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Manufacturing

Globalization. Cost control. Market expansion. These are just some of the mounting pressures our manufacturing clients face. Do you feel confident in your company’s ability to anticipate your greatest concerns and proactively respond?

Our manufacturing practice is among the nation’s largest, serving over 2,500 clients with operations spanning 46 states and more than 70 countries. These clients are owner-managed businesses, international market leaders, and private equity firms. Like you, they have complex needs and require a partner they can trust. Let our experienced audit, tax, and consulting professionals help you navigate new challenges, reduce tax burdens, improve operations, and avoid costly missteps.

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Expansion to China saves millions
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Keeping your ERP current:
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Ready for the new revenue recognition standard?
It's critical to begin planning now for the new revenue recognition standard to ensure compliance and minimize operational impacts. Our industry-specific guides can help you simplify adoption.
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With the new revenue recognition standard, it pays to be proactive
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Managing risk

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Asset/liability management: Will your model pass regulatory scrutiny
Are you prepared to meet regulatory expectations for your asset/liability management model? Here are four steps to take to confirm your model is performing in accordance with regulatory guidance and standards.
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  • Keeping your ERP current: Learn from top performing companies
    Your ERP can directly affect many aspects of your manufacturing business environment. Are you taking full advantage of critical enterprise technology to remain competitive?
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    Webinar September 21, 2017 1 min read Upcoming
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  • 2017 State of Manufacturing Technology
    See how manufacturers like you are taking advantage of advanced technologies to drive results and usher in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
    Webinar September 27, 2017 1 min read Upcoming
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  • 2017 MAPP Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference
    Top professionals in the auto manufacturing industry will meet at the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors’ 2017 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference to learn how to improve operations and discover tactics to increase their bottom line.
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    Event October 11 - 13, 2017 1 min read Upcoming
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  • Global Leadership Conference
    Plante Moran is pleased to be a bronze sponsor at the 2017 Global Leadership Conference. The GLC is an invitation-only forum for senior automotive leaders held at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
    Event October 12, 2017 1 min read Upcoming
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Our clients say

Our transition to Plante Moran was remarkably smooth. We were impressed with the experience level and knowledge of everyone that worked on our audit. The communication and planning were exceptional, meeting all of our expectations, requirements, and deadlines.

Jim DeVleeschouwer Corporate Controller PVS Chemicals, Inc.

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Manufacturer meets acquisition requirements with Plex ERP implementation
A 95-year-old, $70-million manufacturer of tool storage solutions meets acquisition requirements through a cost-saving Plex ERP implementation in a limited time frame.
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Manufacturer achieves successful expansion to Mexico, on time and under budget with robust consulting on strategy, site selection, labor availability and cost, governmental incentives, tax implications, and entity incorporation.
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Our Team

We are a team of manufacturing specialists who can help you limit risk and seize new opportunities. We offer a global perspective, decades of experience, and specialized insights to help you manage effectively during times of economic growth or contraction.

Our team of over 450 manufacturing professionals serve clients spanning nearly every sector of the manufacturing industry, including automotive, distribution, medical, metals, rubber and plastics, industrial, food and beverage, and commercial machinery. We’re seasoned audit and tax leaders, as well as certified consultants and project management professionals capable of providing strategy and implementation assistance in key areas such as international expansion, ERP systems, costing and estimating, and due diligence.