‘Just so big’: China’s outsize role in trade at Texas border crossings

The Supply Chain Journal

Though well behind Mexico, China ranks second for international trade at the three largest United States-Mexico border crossings in Texas: Laredo, El Paso and Pharr. After Mexico and China, El Paso’s top trading partners were Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Singapore and South Korea.

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Borderlands: Rural areas the next e-commerce frontier?

The Supply Chain Journal

The next frontier for e-commerce is regional cities and rural areas, according to Mark Stanton, general manager at PowerFleet for supply chain. Stanton said the e-commerce shift to smaller, regional areas could disrupt supply chains that are not prepared. “If

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Borderlands: Rural areas the next e-commerce frontier?

The Supply Chain Journal

The next frontier for e-commerce is regional cities and rural areas, according to Mark Stanton, general manager at PowerFleet for supply chain. Stanton said the e-commerce shift to smaller, regional areas could disrupt supply chains that are not prepared. “If

What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the U.S.-Mexico Border Situation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With the news that Secretary Nielsen is cutting short a trip to Europe, what can supply chain professionals anticipate regarding cross-border operations? Supply chain strategies. In addition, supply chain professionals can consider the following strategies to mitigate U.S.-Mexico Make sure that all internal team members and external customers understand the current volatility and are validating purchase orders before being shipped to or from the border.

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

Elementum

The country also lacks an established supply base that leads to higher logistics costs, although some companies look at long-term advantages rather than short-term ones. A sync between verticals such as automotive, computer hardware, and transportation equipment provides opportunities to integrate the supply chain , which in turn can position the nation for further growth. Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right.

This Week in Logistics News (February 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehouse hiring data shows how supply chains flexed up for peak. The program could roll out as early as next week, with pilot programs in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, and El Paso, TX. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the pandemic’s impact on shipping times for Peloton.