To either reduce funding requirements or exploit investment opportunities, our FTI Consulting team has considerable experience leading and implementing projects that unlock cash tied up in working capital. We advise and assist management teams in implementing actions to embed sustainable cash flow and working capital improvements while ensuring ownership remains within the business so that benefits are sustained post-completion of the project.
In our experience, cash and working capital management is not just a “finance” issue, but requires involvement from across the business, for example sales forecasting and production planning, to implement improvement initiatives.
Key processes we focus on as sources of working capital improvement are:
- Order to cash time compression
- Purchase to pay cycle reviews
- Supplier and customer terms reviews
- Capex reviews
- Treasury policies and procedures, for example, cash pooling and optimisation of global cash and financial covenant compliance reviews.