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In-Person Event

3rd Annual Executive Business Update

Please join us Tuesday, Jan. 23 for RSM's 3rd Annual Executive Business Update with Joe Brusuelas, RSM’s chief economist.


Insight Article

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.


Video

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.


Video

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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Video

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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Insight Article

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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Insight Article

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.


Insight Article

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.


Insight Article

7 questions manufacturers should answer before investing in growth

For manufacturing companies, strategies for growth require a rigorous review of current strengths and weaknesses.


Insight Article

Auto industry expresses concern regarding NAFTA negotiations

Some auto industry groups are voicing concern regarding proposed rule changes for NAFTA, an agreement the industry says is working.

  • Keyler, Lawrence
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The Real Economy

Robust manufacturing expansion likely to continue

Forward-looking production and new orders subindexes are pointing to a sustained period of strength into the final two months of the year.

  • Brusuelas, Joe
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Infographic

US and UK manufacturing: How do they compare?

We break down the opportunities and challenges facing manufacturers throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.


Article

The evolution of ride sharing

Studying and adapting to the changes in technology should be central to the strategy of automotive OEM and aftermarket suppliers.


Insight Article

Manufacturers should prepare for different types of cyberattacks

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to developing and implementing security controls to protect against incidents.

  • Geopfert, Daimon
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Insight Article

Outbound foreign direct investment for U.S. auto suppliers

For U.S. middle market auto suppliers, investment in offshore regions or countries entails a complex range of challenges.

  • Horsfall, Gary
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Insight Article

Are you accounting for your core inventory correctly?

There is little accounting guidance regarding how to treat cores. Remanufacturers should ensure the methodologies they use are supportable.

  • Schneidman, Byron
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Infographic

2017 manufacturing trends by sector

In a sector-driven economy, some manufacturers will fare better than others. Learn how manufacturers are faring in this infographic.