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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. carrier tractors to a 26-kilometer zone inside the Mexico border.

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Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

Talking Logistics

As I wrote last October, all signs point to Mexico playing a greater role in supply chains , as companies across a variety of industries grow their presence in the country, either manufacturing in Mexico or growing their supplier base there. This year’s sponsors and exhibitors included Ryder , Menlo Logistics , LLamasoft , Manhattan Associates , UPS, BNSF Railway, Mecalux , Logyt , Grupo MYM , Accel Logistica , and Femsa Logistica.

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

Talking Logistics

What do you think about Mexico? It’s one of the most common questions I get these days from third-party logistics providers (3PLs), especially this time of the year as they’re finalizing their strategies for 2015 and beyond. My short answer: What do your customers think about Mexico? For years, shippers have been reporting significant logistics cost reductions from moving operations to Mexico. Mexico mode…Freight moved by pipeline increased 11.4

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Mexico Logistics: Manufacturing in Mexico, Distribution in the U.S.

West Coast and California Logistics

For many companies, Mexico has long been an ideal manufacturing location due to lower costs and close proximity to American consumers. Mexico logistics is often fraught with hurdles such as border uncertainties, inadequate warehouse capacity, and security concerns. To overcome these hurdles, many companies are enjoying the best of both worlds: manufacturing in Mexico and shipping finished goods to a U.S. logistics facility for distribution.

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Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

Elementum

Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, Mexico ranks number eight out of 40 countries including Canada, Sweden, and Vietnam. Deloitte has also highlighted the country as a major manufacturer of electronics parts , machinery, and appliances, among others. Mexico has its share of challenges, of course.

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Logistics Alert: The Gridlock Situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Transplace

Logistics Alert: The Gridlock Situation at the U.S.-Mexico Mexico Border. According to recent reports, trucks crossing the border between Mexico and the United States are currently hitting delays of up to 12 hours. The post Logistics Alert: The Gridlock Situation at the U.S.-Mexico Mexico Border appeared first on.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico border, his words seem unusually predictive. 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. Mexico border is causing congestion —and creating havoc—for many supply chains in the same way Mr. Kass described. . Mexico border are severely delayed? Nearly three years ago, C.H.

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25 Years in Mexico: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson’s Silver Jubilee in Mexico: 25 years of working successfully with customers and carriers on cross-border and intra-Mexico transportation. manufacturing exports to NAFTA countries has increased by 258%. Then as now, the United States remains Mexico’s largest trading partner. While there are growing shortages of logistics capacity, qualified personnel, and warehousing at the border, Mexico’s future looks bright. It’s C.H.

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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.

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

Talking Logistics

Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news… HighJump Acquires Nexternal. Robinson Celebrates 25 Years of Business in Mexico. 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.” Mexico freight totaled $45.2 Mexico freight than in March 2014. Mexico air freight rose 15.7

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31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

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Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

As the NAFTA and tariffs battles continues on, the logistics market continues to meet the growing demand for cross-border services. In particular, cross-border trade between the US and Mexico remains strong. Among recent logistics providers’ investment announcements are: Road: Mid America Logistics opened an office in Guadalajara, Mexico, its first international location. Ryder System opened a new logistics facility in Laredo, Texas. and Mexico.

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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.

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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. XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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ERP Sustains Manufacturing during COVID-19

IQMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed manufacturers to rapidly shift gears, from addressing work-from-home policies to managing extreme swings in demand and uncertain supply chains. In the process, it has highlighted an aspect of manufacturing ERP that is not as visible in more normal times— business continuity. Never in the history of ERP have we seen it play a bigger role in the continuance of manufacturing operations around the world. All Posts Manufacturing Trends & News

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Navigating the Challenges of Cross-Border Trade

Logistics Viewpoints

companies that conduct significant volumes of cross-border manufacturing and trade with Mexico have had to contend with a variety of challenges since 2019, including tariff threats, the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain and the subsequent challenges of restarting idled manufacturing, and the forthcoming implementation of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Global Trade Guest Commentary Logistics Trends Transportation cross-border USMCA

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The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Like last year, reshoring and the idea of a US Manufacturing comeback, or revivial, or rennaisaince (whatever you want to call it) was of huge interest to our readers of the Cerasis blog. Is Manufacturing Really a Good Career Choice?

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What Logistics Leaders Need to Know about the USMCA Treaty

Transplace

What Logistics Leaders Need to Know about the USMCA Treaty. On July 1, 2020, the new USMCA trade treaty between the United States, Mexico, and Canada will replace the current NAFTA treaty. The following are examples of key changes and updates for logistics leaders in accordance with the USMCA Treaty. The United States imposed tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and other trading partners but the other countries would not agree to the tariffs being included in USMCA.

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Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update

Transplace

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update. Logistics industry specialists can look to Transplace’s Logistics Quarterly Market Update and Outlook Report to gain insights from Q2 2020 and an outlook for what’s to come. Supply chain, transportation, and logistics professionals can use the quarterly reports to streamline their operations and prepare for what’s ahead in the second half of 2020. Mexico: Truckload.

