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In the automotive industry where technology is racing forward at an unprecedented rate, emerging trends are multiplying rapidly and pressures on the supply chain to stay ahead of it all are mounting, it is hard to to know where to turn for the latest insights. Auto Trends provides bi-monthly insights into the most top-of-mind issues facing the automotive industry to help keep you in tune with the latest risks, opportunities and trends suppliers are facing today.

Auto industry expresses concern regarding NAFTA negotiations

Auto industry expresses concern regarding NAFTA negotiations

Some auto industry groups are voicing concern regarding proposed rule changes for NAFTA, an agreement the industry says is working.

  • November 14, 2017
The evolution of ride sharing

The evolution of ride sharing

Studying and adapting to the changes in technology should be central to the strategy of automotive OEM and aftermarket suppliers.

  • October 31, 2017
Are you accounting for your core inventory correctly?

Are you accounting for your core inventory correctly?

There is little accounting guidance regarding how to treat cores. Remanufacturers should ensure the methodologies they use are supportable.

  • October 10, 2017
Constant connectivity is key to auto industry success

Constant connectivity is key to auto industry success

The race for in-vehicle infotainment dominance continues, but companies can capitalize on innovation from a wide range of sources.

  • September 29, 2017
Automotive foreign investment in the US continues to rise

Automotive foreign investment in the US continues to rise

Foreign investment in the US generates new hubs and revitalizes traditional locations as vibrant developments emerge in auto sub-sectors.

  • September 11, 2017
Automotive inventory supply levels: A reason for concern?

Automotive inventory supply levels: A reason for concern?

With dealer inventories remaining high and new car production continuing to rise, is there cause for concern for the auto industry.

  • August 30, 2017
Tax reform and the impact on 2017 repatriation planning

Tax reform and the impact on 2017 repatriation planning

The future of untaxed non-U.S. earnings legislation appears uncertain, but U.S. multinationals should analyze its potential impact.

  • August 10, 2017
Transfer pricing is still a tax risk for multinational auto suppliers

Transfer pricing is still a tax risk for multinational auto suppliers

Pressures from OEMs can create tax and finance exposure for automotive suppliers engaging in significant cross-border transactions.

  • July 31, 2017
Are you taking full advantage of the tooling R&D tax credit?

Are you taking full advantage of the tooling R&D tax credit?

Automotive manufacturers and suppliers have opportunities to increase their R&D credit thanks to some misunderstood R&D credit provisions.

  • July 11, 2017
Auto manufacturers may be missing Work Opportunity Tax Credit benefits

Auto manufacturers may be missing Work Opportunity Tax Credit benefits

Understanding how your company utilizes temporary staffing agencies could lead to significant tax savings and risk mitigation.

  • June 26, 2017
Identifying the hidden costs of exchange rates

Identifying the hidden costs of exchange rates

A critical analysis can shine a spotlight on hidden exchange rate costs and improve the bottom line for auto suppliers and OEMs.

  • June 14, 2017
Proactively managing the implementation of ASC 842

Proactively managing the implementation of ASC 842

While 2019 may seem far off, planning should begin now in order to ensure an effective and efficient implementation of the new standard.

  • May 30, 2017
Tax regulations provide cash flow opportunities for auto suppliers

Tax regulations provide cash flow opportunities for auto suppliers

Tax deductions for royalty payments may provide a cash flow opportunity for original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers.

  • May 12, 2017
Automakers need strong sales month to clear record inventories

Automakers need strong sales month to clear record inventories

High inventories put the auto sector at risk for a correction, which could have an impact on other sectors in the manufacturing industry.

  • April 27, 2017

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