Manufacturing/Supply Chain

Manufacturers, wholesale/distributors, and retailers are all part of the supply chain. To be a long-term, profitable player in the supply chain, it is becoming more and more important to look outside of a company’s own four walls and work together with others in the supply chain.

It is critical to partner with other businesses in the supply chain to reduce overall inventory levels, improve timeliness, and improve efficiencies. Let Smith & Gesteland’s Supply Chain/Manufacturing Services Group assist you with your manufacturing, wholesale/distribution, and retail business in these areas.

We have over 60 years of experience in the services that are covered here and can offer the knowledge of highly qualified people who care about the success of your business. Take the road toward improving your profitability and managing your cash flow. Make Smith & Gesteland one of your lifelong partners.

For additional information, send us an email to Todd Kleibor.

Services for Manufacturing/Supply Chain Businesses

Business Improvement Planning

  • Strategic planning
  • Business planning
  • Organizational development
  • Open Book Management
  • Leadership development
  • Company valuations

Inventory Management

  • LIFO conversions, compliance, and projections
  • Inventory control and cost systems
  • Uniform capitalization rules implementation and maintenance

Human Resources

  • Fringe benefits plan construction and evaluation
  • Accounting personnel selection and training

Tax Planning and Compliance

  • Merger and acquisition assistance
  • Interstate taxation assistance
  • International taxation assistance
  • Sales and use tax minimization planning
  • Personal property tax minimization planning
  • Income and estate tax minimization planning

Financial Management

  • Operational efficiency reviews
  • Customer profitability analysis
  • Cash flow projections and management
  • Financial projections
  • Return on investment analysis
  • Assistance in seeking financing
  • Profitability improvement

Affiliations with Manufacturing & Supply Chain-Related Organizations

  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
  • Madison International Trade Association (MITA)
  • National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW)
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC)
  • Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP)
  • Warehouse Advisory Council
  • Institute of Management Accountants, Cost Management Group