Supply Chain Financial Management

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Best Practices, Tools, and Applications for Improved Performance
By Robert J. Trent, Ph.D.
Hardcover, 6 X 9, 320 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-116-4
November 2015


Global competition and stakeholder demands are causing business leaders to seek greater value from their supply chains, and practitioners who think and act more like financial managers. Designed for self-learning, training, and course instruction, this book shows how to apply financial concepts, tools, and techniques to the primary activities of supply chain managers. Supply Chain Financial Management helps readers better understand and manage these activities from a finance perspective and shows how to present the impact of results in financial terms that corporate executives expect. It bridges the divide between supply chain management (SCM) and finance to meet the next level of demands for improved performance and competitive advantage.

Key Features

  • Details the best practice characteristics of each of the primary SCM activities, examined from a new perspective
  • Presents financial tools, techniques, and concepts in an easy-to-understand format
  • Illustrates how to model and translate the impact of SCM activities on key corporate financial performance indicators, such as return on investment, return on assets, and return on invested capital
  • Provides exercises and cases that allow readers to apply these financial tools, techniques, and concepts directly to each SCM activity within the section discussed
  • WAV™ offers several supply chain financial management slide presentations and supplemental resources for training and course instruction — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at

About the author(s)

Robert Trent, Ph.D., is the supply chain management program director and management department chair at Lehigh University. Prior to his return to academia, Bob worked for the Chrysler Corporation. His industrial experience included assignments in production scheduling, packaging engineering, distribution planning, and operations management at a regional parts distribution facility.  He also worked on numerous special assignments. Bob stays active with industry through consulting projects and corporate training. He has consulted with or provided training services to almost 50 government agencies and corporations, including international organizations, and has worked directly with companies on dozens of research visits.

Bob is a well-published leading expert. He has authored seven books and dozens of articles appearing in a range of business journals and publications. He has also co-authored six major research studies published by CAPS Research and has made presentations at dozens of conferences and seminars. He and his family reside in Lopatcong Township, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Supply Chain Finance Overview


Chapter 2: Evaluating and Selecting Suppliers

Chapter 3: Evaluating and Selecting Suppliers—The Financial Perspective

Chapter 4: Evaluating and Selecting Suppliers—Application


Chapter 5: Developing Supplier Performance Capabilities

Chapter 6: Developing Supplier Performance Capabilities—The Financial Perspective

Chapter 7: Developing Supplier Performance Capabilities Application


Chapter 8: Managing Costs across the Supply Chain

Chapter 9: Managing Costs across the Supply Chain—The Financial Perspective

Chapter 10: Managing Costs across the Supply Chain—Application


Chapter 11: Sourcing Internationally

Chapter 12: Sourcing Internationally—The Financial Perspective

Chapter 13: Sourcing Internationally—Application


Chapter 14: Managing Inventory Investment Effectively

Chapter 15: Managing Inventory Investment Effectively—The Financial Perspective

Chapter 16: Managing Inventory Investment Effectively—Application


“…the integration of supply chain and financial management is inevitable. This book will enable you to be at the forefront of this movement.”
Gregory L. Schlegel, CPIM, CSP, Founder of the Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium, Former IBM Supply Chain Executive Consultant

“…a must have for anyone who needs to better understand the relationship between finance and the supply chain. It will contribute to not only your understanding and success, but also to the growth and profitability of your employer.”
Paul Myerson, Managing Partner, Logistics Planning Associates, LLC, Professor of Supply Chain Management, and notable author