TOM Publications in Supply Chain Finance
Research at the Chair of Technology & Operations Management (TOM) in the area of Supply Chain Finance:
This research stream focuses on the interrelation of operational and financial performance measures as well as the importance of supply chain finance, broadly defined. We apply mathematical modelling and computer simulation to study the role of working capital management in supply chains. We analyse and quantify the impact of varying payment terms, the differences in the cost of capital and the effect of supply disruptions on supply chain networks. At the same time, we use database analysis and practitioner surveys to study the use of trade credit and the implementation of supply chain finance solutions in practice across different sectors.
Protopappa-Sieke, M. and R. W. Seifert (2017) “Benefits of Working Capital Sharing in Supply Chains,” Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 68 (5), pp. 521-532.
Seifert, D., R. W. Seifert and O. Isaksson (2017) “A Test of Inventory Models with Permissible Delay in Payment,” International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 55 (4), pp. 1117-1128.
Isaksson, O. H. D. and R. W. Seifert (2014) “Inventory Leanness and the Financial Performance of the Firm,” Production Planning & Control, Vol. 25 (12), pp. 999-1014.
Zeballos, A. C., R. W. Seifert and M. Protopappa-Sieke (2013) “Single Product, Finite Horizon, Periodic Review Inventory Model with Working Capital Requirements and Short-Term Debt,” Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 40 (12), pp. 2940–2949.
Seifert, D., R. W. Seifert and M. Protopappa-Sieke (2013) “Trade Credit: Literature Review and Research Directions,” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 231 (2), pp. 245-256.
Seifert, R. W. and D. Seifert (2011) “Financing the Chain,” International Commerce Review, Vol. 10 (1), pp. 32-44, March 2011.
Protopappa-Sieke, M. and R. W. Seifert (2011) “Interrelating Operational and Financial Performance Measurements in a Multi-Product Inventory System,” International Journal of Services and Operations Management. Vol. 10 (3), pp. 328-347.
Protopappa, M. and R. W. Seifert (2010) “Interrelating Operational and Financial Performance Measurements,” European Journal of Operational Research Vol. 204 (3) pp. 439-448.
Seifert, R. W. and D. Seifert (2009) “Supply Chain Finance – What is it Worth?” IMD – Perspective for Managers, No. 175, October 2009.
Seifert, D. (2009) “XTMOD: Stata Module to Analyze and Display Interactions based on Time-Series Data”, Statistical Software Components, Boston College Department of Economics, S457007, revised 20 February 2009.
Seifert, R. W. and D. Seifert (2008) “Working Capital in Times of Financial Crisis: Three Trade Credit Strategies,” IMD – Perspective for Managers, No. 166, November 2008.
Seifert, D., K. B. Hendricks, V. R. Singhal, and R. W. Seifert (2009) “The Effect of Supply Chain Disruptions on Suppliers, Customers, and Rivals, ” Working Paper, EPFL – Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
Zeballos, A.C., (2013) “Inventory Management with Working Capital Restrictions,” Dissertation, April 2013, EPFL, Switzerland.
Seifert, D., “Collaborative Working Capital Management in Supply Networks,” April 2010
Protopappa, M., “Interrelating Operational and Financial Performance Measures in Inventory Theory,” February 2009
Public Press Articles
Seifert, R. W. and D. Seifert (2010) “Financiación de la cadena de suministro: ¿cuál es su valor?” Harvard-Deusto Finanzas & Contabilidad, May-June 2010 (95), pp 44-50.
Seifert, R. W. and D. Seifert (2009) “Supply Chain Finance – What is it Worth?,” IMD – Tomorrow’s Challenges, No. 73, November 2009.
Seifert, R. W. and D. Seifert (2009) “Tres estrategias para la gestión de los créditos comerciales,” Harvard-Deusto Finanzas & Contabilidad, September-October 2009 (91), pp 4-9.
Seifert, D. and R.W. Seifert (2009) “Supply Chain Finance Solutions,” Supply Chain Magazine, Vol. 9, Springer, September 2009. (English and Dutch Versions)
Seifert, R. W. and D. Seifert (2008) “The Pressing Issue of Working Capital: Different Strategies Are Needed Today,” IMD – Tomorrow’s Challenges, No. 103, December 2008.
Isik Biçer and Ralf W. Seifert (2017), “Investments in Lead-Time Reduction: How to Finance and How to Implement”, Foundations and Trends® in Technology, Information and Operations Management, Vol. 11, No. 1-2, pp 32-45.