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The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

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Low-cost country sourcing is a procurement strategy that falls under a broad category of procurement efforts called global sourcing. This strategy involves a country from a high-cost country area — typically US, UK, Canada, Australia, and West European nations — purchasing materials from resource-rich low-cost countries; think China, India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and East European nations. Leverage manufacturers and their network. Shipping costs.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020

Transplace

Carriers are starting to see that more shipping facilities are requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Shipping facilities are requiring all individuals including drivers to wear a face covering such as a scarf, neck gaiter, bandana, or other type of mask, surgical mask or dust mask upon entering. Mexico and Cross-Border. The automotive industry continues with many manufacturers closed. Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020.

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The Supply Chain Detective™: The Case of the Unpaid Invoices!

Supply Chain Game Changer

“I need you to go down to Mexico right away. Our manufacturing lines are going to stop. And they were dealing with Invoices and issues from every site around the world, not just the one in Mexico. We got on the phone with the Supply Chain team in Mexico to try to get our arms around the problem and develop an action plan. For the foreseeable future we were all committed to spending our time in Mexico solving the Case of the Unpaid Invoices.

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.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

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Carriers are continuing to see that more shipping facilities are requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Mexico and Cross-Border. Mexico border crossing restrictions for non-commercial, non-essential operations have been extended until further notice. and Mexico customs operations continue as usual with no schedule restrictions; minor delays with no major impact for airport and ocean clearances. Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020.

Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits

Cerasis

A distributor or manufacturer’s strength is in making product—its focus is procurement and streamlining production, but without the capability to fulfill orders, it is doomed. So manufacturers and distributors have increasingly turned to 3PLs to focus on the back-end operations and streamlined process as it relates to transportation management. Mexico, in particular, is becoming a preferred locale for manufacturing services, due to its close proximity to the United States.

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).

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

In the communications, media, and high-tech industries, for example, it’s common for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to price goods on a cost-plus basis, with incentives to expedite hot products, such as the latest smartphone. Work with upstream suppliers to analyze their supply chain —including shipping costs, modes and mode-shifting opportunities, and order frequency—and how it affects your business. Identify factors that impact your freight shipping costs.

Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons from Nortel Networks

NC State SCRC

Jeff Townley, former Chief Procurement Officer at Nortel Networks, provided some fantastic insights in my MBA class this evening. You didn’t have to add designers, and they leveraged the fact that they designed phones for other people, could do it quicker, and would leverage that, and would get their money back through manufacturing in a low cost environment. At the time – it was all in Taiwan, and over time it was moved more to manufacturing locations in China.

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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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.

Supply Chain Manager for Global Supply Chains

Murano Corporation

Supply Chain Costs and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) One of the unintended consequences of the export of US manufacturing jobs is the rise of global supply chains. In the past, many of the suppliers used to be clustered around their customers' manufacturing centers. Those days were gone forever when manu-facturers in pursuit of cheap labor first went to Mexico and then to China.

Mitigating the Impact of the Coronavirus on Supply Chains with Machine Learning and Real-Time Visibility

Supply Chain Nation

Lucky are the companies that can shift production to other countries like Mexico or Vietnam. But these measures are not sufficient to replace China, the world´s manufacturing powerhouse or the purchasing power of the world’s biggest economy. Some of this data includes taking feeds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in real-time and mapping manufacturing and logistics sites to model responses to get more accurate predicated arrival times of supplies.

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. 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.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

We may want to review their manufacturing facilities and perform some sort of quick assessment (for example, explore their process capability and yield of the product and how they handle returned parts). To survive the increasing customer demands you need shorter lead times and faster shipping and delivery times. It will also track your goods right from the moment an order is received, its journey through the supply chain until it leaves the warehouse for shipping.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020

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There is now a focus on educating shippers to not ship unless the consignee has confirmed they are open. Mexico and Cross-Border. and Mexico authorities confirm international trade related activities, such as customs brokerage and border clearances, are considered essential and to continue as usual. Mexico Customs informed operation schedules will continue as usual, yet, because of the health contingency measures to access Customs areas, some delays may be experienced.

Why SMEs May Lead a Shift Away from China Sourcing

Logistics Bureau

Heading the list of alternative manufacturing hubs are Vietnam, India, Thailand, and Mexico. Small businesses may be nimble enough to rapidly shift away from China, but larger businesses may take longer to turn the ship onto a different trajectory.

Podcast: Rob Handfield on Suppliers, Data, Tech, and Talent

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Meanwhile, salespeople for suppliers were trying to work around procurement. Flex is the biggest company you’ve never heard of— with over 120 factories worldwide, they are contract manufacturers to companies like Nike, GE, Intel, and Apple. For example, if we’re manufacturing something in China there are labour costs, the costs to ship, plus tariffs. In the post-COVID world, suppliers in the US, Mexico, and Canada will become much more integrated.

Day 3: Lenovo Goes About Creating the End to End Transparent Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

So procurement will buy ahead, and work with suppliers to understand the situation in the market, and that may drive up inventory in one sector. We can also build a product anywhere and ship directly from the plants, as most of our products are build to order, with a 3-4 week order entry to delivery day. OE to ship is about 5 days. We know the product is available, and industry standard, and can be shipped in 7-12 days.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

You can either ship it by boat from China (30 days) or by plane (FedEx). At Flex, Tom had a scope that included the entire end to end supply chain: procurement, transportation, warehouse management, as well as customer order fulfillment, customer service, procure to pay, and trade relationships. A post-global world is actually good for supply chains, as it drives proximity of resources closer to customers and suppliers, as organizations seek to manufacture locally.

What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics?

Supply Chain Game Changer

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 16, 2020

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Mexico and Cross-Border. Many OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) are extending their shut down production from April 30 to May 10 and May 17. CPG customers are still shipping but some of them have been affected in the northwest by regional state closures. The Mexican government has announced that Mexico will be facing phase 3 of the coronavirus outbreak in approximately two weeks, which is suggested when Mexico will see the highest peak of COVID-19.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

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Southern California: There were mega ships that were set to arrive over the weekend that were intended to take empty containers out of the ports and bring them back to China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Inventory and manufacturing flexibility are a key component to serving this market. Mexico and Cross-border. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in Mexico will shut down operations.