AlphaUSA, a Livonia-based private fastener supplier, called upon the experts of UHY Advisors’ Enterprise Optimization Practice for assistance with streamlining their production capabilities. Crain’s Detroit Business featured a story on how AlphaUSA installed the system which helped collect and analyze their data to improve product planning, streamline development and meet the industry’s aggressive launch schedules over the next three years.
UHY Advisors’ performance management and continuous improvement projects is the installation of the Optimal Performance Improvement System (OPMS™), which is a set of informational and behavioral routines, which enables client management to quickly recognize and execute effective corrective actions when actual conditions fall short of the objectives. Tom Alongi, Juergen Meyer and team helped AlphaUSA to utilize this system, thus helping to improve their production efficiency tremendously. OPMS™ also provides critical accountability and change management tools, enabling clients to recognize the key performance information and identify how to change behaviors based on this information. Users of OPMS include all levels, from operators to managers to executives. View the Crain's article here.
Faced with the challenge of gaining efficiency and capturing productivity opportunities as well as leveraging economies of scale, UHY provides real world expertise. A broadband communications and entertainment company reached out to UHY to support them to:
Our team performed a three-week assessment to provide a structural analysis of the process flow as well as capturing detailed information on activities and tasks. Our output of the assessment was a detailed approach to process improvement presented to the client’s management team.
The client reduced exception processing, increased on-time performance and reduced “touches” to process. The client experienced significant improvement in data-entry for setting up new suppliers as well as a reduction in AP resources.
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The word disruption historically has negative connotations associated with it. The specific definition stated by the Cambridge English Dictionary is to prevent something, especially a system, process or event, from continuing as usual or as expected. People are creatures of habit and would really prefer for things to stay the same. Disruption makes us uncomfortable. In layman’s terms, a disruption is a break from the status quo.
Adapting to change today is inevitable as economic stasis is not an option. The concept of resilience, the capability to nimbly adapt to and or drive change, and recover from difficulty, has emerged as a critical characteristic of complex systems in business enterprises. Change not only creates threats to business continuity it also creates opportunities for business value creation. When change occurs so too must business process innovations.
Manufacturing companies that have equipment subject to the Michigan Essential Services Assessment (ESA) are required to certify through the Michigan Treasury Online website that the essential services tax liability is correct before the ESA can be paid.
In 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory (ASU 2015-11). This standard simplifies the subsequent measurement of inventory by replacing the "lower of cost or market" test with a new "lower of cost and net realizable value test." However, entities that use the LIFO or retail inventory methods, will continue applying their current impairment models.
2016 brought significant changes to personal property tax filing in Michigan.