Introduction to Supply Chain Finance - eCourse

Get a practical overview of the high-growth area of supply chain finance (SCF)—an emerging proposition which covers the majority of global trade flows.

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By the end of this eCourse you will be able to:

Outline the relationship between the physical and financial supply chain.

Explain the focus of SCF and "open account" transactions.

List the benefits of SCF for importers, exporters, SMEs and emerging markets.

Describe what export credit agencies (ECAs) are in supply chain finance.

Describe the bank payment obligation (BPO).

Understand the potential of supply chain finance.

Define the standard market definitions for the techniques of SCF.

Understand and articulate the value of supply chain management practices.

List the three requirements that enable supplier finance techniques.

Define "forfaiting" and how it relates to SCF.

Describe the various SCF regulatory, accounting, and reporting considerations.

Describe what “onboarding” is and its challenges.


Access period

12 months


3 hours


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Who should take this course?

General practitioners working in banks, corporates, or financial institutions in functions such as relationship management, credit and compliance, but with an interest in trade finance.

Animated explainer videos

This eCourse includes 15 animated videos to help you better understand core concepts

Case study

Learning is easier with practical examples and we've included a whole lesson dedicated to a case study



Alexander Malaket

President, Opus Advisory Services International Inc

Alexander Malaket is a recognized specialist in international trade and trade finance, with over 25 years of professional experience in Canada and internationally. He is Deputy Head of the Executive Committee of the ICC Banking Commission (Paris), a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, World Trade Centre (Winnipeg) and a member of the Board of the Forum for International Trade Training (Ottawa). Alexander is a member of the B20 Task Forces for 2015, the International Affairs Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and a “Nominated Expert” in trade finance at the UN/CEFACT, as well as a member of the ICTSD/World Economic Forum E15 Initiative. Author of “Financing Trade and International Supply Chains” published by Gower, UK in 2014, Mr. Malaket is a frequent speaker, panel chair and participant at leading industry events around the world.

Introduction to Supply Chain Finance - eCourse

Only USD $150
  • 12-months access to all 8 lessons. Repeat them as many times as you want.
  • Online and interactive - learn at your own pace
  • A case study and 21 assessment questions to test your knowledge
  • 15 animated explainer videos and 1 video lecture
  • Downloadable glossary for offline reference
  • Certificate of completion


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