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T3 Assessment

Trade, Tax, and Tariff Guidance for a Changing World

T3 Assessment

The recent trend in increased nationalism may trigger significant economic policy adjustments, including renegotiating or withdrawing from long-standing trade deals, new tariffs attempting to establish ‘fair and balanced’ trade, and the overhaul of tax codes. These changes could lead to complex shifts that will significantly affect current supply chains.

To mitigate the risks associated with this climate of uncertainty, many executives are now reassessing their global supply chain strategies from the bottom up, considering new models for:

  • Flexibility — by manufacturing closer to end-markets, U.S. companies can become more responsive to American demand. Should policy changes occur, first movers will enjoy increased flexibility while laggards scramble to update their supply chain strategies.
  • Cost — securing alternative suppliers, locations, and materials would be required to mitigate rising costs. A proactive approach could minimize these costs many times over.
  • Risk — closer proximity to end-markets will decrease risk in manufacturing and transit. However, moving a supply base from Asia to the United States could necessitate depending on single-source suppliers, leading to a higher overall risk profile.

Policy Readiness, Brought to You by Jabil and PwC

To help business leaders prepare their supply chains for the unexpected, Jabil’s Intelligent Digital Supply Chain (IDSC) group has partnered with PwC to provide a comprehensive supply chain assessment designed to uncover the impacts associated with various policy shifts. This rapid optimization assessment measures the resiliency of your current supply chain and prescribes resolution strategies for a variety of potential scenarios.  

Using sophisticated segment benchmarking capabilities, a T3 Policy Readiness Assessment provides U.S. companies with:

  • Actionable, fact-based scenarios reflecting changing global trade and tariff policies
  • Realigned supply chain scenarios that factor in supply base, sourcing, and logistics options to mitigate risk
  • Manufacturing and distribution footprint impact assessments based on fluctuations in trade agreement policies

This understanding significantly improves fact-based decision making, enables faster responses to changing environments, and dramatically enhances communications with stakeholders and partners.