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KSM and McLeod Software Announce Second Annual Trucking Operations Benchmarking Survey

Posted 6:16 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller and McLeod Software have launched our second annual Trucking Operations Performance Benchmarking Survey. This initiative seeks to break new ground in giving truckload carriers the opportunity to measure the real performance of their operations against their peers. 
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The Rise of the Dollar: A Good Deal for Manufacturers?

Posted 7:35 PM by
The steady rise of the U.S. dollar has been the source of much conversation in the past few months. The reason for the increased value is twofold: domestic growth and an economic decline abroad. Last year, the United States added three million new jobs, fuel prices declined sharply and the United States produced more oil within its borders than ever before. During that same period, Europe and Japan saw declines in currency values and slowed economic growth.
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Filling the Manufacturing Skills Gap: An Expert’s Opinion

Posted 8:11 PM by
The primary bottleneck in manufacturing today is not production. It’s the lack of a qualified workforce. In a recent article published Manufacturing.net, the gravity of the skills gap situation – and what manufacturers need to do to remediate it – is brought to light.
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KSM Recognized as a Member of the Truckload Carriers Association’s Prestigious Ambassador Club

Posted 4:52 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) has been recognized as a member of the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Ambassador Club for its 25 years of membership. KSM is the only certified public accounting firm to receive this distinction, demonstrating the firm's commitment to serving the trucking industry.
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The Third Industrial Revolution: Transforming Manufacturing

Posted 9:29 PM by
The third industrial revolution is here, and some say it is taking over the global economy. What exactly does this mean for manufacturers? To truly understand the impact of the third industrial revolution, it is important to consider the significant contributions of the prior industrial revolutions. The first Industrial Revolution focused on replacing human labor with automated processes. These concepts then progressed into the second industrial revolution, which perfected the automated assembly line process to produce mass quantities of identical products. Now, new Internet-based technologies are shifting the focus of manufacturers in a third direction that is creating new product mixes and services.
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Video: Trucking Owners Business Roundtable

Posted 7:45 PM by
In their presentations at the Trucking Owners Business Roundtable held recently at Katz, Sapper & Miller, Bryan Merolla, senior analyst at the Cleveland Research Company, and Thom Albrecht, managing director at BB&T Capital Markets, discussed the 2015 economic forecast and trends in the transportation industry. 
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Taxpayer Tips: Identity Theft and the IRS

Posted 6:05 PM by
The media is awash with stories of identity theft this tax season, and the stories are all the same: Someone calls stating that they are with the IRS, and they need personal information from you in order to process your tax payment. Or you receive an e-mail that appears to be from the IRS, requesting information to process your tax return. Find out how to protect yourself against these and other identity theft scams, and what to do if you have already been a victim.
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Jim White to Moderate Panel Discussion at 2015 North American Pizza & Ice Cream Show

Posted 2:09 PM by
Jim White, a member of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Restaurant Services Group, will serve as moderator for a panel discussion at the Ohio Restaurant Association's "2015 North America Pizza & Ice Cream Show" in Columbus, Ohio.
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AGC/CFMA Conference Recap: Fraud, Internal Controls and Ethics

Posted 12:00 PM by
Recently, the Association of General Contractors/Construction Financial Management Association’s (AGC/CFMA) 19th annual conference took place in Las Vegas, Nev. The conference began with several group sessions that focused on three of the central themes of the week: fraud, internal controls and ethics.
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Indiana Updates Sales Tax Guidance for Public Transportation Exemption

Posted 7:47 PM by
The Indiana Department of Revenue recently announced changes to its policy regarding the sales tax exemption for companies engaged in public transportation. The policy change was announced via an updated Information Bulletin #12, effective December 2014. Information Bulletin #12 serves as an important policy document for transportation companies ranging from traditional motor carriers to captive companies that transport primarily for their parent companies.
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