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

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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. 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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Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

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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. are among the reasons Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler produce some of their vehicles in Mexico, with Ford to double its production starting 2018 via a new plant in San Luis Potosi.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

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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.

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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This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

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Some mornings I would ride my rocket ship, evading asteroids and alien cruisers along the way, and I would barely make it to school on time (I mean, the space station), with just enough fuel to make a safe landing. The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. Back here on Earth, this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Nikola One Hydrogen-Electric Truck Revealed. Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico to invest $1.3

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

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Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Truckers gridlocked at U.S.-Mexico 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. Robinson (a Talking Logistics sponsor), shared some good advice in a blog post this week. “I’m worst at what I do best.”.

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Logistics Trends Part 3

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Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . 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. In North America this is usually Mexico and in Europe, this could be North Africa. The reasons for near-sourcing include: Reducing transportation costs.

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

Talking Logistics

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.” The system comprehends inbound shipments at a Purchase Order (PO) or Advance Shipping Notice (ASN) level, automating the data input of each product line and eliminating the need for manual data entry.

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

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Last week, the United States, Canada, and Mexico struck a new tri-lateral agreement to replace NAFTA, now called USMCA. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. A third party logistics provider (3PL) like C.H. And depending on where you’re shipping, the PST may be blended into the Harmonized Sales Tariff (HST).**. Source: Alanna Petroff, “These are America’s biggest trading partners,” CNN Money, December 15, 2016.

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

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FedEx Helps Small Businesses Streamline Shipping with fedex.com Integration Manager. 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.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

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New Distribution Strategy For Market Leading Kewill Clippership® Parcel Shipping Software. Amazon plans big expansion of online grocery business: sources ( Reuters ). percent for non-contractual shipments in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Expanded capabilities and new features for OzLINK Shipping – Customers can lower transportation costs by implementing automated batch address validation, reducing mis-shipments and avoiding carrier address correction fees.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Peak produce shipping season refers to the time period when the largest volume of fruits and vegetables are harvested and subsequently shipped to markets across the US, impacting truck capacity. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. New Mexico.

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

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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. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering.

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

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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.

6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. However, shippers that successfully leverage the services of third-party logistics providers can overcome the struggle of offering better compensation and benefits. As explained by Inbound Logistics , smart data management involves the collection and analysis of data from multiple sources. Essentially, don’t forget the yard and the dock for successful shipping!

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

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This may include research and development, product manufacturing, product packaging, and shipping processes. Since one of the key benefits of reshoring and nearshoring focuses on lower shipping costs and increased quality, those companies who keep chasing the lower labor cost will hurt. But many US companies are redoubling their efforts in this venture of nearshoring and reshoring so they can get the benefits of lower shipping costs and increased quality.

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

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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. As if the situation wasn’t bad enough, Hanjin, the huge shipping company, was already in bankruptcy as of early September and putting a delay in the arrival of goods well before the hurricane.

This Week in Logistics News (October 7-11, 2013)

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UPS Expands Expedited Ocean Freight Service To Mexico. Exclusive: Cisco, Google, SAP discussing BlackBerry bids – sources ( Reuters ). The information shall act as the basis for a “single source of truth” to help retailers optimize branding, marketing, promotions, pricing, merchandising, inventory management processes and more. . Even invoices and Advance Ship Notices (ASNs) can be exported from AdvancePro and sent to trading partners using TrueCommerce EDI.”.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

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The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Mexico and Cross-border. into Mexico by truckload and the increase of CPG export products from Mexico to the U.S., Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

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The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. To gain a better insight into the shipping imbalance and the extent of air freight disruption, we need first to look at the situation as it now exists in China and then refocus the telescope on markets in other parts of the world.

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Transportation Strategy in a Constrained Infrastructure: 30th SCRC Meeting Kicks Off Today

Supply Chain View from the Field

Infrastructure growth is a major issue for companies who ship a lot, especially those like CAT who ship heavy permit loads from the ports. It is also happening at border crossings such as Mexico. In 2011 a student project team focused on packaging and where there were changes in sourcing and whether weights were correct. Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Logistics Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Planning Working Capital Management

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

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Today, trucking, shipping, air shipping, and other logistics services are all experiencing disruption: As consumer expectations evolve, businesses are constantly pressured to deliver high-quality goods in the shortest amount of time. trucks transport 63 percent of ALL the goods that go to Canada and Mexico. Price quotes are just as important as the shipping process.

