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Unprecedented growth and change in the automotive industry are pushing suppliers to make daunting and expensive moves. Are you balancing competing priorities to make smart investment decisions? We’re here to help you focus on the right things — to help simplify an increasingly complex world.

Suppliers have relied on our automotive advisors for more than 90 years. As experts in manufacturing accounting and consulting, we’ll take a holistic view of your business, offer unparalleled industry expertise, and tailor our approach to your needs. Our practice serves more than 500 supplier clients spanning 40 different countries, with engagements ranging from audit, tax, and strategic planning, to ERP, international strategy, restructuring and transformation, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Tax reform for manufacturers: Uncovering opportunities

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Navigating tax reform: Critical insights for manufacturers
Tax reform will reveal challenges and opportunities for manufacturers. Effectively navigating the changes will require implementation strategies, planning approaches, and an action plan to optimize your tax position. Join our tax reform webinar to gain these critical insights.
Bryan Welsh
Webinar January 25, 2018 60 minute watch Upcoming
Tax reform and your 2017 taxes: What should manufacturers know?
Kurt Piwko
Article January 23, 2018 6 min read
Manufacturers and tax reform: Planning for 2018 and beyond
Kurt Piwko
Article January 23, 2018 5 min read
International tax reform: A look at provisions affecting multinational businesses
Randall Janiczek
Webinar January 23, 2018 60 min watch Upcoming

Seven Point Cybersecurity assessment
Seven specific areas to evaluate how you're protecting your information

Future of mobility

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Auto world goes back to the future with new VW Microbus design shift
The proposed VW Microbus could represent a paradigm shift in auto manufacturing with modular, bolt-on parts that could extend the travel life of the vehicle substantially. Just how it might affect you and your business? Read more at Automotive News.
Daron Gifford
Article January 02, 2018 1 min read

Revenue recognition: Are manufacturers covering all the bases?

Global strategies for auto suppliers

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Preparing for potential NAFTA negotiation outcomes
Are you considering operations in Mexico? Do you know the generalized tariff rate for your products? What exactly does a change in NAFTA content mean for you?
Scott Sneckenberger
Article January 03, 2018 3 min read
How the U.S. should renegotiate NAFTA in a more competitive world
Lou Longo
Article December 13, 2017 3 min read
10 lessons international companies learn the hard way
Lou Longo
Article December 05, 2017 4 min read
U.S. tax reform – What can German investors expect?
Randall Janiczek
Article December 01, 2017 3 min read

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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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Market analytics drives revenue growth
Tier-one auto supplier develops strategy for global expansion and revenue growth.
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We understand what drives the automotive industry. Our multidisciplinary team of over 350 automotive specialists can provide the insights you need to meet demand, innovate, and compete globally. On average, our partners have more than 20 years of experience serving both original equipment and aftermarket suppliers.

These partners are recognized automotive industry thought leaders, regularly presenting at key industry conferences and contributing to major business and trade media outlets. Experience what it feels like to work with a true expert – one with the knowledge, experience, and resources to meet your goals.