5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

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Trade flowing across the United States-Mexico border has grown exponentially since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994. In 2016, the value of goods traded between the two countries topped $525 billion, making Mexico the third largest trading partner of the U.S.

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How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend


When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Without hard data, you can’t take action. However, as we’ve noted in a previous post, getting the right data is key as well.

Kansas City Southern Reports Record Revenue Despite Political Uncertainty Between Mexico and the U.S.

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This railroad is of particular interest in terms of helping to determine the health in trade between Mexico and the U.S. Of the Class 1 railroads, Kansas City Southern is the only one to run a dedicated system into Mexico through an agreement with the Mexican government.

This Week in Logistics News (April 1-5, 2019)

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Mexico line as border agents moved (Reuters) Global trade growth loses momentum as trade tensions persist (WTO) Shipping Comes to Terms With $50 Billion Clean-Fuel Bill (WSJ – sub. Mexico Border Crossing Delays. “I’m worst at what I do best.”.

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Walmart Mexico’s Alex Guerrero Explains How Digital Innovations Empower Employees [Video]

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Part-four of the Executive Exchange video series from JDA introduces us to Alex Guerrero of Walmart Mexico, who shares his vision for digital transformation at Walmart. Combined with predictive data and powerful intelligence gathered by JDA for Walmart, Alex shares his forward-thinking thoughts on what the future of business Walmart looks like.

The New NAFTA: What’s Changed? What’s the Impact?

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administration, and after a lot of back and forth negotiations between the US, Mexico, and Canada over the past year, a new agreement has been reached which is set to be signed soon. How will these changes impact companies, particularly those that trade with Mexico? Mexico, and Canada (USMCA), I asked Jose to evaluate the impact of NAFTA — was it positive or negative? “I I don’t think Mexico would be in the economic status it has today without it.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

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Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. LLamasoft Launches Data Services to Provide Reference Data for the Supply Chain Design Community.

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3rd, 2019


New Transplace Report Provides Key Delivery Data for Retail Shippers : With an eye on helping shippers meet delivery requirements set forth by retailers, Transplace recently rolled out a new offering, entitled the “Weekly Supplier Performance Benchmarking Report.”

This Week in Logistics News (May 12-16, 2014)

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Transplace and Celtic Expand Intermodal Services in Mexico. In other transportation-related news, Transplace announced that Celtic International has expanded its cross-border and intra-Mexico intermodal capabilities. In a recent report, Raymond James and Associates referred to Mexico as the “final frontier” for the North American intermodal market, stating, “Intermodal over the U.S./Mexico Mexico border remains in its infancy with market share in the low single digit rates.”.

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 10th, 2019


Posts Record Annual Trade Deficit : According to recent data from the Commerce Department, the U.S. trade gaps with China and Mexico, already the nation’s largest, reached new records. Transportation TIP List: Week of March 10 th , 2019. This weekend’s St.

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Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

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I will be speaking and working with clients in wonderful locations in Brussels, China, Germany, London, Mexico, Peru, and South Africa. Yet, within the supply chain, everyone waits for data and insights. Challenge the teams working with the data to give you one new insight a week.

Building Outside-In Processes

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On Monday, I would speak in Orlando Florida at the Terra Technology event; and on Wednesday, present the keynote at the Logistic Summit & Expo in Mexico City. Map the data and the processes outside-in. Forms of Channel Data.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains


A supplier in Mexico mixes up two similar parts. Ethereum shares some common features with Bitcoin, including how it’s mined by computers and codifies unique data that can be used to track everything from transactions to an exchange of goods (more on that below). Otherwise known as a distributed ledger, the automatic recording of data into the blockchain allows for cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum or Bitcoin to serve as way more than just a store of value.

This Week in Logistics News (November 26-30, 2018)

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Canada, and Mexico. Mexico and Canada Sign Pact to Replace Nafta (WSJ – sub. Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) — by trade ministers for the U.S., Mexico, and Canada in Bueno Aires (as the G-20 summit begins there).

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Sept. 21, 2017

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Demography is Destiny, and Right Now that Is not Good, Amazon Making More Moves in Mexico, Hurrican Harvey Hits August Manufacturing Output, Mixed Data on US Retail Sales Forecasts

Introducing Real-Time Visibility: A Standard for All of Our Customers


The integration of real-time visibility extends our ongoing efforts to apply the benefits of machine learning and data science to help shippers take a more predictive and proactive approach to supply chain management. Introducing Real-Time Visibility: A Standard for All of Our Customers.

Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning


The Economist says that more companies are sourcing with proximity to their major markets – for instance servicing the EU from Eastern Europe and Northern Africa or the US from Mexico. After decades of longer and more global supply chains, some are becoming shorter and more localized.

