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Blockchain technology could drive efficiency for auto suppliers

There are a number of compelling cases that could be made for using blockchain technology in the auto sector. But the key is the network.

  • Schulman, Jay
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How manufacturers are responding to proposed tariffs

Recently proposed tariffs are already presenting challenges for middle market manufacturers. Learn how companies are responding.


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The uncertainty of new tariffs is making strategic planning difficult

Automakers and suppliers are understandably concerned about the potential effects that new tariffs could have on the industry.

  • Depew, Kevin
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A growing number of auto parts makers turn to initial public offerings

Suppliers needing to secure financing to keep up with changing demands are turning to initial public offerings.

  • Dingwall, Mike
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The stunning North American energy network

RSM Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas discusses how a withdrawal from NAFTA could impact the global energy sector.

  • Brusuelas, Joe
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US tax reform: The BEAT has challenges for inbound automakers

The base erosion and anti-abuse tax is forcing the auto industry to examine value chains and consider options for cross-border payments.

  • Carroll, Chris
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Q4 2017 Business Products and Services Industry Spotlight

With a shift in attention to technology advances, private equity investors increased their focus on digitally focused services business.


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Manufacturing and capital investment strategies: Tax considerations

When developing plans to expand or improve facilities, manufacturers should take an approach that includes analysis of tax opportunities.

  • Atwell, Chris
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The potential impact of leaving NAFTA on automakers

With more than $1 trillion in trade and 14 million jobs at stake, what are the potential outcomes for leaving or remaining within NAFTA?

  • Brusuelas, Joe
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Preparing for the future

Sustained industry strength has fostered tremendous stability in the market―which makes this the right time to fund the future.

  • Keyler, Lawrence
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The impact of international automakers on the US economy

With profound economic and workforce benefits for the United States, international treaty negotiations should be approached with care.

  • Ward, James
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Recorded Webcast

2018: Tax opportunities and challenges for manufacturers

Listen in as our manufacturing industry insiders share perspectives to help you navigate tax reform and its impact on your business.


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Manufacturing trends to watch in 2018

Manufacturers are focusing on a number of areas where they can effect change—and paying close attention to issues outside of their control.


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Energy trends to watch in 2018

The year will see record U.S. oil and gas production as well as the continuation of a worldwide drive for cheaper, cleaner generation.

  • Sprenger, Steve
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Automotive trends to watch in 2018

The road ahead looks promising, but there are a number of areas that will require careful navigation by auto manufacturers and suppliers.

  • Keyler, Lawrence
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OEMs and suppliers may have unknown state tax exposure

Auto manufacturers and their suppliers may be unaware of state and local tax exposures created by their business activities.

  • Schneider, Brian
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Memo to manufacturers: What are your priorities for 2018?

Looking ahead to 2018, it’s encouraging to see strength in the U.S. economy. But challenges and issues remain for manufacturers.


Recorded Webcast

Trailer manufacturing webcast

NATM and RSM present a survey unique to the trailer industry. Compare business performance with other manufacturers across the country.


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Crossovers, SUVs and the ripple effect on suppliers

Suppliers are facing potential impairments regarding the change in vehicle mix. Planning ahead and managing the process is essential.

  • Stallard, Justin
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Recorded Webcast

Revenue recognition: Key insights for the manufacturing industry

Watch as we share our insights on how the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606) affects the manufacturing industry.