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

Talking Logistics

Trade flowing across the United States-Mexico border has grown exponentially since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994. It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States. Understand the 3-Legged Freight Movements at the Border.

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All Signs Point to Mexico Playing a Greater Role in Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

What do you think about Mexico? My short answer: What do your customers think about Mexico? For most 3PLs, their customers — across a variety of industries — are growing their presence in Mexico, either manufacturing there or growing their supplier base there, so 3PLs need to align their services and capabilities accordingly to the changing supply chain networks of their customers. Mexico mode…Freight moved by pipeline increased 11.4

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Questions Companies with U.S.-Mexico Trade Should be Asking

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico border, his words seem unusually predictive. Specifically discussing how the internet of things will impact supply chains, he said: The internet of things provides companies the ability to source parts and inputs, and sell, globally. Consumers can now buy directly from overseas retailers and manufacturers, and with the increase in the de minimis value by Congress from $200 to $800, we increasingly see the U.S. Mexico trade risks. Nearly three years ago, C.H.

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program. Transferring a manufacturing line from one location back to the U.S.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective. Let’s compare the strengths and weaknesses of both international and domestic sourcing options. International Sourcing. Reaping the benefits of international sourcing.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing.

This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Robinson Celebrates 25 Years of Business in Mexico. March 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Last November, JDA Software and IBM announced a “new integrated offering [that] will provide retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with intelligent sourcing, fulfillment and order management capabilities.” Here are some excerpts from the press release: Nexternal provides an omni-channel commerce platform that serves manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

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

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. Con-way Freight announced this week that it has enhanced its Mexico service offering with the introduction of real-time, door-to-door online tracking, a 24-hour Customer Resource Center and new web tools for tendering and managing shipments moving to and from Mexico.

Is it Time for a Cross-Border Checkup?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the last few months, I’ve spoken with many companies where Mexico is an increasingly important aspect of their supply chain. These companies typically source key components from Mexico, have increased their investments in Mexico manufacturing facilities, or sell a large percentage of their finished goods to consumers in Mexico. Growth in Mexico’s manufacturing sector.

Reshoring in America: The Future Outlook, Current Hindrances & Issues, and Ways to Stimulate Reshoring

Cerasis

manufacturing is not experiencing a “renaissance” Industry experts conservatively acknowledge that off-shoring has slowed, and perhaps “stabilized” Although around 80,000 manufacturing jobs have come back to the U.S. in the past 3 years, (about 60% from China), per research by BCG and others, there’s no indication that a great number of additional jobs will soon return from Mexico and China. Manufacturing has gained 700,000 jobs since 2010.

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

ToolsGroup

Manufacturing was transformed into a global enterprise. And this low cost fostered a mentality of incremental thinking with mid-level managers focused on squeezing out 1-2% a year in cost savings through sourcing, says Pete Guarraia of Bain consultancy. . 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.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Mexico and Cross-border. into Mexico by truckload and the increase of CPG export products from Mexico to the U.S., In the short term, the market is going to demand Mexican portion peak season surcharges to bring empty equipment from other regions or the border into the Mexico shipping points. Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Overcoming Trade War Myopia with Supply Chain Leadership!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The retaliatory tariffs from Canada, Europe, China and Mexico include not only steel and aluminum but a wide variety of other products including agricultural products and consumer goods. Sourcing, supply, delivery, materials cost, total cost of acquisition … it’s all Supply Chain! 100M) that they are moving manufacturing out of the U.S. This is a Supply Chain sourcing move for sure! manufacturing facilities, distribution centres). Sourcing Analysis.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

The comment caught my attention because later that morning I was going to moderate a discussion with Dan Dershem , General Partner at Supply Chain Ventures, about emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomous trucks, and digital freight. Digital Freight. I think I have personally looked at no less than 50 digital freight companies. Transplace TMS Screenshots (source: Transplace).

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Transplace

Last week, we surveyed Transplace’s network of customers of $9+ billion of freight under management to reveal the impacts of the pandemic. 10% or less are in Canada, Mexico or Europe. Cutting costs and looking for alternative supply sources were also prioritized along with making new budget revisions to adapt to the changes in the global supply chain. Increase in expedited freight due to material shortages. What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain?

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

Talking Logistics

According to the press release: Transplace leverages the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing technology as part of its expert solutions, helping customers develop and optimize their carrier strategy for procurement events involving truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal needs. Transplace delivered more than 50 customer solutions in 2012 using the CombineNet sourcing technology, in industries including consumer goods, chemicals, manufacturing, and retail.

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[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

While US manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. The US manufacturing sector employed 12 million workers in 2013, or about 8.8 Manufacturing employs a higher share of workers without a college degree than the economy overall. On average, non-college-educated workers in manufacturing made 10.9 US Manufacturing Interactive Footprint Map.

What Could Stop Lithium from Revolutionizing Transportation?

