Supply Chain Finance Workshop description


Workshop Facilitators

Bart Ras – Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Bart is a Managing Director at Greensill Capital and research fellow at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. He brings a unique entrepreneurial and globally-focused approach to working capital, trade finance and supply chain management. Combining over 20 years of experience in different environments and industries. Often bringing innovative and non-traditional new propositions to the market place.  Previously Bart worked at HSBC as Global Head Business Development and held senior positions at Citi Bank, Philips NV and ING Bank.





Bas van Dijk – Port of Rotterdam and Blocklab

Bas van Dijk graduated as Msc Strategic Management at Tilburg University and after a short stint in consultancy and a longer stint at PostNL in the role of Financial Management trainee & Business controller is currently employed at the Strategic Finance department of the Port of Rotterdam (Europe’s biggest port)


This interactive workshop will use case studies based on one of the largest blockchain research project in Europe to trigger discussion with the audience about blockchain role and value in supply chain financing.


Time schedule:

Intro and bringing everyone up to speed on blockchain - 10 min

Use case 1 and discussion – 20 min

Use case 2 and discussion – 20 min

Use case 3 and discussion – 20 min

Wrap-up – 5 min


Use cases

Inventory Finance:

  • How does blockchain affects SCF solutions?
  • What are the obstacle to financing inventories in supply chains?
  • The practical case: how NBK and ABN-AMRO overcame such difficulties


‘Deliver’ case study:

  • Was the e-CMR UN convention ahead of its time in 2008 and describing blockchain?
  • The link between e-CMR and Supply chain Finance
  • e-CMR as the undisputable proof of delivery data element in the blockchain
  • Getting your money sooner with better conditions (spot market factoring)
  • Onboarding does it require technique or social project management skills


‘Materials passport’ case study:

  • successful supply cycle management
  • Identification of products and goods is key to preserve value and quality of circular products, components and raw materials
  • A physical and digital passport is a necessity to follow products and materials in a supply cycle - to connect supply cycles through the concept of intelligent materials pooling


In this capacity he has headed the innovation team looking into the use of Blockchain technology within the Port of Rotterdam and helped set up the Fieldlab Blockchain for Logistics and Energy in Rotterdam (Blocklab)