RubinBrown’s manufacturing and distribution specialists are able to go beyond traditional accounting and tax services by offering insights into how to more effectively manage your largest asset - inventory.
- Inventory cost and product pricing review
- Inventory carrying costs analysis
- SKU rationalization analysis
- Inventory management controls
- Performance management systems
Process Improvement & Lean Strategies
We can help you transition the role of your accounting function from transaction processor to a strategic advisor by providing value added financial information and improving overall productivity.
- Strategic planning
- Business process reengineering
- Lean consulting and implementation
Budget and planning
- Period-end close and reporting
Big or small, all manufacturing and distribution companies face international tax issues. Whether sourcing new business in a foreign country or setting up operations there, it is important to plan for the tax consequences.
- Structure for international expansion
- Foreign tax credit planning
- Debt structure and cash flow planning
- Expatriate and foreign national income tax consulting
Baker Tilly International provides us with a solid global foundation of international taxation experts.
RubinBrown offers a full spectrum of traditional accounting and assurance services. As part of our accounting and assurance engagements, we offer a unique report designed for your business. Our ViewPoints Report includes benchmarking information, advice for improving controls, an evaluation of accounting and tax issues, process improvement opportunities and much more.
- Financial statement assurance services performed by teams with significant industry-specific experience
- Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
- Accounting and transaction consulting
Beyond simply handling your tax compliance needs, RubinBrown will help you capitalize on tax-saving opportunities, giving your business a competitive advantage.
- Research and development tax credits
- Domestic manufacturing deduction
- Energy efficiency tax credits
- Multi-state tax “physical”
- Tax credit and incentive optimization
- Real estate and property tax assessment/challenges
- Sales and use tax consulting
- Family business consulting
Business Advisory Services
We assist both public and private companies with value added consulting services. Our consultants have experience in a variety of disciplines, including:
- Business and intangible valuations
- Merger and acquisition services
- Lean and process improvement
- Enterprise risk management
- Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
We have compiled online resources that may be helpful to you or your business. You may wish to bookmark this page for future reference.
American Society for Quality
ASQ is the world's leading membership organization devoted to quality. We have the knowledge, tools, expertise and resources to inspire you and your organization.
APICS, the Educational Society for Resource Management
The APICS is a not-for-profit international educational organization respected worldwide for its education and certification programs. The St. Louis Chapter (www.apics-stlouis.com) holds monthly professional development dinner meetings, with speakers on various manufacturing and distribution topics. Registration is not required.
Associated Industries of Missouri
Since 1919, AIM has represented the interests of Missouri employers before the General Assembly, state agencies, the courts, and the public.
Association for Manufacturing Excellence
Founded in 1985, AME is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to cultivating understanding, analysis and exchange of productivity methods and their successful application in the pursuit of excellence. We are practitioner-based, and our events and workshops focus on hands-on learning.
Industrial Supply Association
Portal for anything pertaining to the Industrial Supply Association. Whether you are looking for information about how to increase sales, reduce expenses or improve profitability, this is the Web site for you.
This site offers many useful resources for manufacturing. Titled Machinery's Handbook 25, the site is called the Bible of the mechanical Industry and includes links to areas such as finishing, general, machining, manufacturing, metals, reference, tooling, welding, motion controls and more.
Kansas City Chapter of the APICS
Lean Enterprise Institute
The Lean Enterprise Institute is a nonprofit education and research organization founded in 1997 to promote and advance the principles of lean thinking in every aspect of business and across a wide range of industries.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership
MEP is a nationwide network of not-for-profit centers in more than 400 locations nationwide, and its sole purpose is to provide small and medium-sized manufacturers with the help they need to succeed. MEP provides hands-on help for manufacturers and is part of a program for the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Manufacturing Internet Resources
This site provides annotated links to organizations, government, education, commercial manufacturing sites, newsgroups and mailing lists.
Links to publications covering many subcategories of manufacturing.
Missouri Merchants and Manufacturers Association
MMMA represents small and medium sized businesses throughout the State of Missouri
National Association of Manufacturers
National Association of Wholesalers - Distributors
National Federation of Independent Business
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Occupational Safety and Health Association
St. Louis Chapter of the APICS
The APICS - St. Louis Chapter holds monthly professional development dinner meetings, with speakers on various manufacturing and distribution topics. Registration is not required.
The Securities and Exchange Commission
AGI Goldratt Institute
Discusses the Theory of Constraints and its applications, including articles on its applications to industry, and sells books and videos on TOC.
Missouri Department of Economic Development
The Department of Economic Development administers a wide array of programs designed to enhance Missouri's economy in the 21st Century.
St. Louis Chapter of AAIM Management Association
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
IDCEO is charged with enhancing Illinois' economic competitiveness by providing technical and financial assistance to businesses, local governments, workers and families.
Illinois Economic Development Directory
Websites with significant economic development information for business people, company real estate departments, brokers and consultants.
Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Missouri Department of Revenue
The Missouri Department of Revenue serves as the central collection agency for all state revenues. The department's primary duties include collecting taxes, titling and registering motor vehicles, and issuing driver licenses.
St. Louis County Economic Council
St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association
This site is a gateway for doing business with government.
The Federal Marketplace
Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing International
CAM-I is an international consortium of manufacturing and service companies, government organizations, consultancies, and academic and professional bodies who have elected to work cooperatively in a pre-competitive environment to solve management problems and critical business issues that are common to the group.
Import Administration U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration
ITA's mission is to create prosperity by strengthening the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance Manufacturing Extension Partnership MEP is a nationwide network of not-for-profit centers in more than 400 locations nationwide, and its sole purpose is to provide small and medium-sized manufacturers with the help they need to succeed. MEP provides hands-on help for manufacturers and is part of a program for the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology finance with trade laws and agreements.
International Chamber of Commerce Publications
International Standards Organization
The ISO site offers information and customer services with regard, not only to international standards and standardizing activities, but also to national and regional standards, regulations, certification and related activities that do not fall within ISO's sphere of activity. ISO Online provides information on technical committees, publications and ISO 9000 news.
US International Trade Statistics
This site provides access to the latest trade statistics from the US Census Bureau's large database. Search for data by commodity groupings and by country.
World Trade Centers Association
The WTCA is an organization of more than 300 world trade centers in more than 100 countries. WTCA online provides general information, including manufacturing-related news, a calendar of events, member services, trade opportunities and a global world trade center locator.
World Trade Institute
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Price increased by various market segments and summarized five-year historical trends by major categories are provided on this site.
Statistics of US Businesses
This site provides access to information about American companies, employment, payroll and receipts. View example data of individual metropolitan statistical areas.
USA Statistics in Brief
The USA Statistics in Brief contains an overview of statistics dating that deals with income, GDP, employment, health and other topics from 1980 onward.