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Insight: Supply chain finance

The metals and mining industry finds itself at a crossroads. Growth in certain sectors is returning as some commodities’ prices and equity valuations have rebounded from the shocks of late 2015 and early 2016. But the unassailable fact remains that combining highly cyclical markets with asset-intensive businesses creates long-term, built-in productivity and profitability challenges. The result is an industry that finds itself in the same place US manufacturing is still traveling through – how to harness technology and other innovations to drive productivity up and costs down.

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Supply chain finance allows companies to extend supplier payment terms in a way that can benefit suppliers

According to KPMG’s report on Global Metals and Mining Outlook 2016, industry executives are balancing the need to preserve cash flow and stabilise earnings, while investing enough in innovation and