Plan regionalization and global expansion

Build a business without borders. Optimize the financial structure of your supply chains with advanced tax and trade guidance from Flex.

Financial supply chain design

Global trade dynamics and regionalization are rapidly increasing supply chain complexity and generating new opportunities. Entering new markets often means navigating complex and unfamiliar terrain. Stay ahead of complex shifts in tax and trade with a partner who has the capacity to drive efficiencies and savings across multiple global supply chains. 

Due to the number and complexity of different supply chains we manage, Flex provides the deepest knowledge and most actionable tax, trade and operations consulting in the market today. Key capabilities include:

  • Visibility and velocity: Insights across more than 1,000 supply chains, 30,000+ suppliers, 30 countries
  • Cross-industry expertise: 13 industries with more than 2,000 new product introductions annually
  • Strategy to implementation: Integrated knowledge and practical experience
  • Global footprint: Presence in developed and emerging markets for faster product introduction
Flex can consult on tax and trade to help your business expand

 

Flex is your strategic partner to evaluate tax and tariff policies to optimize your supply chain, lowering costs by 10-20% and creating sustainable value for your business.

Six benefits of Flex tax and trade strategies

Intelligent solutions:

Customized supply chain offerings to meet your unique business needs

Cost savings:

10% - 20% landed cost savings in emerging markets

Regional scale:

Global team strategically located in key operating jurisdictions around the world

Optimal channels:

Identifying the best manufacturing and distribution channels 

Strategic and dynamic:

Proactive adjustments to tax and trade policies to capture opportunities and align to changing global regulations   

Government relations:

Business policy liaison and advocate  

With data from more than 1,000 supply chains at our fingertips, Flex has provided strategic insight to hundreds of customers, helping them bring their products to market faster. Here are just a few snapshots.

Tax and trade in action

 

  • Reduced time to market by 75% in Brazil
    Initial request »Review local manufacturing to improve competitiveness…
  • Identified 25% savings for building server farms in Latin America
    Initial request »Review local manufacturing to improve competitiveness…
  • Decreased product cost by more than 20% for gaming company
    Initial request »Developed a customs and tax incentive strategy for Brazil to improve competitive price point of product…
  • Reduced landed price to consumers by 5%
    Initial request »Optimized total cost of importing products to Europe…
Reduced time to market by 75% in Brazil

Initial request » Review local manufacturing to improve competitiveness

 

Opportunity » Local manufacturing was less than 5% of total sales, lead time and complex design issues hampered decision making and new products weren’t available 12 months after global launch

 

What we delivered » Developed model, research and a plan to achieve supply chain savings

 

Impact » Increased customer margins by 20-30% and reduced lead time to three months for NPI

Identified 25% savings for building server farms in Latin America

Initial request » Review local manufacturing to improve competitiveness

 

Opportunity » Building in-region allowed customer to qualify for government incentives and create local jobs

 

What we delivered » Used Flex’s proprietary analytics tool and 10+ years of experience with our Latin American operations team to develop multiple import and manufacturing scenarios to optimize costs

 

Impact » Identified 20% cost savings for customer

Decreased product cost by more than 20% for gaming company

Initial request » Developed a customs and tax incentive strategy for Brazil to improve competitive price point of product

 

Opportunity » Reduced costs through improved planning, marketing and expansion of company retailers

 

What we delivered » Financial strategy, go-to-market strategy, competitive insights and financial model to improve distributor and retailer strategy

 

Impact » Reduced product cost by 20%+ reduction in product cost in country, chance to expand market share

Reduced landed price to consumers by 5%

Initial request » Optimized total cost of importing products to Europe

 

Opportunity » Qualified company’s products for European free-trade agreements by updating manufacturing and sourcing strategy for product

 

What we delivered » Optimized manufacturing strategy by taking tax, custom duties and operations into consideration, helping company implement strategy in less than a year

 

Impact » Reduced landed price to consumers by 5%

Global footprint

We have over 100 facilities roughly equivalent to 1,000 football fields, making it easy and cost-effective to scale from zero to high volume in major geographies around the world. Some of our specialized plants are fueled by 100% renewable energy, and others have achieved FDA approval clearing the way for us to design and manufacture medical and healthcare products. With a dominant presence in major hubs like China, Malaysia, India, Europe, Israel, United States, Mexico and Brazil, Flex has the capacity to handle large-scale, highly complex operations that other manufacturers cannot.

Flex has a presence in over 100 countries worldwide