Transportation & Logistics

Transportation & Logistics Brochure




We work closely with approximately 200 transportation and logistics clients to develop effective strategies and apply financial techniques that help improve the bottom line. We work on a wide range of issues, from growing your business and acquiring competition to helping develop exit strategies. Our clients benefit from timely advice about the effects of tax laws on their operations and investments, as well as recommendations to reduce costs, improve productivity, expand operations and use personnel and technology more efficiently. BKD can help you answer the following questions:

Tax

  • In what states should I be filing income tax returns?
  • What kind of estate plan allows me to transfer my business to the next generation while not missing out on tax advantages?
  • What can I do to mitigate federal and state tax liabilities?
  • How can I best manage my fuel tax and state registration processes?

Operations

  • Should I use owner-operator, leased or company-owned equipment?
  • How can I determine, analyze and control profitability through a formal budgeting process?
  • How can I improve my operating ratio?
  • What are the tax and cash-flow consequences of my expansion plan and the best alternatives for financing?
  • How can I increase efficiency in my overall operation?

Information Technology

  • Who can update my computer system in a timely manner without disrupting my business?

Financial Reporting

  • How will proposed lease accounting standards affect my financial reporting?

Our specialized team has knowledge of the issues you face and access to national resources, leading to a seamless service approach. With BKD, you’ll experience solutions designed to meet your company needs.

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Navigating local, state and federal tax systems can be difficult for any business, but it can be especially hard for manufacturers and distributors. BKD can help with the basics and offer insight from our professionals, who can assist you in identifying various tax credits or incentive programs and in preparing real estate cost segregation studies that can save you money. BKD can offer guidance in the following areas:

  • Identifying state tax incentives
  • Income tax depreciation
  • Tax liability
  • Tax planning
  • Real estate cost segregation studies

Audited financial statements, the centerpiece of BKD’s assurance services, have benefits far beyond their immediate function. For example, they bring credibility to your financial picture. BKD can help you structure your financial statements in a way that makes data easier to find and understand.

BKD’s audit and assurance professionals can add assist with the following services:

  • Securities and Exchange Commission registrations and filings
  • Audits and reviews
  • Internal audits
  • Help in complying with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

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:

  • Computer recommendations and installations
  • Review of data processing methods and systems
  • Effective operations resources
  • Integrated software solutions
  • Business intelligence
  • Efficient inventory management
  • Data security

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

  • Business restructuring
  • Budgeting
  • Cash-flow analysis
  • Forecasts & projections
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Assistance with financing, including proposal packages
  • Valuing closely held stock
  • Business planning services
  • Lease vs. purchase analysis
  • Insurance evaluations for coverage & rates
  • Strategic planning
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Economic incentives
  • Market analysis
  • Performance enhancement recommendations
  • Due diligence
  • Business restructuring
  • Investment planning

Every company has to worry about employee turnover, but in the manufacturing industry—where jobs are becoming more and more skilled—training and retaining quality employees is critical.

BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group can help your company build a quality workforce, improve employee job performance and make sure your company follows workplace safety and other regulations. BKD’s experience can help in several areas, including the following:

  • Personal financial planning for executives
  • Employee benefit plan administration and consulting
  • Employee benefit plan audit services
  • Incentive compensation
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Employee retention
  • Performance appraisal
  • Effective recruiting
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Supervisory training

Jerry Henderson

National Industry Partner
Audit

Jerry Henderson

National Industry Partner

Audit

Manufacturing & Distribution

600 N. Hurstbourne Parkway, Suite 350
P. O. Box 22127
Louisville, KY 40252-0127

Louisville
502.581.0435

Joe Roos

Partner
Audit

Joe Roos

Partner

Audit

Manufacturing & Distribution

1201 Walnut Street
Suite 1700
Kansas City, MO 64106-2246

Kansas City
816.221.6300

Jerald Isaacs

Managing Director
Tax

Jerald Isaacs

Managing Director

Tax

Construction & Real Estate

Two Warren Place
6120 S. Yale Avenue, Suite 1400
Tulsa, OK 74136-4223

Tulsa
918.584.2900

Greg Usry

Partner
Tax

Greg Usry

Partner

Tax

Manufacturing & Distribution, Transportation

2800 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 3200
Houston, TX 77056-6167

Houston
713.499.4600

Dale Johnston

Partner
Audit

Dale Johnston

Partner

Audit

Manufacturing & Distribution

14241 Dallas Parkway
Suite 1100
Dallas, Texas 75254-2961

Dallas
972.702.8262

Jeff Ronsse

Partner

Jeff Ronsse

Partner

Manufacturing & Distribution

Two Warren Place
6120 S. Yale Avenue, Suite 1400
Tulsa, OK 74136-4223

Tulsa
918.584.2900

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