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What lies ahead for Manufacturing in 2021? Our experts share the trends and impacts to watch.

What lies ahead for Manufacturing in 2021? Our experts share the trends and impacts to watch.

What lies ahead for Manufacturing in 2021? Our experts share the trends and impacts to watch.

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. We’ve also launched our mobility forecast powered by AutoForecast Solutions to provide data-driven insights & support.

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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Future of mobility

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The future of mobility: Impacts of disruptive technologies on transportation

Join our webinar discussing the future of mobility, including a forecast and strategic planning ideas for 2021 and beyond.

Tom Kurimura
Webinar Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021; 6-7 p.m. EST / Friday, Jan. 29, 2021; 8-9 a.m. JST 60 min watch Upcoming
Biden administration to usher in the age of electric cars
Daron Gifford
Article January 15, 2021 5 min read
Manufacturing & Distribution 2021 Outlook
Bryan Welsh
Article January 6, 2021 7 min read
WRI® Survey: Customer-supplier relations tested during pandemic
Dave Andrea
Article December 18, 2020 5 min read

View the Top 10 takeaways from the 2020 WRI® Study

Global strategies for auto suppliers

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Manufacturing & Distribution 2021 Outlook

As we head into 2021, middle-market manufacturers have many reasons to be optimistic about the coming year, but headwinds persist. What lies ahead? Our experts share the key themes and trends likely to have an impact.

Bryan Welsh
Article January 6, 2021 7 min read
WRI® Survey: Customer-supplier relations tested during pandemic
Dave Andrea
Article December 18, 2020 5 min read
Crisis exposes major flaws in the auto supply chain
Daron Gifford
Article November 24, 2020 6 min read
The future of mobility: What lies beyond COVID-19?
Mark Barrott
Article October 29, 2020 7 min read

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A future-focused partner at your side

With nearly 100 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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