Manufacturing & Distribution

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  • Private activity bonds – Act soon to add more to your manufacturing facility for less

    Fall 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 751

    Abstract: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly referred to as the Stimulus act, has sweetened tax-exempt private activity bonds, which are available to finance “manufacturing facilities.” This definition now includes facilities used in the creation or production of intangible property, such as computer software or intellectual property. Traditional manufacturers may also benefit by using the money from a private activity bond to finance the development of on-site facilities. The act also lessens alternative minimum tax risk. But these and other tax breaks (described in a sidebar) may not be around for long, so it’s important to act fast.

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  • Head out on the highway – Prepare for HVUT before you hit the road

    Summer 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 339

    Abstract: This short article discusses the ins and outs of the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT), which applies to manufacturers that transport heavy materials using vehicles that have a taxable gross weight of at least 55,000 pounds.

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  • Rebate review – Offering incentives can mean extra income all around

    Summer 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 600

    Abstract: Regardless of how your supply chain operates, cash back can be a motivator across the board — from distributors to retailers to consumers. That’s why rebate and incentive programs are a solid way for manufacturers to boost their bottom lines. This article discusses a variety of ways you can leverage cash-back incentives to move inventory and increase profitability.

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  • Trade you – Bartering provides a welcome alternative in tight times

    Summer 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 537

    Abstract: As banks become increasingly tight-fisted, more businesses are turning to bartering to recoup losses, reduce excess inventory and even come away with additional income. You can barter directly with another company, or, with the help of an exchange company, you can turn liquid assets into trade credits by selling excess products to another market. Of course, there are still tax considerations. But bartering can be an effective option to keep your manufacturing company up when the economy is down.

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  • Is duplicate data costing you money?

    Summer 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 516

    Abstract: Did you know a source of revenue loss could lie in a part of your business you don’t see? It’s the extra storage space you’re paying to house redundant data. Deduplication technology can free up storage space, speed your operating system and give you the added efficiency your manufacturing company needs to stay profitable. This article defines deduplication technology and discusses the software involved.

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  • Howdy, partner! Start your business partnership off on the right foot

    Summer 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 990

    Abstract: Regardless of what industry you’re in, a strategically planned business partnership can be a smart option for starting a company. But it’s important to evaluate whether a partnership is the best option in your specific case — and it’s vital that you take the necessary steps to ensure its success. You need to consider the tax impact and the structure of the partnership, and put an agreement in writing. A sidebar discusses how you should choose a potential business partner.

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  • Expanded ADA boosts employer responsibility

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 278

    Abstract: Recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) extend coverage to more people in the workplace because of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) that took effect Jan. 1. This short article details employers’ responsibilities under ADAAA.

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  • Slashing costs – Incorporate strategic service management and reverse logistics into your cost-reduction program

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 681

    Abstract: As manufacturers become more adept at improving production and operations, they should look beyond the tried-and-true in their efforts to stay competitive. Strategic service management and reverse logistics programs are two strategies to consider introducing into a cost-reduction program. This article explains the ins and outs of strategic service management and reverse logistics.

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  • MEP centers can boost your competitive position

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 433

    Abstract: Manufacturers of all sizes are thinking lean, training employees in needed skills and looking for new ways to compete in today’s global markets. But smaller manufacturers can be at a disadvantage. These manufacturers are the reason the National Institute of Standards and Technology established the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). This article explains how MEP centers can help smaller manufacturers.

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  • When it comes to collections, shoot straight

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 508

    Abstract: A good collection process is like a good employee: It starts working immediately. If a manufacturer lets overdue bills slide, its customers may start to assume they can ignore the due dates — with disastrous implications for the company’s cash flow and profitability. This article details an effective collection process.

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  • Can you benefit from the R&D credit?

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 880

    Abstract: The research and development (R&D) credit can help support manufacturers’ innovative efforts, but some companies are still approaching research gingerly. Given the credit’s history, that’s understandable, but the tax advantages mean manufacturers should take a second look. This article explains what the R&D credit is and its benefits.

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  • Know how you’ll pay before you shop for technology

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 291

    Abstract: Cutting-edge technology can provide tremendous efficiencies and cost savings down the road, but it can be expensive for an entire manufacturing operation. That’s why it’s smart to have a technology funding plan. This short article explains how this plan type can help manufacturers buy technology that helps them achieve their objectives faster and more efficiently.

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  • Pretax benefits can attract new hires

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 681

    Abstract: Baby boomers are getting ready to retire, and the competition for skilled workers to replace them is heating up. A manufacturer needs to offer more than a good salary to stand out from the crowd, but what can it do? The answer may lie in pretax benefits. This article details what pretax benefits are and which are the best ones to offer.

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  • 1, 2, 3 – Cycle counting to improve your bottom line

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 509

    Abstract: An inventory count is an annual rite for many manufacturers, but others have replaced that ritual with an ongoing cycle count — and improved operations at the same time. Cycle counting is the process of counting some stock items or warehouse locations every day. This article explores the benefits of cycle counting.

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  • Do you know how to forecast your cash flow?

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 707

    Abstract: Cash flow forecasting is more an art than a science, but manufacturers who master it can sleep soundly at night. Whether a manufacturer wants to expand the business or just pay the bills, knowing where the cash will come from is a definite stress-reliever. This article explains how to forecast cash flow.

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  • Put your audit in reverse to save tax dollars

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 789

    Abstract: It’s a safe bet that the IRS will let a manufacturer know when it hasn’t paid enough sales and use taxes, but what are the odds that it’ll notify the company if it has paid too much? The chances are slim — so slim that many manufacturers use reverse audits to find overpayments and seek reimbursement on their own. This article discusses how a reverse audit works.

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