Week1: Introduction, meaning, concepts, classification and importance of working capital, Relevance of current assets and current liabilities in the balance sheet,Objectives of WCM. Over- capitalisation, under- capitalisation, zero working capital, Short-term v/s long term financing-A risk-return trade-off. Liquidity v/s profitability trade-off. Cost trade-off, Working capital approaches. Working capital management in some companies.
Week2: Factors determining working capital requirements, Assessment and forecasting of working capital requirements, Assessment and forecasting of working capital requirements, Operating cycle, Weighted Operating cycle.
Week3: Relevance of current assets and current liabilities and their inter-relationship, Management of different current assets, Management of Inventory. Relevance and scope, Deciding the optimum level of inventory in a firm, Purpose and benefits of holding inventory.
Week4: Risk and cost of holding inventory, Inventory management - tools, techniques, Inventory management - tools, techniques, Inventory management - tools, techniques, Inventory management models.
Week5: Inventory management models, Determining stock levels and safety stocks, Types of organizations holding inventory, Inventory strategies & techniques, Inventory strategies & techniques.
Week6: Cases on Inventory Management, Management of Accounts Receivables, Creation and size of accounts receivables, Motives of extending credit, Limitations of A/Rs-Marginal tax considerations.
Week7: Limitations of A/Rs-Tax considerations, Determining maximum length of credit period, Credit terms, opportunity costs, receivables at cost or sale price, Goals and functions of A/Rs management, Short-term changes in credit policy, Long-term changes in credit policy.
Week8: Financial statements analysis wrt. A/Rs, Financial statements analysis wrt. A/Rs, Financial, Cash management-meaning and concept statements analysis wrt. A/Rs, Cash management-meaning and concept, Cash v/s profit. Cash flow, cash stock and cash to current assets ratio.
Week9: Cash flow presentation as per IFRS, NOCF & priority outflows, Management of liquidity-Shiftability theory, Liquidity newly defined, liquidity crises 7 firm level action, Measurement of liquidity.
Week10: Window dressing, Certainty model by Baumol, Uncertainty model by Miller & Orr, Cash flow forecasting, Cash collection system.
Week11: Management of Accounts Payables, Trade credits-terms of purchase, stretching accounts payables, Cost of Stretching A/Ps, The model of cost of stretching A/Ps, Overtrading and the need of a good information system.
Week12: Financing Working Capital Gap, Sources of working capital finance, Bank finance, Tondon and Chore committees on Bank finance, Other sources of working capital finance and deciding a suitable mix.