Asian supply chain planning considerations

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The Asian region includes some of the highest growth countries globally. This region continues to provide opportunities for business expansion and transformation.

It is important for multinationals to understand the key considerations involved in aligning the changes in their business footprint with their tax position. Our discussion will incorporate direct and indirect tax and transfer pricing concepts.

Core EY Tax Effective Supply Chain Management (TESCM) practice professionals will cover these topics in more detail. They will include:

  • The key trends for inbound investment into Asia
  • The drivers to regionalize Asian operations and their challenges
  • How policy, audit and controversy trends shape business model structures that are implemented
  • How we see US MNCs address the trends and drivers in their Asia business model
    • Full scale versus discrete business model optimization
    • IP and procurement centralization – scaled model examples
    • Value-added services – alternative to transactional models
  • The typical challenges in implementing regionalized business model structures
  • The practical lessons learned

During this live, interactive webcast, you will have the opportunity to ask questions through the website, and the panelists will answer as many of your questions as time permits.

This program will be of interest to vice presidents/directors of tax/international tax/transfer pricing, directors of finance, CFOs, international tax managers and tax accountants looking for the latest practical information and planning ideas to support their Asian business initiatives. We hope you will be able to join us.


Matthew Andrew

EY Solutions LLP (Singapore), Asia-Pacific Tax Effective Supply Chain Management Leader, International Tax Services

Matthew Andrew, a member of EY Solutions LLP, a Singapore limited liability partnership, is the leader of the Asia Pacific Tax Effective Supply Chain Management (TESCM) practice.

In his 16 years of global TESCM and transfer pricing experience, he has worked with a wide range of clients and practices in the area of business restructuring into and out of Asia, chiefly from the US. Included are utilization of principal structures in jurisdictions such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Switzerland and Ireland, and increasingly, specific hybrid models to manage the growing trend toward manufacturing for domestic consumption in countires such as China, India and Indonesia.

Matthew is a Barrister & Solicitor of the New Zealand High Court, a Member of the Singapore Institute of Taxation Professionals and the Taxation Institute of Australia.



Michael Beeman

Ernst & Young LLP (US), Tax Effective Supply Chain Management, International Tax Services

Michael Beeman is one of Ernst & Young LLP's leading tax-effective supply chain management professionals. He advises clients on the design, implementation and defense of tax-effective supply chain management structures for large multinational corporations in a variety of industries. His experience includes helping clients design and implement business transformation projects in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Mike has significant implementation experience leading multidisciplinary project teams in helping the client’s organization through business transformation, aligning tax and business strategies. His experience includes working with companies to help them redesign their business processes, information technology and accounting systems to align with the future business model. Mike has experience helping clients defend their tax-effective supply chain management structures, with several projects clearing examination in multiple jurisdictions.



Denise Guarino

Ernst & Young LLP (US), Tax Effective Supply Chain Management, International Tax Services

Denise Guarino is a member of Ernst & Young LLP's National Tax Effective Supply Chain Management practice. She is based in Boston.

Denise provides international tax and tax effective supply chain management services to clients that have significant or expanding operations overseas. She has broad experience in several aspects of international taxation, including advising multinational corporations on Subpart F, international compliance, withholding tax and foreign tax credit issues.

Denise received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Boston University, a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. She is a member of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and New Hampshire Bar Association.


Lisa Lim

Ernst & Young LLP (US), Director of Tax Effective Supply Chain Management, International Tax Services

Lisa Lim is the global EY organization's Americas Director of Tax Effective Supply Chain Management. Lisa provides international tax and tax effective supply chain management services to clients that have significant or expanding operations overseas, particularly in Asia. Based in New York, she is a partner of Ernst & Young LLP and previously was Ernst & Young LLP's Director of the Asia Pacific Business Group.

During her 27-year career with the global EY organization, Lisa has advised clients regarding the structure of multinational company cross-border transactions, tax effective structures for supply chain, transfer pricing and China inbound investment planning. Her supply chain experience - from feasibility to design to implementation - spans various industries, including apparel and fashion design, footwear, retail, consumer products, consumer electronics, personal care, high technology, industrial products, chemicals and medical device and diagnostics products.

Lisa received an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She is a certified public accountant licensed in the state of New York.