Report Details: This report is based on analysis of financial balance sheet and income statement data for the period of 2000-2012 and interactions with clients in various industries in supply chain strategy engagements.
Objective: To use financial balance sheet and income statement data coupled with recent research to better understand the state of cash-to-cash cycle management in various industries.
Hypothesis: Each industry and company possesses its own potential when it comes to management of the cash-to-cash cycle but too many are falling short of that. Inventory, payables and receivables are the three components of the cash-to-cash cycle and there are many intricacies in managing those not only for the company’s benefit but for the greater good of the value chain. There are many lessons to be learned from the successes and failures of various industries and companies.