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Fraudulent Purchase Orders On The Rise

Companies in manufacturing and distribution sectors are reporting a spike in fraudulent purchase orders in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. A number of these orders have been reported to be in excess of $200,000 and have been mistakenly processed by suppliers without

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2017 Business Forecasts Impact Portfolios

Each year around this time, the media reviews last year’s business trends and forecasts into the future. We found a mix of articles highlighting 2016 and 2017 business trends that can impact business value and profits. Like the recent Presidential election, these trends will defy traditional market assumptions.

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The Credit Department (TCD) has written regularly for professional credit management associations, as well as mainstream trade journals such as CFO Magazine. 

Business Credit Magazine

Three authored articles

NACM December, 2014

Confident Companies Coughing Up Credit

The Credit Managers’ Index is at its highest level since last April — evidence that U.S. suppliers are mostly meeting businesses’ increased appetite for trade credit., Feb 29, 2012

Slow Burn

What should you do when customers are slow to pay? As sales rebound and customers queue up for trade credit again, your cash flow could be at risk.

CFO Magazine, April 1, 2010

Best of 2009: Risk Management

The credit freeze, spawning perils to both markets and corporate finance, was arguably the biggest risk of the year., December 28, 2009

Giving Credit Risk Its Due

The current economy is prodding finance executives to try to detect potential deadbeats by using such things as automated alert systems., August 14, 2009

Banks Take Aim at Revolvers

With lenders shrinking the length and size of their commitments to companies and charging more, liquidity risk is rising., July 1, 2009

Are your Receivables at Risk?

Supply Excellence, January 29, 2009

How to Slash Your Credit Exposure

The downturn gives companies an excuse for demanding that customers share more financial information, to keep on top of clients’ ability to pay and stay viable., January 22, 2009

Rethinking Risk

Companies have never been more motivated to revisit risk management, but improvements will come slowly.

CFO Magazine, January 1, 2009

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Speaking Engagements

Pam Krank, President of The Credit Department (TCD), is available for speaking engagements with clients and associations both nationally and internationally. She regularly presents webinars and live speaking events for the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) and the International Conference on Trade Finance (ICTF).

Past speaking engagements:

“The Future of the Credit Department” for the NACM Credit & Financial Development Division (CFDD) National Conference in September 2014.

Moderator for “A Conversation with the CFO” at the NACM 118th Credit Congress & Expo in June 2014.

“Emerging Trends for Small/Mid-Market Credit Departments: Credit” webinar for NACM in May 2014

“Beyond the Fundamentals: Anatomy of the Perfect Credit Department” for the ICTF in April 2014.

“The Credit Professional of the Future: What CFOs Want” for the Finance, Credit and International Business Association (FCIB) in November 2013.“Maximizing Cash Flow from Receivables” for the ICTF in March 2012.

“Accounts Receivable Best Practices for Presidents” for ExecSense.

“Accounts Receivable Best Practices for COOs” for ExecSense.

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