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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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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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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.

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 (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

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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. 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.

Is it Time for a Cross-Border Checkup?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the last few months, I’ve spoken with many companies where Mexico is an increasingly important aspect of their supply chain. These companies typically source key components from Mexico, have increased their investments in Mexico manufacturing facilities, or sell a large percentage of their finished goods to consumers in Mexico. Growth in Mexico’s manufacturing sector.

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?

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

Transplace

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. Business - Transportation Miscellaneous 3PL automotive business priorities chemical coronavirus COVID-19 CPG customer demand industrial inventory logistics manufacturing packaging retail shipping supply chain technology telecommunting transportation

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

NC State SCRC

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. ” The BAD – “Back in the 90s a lot was going to Mexico. Nortel had a plant in Calgary, that had to be moved to Mexico.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

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.

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

This is certainly welcomed news, however, according to an AP article , the Chinese government has required makers of N95 masks to sell all or part of their production internally instead of shipping masks to the U.S. Another idea is perhaps to identify ‘critical’ manufacturing, such as medical supplies and equipment and provide incentives to produce more within the U.S. import countries were: Italy, Canada, Mexico, Pakistan, and India.

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

Kinaxis

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. Several container ships adjusted schedules to arrive before the storm, which put a strain on the dockworker supply as well.

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

Talking Logistics

FedEx Helps Small Businesses Streamline Shipping with fedex.com Integration Manager. According to the press release: Transplace leverages the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing technology as part of its expert solutions, helping customers develop and optimize their carrier strategy for procurement events involving truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal needs. Mexico trade.

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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).

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.

What Could Stop Lithium from Revolutionizing Transportation?

Elementum

The lithium boom signals a shift in manufacturing and energy in the United States—but the popular mineral is facing some obstacles when it comes to heavy air and rail regulation. Its growth—use increases by 11% per year—has ignited a battle among companies to produce the cheapest alternative source: batteries. manufacturing. Companies like Tesla, using the gigafactory, could source lithium from local suppliers in Nevada for a fully closed supply chain.

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. 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.

Post-Pandemic Impermanence and 6 Actions to Take Now!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The move from China, even if to other more reliable-in-a-crisis countries like India, Mexico or Singapore, will come at considerable cost. Most, but not all companies, have ensured that their manufacturing know-how and secret sauce have remained inside their American engineering teams, but some may have had to relinquish control and exposure to those important day-to-day production details. Loss of manufacturing know-how is a loss of leverage. Manufacturing.

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The Global Economy and Global Supply Chains

Tompkins Blog

A majority of today’s manufacturing companies are sourcing, manufacturing, and/or selling products in the global economy. The requirement to serve global markets is a major issue for companies who seek to manufacture primarily in the U.S. or Mexico for selected production, but the cycle of outsourcing will not be broken in the short-term. Many of the largest manufacturing companies continue to ship jobs overseas to meet the growing demand for products.

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.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

After Celestica I went to work for Psion Teklogix before starting my own Solar panel manufacturing company. 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. Subscribe Here!

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.

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.

Homeward Bound: Reshoring's Shaky Momentum

Elementum

manufactured goods over the next decade. But Walmart is not alone in its move towards “reshoring” jobs, moving factories back stateside after a decade-long exodus to cheaper manufacturing facilities in places like Southeast Asia. may suggest a general increase in reshoring, which is good news for the job market and a potential signal to manufacturers that moving manufacturing to the U.S. Manufacturing technology is improving in the U.S., Making Waves.

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.

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

NC State SCRC

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. At Lenovo, manufacturing is considered a competitive advantage. Elementum is constructed as a series of apps, including the modules of inventory, transport, manufacturing, and source.

An Introduction to the ELD Mandate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Drivers of vehicles manufactured before model year 2000. borders into Canada and Mexico? Sources: 1. Carriers Technology ELD Freightquote Shipping industry Truck DriversThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate several months ago. In order to answer the lingering questions about the new rules, here’s a basic introduction to the mandate and its effect on the industry. What is the ELD mandate?

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

Requis

He is a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and US federal agencies, and a speaker with focus on the fields of strategic sourcing, supply market intelligence, and supplier development. 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.

Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

Supply Chain Brain

relationship with NAFTA countries Canada and Mexico is increasingly tense. This means investing in international markets and sourcing from international locations. Of the nearly 73,000 manufacturing firms in the United States that exported in 2015, more than 70,000 (or 96.4 percent) were categorized as small or medium-sized manufacturers, of which more than 44,000 (or nearly 61 percent) were manufacturers with fewer than 100 employees. The U.S.-China

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). 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. Machines are good at automating rote tasks (which is about 80% of all tasks), but humans are needed to source and manage exceptions, and there will always be exceptions.

Tariff Pricing Takes Effect September 16

AB&R

In the most recent announcement, the United States government imposed new tariffs on certain goods imported from China that are either sold or shipped to the U.S. This content is sourced from a Zebra Technologies email sent to partners on 8/16/19 | View Full Statement. Dear Valued Partner, Over the last 12 months, the United States has experienced a tumultuous trade climate, specifically with products manufactured in China. The only difference is the manufacturing location.

A Great Wall and China – Trump Trade Plans Impact Food, Retail Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

One of the most noted promises put forth by the incoming President is the construction of an enormous wall across the entire southern border between the US and Mexico. based manufacturers are fully integrated across the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border”. For food shippers, the calculus is equally daunting as an exit from NAFTA is likely to spur increases in the prices of certain produce and other agricultural products currently imported from Mexico into the US.