May 28, 2014, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST
with Dr. Doug Shackelford, Associate Dean of MBA@UNC and Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation and Dr. Eva Labro, Associate Professor of Accounting, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Registration $35 (free for all current KFBS faculty/students/staff). Register now!
The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the rapidly changing landscape in tax-efficient supply chain management (TESCM).
Increasingly, multinationals are attempting to integrate global tax planning into the overall management of their supply chain. This integration affects all aspects of the firm, including the location and movement of activities, functions and people, and the control and allocation of risks. TESCM is designed to produce flexible tax planning that is operationally-driven and able to deliver long-term reductions in the firm’s effective tax rate and other taxes. Geographical reconfiguration of a global supply chain must consider aspects, such as potential gains and losses in terms of production and logistics costs, time and cost benefits due to co-location as well as implications for supply chain partners and customers.
Since operations and tax management have historically been positioned as occupying different silos, in many firms this integration is difficult to envision, let alone implement. Because companies and their advisors view these TESCM restructurings as proprietary and confidential, little is known about the extent to which they have changed both supply chain management and tax planning. Our research and an academic conference scheduled for April 2014 have been designed to expand our understanding of TESCM.
Registration link: http://tinyurl.com/o777zz7
About the Presenter
Douglas Shackelford addresses taxes and business strategy in both his research and teaching. His current areas of interest include the effects of shareholder taxes on equity prices, the taxation of multinationals and the disclosure of corporate tax information. In addition to his position as associate dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s online MBA program, Dr. Shackelford is the director of the UNC Tax Center and a research associate in public economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass.
Eva Labro is an award-winning teacher and researcher. Her interest in management accounting interfaces with economics, operations research, and purchasing and supply management. She is specifically interested in costing system design, and the provision of management accounting information for both decision making and performance measurement. She is a senior editor at Production and Operations Management (POM) journal for its new POM-Accounting Interface.