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Working Relations Index ® Study: Access this year's top ten insights.

Working Relations Index ® Study: Access this year's top ten insights.

Working Relations Index ® Study: Access this year's top ten insights.

The future of mobility starts today.

The global automotive industry is facing unprecedented transformation. Today’s mobility trends will converge — enabling each other, compressing timelines, and reinventing the industry. What can you expect? Expect to build a new business model. Expect to recreate most business functions. The time to retool and prepare is now.

As experts in automotive accounting and consulting, we offer more than opinions. We deliver proprietary market insights, strategic vision, and practical solutions to help you innovate and grow globally. Worldwide, our practice serves more than 500 automotive clients with engagements ranging from audit, tax planning and compliance, and ERP, to strategic planning, international consulting, and transaction advisory. We have experience serving original equipment and aftermarket suppliers as well as OEMs and conduct an annual North American OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index® (WRI®) Study, focused on measuring and improving OEM-supplier working relations.

To compete in tomorrow’s automotive market, you’ll need to rethink your business model and adopt new strategies now. We’re here with diverse services to help you restructure your business functions to respond to the industry’s ongoing transformation.

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Are you prepared for the future of mobility?
The time to retool and get ready is now.

 

Future of mobility

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Auto supplier working relations: Top 10 takeaways from the 2020 WRI® Study

Results of the 2020 North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index® Study are in. Suppliers and OEMs can use the findings to improve resilience. We distill the data.

Dave Andrea
Article June 22, 2020 7 min read
Restart checklist: Requalifying your suppliers
Lou Longo
Article June 1, 2020 4 min read
Don’t underestimate USMCA changes
Lou Longo
Article May 25, 2020 4 min read
Mobility and CASE: Don’t let COVID-19 derail your technology plans
Alejandro A. Rodriguez
Article May 15, 2020 6 min read

Tax reform for manufacturers
Resources to help you act now and prepare for later

Global strategies for auto suppliers

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5 min read
USMCA compliance: Qualify your products using these four steps

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement is bringing added oversight to ensure compliance with the new trade rules. Accurate documentation is required, audits are coming, and fines and penalties await those who don’t comply. Are you ready?

Alejandro A. Rodriguez
Article August 11, 2020 5 min read
Impact of USMCA on the global automotive supply chain
Daron Gifford
Podcast June 25, 2020 12 min listen
USMCA FAQs: Your top compliance questions answered
Lou Longo
Article June 19, 2020 3 min read

Are you prepared for the future of mobility?
The time to retool and get ready is now.

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    Are you ready for the December 2021 deadline to transition to Plex UX? View our webinar on-demand to help you plan for a successful transition and identify key factors that will impact your timeline.

    Stefanie Krause
    Webinar July 30, 2020 1 min read
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  • Black Swan Be-Ready Planning
    Crisis management planning must be dynamic and responsive throughout this pandemic and future crises. Daron Gifford shared his thoughts with Plastics Technology.
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Our clients say

Our Plante Moran consultant is a trusted, highly respected, and integral part of our organization. He is our expert on industry and market issues and consistently delivers top value while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.

Steven Perlman Chief Executive Office, The Intec Group

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1 min read
Cost and margin intelligence solutions for automotive supplier
Automotive supplier improves costing information leading to confidence in product decisions and reduced lead time.
Case Study May 7, 2020 1 min read
ATEQ Open Mexico Location
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ATEQ expands in Mexico

ATEQ, a global solutions leader in leak detection testing equipment for the automotive, aviation, and other manufacturing industries, expands in Mexico with assistance from Plante Moran Cresa.

Brandon M. Podolski Plante Moran Cresa
Case Study July 11, 2019 1 min read

A future-focused partner at your side

With over 90 years of experience serving automotive clients, we understand what drives the industry. Our experienced and trusted automotive experts will help you solve today’s problems without losing sight of tomorrow. What does this mean for you? It means that we understand your challenges and opportunities. We’re efficient, proactive, and future-focused. And, you’ll never doubt our work.

Furthermore, our clients say our approach is honest yet respectful, that our solutions are innovative but actionable, and that we’re attentive and thorough. They know we’ll work shoulder to shoulder with them as a member of the team. In the words of our automotive consulting practice leader Daron Gifford, “Our clients appreciate our straightforward advice to help them make decisions; whether it’s good news or bad, we’re always candid because we know, in the long run, it’ll help them reach their goals.”

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