would be needed … Continue reading

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