What Effects Could Trump Policies Have on International Shipping

3PL Insights

With so many uncertainties surrounding President Trump’s plans to impose international trade tariffs and taxes, there has been speculation that the resulting impact on international shipping could be huge. It’s important to be prepared for the effect of Trump policies on international shipping and logistics. The cost of shipping products from overseas will also present a challenge for shippers, consumers, and businesses when it comes to paying the import costs.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Today, trucking, shipping, air shipping, and other logistics services are all experiencing disruption: As consumer expectations evolve, businesses are constantly pressured to deliver high-quality goods in the shortest amount of time. trucks transport 63 percent of ALL the goods that go to Canada and Mexico. Price quotes are just as important as the shipping process.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

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COP21, the Paris Climate change conference taking place this week got us thinking what the carbon cost was for shipping the TV. A quick check showed that shipping the TV from Taiwan to Nashville (ocean & trucking) led to about 6.7 Click the button on the right to see our sources. SEE CALCULATION × Sources for Freight Emissions The following facts are from disparate sources, but tell a consistent story. – Marc Althen, President, Penske Logistics.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

In 1966, HEINEKEN became one of the first Dutch companies to adopt container shipping. Decades later, they would debut a climate-efficient shipping route between their brewery and the port of Rotterdam. Most people in my division work in capability development or centers of excellence designed to help operations centers improve their performance in logistics, customer service or production. For instance, Mexico uses its own strategic planning tool.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

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India and Mexico. Most of this production is shipped in the form of Frozen Concentrated Orange juice (FCOJ). This involves the removal of water from the juice via evaporation, which makes the concentrated Orange juice more efficient for economical shipping. This concentrate is then stored in refrigerated tanks and then transported to refrigerated trucks and refrigerated tankers for shipping around the world. Source: [link] ). Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

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” 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. Already, the US is looking as attractive as Mexico to manufacturers and is likely to match China in attractiveness in the near future, according to the MAPI Foundation , which produces in-depth economic reports widely read by the press, government official and the business community.

Spotlighting Import/Export Professionals!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Customs experts are an often unsung, but important, part of strategic Logistics operations. Import/Export professionals are on the Logistics branch of the larger Supply Chain Management tree. Import/Export people are skilled at navigating this political and regulatory bottleneck in the Logistics process to make sure that things get where they need to go. Avoid bottlenecks and lower risk in the sourcing process that can lead to inventory shortfalls. Subscribe Here!

Can Walmart Surpass Amazon?

Logistics Trends and Insights

The coronavirus pandemic seems to have introduced a number of consumers to Walmart’s logistics/last mile capabilities including: Launching Express Delivery in the U.S. Expanded ship from store option temporarily for orders placed on Walmart.com to approximately 2,500 stores. Launched same-day delivery through Sam’s Club in Mexico. Expanded capabilities in Mexico to support the growth in demand for same-day delivery options.

What Could Stop Lithium from Revolutionizing Transportation?

Elementum

Its growth—use increases by 11% per year—has ignited a battle among companies to produce the cheapest alternative source: batteries. Companies like Tesla, using the gigafactory, could source lithium from local suppliers in Nevada for a fully closed supply chain. But they also have a deal with a lithium mine in Mexico , and there are many lithium sources located in Central and South America. The answer is… transportation.

Q3 2020 Freight Rates and Logistics Market Update

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percent at the Arizona-Mexico border in the same period, to $2.62 The Rise in Retail Sales Buoys Logistics Market . Those two sources of spending will continue through July. Regardless of the direction of the market over the next few months, working with customer-focused logistics providers will continue to benefit shippers. Want to get more from your logistics partner? Blog Post Industry Trends Truckload Shipping

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Chris Darbyshire, VP Operations at Softchoice!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Over my career I have established supply chains for global leaders like EMC, Cisco, HP and others in China, Europe, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Mexico and across North America. Now we have Supply and Demand Planners, Commodity Managers and Sourcing, Logistics not the shipping department, and Forecasting is now done by Supply Chain Data Scientists. We work with our vendors to ship direct to customers in reusable totes to eliminate waste. Subscribe Here!

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

In 1966, HEINEKEN became one of the first Dutch companies to adopt container shipping. Decades later, they would debut a climate-efficient shipping route between their brewery and the port of Rotterdam. Most people in my division work in capability development or centers of excellence designed to help operations centers improve their performance in logistics, customer service or production. For instance, Mexico uses its own strategic planning tool.