Working Capital


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Working capital is one of the most

significant investments that many

businesses make. It can also be one

of the most inefficient.
Excess working capital often moves

up our clients’ agendas when there is

a need to free cash in order to invest

in other areas. These cash triggers

range from funding market growth

or acquisitions to providing cash to

bridge a temporary downturn in business performance.

Often, once the task of freeing working capital reaches Management’s agenda, a series of short term actions are initiated: customers are aggressively chased for payment; payment to suppliers is delayed; and inventory levels are reduced. Often the unpalatable results and organisational upset caused by these actions mean that they are quickly shelved, and no underlying improvement occurs.

Deloitte supports clients in understanding the scope for the sustainable release of cash from working capital, identifying what steps need to be taken to release the cash and providing the implementation expertise to enable them to achieve their optimum level of working capital.