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  • Boost cash flow with a fixed asset or cost segregation study

    Spring 2022
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 360

    Abstract: A manufacturer seeking opportunities to improve the company’s cash flow should consider a fixed asset or cost segregation study. Manufacturing is a capital-intensive industry, and this article explains why it’s critical to ensure that fixed assets are classified properly to recover their costs as quickly as possible.

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  • Labor shortage – 4 strategies to help manufacturers win talent

    Spring 2022
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 600

    Abstract: In the current economic environment, competition for manufacturing workers is fierce. So it’s critical for manufacturers to use all of the resources at their disposal to attract and retain talent. This article highlights four key strategies to consider: promoting technological advances; facilitating remote or hybrid work arrangements; using shifting demographics as an advantage; and providing career opportunities for employees.

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  • The price is right – Implementing the right pricing strategy

    Spring 2022
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 683

    Abstract: COVID-19. Inflation. Labor shortages. Supply chain delays. Manufacturers have had a lot on their plates the past couple of years. Across the board, the result has been increasing prices. This article looks at why simply increasing prices without factoring market-based considerations into pricing strategies might not be enough.

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  • Got data? Use it to transform your manufacturing business

    Spring 2022
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 891

    Abstract: All manufacturers would like to improve product quality, increase productivity, reduce waste and minimize variability with only minor adjustments to their manufacturing process. Advanced data analytics can help. This article examines how, armed with “big data,” manufacturers can identify patterns, trends, and correlations among various manufacturing process steps and inputs. A brief sidebar discusses how enterprise resource planning software and big data analytics can work hand-in-hand to help manufacturers optimize performance.

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  • 3 ways to prepare for the next supply chain disruption

    Winter 2022
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 423

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of global supply chains to disruptions caused not only by public health emergencies, but also natural disasters, political unrest, economic volatility and other risks. To prepare for future disruptions, this article highlights three strategies that manufacturers should reexamine in their supply chains: creating a plan for every part, diversifying supply chains and strengthening supplier relationships.

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  • South Dakota v. Wayfair – Economic nexus and manufacturers’ sales tax obligations

    Winter 2022
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 542

    Abstract: It’s been more than three years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. In that case, the Court held that a state may require out-of-state sellers to collect and remit sales tax even if they lack a physical presence in the state. Since then, nearly every state with a sales tax has enacted an “economic nexus” law that extends the reach of its sales tax collection obligations to sellers beyond its borders. This short article reveals that although sales by manufacturers are often exempt from sales taxes, they can’t afford to ignore economic nexus laws in states where they do business.

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  • How automation can help your labor shortage

    Winter 2022
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic was another hit to manufacturing’s labor shortage. For manufacturers affected by the shortage, investing in automated equipment may seem like a smart alternative to relying on people. This article looks at how automation can reduce a company’s human resource headaches and decrease compensation costs.

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  • On the road again – It’s time to review expense deduction rules

    Winter 2022
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 880

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, but business travel is starting back up. So, it’s a good time to revisit the tax rules for deducting business travel expenses. This article reviews the deductibility of domestic travel expenses; special rules apply to foreign travel. It covers travel deduction basics, including meal deductions, and how to allocate deductions for travel that includes business and pleasure. A brief sidebar discusses the use of an accountable plan to reduce employees’ tax burden.

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  • The future of the supply chain is digital

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 400

    Abstract: As the supply chain for the manufacturing industry becomes increasingly global, it’s also becoming increasingly complex. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many manufacturers and distributors were adopting digital solutions — particularly blockchain — to improve the visibility and traceability of raw materials and goods through the supply chain. This article explains how blockchain can help enhance transparency, security, quality and safety, and reduce the risk of fraud.

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  • Labor shortage – How manufacturers can attract and retain qualified workers

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 537

    Abstract: According to The CFO Survey, a collaboration of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the Federal Reserve Banks of Richmond and Atlanta, labor quality and availability was the most pressing concern in the second quarter of 2021. The labor shortage has been a major concern among CFOs for years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the problem. Job openings — for positions such as assemblers, machinists, technicians and engineers — exceed qualified applicants by a wide margin. This article provides a few creative ideas to help manufacturers bridge the gap.

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  • Now’s the time to review your estate and succession plans

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: Every business owner needs an exit plan. In light of potential tax changes on the horizon, this fall is a good time to review exit plans. Perhaps most significant, the federal gift and estate tax exemption will be cut drastically at the end of 2025 — or much sooner if recent proposals become law. This article highlights proactive measures manufacturing owners can take today to help achieve their long-term estate and succession planning goals.

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  • Is it better for manufacturers to buy or lease equipment?

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 876

    Abstract: Manufacturing is an asset-intensive business, so deciding whether to buy or lease equipment or machinery is critical. This article reviews the advantages of both buying and leasing manufacturers should consider as they make this decision. It also covers what manufacturers need to know about the lease accounting rules. A short sidebar covers AICPA’s Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities.

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  • Remote auditing: Is it here to stay?

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 430

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on the way companies conduct business, and audit firms are no exception. Restrictions on the ability of auditors to physically visit business premises have, in many cases, forced them to adopt remote auditing techniques. While for years auditors have taken advantage of technology tools to perform some audit activities remotely, the pandemic has substantially increased the need to rely on these techniques. This article presents five examples of how auditing has adapted to the COVID-19 environment.

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  • Operating in multiple states may have state tax implications

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 587

    Abstract: Nothing is certain but death and taxes. While this may apply to federal taxes, state taxes are a bit more uncertain. Manufacturers and distributors operating in more than one state may be subject to taxation in multiple states. This article discusses how with proper planning, manufacturers can potentially lower their company’s state tax liability.

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  • Are you ready for Industry 4.0?

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 626

    Abstract: Industry 4.0 — sometimes referred to as the fourth industrial revolution — isn’t new. The term was first coined nearly 10 years ago. But the COVID-19 pandemic, by disrupting supply chains and normalizing remote work, seems to have accelerated the industry’s transformation. This brief introduction to the concept explains how it’s changing manufacturing.

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  • American Rescue Plan Act – Employee retention credit extended through 2021

    Summer 2021
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 893

    Abstract: The employee retention credit (ERC) keeps getting better. Established by 2020’s CARES Act, the credit is designed as an incentive for businesses to keep employees on the payroll despite the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This article reviews the credit under the CARES Act and its expansion by the Consolidated Appropriations Act in late 2020 and the American Rescue Plan Act in 2021. A short sidebar covers when businesses’ operations are “fully or partially suspended” so as to qualify for the ERC.

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