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The 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 3 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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Mexico’s hidden tax challenges
Do you have a good understanding of Mexico’s tax structures? We can help.
Kellie Becker
Webinar June 08, 2017 1 hour watch
Why auto suppliers need war game thinking on NAFTA
Daron Gifford
Article April 25, 2017 2 min read
Why a tariff on Mexican auto imports could backfire
Daron Gifford
Article December 27, 2016 3 min read

Managing risk

Managing risk: Protecting people and data
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Cybersecurity is like a sponge: Five ways to safeguard your data
Despite good intentions, IT infrastructure often seems more like a porous sponge than impenetrable vault. Hacks of all types are increasingly common, but these straightforward steps can help prevent them.
Article June 14, 2017 4 min read

Related Events

  • The Future of Transportation
    Plante Moran's Daron Gifford will present "Disruptive change facing the mobility supplier" at the Future of Transportation World Conference, July 5-6 in Cologne, Germany.
    Daron Gifford
    Event July 05, 2017 1 min read Upcoming
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  • Revenue recognition: What manufacturers need to know
    Join Plante Moran's revenue recognition experts as we highlight the most significant transition challenges for manufacturers with long-term supply arrangements.
    A. Bradley Kirchoff Cathleen Hare
    Webinar August 02, 2017 1 hour watch Upcoming
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  • Global leadership conference
    Plante Moran is pleased to be a Bronze sponsor at the 2017 Global Leadership Conference. The GLC is an invitation-only forum for senior automotive leaders held at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
    Event October 12, 2017 1 min read Upcoming
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  • The OESA outlook conference
    Plante Moran is proud to be the Technology breakout sponsor at the OESA 2017 annual conference, which brings together 600 automotive industry executives to discuss the future of the automotive industry from a supplier perspective.
    Event November 13, 2017 1 min read Upcoming
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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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Steven Perlman Chief Executive Office, The Intec Group

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Operational turnaround for automotive metal supplier
Supplier achieves improved uptime and 9% positive EBITDA following liquidity crisis.
Case Study May 31, 2017 1 min read
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Buy side due diligence for manufacturer
Financial due diligence leads to successful price reduction for company acquiring a $50 million manufacturer.
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