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Nowadays companies' main concern is achieve an effective supply chain as less costly
as possible, proper management of the cash flow is helpful to find new ways to improve
companies performance. That is why cash flow management has gain significant
importance in all companies of the different industries and companies are increasing
their efforts to achieve great cash flows management, but not only that also the whole
Interest rates have a high-impact in cash flow management, thus they are one of the
most important factors to be analyzed for companies because they affect directly to their costs and capital.
The purpose of this thesis is study how interest rates affect all the companies and how they can solve problems, improve efficiency and reduce unnecessary costs with changes and support from all the supply chain.
First, the thesis is focused on the cash flow management in the supply chain and how
companies can face with the problem of tied-up capital level. Once those are known, the next step is to calculate the cost of capital where the discount factor has a high-impact in this field. Then, it is studied the time-money analysis to understand how the profit of a company can change when taking into account the time factor. Finally, some logistic advertises about how to improve the supply chain to enhance the cash flow of a company are explained.
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