Day 3: Lenovo Goes About Creating the End to End Transparent Supply Chain


On the third day the team visited the Lenovo “Green Data Center”, and learned of how Lenovo is working to create their “converged” network servers that are on the leading edge of being focused on sustainable high speed efficient performance. Lenovo acquired the Data Center Group from IBM and moved the entire organization to RTP in October 2014. Lenovo’s vision is to become the most trusted partner in the Data Center market.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN


For instance, if I wanted to know what the HEINEKEN canning capacity was in Asia, I would have to sum up 20+ Excel files to sum up the data for all the breweries. There was no global master data in place either. For instance, Mexico uses its own strategic planning tool.

This Week in Logistics News (March 16-20, 2015)

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As you read this, I’ll be flying back home from Mexico City where I presented at the Logistic Summit & Expo 2015 , arguably the largest supply chain and logistics event in Mexico.

This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014)

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We normally do our Talking Logistics episodes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but we have one today at 12 ET with Alaster Love from Transplace, where we are going to discuss “ Big Data and Analytics in Oil and Gas Transportation.” Mexico Customs Management. Mexico customs process.”

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

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Going from Big Data to Big Decisions (Quintiq World Tour London). Logistics Summit & Expo , March 29-30, Mexico City, Mexico.

Logistics and Supply Chain in the Trump Era, Can the New Administration Make Logistics Great Again?


Use of CSA Data Does Not Increase. Under President Trump, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ( FMSCA ) withdrew rulemaking processes for the use of compliance safety accountability (CSA) data, reports JD Supra. This withdrawal means that companies can continue operating and leveraging Big Data for internal purposes , not just the sources of increased regulations by the FMCSA. Mexico engages in more trade with the U.S.

Using Warehouse Automation to Combat Tariff Spikes


trading partners, including the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. Automation increases warehouse space utilization, breaks barriers, eliminates organizational data silos, increases the speed of order fulfillment and shipping, and increases visibility.

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Halloween Candy – A Scary Supply Chain Planning Problem


In the interactive “ Top Halloween Candy by State ” map, CandyStore.com shows my beloved candy corn is the favorite candy for trick-or-treaters in Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Iowa, Michigan and Alabama. I admit, I love to eat Halloween candy as much as most grade school children (maybe more).

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Cloud & Big Data. There was an incident where Alaska Airlines (flight 261) flying from Mexico to Seattle airport plunged into the Pacific Ocean. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure. Industrial Manufacturing. Insurance. Logistics and Distribution.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

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20 Years of Highway Data Shows Roads and Bridges Aren’t Crumbling ( Reason.org ). Mexico trade. According to the press release: Con-way Truckload today derives 35 percent of its revenue from shipments destined for or originating in Mexico.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 9-13, 2015)

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Institute for Supply Management data indicated that growth in production, orders, and inventory slowed in January…January 2015 freight shipments were up 5.6 Our snowman passed away on Wednesday from Warm Air Syndrome.

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Street-Level Views of Megacity Logistics

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Researchers from MIT and USP collected data on the movement of these vehicles in two ways. Another project collected similar data this summer in Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Santiago, São Paulo, Kuala Lumpur, and Madrid. There are plans to keep adding to the data.

This Week in Logistics News (January 22-26, 2018)

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Canada and Mexico Seek to Head Off U.S. E2open Strengthens Channel Data Management Capabilities with Acquisitions of Birch Worldwide and Entomo. Mexico, and Canada over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are reportedly at a standstill.

How Megacity Distribution Models are Changing Urban Logistics


In Mexico City, for example, some 60% of the city’s nanostores maintain only one to two days of inventory. For example, they can combine GPS data generated by smartphones carried aboard delivery vehicles with transactional data, census, and geo-spatial data, and information on driver activity.

Automating Cross-Border Transportation with Matt Silver

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If they’re grabbing the freight in Laredo after a pickup in Mexico, then sure, that was really easy for them. When you talk about cross-border, Mexico and Canada kind of get lumped together. Mexico is definitely more challenging. [13:00]

E-invoicing Requirements: Latin America Fights Tax Evasion


For instance, Brazil and Mexico have tough government mandates and prescriptive legislation. The detailed data requirements may be unwieldy for some companies, but it plays an important role in cutting down tax fraud.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?


of east coast and Gulf of Mexico imports in September, according to an article from the Business Information Industry Association. Thorough data reviews before and after the storm.

Four Steps to End-to-End Supply Chain Success


I recall a visit to an electronics manufacturing facility in Juarez, Mexico. Invest in Data Quality. As your operation grows, the volume of data you rely on grows exponentially. That data can be your key to success.

The emergence of supply chain localization strategies


In North America, we are likely going to move towards a Canada/US/Mexico triad, and much of the labor will likely be moving to Mexico. And another benefit is that if you have local partners that you trust and know well, you can drive innovation and new opportunities to exploit data and analytics. As more and more organizations struggle to deal with the deployment of digital technologies, many are overlooking some of the fundamentals associated with managing supply chains.

Synovos Releases Best Practices Paper on Bridging the Gap within MRO Supply Chain


Within the paper, reported data not only provides a detailed look on how an integrated supplier impacts a company’s results but also emphasizes the importance of MRO as whole. Synovos provides services globally with locations in Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Singapore. RADNOR, Pa. –