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Bringing It All Back Home – OTR TMS Supports Reversion to Regional Manufacturing

Supply Chain Collaborator

Will the trend toward a return to “regional manufacturing” boost volumes in over the road transportation in North America as manufacturers move away from Asian overseas operations? American manufacturers are adapting to significant modulation in the nature of their supply chains as market forces and current global events promote operating “closer to home”. Transportation logistics software solutions play a key role in effectuating this change.

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State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

The year on year increase in customer dissatisfaction of logistics outsourcing has pushed many players into a defensive corner. The costs of logistics and inventory are decreasing, contract renewal rate for logistics outsourcing remains good, and the emergence of cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing, drone delivery and augmented reality is opening up a wide vista of opportunities. Cautious Optimism Abound in the Logistics Outsourcing Outlook.

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Global Trade & Transportation: Best Practices for Global Manufacturers

Supply Chain Brain

This white paper looks at best practices for global trade and transportation for manufacturers with multinational operations. Subject areas covered include free trade agreements, trade compliance and standardizing global logistics.

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New 3PL Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

In the 2015 19th Annual Third Party Logistics Study, survey results showed the continuing, positive overall nature of shipper-3PL relationships. Both parties view themselves as being successful, and shippers are seeing positive results again this year: an average logistics cost reduction of 9% an average inventory cost reduction of 5% and an average fixed logistics cost reduction of 15%. Logistics providers face competition for employees.

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Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

All this talk about Cuba, however, sparked a question for me this week: Where does Cuba rank in logistics? The answer, according to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) , is near the bottom of the list. The logistics performance (LPI) is the weighted average of the country scores on the six key dimensions: Efficiency of the clearance process (i.e., Back in 2001, my friend and logistics expert Art Van Bodegraven traveled to Cuba as part of a logistics delegation.

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

Talking Logistics

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? Those are some of the questions I discussed with Jose Minarro, SVP of Customs at Transplace , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. I don’t think Mexico would be in the economic status it has today without it.

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What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics?

Supply Chain Game Changer

And then at some point all of these activities were included under the banner of “Reverse Logistics” What on earth is Reverse Logistics? So What Is Reverse Logistics? The term “Reverse Logistics” was first coined by James R. I was certainly familiar with Repair, Recycling, Reclamation, Salvage and ReUse to that point but Reverse Logistics seemed like an odd phrase. But once explained the phrase Reverse Logistics made sense.

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Logistics property update: December 2020

EFT

sq ft of warehousing and manufacturing space covering 511 acres and 10 miles of private rail, with a direct switch onto the CSX rail network. Nice-Pak increases manufacturing and distribution space in Morgan County, Indiana. Jaguar Transport acquires Ohio warehousing site.

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Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Mexico.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Manufacturing, SmartTruck Systems and Kevin Rutherford Unveil State-of-the-Art Trailer. UPS Expands Logistics Reach To Meet Emerging Demand In China. UK logistics companies optimistic about recovery ( Financial Times ). Here’s a quote from Russell Parker, senior vice president of marketing, brand management, and inbound logistics at Nature’s Best: “The software does all the heavy lifting. Note: Ryder is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities. It ranked the Dutch city of Venlo as Europe’s most attractive location for a logistics base. Venlo Logistics Map Europe 2016. Mexico.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of March 10th, 2019

Transplace

by adding AI capabilities to their transportation and distribution activities, helping to deliver enhanced logistics services and technology to shippers. trade gaps with China and Mexico, already the nation’s largest, reached new records. ISM Manufacturing Index Hits Lowest Level Since November 2016 : U.S. manufacturing activity expanded at a slower-than-expected pace last month and reached its lowest level in more than two years. The ISM Manufacturing Index was 54.2

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Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3rd, 2019

Transplace

factories rose in January from a two-year low as measures of new orders and production snapped back following steep declines the prior month, indicating a more stable outlook for manufacturing at the start of 2019. Weekly TIP List capacity cargo carriers data delivery demographics ELD factory industry intermodal logistics mandate manufacturing Mexico millennials rail refrigerated retail security shippers suppliers supply chain technology transportation trends trucking

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Transportation TIP List: Week of January 20th, 2019

Transplace

Better Mexico Intermodal Key to Attract Smaller Shippers : With truck capacity tightening, Mexican intermodal rail operators are attracting small and medium-sized shippers to the service to help reduce container dwell times at marine terminals and inland hubs. Transportation TIP List: Week of January 20 th , 2019. This week, the nominations for the 91 st Annual Academy Awards were announced, highlighting the greatest cinematic achievements from the past year.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Exclusive: Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup ( Reuters ). Some follow-up thoughts based on the comments received: First, from a supply chain and logistics perspective, I believe Walmart continues to innovate and lead the industry in many areas. I know of at least one third-party logistics provider (3PL) working with a large customer that is experimenting with drones for this purpose.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Or I can just wing it and go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Cloud Logistics Announces Record Revenue, Growth and Innovation for 2017. From Mexico to the U.S., Remember that patent Amazon filed back in November 2013 that envisioned sending 3D manufacturing instructions to a truck equipped with a 3D printer that could manufacture an ordered product while enroute to the customer?

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