Manufacturing & Distribution Overview
At RubinBrown our number one priority is totally satisfied clients. Our dedication to serving you as clients is simple: helping solve problems to improve your financial position. As a manufacturer or distributor, your business faces many challenges including rising costs, international competition, supply chain issues and much more.
Our Manufacturing and Distribution Services Group is dedicated to helping you find solutions to these challenges. Team members assigned to your engagement understand the issues facing your business. Whether working on compliance issues or engaged on a special consulting project, our team members are focused on helping your business “build and protect value.”
Manufacturing & Distribution Services
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
- Accounting for lean
- LIFO inventory costing
- Inventory carrying costs analysis
- SKU rationalization analysis
- Inventory management controls
- Performance management systems
Process Improvement and Lean Strategies
RubinBrown 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.
- Business process reengineering
- Lean consulting and implementation
- Process mapping
- Strategic planning
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
- IC-DISC implementation
- Transfer pricing
- VAT tax issues
- Subpart F 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
- Agreed-upon procedures
- Benefit plan audits
- 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.
- Corporate tax
- Research and development tax credits
- Domestic manufacturing deduction
- Cost segregation studies
- Energy efficiency tax credits
- State & local tax
- Multi-state tax “physical”
- Tax credit and incentive optimization
- Real estate & property tax assessment/challenges
- Sales and use tax consulting
- Family business consulting
- Succession planning
- Estate planning
- Gifting programs
Business Advisory Services
We assist both public and private companies with valueadded consulting services. Our consultants have experience in a variety of disciplines, including:
- Business and intangible valuations
- Forensic accounting
- Merger & acquisition services
- Bankruptcy consulting
- Internal audits
- Lean and process improvement
- Enterprise risk management
- Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
- Litigation services
Lean Accounting Roundtable
Lean is the relentless pursuit of perfection through the elimination of those things that customers do not value.
As companies implement lean, it becomes apparent that traditional financial reporting will not provide the meaningful information required to support continuous improvement and, in many cases, may actually impede a company’s progress on its lean journey. Aligning your financial and operational metrics with your lean strategy is critical to success.
RubinBrown offers lean seminars and roundtables throughout the year to provide a forum for companies to share their experience in continuous improvement in the accounting and finance arenas as well as network with their peers.
Missouri Association of Manufacturers' Economic Surveys
RubinBrown has teamed up with the Missouri Association of Manufacturers to conduct economic-based surveys. The goal of the surveys is to provide privately held/family-owned manufacturers in Missouri with a snapshot of current financial results as well as information on how companies view the future.
Manufacturing & Distribution News
|Focus on Manufacturing & Distribution: Summary of 2012 Taxpayer Relief Act for the Manufacturing & Distribution Industry|
Manufacturing & Distribution
Friday, 11 January 2013
|Focus on Manufacturing/Distribution & Public Companies: SEC Issues Final Rule on Section 1502: Conflict Minerals|
Manufacturing & Distribution
Monday, 24 September 2012
|Focus on Manufacturing & Distribution: Economic Survey Results|
Manufacturing & Distribution
Monday, 18 June 2012
Manufacturing & Distribution Resource Links
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
Associated Industries of Missouri
|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
Lean Enterprise Institute
Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Manufacturing Internet Resources
Missouri Merchants and Manufacturers Association
|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
Missouri Department of Economic Development
|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
|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 Regional Chamber and Growth Association|
|The Federal Marketplace
This site is a gateway for doing business with government.
|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.
Manufacturing & Distribution Services Leaders
For additional information on the RubinBrown Manufacturing and Distribution Services Group and our specialized services, please contact:
Jim Mather, CPA
Partner-In-Charge, Manufacturing & Distribution Services Group
Wayne Danneman, CMI
Rick Feldt, CPA
Mike Lewis, CPA
Todd Pleimann, CPA
Kansas City Managing Partner
Rodney Rice, CPA
Tim Sims, CPA
Manu. & Distrib. E-News
Events and Seminars
|Manufacturing & Distribution Lean Roundtable - Kansas City|
Thu Dec 12 @ 7:30AM - 10:00AM
|Manufacturing & Distribution Lean Roundtable - St. Louis|
Thu Dec 19 @ 7:30AM - 10:00AM
|SEC Update Seminar - St. Louis|
Tue Jan 07 @ 7:30AM - 10:00AM
|SEC Update Seminar - Denver|
Wed Jan 08 @ 7:30AM - 10:00AM