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The Road Ahead and Other Key Considerations for 2022 Amid Supply Chain Delays

Justin Tabone

As a disrupted supply chain complicates day-to-day operations across a multitude of industries, issues of order fulfillment are a growing concern for those of us in the equipment finance industry. The manufacturers and distributors my team and I work with... read more

Digital Business 101: Five Steps to Faster and Better

Scott Nelson, Ray Wizbowski, Aaron Dym

Transformation to becoming a “digital business” may be a tired topic, but how many finance companies can actually claim success? Indeed, how many business leaders have a definition of success for digital transformation much less have communicated it companywide? Certainly,... read more

The State of the Evolving Equipment Finance Industry: Changes That Will Outlast the Pandemic

Tom Schied

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a multitude of changes across various industries – including restaurants adopting more mobile ordering and delivery than ever before and doctors pivoting to rely heavily on telehealth services – and the... read more

Musings on the New Year

Patrick Gaskins

As we enter 2022, we find ourselves faced with many of the same challenges we tackled in 2021. The global supply chain continues to be impacted by Coronavirus outbreaks leaving manufacturers in a very difficult position. Labor markets around the world... read more

2022 Healthcare Industry Outlook

John Sparta

Over the past year, we saw rapid acceleration of innovation in the healthcare space. Digitalization and telemedicine solidified their place in a sustainable healthcare model as patients came to expect more convenient access to care. Nearly $4 trillion is spent... read more

Supply Chain Disruption: Smoothing out a Bumpy Road

Patrick Gaskins, Ray Ellingsen

Ray Ellingsen: Pat, it appears market pundits believe supply chain restrictions may last well into 2022 if not beyond. What general insights can you share about the near-term asset availability shortage and longer-term impact assessment? Availability forecast? Model year implications?... read more

Get to Know Artificial Intelligence: An Interview with Professor Manjeet Rege

Scott Nelson, Aaron Dym

If you’re not marketing that you use Artificial Intelligence (AI), you’re probably worried that you should be. AI is a go-to buzzword in business today. But I believe it is also one of the most misunderstood – both technically and... read more

MMP Capital Corners the Market on Medical Aesthetic Equipment Financing

John-Paul Smolenski

In an exclusive Q&A with Monitor, John-Paul Smolenski of MMP Capital discusses how the company takes a hybrid-style approach to provide quick and efficient equipment leasing solutions for the medical device and aesthetic market and how it has maintained success... read more

COVID’s Finance Activity Impacts and the Bottleneck to Break Through

Ray Ellingsen

Disruptions in supply chain throughput and labor market shortages are starting to put a crimp in anticipated equipment finance business activity. As we near the end to the third quarter of 2021 and enter the fourth, it appears that there... read more

98% of Survey Respondents Say ‘The Industry Can Do More to Develop Its Future Leaders’

Lisa Rafter

The COVID-19 pandemic, along with the subsequent shift to a hybrid workplace model has accelerated the demand for new leaders paired with new skill sets. The equipment finance industry is not spared from this trend. Lessons learned during this volatile... read more

Growing the Power of the Invoice with Digital Transformation

Scott Nelson, Aaron Dym

“Whoever owns the invoice owns the customer.” This was the message of future Telefonica CEO José María Álvarez-Pallete López speaking at the 2014 Telefonica Leadership conference. The emerging business trend at the time was the ecosystem of cellular device apps... read more

How Asset Finance Companies Can Help Fleets Get to a Greener Future

Patrick Gaskins

With increasing regularity, corporations are adding sustainability goals to their business strategies. This new sense of corporate responsibility is in part being driven by changes in customer demand. Consumers are asking questions around the sustainability and environmental efforts of corporations... read more

Ask the Expert: What is the Trajectory of the Global Semiconductor Chip Shortage?

Jeff Barron

Modern-day automotive vehicles rely on advanced technology more than ever to deliver an exceptional driving experience coupled with innovative safety and mobility features. But there’s currently an unprecedented global shortage of an integral part to these vehicles—semiconductor chips—that’s affecting nearly... read more

Eliminating Paper In The Equipment Funding Process

Ray Ellingsen

Everyone in the heavily regulated syndicated equipment funding arena knows that each funding transaction requires signatures on more than 25 documents. While that has always been cumbersome, the restriction of public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic with its work-from-home mandates... read more

Heads Up! 5G Will Need Equipment Finance

Scott Nelson, Aaron Dym

5G is on everyone’s mind right now. The carriers have installed enough 5G equipment to provide usable coverage so they have unleashed their marketing armies upon us. AT&T seems to be in the lead – fictional advertising commercial salesperson Lily... read more

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