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The automotive industry is undergoing reinvention. Are you prepared?

The automotive industry is undergoing reinvention. Are you prepared?

The automotive industry is undergoing reinvention. Are you prepared?

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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4 min read
Why OEM-supplier relationships need to evolve
As the auto industry continues to be disrupted by electrification and automation, emerging tech is becoming an important differentiator for OEMs. Will their history of pressuring suppliers hinder access to the best technology? Read more via Wards Auto.
Daron Gifford
Article August 23, 2019 4 min read
Change your production model for a new era of mobility
Dave Plomin
Article August 13, 2019 5 min read
Society of Automotive Analysts quarterly outlook video series
Dana Coomes
Video August 13, 2019 2 min watch
Every automotive supplier needs a product technology strategy
Daron Gifford
Article July 3, 2019 4 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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2 min read
Auto suppliers: Why take our Working Relations Index® survey?
Your OEM relationships have a direct influence on orders, top-line revenue growth, costs of doing business, and your ultimate return on investment. Ever wish you could share candid feedback with your customers? You can. Here’s how.
Daron Gifford
Article January 28, 2020 2 min read
ATEQ expands in Mexico
Brandon M. Podolski Plante Moran Cresa
Case Study July 11, 2019 1 min read
U.S. take note: Mexico emerging as world trade power
Lou Longo
Article May 10, 2019 2 min read
Global expansion strategy: Should you relocate from China to North America?
Alejandro A. Rodriguez
Article January 16, 2019 2 min read

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

Related Events

  • 21st West Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium
    We’re excited to be the title sponsor at the 21st West Michigan Automotive Suppliers Symposium.
    Event Thursday, March 5, 2020, 7:30 a.m. - noon EST Upcoming
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  • 2020 North American M&A: Legal and financial update
    Please join us at our upcoming business seminar in Tokyo, Japan where we'll be discussing our anticipations around increased mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2020 as a result of the recent passage of the USMCA.
    Eigo Yamamoto Yusuke Kuramochi Scott Sneckenberger
    Event Thursday, March 26, 2020, 2-7 p.m. Upcoming
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Automotive Thought Leadership

  • U.S. tariff changes: Now is the time to prepare
    Trade tensions may have momentarily eased, but it’s important to act now to protect against tariff-related cost pressures and to remain competitive.
    Bill Henson Kari Thiessen Yi Zhang Dave Andrea
    Article February 6, 2020 4 min read
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  • Auto suppliers: Why take our Working Relations Index® survey?
    Your OEM relationships have a direct influence on orders, top-line revenue growth, costs of doing business, and your ultimate return on investment. Ever wish you could share candid feedback with your customers? You can. Here’s how.
    Daron Gifford Dave Andrea
    Article January 28, 2020 2 min read
    Engine components
  • OEMs: Why benchmark supplier relations with our Working Relations Index® study?
    Supplier relations are complex and dynamic, influencing product development, cost competitiveness, quality, and more. Here’s how our North American OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index® study can help you hear the voice of your suppliers.
    Dave Andrea Daron Gifford
    Article January 28, 2020 2 min read
    Automotive supply line
  • Auto supplier insights: Struggles and opportunities
    With major technological innovations on the horizon, auto suppliers are facing financial pressure and economic uncertainty. Mark Barrott shares his thoughts on what’s next.
    Mark Barrott
    In The News January 23, 2020 27 min watch
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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.”

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

ATEQ Open Mexico Location
1 min read
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
North American Lighting discussed at meeting
2 min read
North American Lighting replaces multiple ERP systems with Plex Manufacturing Cloud
North American Lighting (NAL), the largest independently owned Tier 1 automotive lighting supplier, replaces multiple legacy, on-premise ERP systems and achieves seamless integration across advanced manufacturing systems and facilities with the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.
Doug Hockenbrocht
Case Study October 1, 2018 2 min read

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