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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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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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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.

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 (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. Source data is a combination of reference and benchmark data from third parties as well as econometric models and formulas.

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.

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. Source: Adelante SCM based on World Bank LPI data. The logistics performance (LPI) is the weighted average of the country scores on the six key dimensions: Efficiency of the clearance process (i.e., Source: World Bank.

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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. At the same time, near-sourcing is becoming more important. This involves repatriating manufacturing from remote locations such as China to regions closer to the end consumer market.

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

Talking Logistics

I’m in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this morning. In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, dominated by delivery and robots: Same-day delivery company Deliv raises $40 million in latest funding round (Reuters). Will retailers or established logistics service providers ultimately acquire some of these startups (see Target’s acquisition of Shipt)?

Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits

Cerasis

Offshoring is basically when a company moves manufacturing to a foreign country in an attempt to save money. For a time, this model of manufacturing seemed to be the paragon of effective business. It was cheaper than producing products in the US, manufacturers could produce large inventories with little capital up front, and consumers did not really have a public voice. Why Are Manufacturers Focusing on Reshoring and Nearshoring?

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). It’s not just about the change or the expansion of services any longer, but about how fast and flexible their services can be delivered as the manufacturing and retail industries are reinventing themselves, too. Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics.

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

Talking Logistics

Labor and management work out deal at Port of LA/Long Beach ( Logistics Management ). As I highlighted in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013 , tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the preferred computing platform for business professionals, which is why technology providers are designing and optimizing their applications for these devices. Mexico trade. Robinson, Con-way, and Transplace are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors).

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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.

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. Trade Representative Fact Sheet , this update will provide “greater incentives to source goods and materials in the United States and North America.”.

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. Subscribe to our Logistics Newsletter to receive regular industry updates.

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5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). It’s not just about the change or the expansion of services any longer, but about how fast and flexible their services can be delivered as the manufacturing and retail industries are reinventing themselves, too. Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics.

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

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. 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. Additionally, the company’s manufacturing expertise will enable the reduction of production costs.

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

Cerasis

A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. A supplier in Mexico mixes up two similar parts. What makes Ethereum different is that it actively encourages software development teams to use its open-source protocol to design tokens that run on top of the Ethereum blockchain. It’s still early days, but there are already two Ethereum-based projects that address some of the major problems that hamper logistics. Supply chains are messy.

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering). This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture.

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.

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

Transplace

Logistics leaders in a variety of industries shared their challenges and lessons learned throughout the COVID-19 crisis. 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. The logistics survey also revealed that only 28.5% What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Exodus out of China gathering pace

EFT

Mexico and other Asian Low-Cost Countries (LCCs) are being considered, with operating costs being reduced by an estimated average of 23% if companies near-shore to Mexico and 24% if companies move to other LCCs according to PWC’s analysis.

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering). This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture.

COVID-19 to cause drastic shifts in supply chain management

EFT

In law firm Foley & Lardner LLP’s new report ‘Accelerating Trends: Assessing the Supply Chain in a Post-Pandemic World’ 70% of manufacturing executives expect their supply chains to move away from a focus on low costs and lean inventory.

Rapid Change is Driving the Automotive Industry – Part I

Supply Chain Nation

To learn more about what is impacting the industry today, Supply Chain Nation spoke with Louis Yiakoumi, Group Publisher for Automotive Logistics magazine to get his insights for our Expert Insights series. SCN: What are the biggest logistics challenges automotive OEMs and suppliers are facing today? This will lead to more cost pressures for the car makers, and that will impact logistics. One of the biggest issues for automotive logistics is its perceived relevance.

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

Cerasis

While President Trump has continuously emphasized his contempt for free-trade, the logistics and supply chain industry is looking to the new administration with hope for fewer regulations and better opportunities in the market. However, as the new administration is dealing with many outside forces that may distract from the administration's goals, currently the only certainty is uncertainty in how the new administration will work to improve the logistics and trucking industry.

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.

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.

Supply Chain Management:Lubrication Management - An Integral.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. There was an incident where Alaska Airlines (flight 261) flying from Mexico to Seattle airport plunged into the Pacific Ocean. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. But I was right with some of my other predictions, especially my prediction that we would see a rise in cyber attacks in 2017, with supply chain and logistics operations becoming new targets. UPS Joins Top Alliance To Create Blockchain Standards For Logistics. SophiaTX Open Source Platform to Integrate SAP, Blockchain.

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

Kinaxis

Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. of east coast and Gulf of Mexico imports in September, according to an article from the Business Information Industry Association. The fuel supply chain could be one of many chains affected by a hurricane, especially if the hurricane threatens the Gulf of Mexico hampering the oil fields like Katrina did in 2005.

Guest Post from Tim Barnes: Navigating Trump’s 35% import tax, and how US companies can utilize “Parallel Manufacturing” to grow globally

NC State SCRC

One key topic of discussion has, of course, been US trade and bringing jobs back, the reversal of Carriers decision to move a manufacturing plant to Mexico, and proposed tax, or ‘border adjustments’ as they are often called, for US companies that have ranged from 35% to 45% (Trump has quoted both rates historically) to import foreign manufactured products. ship directly from Mexico to Japan for those Japanese customers).