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The working capital cycle expressed in number of days, is the average time duration that it takes to turn investment into cash and profit, referred to as working capital days.
When we look at the regional performance in more detail, our study shows that while the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) working capital deteriorated for 6 consecutive quarters since Q3 2015, Kuwait has relatively the weakest net working capital (NWC) performance across key economies with circa 30 per cent deterioration from 2014 to 2016.
PwC stressed, however, that large companies outperformed their smaller peers in 2016 by "exercising their size dominance and adhering to better working capital management practices".
When we look at the regional performance in more detail, our study shows that while Saudi Arabia working capital deteriorated for six consecutive quarters since Q3 2015, Kuwait has relatively the weakest net working capital (NWC) performance across key economies with circa 30 per cent deterioration from 2014 to 2016," he added.
Even though the conditions are difficult, the corporations can achieve their goals and take leading positions on the market with an effective management of working capital.
Is a deliberate increase of working capital conceivable within target setting?
Negotiating the working capital adjustment involves both legal and financial issues.
EY Global Mining & Metals Advisory Leader Paul Mitchell says: As a sector, the mining industry performs fairly poorly in managing working capital they are leaving cash in the ground .
For the purpose of a smooth operation of firms, they need to plan and control current assets and liabilities to avoid the problem of paying current liabilities and unnecessary investment in the working capital that may lead to bankruptcy (Largay and Stickney, 1980).
It is widely acknowledged that effective supply chain management practices can reduce operating costs and logistics expenses, significantly impacting a company's working capital.
Because of this, the amount of excess working capital in UK plcs is still rising.
Milano: Companies improve working capital efficiency by reducing inventory levels using better management techniques such as just-in-time, lean manufacturing and process reengineering.