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? 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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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. Jim Tompkins , CEO of Tompkins International, E-Commerce Trends : Tompkins highlighted various e-commerce trends and stats in Mexico, including the fact that Mexico is the second largest e-commerce market in South America behind Brazil.

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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.

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.

2020 Marks 30 Years Working in Mexico: Then and Now

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This year marks three successful decades of growing and working with customers and carriers in Mexico. Robinson first opened an office in Monterrey, Mexico, the United States has since remained one of Mexico’s largest trading partners in the import and export business. Mexico increasingly more valuable for all world markets. We are proud to have ten offices and over 350 bilingual experts in Mexico now. In 1995, Mexico exported $66.3

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.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

Walmart Explores Mexico’s Supply Chain. Over the last several months, Walmart— the world's largest retailer— has slowly been increasing the share of products it imports through Mexico, a move that many other retailers have been reluctant to make for decades. Mexico’s ports have long been considered North America’s least attractive option for retailers looking to import goods to the continent. Despite these drawbacks, Walmart is continuing to bank on Mexico’s supply chain.

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Watch: Is Mexico 'The New China' for Manufacturers?

Supply Chain Brain

Trade consultant Nelson Balido, principal of Balido & Associates, outlines what Mexico's government must do in order for that country to become an attractive alternative for manufacturing products destined for U.S.

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.

Cliff Morris | The State of Manufacturing

4WL Consulting

C3Nano is a material technology company developing and manufacturing transparent conductive films, the main component in all touch sensors used in phones, tablets, and more. Based in Silicon Valley, they’re fully scaled in California but have operations in China and South Korea, giving Cliff an up-close perspective on offshore manufacturing, supply chain, and more. The top trends impacting manufacturing in the next 3 to 5 years. The Future of Manufacturing.

Why U.S. Companies Are Moving Their Supply Chains From China to Mexico

Supply Chain Brain

China trade war already had American companies rethinking their relationships with Chinese manufacturers. The U.S.-China Then came two additional nails in the coffin

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. This is a company that manufactures a wide variety of construction and agricultural equipment and places a high priority on brand reputation. based organization that manufactures their product in Mexico approached us about improving their trucking rates. Mexico Supply Chain Cross-Border Shipping

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.

The Move to Mexico: The Trends and Challenges of Nearshoring

Supply Chain Link

In recent years there has been a trend of United States and Canadian companies turning to Mexico to manufacture goods, especially in the, auto, plastic, and aerospace. Read more. 05/05/2015. Global. Supply Chain. Transportation. Supply Chain, Global , Transportation, Cross-Border. Cross-Border Global Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Transportation Transportation

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

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.

Mexico, The Next Destination for Manufacturing?

Insights Solutions Global

Many take interest in Mexico, but will Mexico be a good alternate destination? The post Mexico, The Next Destination for Manufacturing? As China is no longer a world factory with cheap labor, international companies are pondering over every possible outcome of relocation. appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Insight

Free Trade: Why U.S. Trade With Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different

Cerasis

Mexico and China frequently are labeled as scapegoats for U.S. manufacturing decline. Partially, this is because Mexico and China are currently our top two trading partners, comprising 15 percent and 17 percent of U.S. Mexico’s manufacturing sector is integrated with U.S. For example, 40 percent of the inputs to finished manufactured goods in Mexico come from the United States. As Figure 1 demonstrates, when imports from Mexico go up, so do U.S.

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Auto Manufacturers Struggle with Mexican Supply Chains

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Mexico plays an important role in the North American auto industry. In fact, one in five vehicles produced in North America is made in Mexico , according to the Detroit Free Press - double the rate recorded in 2004. Thanks to competitive wages, free trade agreements and a strong location, the nation has proven to be an attractive investment opportunity for major automakers looking to build new assembly lines.

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”. As a result, a new focus on network resilience and the idea of more regional manufacturing emerged.”.

Manufacturing Pulse Report 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The manufacturing sector is in the midst of a period of great change. JDA’s Manufacturing Pulse report examining consumer industries has revealed that in the last 12 months, more than two-fifths (42%) of European adults have bought goods directly from a manufacturer. This shift to direct selling is making itself felt on manufacturers’ supply chains and their profitability. As omni-channel comes to the manufacturing sector, disruption will inevitably follow.

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?

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

Talking Logistics

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.” Here are some excerpts from the press release: Nexternal provides an omni-channel commerce platform that serves manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Mexico freight totaled $45.2 Mexico air freight rose 15.7

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US, Canada and Mexico Agree to NAFTA Replacement

Material Handling and Logistics

Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. and Canada agreed to a trade deal with Mexico, setting the stage for their leaders to sign the accord by late November in a region that trades more than $1 trillion annually. Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. and Mexico, the officials said.

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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.

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? Mexico, and Canada (USMCA), I asked Jose to evaluate the impact of NAFTA — was it positive or negative? “I I don’t think Mexico would be in the economic status it has today without it.

Cross-Border Trade: Made in Mexico

Inbound Logistics

companies stand to gain from establishing manufacturing operations in Mexico – if they manage the challenges

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.

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).

Coming Soon: Increased Trade Efficiency at the United States-Mexico Border

CH Robinson Transportfolio

southern border, Mexico’s government has recently approved legislation to allow armed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents to operate at places of international trade within Mexico. CBP agents within Mexico , a single point of inspection will be created, eliminating a double inspection process, thereby streamlining examination procedures. agents in Mexico investigating narcotics and smuggling activities.

Made in America vs. Assembled in America: Defining Terms of Auto Manufacturing

Cerasis

A Breakdown of the Claim “Made in USA” When a product has a label stating “ Made in USA ,” it means its manufacturing has complied with several rules set by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). First, any labels reading “Manufactured in USA” or “Produced in USA” are considered unqualified U.S. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing. Also, the product must be manufactured entirely or almost entirely within the U.S. Manufacturing

Can Robots + Humans = The Ideal Workforce in Manufacturing?

Cerasis

At Rodon , robotics and automation have given us a competitive edge, especially against overseas manufacturers. Well, I think we are seeing some shifts in manufacturing. China, when you go in and you talk to the big manufacturers there, the biggest problems in mainland China are recruiting and retention. And it’s now true that the labor rates in Mexico are lower than in China.” – Rodney Brooks. Manufacturing Robotics

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 10th, 2019

Transplace

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 Transportation TIP List: Week of March 10 th , 2019. This weekend’s St.

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Cross-Border Trade: Made in Mexico

Inbound Logistics

companies stand to gain from establishing manufacturing operations in Mexico – if they manage the challenges