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Tax Aligned Supply Chain (TASC)

The competitive advantage of Deloitte

Supply chain strategies represent one of the hottest trends in business today. Manufacturers in various industries are now looking to supply chain initiatives for competitive advantage. Global companies that undertake sweeping supply chain re-engineering efforts, on average, are producing massive reductions in costs related to inventory, facilities, procurement, and logistics.

On the leading edge of these innovations are companies that take a more encompassing view of supply chain issues. They incorporate tax planning into their supply chain strategies from the onset. The result is often a significant improvement in compliance risk management, as well as sizeable near-term and ongoing cost savings.

What is it?
Tax-Aligned Supply Chain (TASC) is a service offering to raise corporate profits by restructuring supply chain activities while aligning them with methods to take advantage of specific direct and indirect tax benefits. This may include:

  • (re-)design and (re-)location of production and distribution facilities to optimize effectiveness of the network
  • low cost and tax-effective sourcing of direct and indirect materials
  • low cost and tax-effective logistics techniques
  • integration of new product development and product lifecycle management
  • definition, design of new business processes to enable the new concepts, including the (re-)configuration and (re-)implementation of an ERP system
  • optimize the VAT functionality of the ERP system
  • VAT and Customs cash flow and compliance optimization (including AEO and REACH)
  • lease-versus-buy analysis

What are the benefits?

  • reduced supply chain costs
  • improved customer services (greater number of orders on time and complete)
  • optimized and more effective supply chain infrastructure
  • lower worldwide effective tax rate
  • minimized VAT burden
  • more effective controls, better compliance and a reduction in risk
  • VAT compliancy

The competitive advantage of Deloitte
There are many competent supply chain consultants who yield significant cost reductions. What is different about TASC is that we have a turnkey fully integrated (consulting and tax) approach from plan to execution. We help to avoid that operational savings are wiped out by an increased corporate or indirect tax burden. This enables the client to keep more of the cost savings it realizes from its supply chain efficiencies, in some cases hundreds of millions of euro’s or more per year.

Who should come into action?
Businesses for which TASC adds most additional value grossly have the following characteristics:

  • involved in international operations (from sourcing & procurement, manufacturing through distribution) resulting in cross-border transactions
  • planning large new manufacturing or distribution facilities
  • undergoing a merger or major restructuring
  • underperforming against peers

More information
For more information please contact Leon Pieters, telephone: +31 (0)20 454 76 02. You can also contact Jan-Gerben Smallenbroek, telephone: +31 (0)10 880 11 73.

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Leon Pieters
Tel: +31 (0)88 288 2517

Jan-Gerben Smallenbroek
Tel: +31 (0)88 288 2632

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