Thursday, February 19, 2009

What percentage of current organisations have working capital problems?

I am interested in understanding the level of "distress" in the market with regard to managing working capital and other operational issues. Some of the symptoms are company not paying their creditors on time and banks being reticent to lend for working capital problems. How do management cope and manage such situations?

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Partnered with Caterpillar to drive a leadership position in providing a “mine-to-market” technology portfolio (hardware and software) to dramatically lower mining costs. Provided leadership and execution of global roll-out including marketing and alliance programs.

Re-established mining business at CGEY through building strong client relationships and bold propositions. An innovative “Mining for Profit” strategy provided a catalyst for client engagement and delivery of core business and technology assignments.