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November 19, 2018 Newsletter 2 min read
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Q4 2018

Revenue recognition guide for manufacturing and distribution
The implementation date for the new revenue recognition standard is fast-approaching. Use our revenue recognition guide for manufacturers and distributors to help you prepare.

USMCA: Implications for the automotive sector
Following last-minute negotiations, we have a proposed NAFTA replacement: The United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA). In this article, we take an initial look at the implications for the automotive sector.

U.S. Manufacturing Reshoring Study: Eliminating the trade deficit without tariffs
Tax and regulatory policy shifts, currency volatility, and new tariffs are prompting manufacturers to re-examine their sourcing decisions.

Spotlight on year-end tax planning
As the details of tax reform continue to unfold, how can you develop the most effective year-end tax-planning strategy?

North American Plastics Industry Study (NAPIS): Take the survey
Plastics processors need solid financial and operational benchmarking data to balance risk and opportunity. Take the NAPIS survey to confidently assess the health of your business with comparative data from the competition. 

Get smarter: AI for manufacturing and distribution
AI can raise the IQ of your plant and supply chain to improve quality and efficiency, lower costs, and enhance competitiveness. 

Q3 2018

Webinar: Six months in, what should businesses do now? 
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted only a little over six months ago. Check out our on-demand webinar as we discuss what you should do now to ensure your business maximizes all of the benefits tax reform has to offer. 

Playbook: What you can do now, and how to plan ahead
Do you have a clear idea of what your business needs to do, how, and by when? Our interactive tax reform playbook can help.
Want more? Check out all of our tax reform resources for manufacturers here.

Keeping pace with trade: From words to action 
It’s hard to keep up with the recent and forthcoming tariff- and trade-related events, including a new Section 232 investigation of automobile and automotive parts imports and national security. Here’s what business leaders should know. 

North American Plastics Industry Study: Take the survey
Plastics processors need solid financial and operational benchmarking data to balance risk and opportunity. Take the NAPIS survey to confidently assess the health of your business with comparative data from the competition.

ELD mandate affecting your bottom line? Three tips to reduce costs
The ELD mandate is disrupting supply chain operations with rising transportation costs, long lead times, delayed shipments, and increased truck driver shortages. How can you put the brakes on increased costs and keep your organization on the road to profitability?

Q2 2018

Here are a few resources to help you prepare:

Industry 4.0: Optimizing your plant with smart technologies

Blockchain disruption: Are manufacturers ready? 

Download the 2018 NAPIS Summary Report 

Q1 2018

Spotlight on tax reform: How are manufacturers affected? Revenue recognition: Are manufacturers covering all the bases?

The future of the automobile is autonomous, and your business is likely to feel the effect