Decentralized organizations often have a hard time achieving world-class working capital performance. Structural factors – such as far-flung operations, project-driven work, autonomous business units – can get in the way of efficient cash management. As a result, many such companies lag 80% or more behind world-class levels of working capital as a percentage of sales.
Being a decentralized company makes working capital harder to manage efficiently but far from impossible. This paper discusses:
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