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The Supply Chain & Finance Initiative (SFI) at the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), a world-class leader in supply chain management research and education, was recently established as an international organization to promote the study of the interrelationship between supply chain and finance areas. Its main objective is to successfully provide best practices to practitioners in supply chain and finance by balancing the trade-offs between liquidity and profitability.

Together with the academic support of the Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) at the Massachusetts Initiative of Technology (MIT) and with close ties to experts and leading industry professionals, the Initiative has the ability to identify the increasing needs of companies on the flow of money that supports the movement of products, and offer real applicable business solutions through its unique educational platform, innovative research and up-to-date training.

  • Executive Education - The Supply Chain & Finance Initiative offers executive education for top and middle level managers experienced in supply chain management or finance. More information: [email protected]
  • Research - Our research methodology aims at finding outstanding applicable tools to overcome disruption in the supply chain and, thus, enhance corporate value and liquidity.
  • Our World - Presently, supply chain management is considered the vehicle towards operational excellence. However, it barely illustrates visibility of the financial implications.
  • Corporations - We foster relationships between corporations and other partners to further research and education by integrating opinions and advancing proactively into more demanding international markets.

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Related News Related Publications
  • Lekkakos, S., Serrano, A. Supply chain finance for small and medium sized enterprises: the case of reverse factoring, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 46 (4), 2016, pp. 367 - 392
  • Serrano A., Kraiselburd S., Oliva R., Risk Propagation through Payment Distortion in Supply Chains. SSRN, 11 November 2010
  • Serrano A., Kraiselburd S., Oliva R., A Financial Perspective on Inventory Holding Cost, SSRN, 14 June 2010
  • Serrano A., Kraiselburd S., Oliva R., Ordering Decisions, Cost of Capital, and the Value of the Firm. SSRN, 2 July 2009
  • Serrano A., Kraiselburd S., Papeles, Inventarios, Finanzas y Futuro. INCAE Business Review, (1) 8, May-Aug 2009
  • Corsten D., From Russia with love, this Case study presents the challenges a company faces when trying to implement a reverse factoring program among its suppliers