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Expanding globally. Enhancing performance.

In domestic and global markets, the challenges can be especially daunting for middle-market manufacturers. Internal resources may not have enough familiarity with some issues that are critical to the needs of the company. But a closer look can often be the bridge that changes those challenges into opportunities. Below are the key issues impacting the manufacturing industry. 

Key Industry Issues

Revenue growth and profitability

Revenue growth and profitability

In today's complex marketplace, product innovation and customer relationships play important roles in profitability.

Technology

Technology

An effective technology strategy is vital to driving innovation and growth.

International expansion

International expansion

Understanding the challenges of international taxation, business culture and regulatory issues can facilitate effective global operations.

Process improvement and margin management

Process improvement and margin management

To protect profit margin in today’s quickly changing world, knowing how to maximize productivity and improve efficiency is a must.

Risk management

Risk management

In a challenging global environment, manufacturers must strive to minimize their risks.

Policy issues

Policy issues

Staying on top of new policies and regulations is critical to preserving compliance integrity. Learn how RSM can help your organization here.

Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, success depends on sound planning and preparation.

Workforce

Workforce

As businesses grow, workforce needs to grow with it.

Recommended Insights

5 trends in manufacturing to watch in 2017

For companies in a cycle of diminishing revenues—and for those with ambitious growth goals—a number of trends are worth watching.

2016 RSM Manufacturing Monitor Survey

Some sectors have had a record-breaking year. But others are experiencing a decrease in demand, limiting their profitability and growth.

Top 10 Technology Trends

In the pursuit of greater profitability and customers, technology is changing the competitive landscape for manufacturers.

Strategic use of technology can drive manufacturing growth

Implementing applications and systems has never been more affordable, but success is based on aligning people, processes and technologies.

Manufacturing and capital investment strategies: Tax considerations

When developing plans to expand or improve facilities, manufacturers should take an approach that includes analysis of tax opportunities.

Memo to manufacturers: What are you doing differently this year?

With 2016 coming to an end, some ideas that middle market manufacturers are sharing as they plan for the new year.

Are you ready to go global?

Half of U.S. manufacturers surveyed plan to increase their volume of international business or launch new global initiatives.

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Steve Menaker 
National Manufacturing Practice Leader

800.274.3978


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  • January 24, 2017

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Manufacturing issues and insights webcast series

  • January 19, 2017

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Critical business issues to consider for 2017

  • December 07, 2016