Introduction to Supply Chain Finance

Course code : TF 101-11

This introductory course provides a practical overview of the high-growth area of Supply Chain Finance (SCF)—an emerging proposition in the financing of international commerce which covers the majority of global trade flows.

Upon completion, you will be able to engage effectively and credibly with clients, recognize opportunities to propose SCF techniques as potential solutions to the needs of importers or exporters, and correctly describe the nature of SCF relative to traditional trade financing options such as documentary letters of credit.

You will also gain an appreciation for some of the emerging technologies and business models that will shape SCF in the coming years.

Number of teaching lessons : 8 Modules Duration : 3 hours
Level : 1 Language: English
Credit category : 3

General practitioners working in banks, corporates, or financial institutions in functions such as relationship management, credit and compliance, but with an interest in trade finance.

This eLearning course is part of the Global Trade Certificate (GTC) and includes a self-assessment tool to help you prepare for the final examination of the GTC.

However, please note you will only be able to take the final exam and recieve the certificate if you purchase the full Global Trade Certficate course. You will not be able to take the exam if you make multiple, separate purchases of individual courses that together make up the GTC.

The pass grade for the GTC exam is set at 70%.

Module 1 Global trade: Where does SCF fit in?

Module 2 Understanding Supply Chain Finance

Module 3 Benefits of Supply Chain Finance

Module 4 Illustration: Payables/Supplier Finance (aka Buyer-Centric Programs)

Module 5 Non-Bank Providers

Module 6 Regulatory, Accounting and Reporting Considerations

Module 7 Illustrations and Case Studies

Module 8 Assessment

President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc.

Alexander Malaket is a recognized specialist in international trade and trade finance, with over 25 years of professional experience in Canada and internationally. Alexander is Deputy Head of the Executive Committee of the ICC Banking Commission (Paris), a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, World Trade Centre (Winnipeg) and a member of the Board of the Forum for International Trade Training (Ottawa). Alexander is a member of the B20 Task

Forces for 2015, the International Affairs Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and a “Nominated Expert” in trade finance at the UN/CEFACT, as well as a member of the ICTSD/World Economic Forum E15 Initiative. Author of “Financing Trade and International Supply Chains” published by Gower, UK in 2014, Mr. Malaket is a frequent speaker, panel chair and participant at leading industry events around the world.