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Future of mobility

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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
Article June 16, 2017 2 min read
The self-driving car: Science fiction or reality?
Daron Gifford
Article April 28, 2017 6 min read
Mobility technology advances reroute supplier strategies
Daron Gifford
Article April 27, 2017 2 min read

Cybersecurity resource guide
Don't let a cyber incident bankrupt you

Global strategies for auto suppliers

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5 min read
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.
Daron Gifford
Article July 27, 2017 5 min read
Expansion to China saves millions
Alex He
Case Study July 19, 2017 1 min read
Mexico’s hidden tax challenges
Kellie Becker
Webinar June 08, 2017 60 min watch
Why auto suppliers need war game thinking on NAFTA
Daron Gifford
Article April 25, 2017 2 min read

Keeping your ERP current:
Learn from top performing companies

Managing risk

Managing risk: Protecting people and data
6 min read
Assess enterprise-wide risk management with SOC for Cybersecurity
SOC for Cybersecurity offers businesses a general-purpose attestation report on the design and effectiveness of cybersecurity risk management programs. Here's what you should know to meet business objectives, satisfy stakeholder expectations, and allay their cybersecurity concerns.
Tim Bowling
Article August 15, 2017 6 min read

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Automotive Thought Leadership

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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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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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Market analytics drives revenue growth
Tier-one auto supplier develops strategy for global expansion and revenue growth.
Case Study June 27, 2017 1 min read
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Operations assessment for targeted growth
Manufacturer improves efficiencies by more than 10 percent of operating cost and sees increased production capacity.
Case Study May 31, 2017 1 min read

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