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Supply Chain Finance - Global Trends and Best Practices

  • 18 Apr 2012
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • National Arts Centre - Fountain Room - Lunch served at 12:05 p.m.


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Topic: Supply Chain Finance - Global Trends and Best Practices

Supply Chain finance is a term used describe many types of finance, ranging from factoring and receivables, inventory & Inventory in transit to payables financing.  While these financing typologies have been in existence for many years, there are new trends that connect EIPP ( electronic invoice presentment and payment) to automated disbursement methods that service that age old divide between a seller’s desire to reduce DSOs and a buyer’s desire to increase DPOs.  The presentation will review some of the mechanics of supply chain finance combined with a review of some of the new trends that are beginning to gain market share in North America.


Speaker:  John McPherson, Senior Advisory, Trade Advisory Services

John McPherson joined the corporation in 2005 and is currently the Senior Advisor for EDC’sTrade Advisory Service. In this role, he advises a team that focuses on delivering knowledge and advise regarding Global Trade and Supply Chain Management to both internal and external clients.  His primary focus is to understand the evolving business practices employed in global value chains that lower business risks, accelerates cash flow and leverages technology to create efficient, integrated trading relationships and opportunities. 

Recognized for leadership and innovation, Mr. McPherson brings over thirty years of experience, successfully engaging technical and management challenges in the information technology,  business services and logistics sectors.  He has held senior management roles responsible for Business Development, Engineering and Operations. 

Mr. McPherson is actively engaged in promoting the development of supply chain excellence in Canada. He has sat on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Supply Chains Sector Council (CSCSC), is a subject matter expert for the Forum for International Trade Training  ( FITT), is a published author of Global Supply Chain Management; a text used in many Canadian post secondary supply chain programs and sits on the Financial Supply Chain committee of the Banker’s Association for Finance & Trade.

EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC’s knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 8,300 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year. EDC is financially self-sustaining and is a recognized leader in financial reporting, economic analysis and has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for nine consecutive years.

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