Manufacturing & Distribution Accounting & Consulting Services

John Mather

National Industry Partner
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Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Brochure

BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group advisors can help manufacturers and distributors develop the right plan to improve performance. Our advisors concentrate on strategy development, operations excellence, organizational improvements and information support systems. From audit, assurance and tax services to growth and information systems consulting, we can help with a variety of manufacturing accounting issues.

We also use two established methods for measuring business performance:  cost-of-quality and the balanced scorecard. BKD strives to offer manufacturing consulting solutions that can help your company decrease costs, respond to changing market conditions and strategies, improve the accuracy of your delivery promises, keep customers satisfied and reduce operating cash needs.


Navigating local, state and federal tax systems can be difficult for any business; manufacturers and distributors are no exception. BKD can help you with the basics, and you’ll also experience insight as our professionals assist you in identifying various tax credits or incentive programs and in preparing real estate cost segregation studies that can save you money. You can experience guidance from BKD in the following areas:

  • Income tax depreciation
  • Tax liability
  • Tax planning
  • Tax credits for research and development work
  • Identifying state tax incentives
  • Real estate cost segregation studies

Operations Management

BKD’s PEAK (Productivity Enhancement Advice & Knowhow) approach provides operations-related education and manufacturing consulting. The system can help you improve work systems and processes in operations, project support and effective information systems. PEAK methodology offers you the ability to increase quality and productivity.

Here are some other areas where BKD’s manufacturing accounting experience can help you operate more efficiently:

  • Performance management
  • Cash flow management
  • Operations consulting


BKD Technologies has helped hundreds of manufacturing and distribution clients experience efficient solutions. Our expertise can help you streamline your manufacturing or distribution processes. You can benefit from our many years of experience evaluating, recommending and implementing software for the manufacturing and distribution industries, including the following:

  • Effective operations resources
  • Integrated software solutions
  • Business intelligence
  • Efficient inventory management
  • Data security

Growth & Sustainability

Growing your company and keeping an eye on efficiency, quality control and the bottom line can be a challenge. You need guidance. BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group has the experience to help your company with the following:

  • Strategic planning
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Economic incentives
  • Market analysis
  • Performance enhancement recommendations
  • Due diligence
  • Business restructuring
  • Investment planning

Human Capital

Every company has to worry about employee turnover, but jobs in the manufacturing industry are becoming more and more skilled, making training and retaining quality employees critical. BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group can help your company develop a quality workforce, improve employee job performance and follow workplace safety and other regulations. BKD’s experience can help in several areas:

  • Incentive compensation
  • Employee benefit plans & retention
  • Performance appraisal
  • Effective recruiting
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Supervisory training

Audit & Assurance

Audited financial statements—the centerpiece of BKD’s assurance services—have benefits far beyond their immediate function and bring credibility to your financial picture. These statements help you offer a more clear picture and communicate in a way that makes data easier to find and understand.

Experience the benefits of BKD’s audit and assurance with the following services:

  • Audits & reviews
  • Internal audits
  • Help in complying with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Manufacturing & Distribution Thoughtware

Oscar Winski Company, Inc.

“BKD is a good fit for our business. We are very comfortable with our client service team as it is obvious they are not only highly competent with technical issues but also work extremely well with our executive team and staff. We did our homework when it came time to change accounting firms. We were looking for a true advisor, someone who was very interested in our business and helping us meet our goals, as well as a firm that would give us top-notch technical advice. I am very happy to say we have found all of these attributes with BKD..”

— John Gage, Chief Financial Officer
Oscar Winski Company, Inc.
Lafayette, Indiana

Shintech Inc.

"BKD was hired to assist us in our understanding of J-SOX requirements. They work closely with our Japanese counterparts and provide the right level of expertise needed to get the job done. They have definitely exceeded our expectations.

Leveraging BKD’s expertise in our IT compliance efforts has been a step in the right direction as we comply with J-SOX. They have definitely exceeded our expectations.”

— Eleazar Vasquez, Jr., Information Services Administrator
Shintech Inc.
Freeport, Texas

MC Tubular Products, Inc.

“BKD was hired to assist us in our understanding of J-SOX requirements. They exceeded our expectations with their industry knowledge, professional demeanor, and personal responsiveness. I would recommend BKD to anyone considering a change in CPA firms.

BKD provides the best value, with their professional demeanor, personal responsiveness, and industry knowledge. They exceeded our expectations and we would recommend them to anyone considering a change in CPA firms.

BKD provides the best value for the services they deliver. Not only are they professional and friendly, but they provide us with an exceptional level of personal attention and flexibility to meet our needs.”

— B. Wayne Hicks, Vice President
MC Tubular Products, Inc.
Houston, Texas

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