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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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Auto suppliers must learn to drive change or watch the industry pass them by
Parts makers, a once relatively stable business, will need to be increasingly nimble as the car companies and technology giants wrestle over the automobiles and trucks of the future.
Daron Gifford
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The self-driving car: Science fiction or reality?
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Cybersecurity resource guide
Don't let a cyber incident bankrupt you

Global strategies for auto suppliers

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Cross-border car deals are still hot, despite protectionist sentiment
Overseas companies are looking to merge with US businesses, especially in the auto supply space, as a hedge against possible future trade restrictions.
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Mexico’s hidden tax challenges
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Why auto suppliers need war game thinking on NAFTA
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Why a tariff on Mexican auto imports could backfire
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Keeping your ERP current:
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Managing risk

Managing risk: Protecting people and data
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Equifax security breach: Preventing a repeat
Equifax's security breach exposed at least 143 million personal records. This should be a reminder that your organization could be at risk. Hear from our experts on how to prepare your organization for cyber breaches. Read more at Crain's.
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Asset/liability management: Will your model pass regulatory scrutiny
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A comprehensive examination of SOC for Cybersecurity
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Turning risk into opportunity: Five questions to ask
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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.


Daron Gifford Partner, Strategy Consulting Services Leader, Commercial Due Diligence Services Leader