Discover DNA 2.5 part IThis year, Credit Matters is exploring O2C DNA. What is the supreme level of 2.5, why do we need it and how do we achieve it? Credit Matters VIII is a research project like no other and we are not coming out of the laboratory until we have answers. We all know the theories - it is time for answers and to take O2C to the highest levels excellence.
Welcome to BrnoA formal welcome from the City of Brno.
Bc. Tomáš Koláčný, Deputy Mayor of Brno
Economic ForecastHow will the world look in the next 12 months. Politics, environmental issues,the recession, Brexit, trade sanctions and many other factors demand that the O2C teams are prepared to deal with an uncertain future.
Creating moments of joy in a global snacks powerhouseThis fascinating story reveals how historically there was little specific focus on Working Capital until there was a need to fund future investments. Claudia will be your guide through the Mondelez Europe Working Capital Journey - how it embraced a seismic change throughout the organization, improving cash flow and reducing costs by linking talent and technology. There are essential lessons for us all to learn as we brace ourselves for the next recession and rising costs of borrowing.
How great Credit Management changed my lifePeter Kelly founded Softcat in 1993 and just 25 years later the company now records a turnover in excess of GBP 1bn. As with all start ups, the early years weren't always easy. A key turning point in the company's growth came when the Credit Manager of their key supplier convinced his company to extend the credit facility allowing delivery of more material of more materials. This was a significant risk and could have gone either way. Peter's compelling story shares insights into what makes a successful entrepreneur and how experienced credit managers can change the world. After dropping out of college (North Staffs Poly in Stoke), Peter decided to travel the world, hitch-hiking around the USA to S America, around Africa and back through the Middle East. He returned to the UK to work in Sales & Training with Xerox for 7 years. When he founded Software Catalogue Ltd in 1993 (which subsequently renamed itself Softcat in 1998), Peter was adamant to do things differently… to run a company without the usual damaging politics and with excellent customer service. Although Peter has delegated the running of the business to an excellent Management team, he still has a personal responsibility for the culture. He was voted the 4th best entrepreneur in the UK by Management Today, just under Victoria Beckham....
DNA & Genetics in BrnoIt is little known but Brno is the real home of DNA. Gregor Johann Mendel, the Brno abbot who is known as ‘the father of genetics’, and his study of the laws of biological inheritance.