The rebalancing of economic objectives following the global financial turmoil, cost inflation and ever increasing competition are forcing domestic companies to globalise and find new, low-cost supply sources.
Take for example enterprises with manufacturing operations in Asia. These companies are looking to source from new locations within the region in order to manage country-specific risks and to take advantage of lower cost production facilities.
On the one hand, Asian companies are expanding rapidly into new markets and reaching new clients around the globe. On the other hand, multinationals are competing for a share of Asia’s fast-growing Asian consumer markets.
Such extensions of the supply chain are creating many new complexities. A company’s human resources, legal, tax, information technology, marketing, research and development, and finance functions will have to be relooked.
As a business owner, you have probably had your share of such changes.
To reap the expected benefits, you recognize you will need a cross functional team with the breadth of relevant experience and depth of knowledge to help you implement it.
Our Tax-Efficient Supply Chain Management (TESCM) practice will bring to your company extensive global tax knowledge and industry experience.
Through the combined knowledge and experience of our tax professionals, business advisory and industry specialists, we can help you reach your objectives.
Our TESCM teams can help you:
- perform supply chain location analysis
- identify opportunities to leverage lower effective tax rates
- address demand and supply variability through inventory positioning and valuation analysis
- perform total cost analysis
- develop operating structures to help manage total landed costs of goods
- assess the benefits of and implementat centralized decision making and shared service centers
- identify opportunities to reduce duty costs and improve cross-border movements
- manage customs compliance and identify opportunities to manage indirect tax issues
- analyse related party pricing arrangements in line with recognized market comparables