Elementum

The lithium boom signals a shift in manufacturing and energy in the United States—but the popular mineral is facing some obstacles when it comes to heavy air and rail regulation. Its growth—use increases by 11% per year—has ignited a battle among companies to produce the cheapest alternative source: batteries. manufacturing. Companies like Tesla, using the gigafactory, could source lithium from local suppliers in Nevada for a fully closed supply chain.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . Also in terms of changing patterns of goods flows, it seems that manufacturing and retailing is making a return from globalization to regionalization of supply chains. This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. At the same time, near-sourcing is becoming more important.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. CEVA Logistics provides both freight management and contract logistics services for a range of customers across all sectors. The company provides comprehensive freight forwarding services across all modes, domestic and international, including customs house brokerage and door-to-door ground services. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Q3 2020 Freight Rates and Logistics Market Update

Zipline Logistics

However, the freight market, and the domestic economy, rebounded from April lows much quicker than anticipated over the last month. During the last few weeks, outbound tender volumes, a useful measurement of freight in the market, have soared. Produce season is affecting the freight market much more than last year’s season, stretching capacity in California, and the Southeast where output is peaking. But there are a few trends that are currently affecting the freight.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. That might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. manufacturing facility in 2014.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades. And not just in Mexico.

The end of just-in-time?

EFT

The story goes that when Eiji Toyoda, CEO of Toyota, visited American car manufacturers in the 1950s, he was not impressed. This was the start of the famous process of Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing, or lean manufacturing as it later became known. This is why JIT became the dominant mode for manufacturers of not just cars but a huge range of items, from electronics to fast fashion.

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’m in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this morning. UPS Tells Shippers to Prepare for Freight Strike (WSJ – sub. ” Source: “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation,” Adelante SCM & BluJay Solutions, Aug. As you read this, I’ll be doing a short tune-up ride in preparation for tomorrow’s JDRF Ride to Cure cycling event. Santa Fe is at an elevation of 7,200 feet.

Homeward Bound: Reshoring's Shaky Momentum

Elementum

manufactured goods over the next decade. But Walmart is not alone in its move towards “reshoring” jobs, moving factories back stateside after a decade-long exodus to cheaper manufacturing facilities in places like Southeast Asia. may suggest a general increase in reshoring, which is good news for the job market and a potential signal to manufacturers that moving manufacturing to the U.S. Manufacturing technology is improving in the U.S., Making Waves.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

According to a recent study with particular focus on logistics, logistics services providers are beginning to expand their strategic geographic focus (source: Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2013). Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies. The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead.

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2015 Truckload Contract Rates Rise, as Spot Rates Fall

DAT Solutions

Fracking activities were curtailed, and the drilling equipment and materials of 2014 disappeared, freeing up rail, intermodal and flatbed capacity, and removing an alternative source of employment opportunity for would-be truck drivers. In 2015, those large fleets were well positioned to handle a larger portion of the freight. As contract carriers expanded capacity, fewer loads flowed to the spot market and its freight brokers and 3PLs. Freight Rates

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Companies Say They're Ready to Move Supply Chains From China

Material Handling and Logistics

Many of our customers producing in China concentrate more and more of their production on the local Chinese market" while they set up mirrored production facilities in neighboring countries for exports, Detlef Trefzger, CEO of the Swiss freight company, said during an Oct. Much of our shifts could come -- if it’s China, if it’s shifted, it could go either to India, to Mexico or to the U.S., In many cases, we already have alternative sources that are identified.

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A Great Wall and China – Trump Trade Plans Impact Food, Retail Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

One of the most noted promises put forth by the incoming President is the construction of an enormous wall across the entire southern border between the US and Mexico. While the details of this ambitious project have yet to be revealed, if it is indeed accomplished it will surely result in radical changes to how and where freight will enter and exit the United States. based manufacturers are fully integrated across the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border”.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Trucks are sourced, loaded, dispatched and then cannot find a retail delivery appointment for days beyond the scheduled pickup date. Inventory and manufacturing flexibility are a key component to serving this market. Spot market freight has seen an increase up to $2.13 Health questionnaires, temperature screening, and other preventative measures are resulting in some excessive delays and buildup of freight at cross-docks. Mexico and Cross-border.

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

Talking Logistics

Canada and Mexico Seek to Head Off U.S. Air freight capacity concerns prompt new forwarder strategies (Lloyd’s Loading List). Alstom to test automated freight train in the Netherlands (Reuters). Mexico, and Canada over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are reportedly at a standstill.

6 Supply Chain Trends That Could Truly Shake You Up (2018 Update)

Logistics Bureau

Additive manufacturing, perhaps better known as 3D printing, is a software-based process that looks increasingly likely to place manufacture of some products into the hands of the end customer, and where it does not achieve this, may nevertheless eliminate many supply chain stages and processes for products that can be created by this fully automated method of production. While the lean concept was born from the world of manufacturing, agility came largely from software development.

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Supply Chain Predictions for 2020 (Who knew I’d still be writing this blog 18 years later!)

NC State SCRC

On top of that, the increase of Uber Freight, food delivery services, and a plethora of other services is causing congestion to rise rapidly. As noted in a recent SCRC meeting and panel discussion , we will see increased levels of trade wars, the emergence of trade blocs (beginning with Canada, the US and Mexico), and the Chinese silk road.