Business Areas

Capital Projects

Analytical Studies

A capital project comprises a wide range of variables, thus resulting in economic and financial conveniences strategically aimed by investors. The complex interdependence of engineering, trading, logistical, administration, and both fiscal and tax control aspects makes it difficult for customers to know the real costs of the investment.

By means of a detailed and differentiated analysis, TSX specialists
challenge the traditional assumptions and regular practices regarding capital projects. We suggest a unique way to look at your company project by focusing on new tax and logistical aspects of the CAPEX formation. Thus, trade-offs are recommended in order to identify saving opportunities and integrate actions to reduce costs, mitigate risks, and optimize the invested capital.
The gains are predicted in the early stages of the project (during the viability and the planning ones), and are increased during the implementation one. Based on our experience, we have found that many savings opportunities are reached by innovation and a different format in performance without letting go of the business principles.

Project implementation

To implement a capital project, one needs to balance out the different aspects within, and take into account issues not directly bound to good engineering, long commercial negotiations with suppliers or an efficient workforce management. Given the amount of areas that require attention, it is hard to realize the complexity and real importance of all actions needed for cost reduction and risk mitigation.

At TSX, we work on all phases of a project, making available advisory and operational support, as well as all procedural adjustments needed for the good performance of specific tasks:

- Analysis of the technical and commercial structuring of purchase packages;
- Creation of both tax and logistical scenarios viability under a stochastic risk simulation;
- Elaboration and management of purchase contracts;
- Access and fruition of tax and fiscal benefits;
- Materials classification according to commodity economics world rules;
- Coordination of logistical services;
- Follow-up and monitoring of field activities;
- Management of on-site warehouses;
- Managing of import and export operations;
- Administration of the relationship with fiscal and consenting authorities.

Innovation

The implementation of a project capital takes far more than just good engineering, long commercial negotiations with suppliers or efficient work management. It is about a systemic process, which demands detailed planning and structuring from the very moment of its conception, and it also involves tax, logistical, and administrative aspects during its execution.

TSX focus on relevant topics for project structuring (such as administrative, logistical and tax ones) which are not usually considered as key assumptions during the planning, structuring, and direction and speed implementation stages.

To TSX, both risk mitigation and the perspective of cost reduction intrinsically depend on the absolute comprehension of such factors and the efficient management of their integration.

Internationalization

Analytical studies

An internationalization project involves concepts, practical alternatives, qualifications and several stakeholders. Consequently, it features differentiated deadlines, costs and budgeting. In order to be well-structured, one needs to fully comprehend the interdisciplinarity of the aspects posed by such a project:

- Market opportunities - attractiveness and competitiveness;
- Commercial negotiation - prices, guarantees, deadlines and limits of liability;
- Engineering: specification and qualification;
- Economy and finances: budgeting, working capital, funding, currencies and cash flow;
- Public control (valuation, licensing, taxes, benefits, and risks;
- Logistics (origins, destinations, routes, deadlines, handlings, storages and costs.

At TSX, we promote the knowledge of the most comprehensive context within an internationalization project. By bringing together all the main interested parties, we justify the comprehension of real costs and risks of such a project, and the integrated actions needed for their reduction and mitigation - a process that takes different factors into account: culture and strategy, internationalization types and levels, economy and finances, logistics and public control, which interact during the constitution of a project.

Project Implementation

The implementation of an internationalization project should be based on the balance amongst the distinct factors of its composition. It is of crucial importance to notice those factors which are not directly bound to market opportunities, commercial negotiations with suppliers, buyers or foreign partners, or the product portfolio qualification. There are many points of attention and logical planning, and risk mitigation should be systemic and include subjects related to the business and the company's strategy, people, internal processes, logistics, as well as tax, economical, and financial aspects.

We work on the entire internationalization project with advisory and operational support, and procedural adjustments that maximize the performance of punctual tasks, either in the cultural alignment, during the definition of the business strategy, or in the structuring and implementation of the project:

- Cost analysis;
- Price formation;
- International negotiation and trading;
- Contract structuring and management;
- Logistical qualification;
- Tax parameterization;
- Management of importation and exportation of goods and services;

Corporate Culture

An internalization project requires a well-oriented and qualified corporate culture to support its direction and speed with an integrated staff in a favorable environment as to the new company's stage.

TSX helps in aligning or reducing the asymmetry of the project corporate culture based on concepts, orientation practices and the follow-up of knowledge assimilation. We promote the qualification and the tuning of such a culture with the business internationalization process by exercising the best practices with a continuous evaluation of the systemic integration indexes of activities.

Corporate Strategy

For the internationalization to take place efficiently, it is fundamental that the project is aligned to the company’s strategy.

We align the project to the corporate strategy, thus promoting the assimilation of management concepts and practical orientation during the execution of tasks that qualify the business internationalization process as a factor of strategy deployment.

Innovation

An internationalization project is a systemic and dynamic process, which demands a logical planning and a detailed structuring as of its composition. Aside from market opportunities and commercial negotiations with foreign partners, administrative, logistical and tax aspects – of public control – should be taken into account throughout the whole project execution.

At TSX, we go far beyond the support to identify commercial opportunities, structure and follow up international negotiations. Our team of specialists focus specifically on administrative, logistical and tax issues that are fundamental to the project composition and not usual in the definitions of their structuring, direction and implementation speed. Efficient risk mitigation and cost reduction depend on the full comprehension of such diversity.

Productivity gains

Analytical Studies

In order to increase business productivity, it is fundamental to comprehend the subject structure of problems leading to the operational deficiency, as well as the solutions for solving them. Aside from the processes existing in the company’s operation, commercial, productive, administrative, economical, financial, tax, and logistical aspects should be thoroughly analyzed so that one can understand their systemic interdependence.

At TSX, we guide the search of solutions under a dynamic perspective that considers the factors of interdependence with the simultaneous approach of different topics that inter-relate, thus guaranteeing productivity improvement.

Operational Support

Often, productivity efficiency depends solely and exclusively on the quantitative labor efficiency, i.e., the offer of structure and personnel to cope with the amount and profile of demands.

We make qualified personnel available for the punctual growth of labor in order to meet voluminous demands or those of specific profiles to suit the needed procedure adjustments.

Corporate Culture

A productivity gain project normally demands the betterment of the corporate culture qualification to improve the staff harmony in a favorable environment so as to perform tasks in a more efficient and productive way.

Alignment or reduction of the corporate culture asymmetry as to the need of performance and productivity gain, either by the knowledge and assimilation of concepts and orientation or by the re-structuring and follow-up of the execution of tasks assuring the productive efficiency.

Corporate Strategy

To improve productivity, it is fundamental that operational activities are aligned to the corporate strategy.

At TSX, we set up the productivity gain project aligned to the company’s strategy, discussing management concepts and practices, and following the orientation and execution of specific tasks related to the improvement of operational productivity.

Innovation

This is a dynamic that demands an integrated and detailed structuring of the productivity gain project as of the conception, planning and structuring stage, identifying apparent breaking points or inflection of the flowchart process and in the structuring of the relationship map.

At TSX, we promote the systemic comprehension of the activities by focusing on the diversification perspective during the structuring and execution of specific tasks. TSX relies on a multidisciplinary team able to identify breaking points and propose processual alternatives in order to enhance productivity.

Business Process

The productive performance gain is directly linked to the fruitful structuring of business processes and daily attitudes that interfere in the goal achievement.

We improve the structuring and development of activities performed by customers on a daily-basis routine by guiding them as to the correct design and implementation of mature business processes, sharing the best operational practices related to the productive performance gain.