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Manufacturing

Operational performance. Investment. Risk management and compliance.

Manufacturing remains critically important to both the developing and the advanced world, In many countries the sector is in a state of transition: growing in emerging economies; shrinking but becoming more productive in advanced economies. Some markets compete on cost, others on technology and innovation. Lean manufacturing techniques which eliminate waste and improve quality are of key focus. Combining our global industry knowledge, deep resources and personalised service, we offer solutions to reduce costs, increase efficiency and maximise profitability.

RSM breaks through US$5bn global revenue

RSM has delivered growth in every business line, reflecting RSM’s commitment to help middle market businesses fulfil their global ambitions. 2017 saw revenues rise by 5.6% to US$5.1bn.

2017 RSM Manufacturing Monitor Survey

The 2017 RSM Manufacturing Monitor surveyed 660 middle market manufacturers based in the United States as well as Australia, Canada, China, Japan and Mexico. The Monitor provides in-depth analysis of areas of primary importance to the industry, including growth, technology, profitability and risk.

A meaty internal audit client utilises RSM talent

RSM, through an integrated and coordinated approach with its member firms, developed detailed audit programmes for meat manufacturer  in accordance with industry “leading practices” that are designed to assess internal control effectiveness in a harmonised fashion for the US domestic and international locations selected for internal audits.

Manufacturers pay a steep price for data vulnerability

When it comes to information technology security, no company or industry is immune to unauthorised access to its data. Yet when it comes to their own companies, many manufacturers feel it unlikely that their data will be a target of any breach attempts. 

Big data and the middle market

This article explores the use of Big Data by middle market businesses, whose adoption of these new technologies lags behind that of other sectors of the international business community. 

2016 RSM Manufacturing Monitor

Insights into trends and changes in manufacturing

132 businesses to compete at Grand Final of European Business Awards

132 businesses from 32 European countries are hoping to be named a winner in Europe’s biggest and toughest business competition, the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, at its Gala Event Final on 17 June in Milan, Italy.

Global economic review 2015/16: a new mediocre?

In October 2015, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its semi-annual World Economic Outlook. The IMF forecasts global economic output to grow by 3.6 percent in 2016, an improvement over world GDP growth rates in 2014 (3.4 percent) and 2015 (3.1 percent). 

RSM European Business Resilience Survey

This report is part of the RSM European Business Resilience Survey. The aim of the survey is to take a look behind the scenes of economic development and activity.

Rebuilding the Global Economy

Insights from an international comparative study of business ‘birth’ and ‘death’ rates.

The Road to Recovery

Insights from an international comparative study of business ‘birth’ and ‘death’ rates.  

Communication is pivotal for global manufacturer

Case study details   Sector: Engineering and ManufacturingClient: One of the largest manufacturers of plant and heavy machinery with revenue in excess of ¥6b Requirement: Audit, Financial Statements & Advisory Region: Worldwide

Global manufacturer relies on trusted relationships

Case study details   Client: A global manufacturer and distributor, with over 55,000 products Sector: Biomedical and life sciences Requirement: Statutory audit, tax compliance and advisory. Region: Asia Pacific and North America

The Transpacific Partnership

In June 2015 the U.S. Congress granted fast track authority to President Barack Obama, clearing the way for final negotiations of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP). The completion of the 12-member TPP would create a mega-regional zone representing 40 percent of global GDP and 26 percent of world trade.

EBA celebrates manufacturing in Europe

This is the first in a series of articles leading up to the European Business Awards Gala Event on 27 May 2014. RSM is the lead sponsor of the European Business Awards, click here for more information on the programme.

The Shale Gas Revolution

Recent advances in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) are spurring development of shale gas reserves in the United States, Canada, Poland, Australia, and other countries. The shale gas boom has strengthened energy security in these countries by lowering dependence on imported fossil fuels.

German Exporters amid the Global Recovery

On July 8, Germany’s Federal Statistics Office announced that German exports in May 2010 grew by 9.2 percent, their sharpest rise in 10 years. On seasonally adjusted balance, this result boosted German exports to €80.8 billion, just 5.4 percent below their pre-crisis peak.

The Smartphone and its Risks

Having a few key safeguards in place can reduce the risk of smartphones becoming a matter of national security.