Working Capital Optimization through comprehensive analysis

Implementing working capital optimization measures has proven to be a challenge for organizations across all industries. Improvements tend to reverse back to status quo when the organizational focus shifts. Processes and responsibilities have to be defined precisely to maintain the level achieved.

 

Safeguarding liquidity through working capital optimization

Working capital management is an interdepartmental activity. Mainly managed by the finance department but procurement, supply chain management, production and sales also have a major influence on the variables – but often without being aware of their role.

The basis of efficient liquidity management is therefore to build up knowledge of the interrelationships among all parties involved and to create clear responsibilities. Bringing our comprehensive hands-on project experience, we will support you to improve your working capital in a sustainable way, with a total cost of ownership (TCO) approach.

 


The benefits of professional Working Capital Management

  • Improved cash flow allows strategic flexibility that can yield in a competitive advantage in today’s rapidly changing markets
  • Leaner balance sheet leading to improved KPIs and valuation metrics – less cash needed to fund the company allows a higher valuation
  • Improved bottom-line through less bad debt, less obsolete inventory and decreasing financing costs

Working Capital Whitepaper

What is the relevance of working capital? Is procurement involved in the optimisation of working capital? Which optimisation levers are used by procurement? You can read the findings from the survey of decision-makers from various industries in the current white paper.

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The Cash Conversion Cycle

To prepare for sustainable optimization of your working capital, we perform a comprehensive analysis to create full transparency of your cash conversion cycle (CCC). Behind every SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) of dead stock there is a process, incentive, governance model or stock model that is not adjusted optimally to a company‘s needs. We review existing policies and interview key personnel from relevant departments to ensure that we capture the full picture and understand your organization, its current situation and its future requirements.

 

Find out more about the CCC

Working very closely with the organization in cross-functional teams and based on our proven standard practices, we define measures for implementation within DIO, DSO & DPO that will improve your cash conversion cycle. We organize the identified measures in a list of concrete initiatives including an implementation roadmap with milestones and action plans.

We support your team in realizing the implementation and provide guidance as well as assistance in writing policies, negotiating with suppliers for improved DPO terms, delivery terms or volumes. By doing this we are assuring correct anchoring within the organization.

The key to successful working capital management involves cross-organizational transparency and the clear definition of processes and responsibilities.

André Thuvesson, Managing Director & System Leader NOR, INVERTO – a BCG Company

Our working capital optimization experts

André Thuvesson

System Leader NOR & Managing Director

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Tobias Antefelt

Principal

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Our working capital insights

INVERTO Magazines

Working Capital Study

An important requirement for successful working capital management is the definition of KPIs.

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How to achieve financial freedom despite the crisis

More financial freedom of movement through step-by-step optimisation of working capital management

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Cost Optimization - how to get a FRESH START

Magazine issue 1-2021: Reducing costs in Procurement: EMERGING stronger from the crisis