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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, and restructuring and transformation.

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Automotive Thought Leadership

  • Must-consider technologies to disrupt your status quo
    Three powerhouse technologies — advanced data analytics, machine learning, and robotic process automation — can help organizations of all sizes derive greater value from their IT investments. Read how companies are putting them to work.
    Dennis Bagley
    Article November 17, 2017 4 min read
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  • 2017 State of Manufacturing Technology Report
    The fourth industrial revolution is upon us. Leading manufacturers are driving a generational shift in how things are made. Is your business ready?
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  • Revenue recognition: Manufacturers & variable pricing – How will you be impacted?
    How will manufacturers be impacted by variable pricing standards? Join us as we discuss the new regulations and ways to ensure compliance.
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    Webinar Nov. 6, 2:00 p.m. EST 60 minutes watch
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  • Digital transformation in the middle market
    Headlines on digital disruption tend to favor B2C startups and tech giants, but what’s the opportunity for mature, midmarket businesses? Good news: Practical strategies and digital opportunities abound.
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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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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
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Our Team

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.