Supply Chain Finance and Blockchain Technology

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Overview

New York Institute of Finance’s Supply Chain Finance and Blockchain Technology Specialization focuses on an emerging set of solutions within trade finance, which are being implemented by thousands of financial institutions, leading corporate buyers and their trading partners from around the world. This 4-course Specialization will describe in detail the evolution of traditional trade finance and the shift to supply chain finance, delving into the key elements, available options from which solutions are implemented, and an in-depth view on the success factors. Given that Supply Chain Finance is still evolving, this Specialization focuses on the main challenges, trends and technology developments in the market (such as Blockchain Technology) and provides an insight into the future of supply chain finance in the broader context. When you complete the Specialization, you will gain the knowledge and skills to assess and identify Supply Chain Finance opportunities for a corporate buying organization.

Syllabus

Course 1: Introduction to Supply Chain Finance & Blockchain Technology
- What is Supply Chain Finance? How does Blockchain apply? In this course, you’ll learn about an emerging set of solutions within trade finance implemented by financial institutions, leading corporate buyers and their trading partners all over the world known as Supply Chain Finance. You’ll learn about the key enablers in Supply Chain Finance and recognize the key challenges in the current market that are responsible for the growing interest in Supply Chain Finance. You’ll cover the concept, attributes, and metrics of working capital in great detail and review the four main products and solutions in Supply Chain Finance. The course will wrap up with a brief introduction to Blockchain and the basic concepts of Blockchain Technology. By the end of this course, you’ll have learned about the options to enter into the Supply Chain Finance market and how to identify the best solutions for your organization. There is no prerequisite knowledge required to participate in this course, but general business and financial acumen are helpful in understanding the full details of Supply Chain Finance solutions.

Course 2: Key Success Factors in Supply Chain Finance
- Implement and manage a successful financing program for a corporate buying organization by learning about the key success factors in Supply Chain Finance. In this course, you'll learn about the challenges and bottlenecks in Supply Chain Finance and understand their impact on Supply Chain Finance programs. This course will help you understand who the ideal customer is for a Supply Chain Finance program and understand how revenue is generated and such programs are priced. You'll learn about the relevant factors for suppliers to come onboard and trade as well as identify the key roles and responsibilities involved in Supply Chain Finance. Additionally, this course will explain how to develop metrics and list the necessary elements for developing an effective financing program. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to perform a pre-sales analysis and a detailed supplier analysis, which are crucial for setting up a Supply Chain Finance program.

Course 3: Supply Chain Finance Market and Fintech Ecosystem
- This course provides an in-depth understanding of the Supply Chain Finance market including insights on the potential and current market size, market penetration, growth, and distribution. You’ll be introduced to the four distinctive groups serving the Supply Chain Finance market and learn about the main stakeholders and market participants in a Supply Chain Finance program. By the end of the course, you’ll have reviewed the key trends and upcoming risks affecting Supply Chain Finance and gained a deeper understanding of the key challenges in the market amongst corporate clients, banks, non-bank financiers and technology service providers.

Course 4: Future Development in Supply Chain Finance and Blockchain Technology
- This course focuses on future developments in Supply Chain Finance such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). This course covers the basic concepts of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), the key features as well as the benefits the solution represents for Supply Chain Finance. This course concludes with an understanding of the applicability of Blockchain Technologies and how they impact Supply Chain Finance.