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  • What FIN 48 means to private manufacturers

    Summer 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 526

    Abstract: When the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) delayed implementation of FASB Interpretation No. 48 (FIN 48) for nonpublic companies, it was issuing a reprieve, not a pardon. And now time is just about up. This article details how FIN 48 affects manufacturers.

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  • Fluctuating workweek method – The little-known secret to cutting overtime pay

    Summer 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 826

    Abstract: As every manufacturer is well aware, employees who put in more than 40 hours in a week are entitled to overtime pay. If a manufacturer’s production schedule varies, it may be able to reduce compensation expenses by putting nonexempt employees on salary and using the fluctuating workweek method of paying overtime. This article explains how the fluctuating workweek method works. (Updated 7/27/12)

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  • Manufacturer, know thy competition

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 322

    Abstract: The manufacturing industry is growing and becoming more competitive all the time. Competitive analysis can give a manufacturer a leg up in the industry, but companies need to know how to do it effectively. This short article explains the basics of competitive analysis.

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  • On the move – What to consider before relocating

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 511

    Abstract: Selecting a new location for a manufacturing company can require months of analysis. Owners must consider operational, financial and logistical implications before making a final decision. This article details all aspects of a relocation plan. (Updated 5/30/12)

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  • 3 ways to pay – IRS changes rules for estimated taxes

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 480

    Abstract: The laws surrounding corporate estimated taxes have changed many times in the last 20 years, but the IRS has been slow to amend its rules to reflect those changes. As of August 2007, however, the IRS is up to date — and that means manufacturers need to be as well. This article details three ways to pay estimated taxes.

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  • Information in a box – Data warehousing can help you make better business decisions

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 484

    Abstract: Many manufacturing companies rely on several databases to keep operations running smoothly. This generally works fine, but what if copies of all of a company’s databases were maintained in a single “box,” available for immediate access from any location? This article examines how data warehousing works. (Updated: 5/30/12)

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  • Uniform accounting standards – Why convergence is here to stay

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 627

    Abstract: Accounting standard-setters around the world have been working on convergence — or uniform accounting standards among countries — for decades. Progress has been slow, but it has picked up speed in recent years. This article details the progress of convergence and explains how uniform accounting standards may affect manufacturing companies.

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  • How to get started finding a successor — and why you shouldn’t wait

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 287

    Abstract: The owner of a manufacturing company must consider who eventually will succeed him or her. Be it his or her children or a qualified employee, the time will come to hand over the reins of the company to someone else. This short article explains the importance of succession planning.

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  • Do you know how to price your products?

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: Like most businesses, manufacturers must make enough profit on their product sales to generate an adequate return on investment. The difference for manufacturers is that setting prices based on margin information may not adequately reflect production time. A high-margin product that moves through the plant slowly may actually be less profitable than a low-margin product produced in half the time. This article examines several ways to approach pricing. (Updated: 3/20/12)

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  • Leading lean means walking the walk

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 404

    Abstract: Manufacturers who wish to adopt lean manufacturing principles must demonstrate to their employees the value of lean strategies. The road to excellence in lean manufacturing can be never-ending, but excelling in lean leadership can make it less bumpy. This article explores lean leadership actions.

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  • Don’t let overhead accounts get ripe for the picking

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 542

    Abstract: Overhead costs are a part of every business, and accounting for them can be problematic. For manufacturers, overhead costing is particularly complex. Accounts tend to be large, and nonaccounting managers don’t always understand how they work. As a result, these overhead accounts can be open invitations to fraud. This article details how internal controls can help ensure funds remain in overhead accounts.

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  • The up-front work matters – Due diligence is essential in any merger or acquisition

    Winter 2008
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 907

    Abstract: Mergers and acquisitions have become a way of life in manufacturing, but their success depends on due diligence early in the acquisition process. Whether a buyer or seller, think of due diligence as a protective business strategy. This article explains what aspects of a company to scrutinize. (Updated: 3/20/12)

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