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  • Using AR to enhance manufacturing processes

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 371

    Abstract: Rarely used as recently as five or six years ago, augmented reality (AR) has emerged as a technology with the potential to transform manufacturing. AR overlays digital imagery onto physical surroundings, typically through the use of a headset or AR glasses. This article looks at how AR can provide visual cues and real-time information that can streamline and improve a variety of manufacturing processes and operations.

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  • 6 tips for dealing with rising material prices

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 549

    Abstract: Manufacturers face enormous business challenges today. The top two are rising raw material costs and supply chain challenges, according to the fourth quarter 2021 Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). This article provides six tips for addressing increasing prices or decreasing availability of key manufacturing inputs, including purchasing materials in advance, negotiating long-term contracts, increasing prices and being flexible.

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  • Get ahead on cybersecurity — before it’s too late

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 612

    Abstract: Just because manufacturers may not sell directly to consumers doesn’t mean they’re not affected by cyberattacks. Sometimes manufacturers are impacted when their customers or vendors get hit by a cyberattack. And manufacturers are becoming a more common target. This article identifies the reasons why and what manufacturers can do to get ahead of cybercriminals.

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  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act update – Big changes for 2022 and beyond

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 952

    Abstract: It’s been four years since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law, but it’s still having an impact. Several provisions take effect this year and next. This article provides a brief overview of research and development (R&D), bonus depreciation and business interest deduction changes, and their implications for many manufacturers. A brief sidebar expands on the R&D updates.

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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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