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

Cerasis

Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. A supplier in Mexico mixes up two similar parts. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever. Blockchain in supply chain changes that. Supply Chain

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.

Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I will be speaking and working with clients in wonderful locations in Brussels, China, Germany, London, Mexico, Peru, and South Africa. As I drank a cup of coffee and waited, I reflected on the article I had just completed for the Institute of Supply Management. At their request I wrote on the digital supply chain. Digital supply chain is such a buzzword. The digital supply chain is about SO much more than gadgets.” Digital sourcing?

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

government’s role in supply chains. 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.

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

Kinaxis

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. 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 human links of the supply chain were stressed. appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

After decades of longer and more global supply chains, some are becoming shorter and more localized. This trend has important implications to supply chain planning. Contracting Supply Chains. . A recent special report by The Economist says that while most people assume that shrinking supply chains are caused by political factors such as tariffs, in fact there are deeper long-term trends at play.

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.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. The traditional manufacturing job defined the middle class.

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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 Brittle China/U.S. Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

According to Tom Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management, “There’s almost no industry sector — and when I say that, I mean manufacturing and nonmanufacturing — that isn’t reliant on China in the United States. … If you don’t have a first-tier supplier who’s sourcing from China, then your supplier’s supplier is.”[1] Increased domestic manufacturing of the more advanced components could act as a hedge against geopolitical risks.”[4]

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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.

Sourcing Analytics Combined with Relationship Management is Key for Automotive Suppliers

Supply Chain View from the Field

I spent some time visiting this week with Sensata in Aguascaliente Mexico. Sensata is a major manufacturer of automotive sensors, with major customers such as Continental AG, BMW, Bosch, Nissan, Caterpillar and others. At the time, Nissan had just opened a second manufacturing facility, which hired over 12,000 people. This was having a major impact on Sensata, and also suggests the increasing growth in the Mexico industrial market for manufacturing facilities.

The Transformation of Supply Chain Management – IoT, AI, & Blockchain

Oracle SCM

With the holiday season in full force, businesses that rely on supply chain are experiencing a transformation – either voluntarily or involuntarily. What might this digital transformation look like for supply chain management? When IoT is specialized for industrial application such as manufacturing, it is also known as Industry 4.0 What Does IoT Do For Supply Chain? What Does AI Do For Supply Chain?

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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.”.

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.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

These developments impact Original Equipment Manufacturers, both at strategic level and at operational level within their supply chains. Together with service provider Arvato, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for high-tech supply chains, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0. Mexico. Supply chain solutions.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. 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.

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

Supply Chain Professional Do’s and Don’ts during the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! Supply Chain Professional article and permission to publish here provided by Tim Moore. There has never been a moment in time since the second world war, that there has been so much global awareness and need for resilient and dynamic supply chains, and the qualified professionals to manage them; in a single strategic battle toward a common enemy.

How to Turn Your Supply Chain into an Innovation Engine | Guest Post from Erwin Hermins

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow Our partner Celestica recently published the following article, ‘How to Turn Your Supply Chain into an Innovation Engine’. The author, Erwin Hermans, vice president of supply chain services, describes the areas to consider when turning your supply chain into an innovation engine: An Enabler for New Business Models. Finding the Real Cost of the Supply Chain and Optimizing. Tune the Supply Chain to the Demand.

Why SMEs May Lead a Shift Away from China Sourcing

Logistics Bureau

The Coronavirus pandemic has raised concerns over China sourcing, accelerating the trend in businesses around the world seeking secondary sourcing countries. Heading the list of alternative manufacturing hubs are Vietnam, India, Thailand, and Mexico.

Three Ways to Ensure Resilient Supply Chains

Arena Solutions

The lines and shortages at supermarkets have introduced the challenges of supply chain disruption to virtually everyone. Panic buying has made it hard to find toilet paper, cleaning supplies, masks, gloves, groceries, and protective equipment as consumers purchase beyond their immediate needs. While supply chains are still functioning, many cannot suddenly meet the increased demand that has outpaced normal consumption or the shutdowns.

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

BlueYonder

Blue Yonder understands the need for data to help our customers plan and respond to the supply chain not only in routine times, but also in times of crisis, such as now with the exponential spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). The outbreak has a threefold impact on the global supply chain. The first is increased demand for items needed to combat the virus, such as medical equipment and supplies.

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

NC State SCRC

The head of supply chain for DCG is Tim Carroll, with direct reports of John Gannfors (CPO), Howard Katowitz (Planning and Execution), and Jerry Gross (Global Logistics). Howard noted that “Ben’s group doesn’t forecast perfectly, and it may also be a supply or quality problem, but the Geo Lead is the person who gets other engaged and brings all discipline together at once. The big priority is on “protecting supply”. If I am chasing supply, are doing great!”.

Overcoming Trade War Myopia with Supply Chain Leadership!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Supply Chain Impacts of an Increasingly Protectionist World! While we must wait to see how all of this mess sorts itself out the Supply Chain leaders of today must create and implement the strategies necessary to combat these trade complications and ensure the ongoing integrity of their Supply Chains. Supply availability may become a real issue. This is where Supply Chain leadership comes in! Sourcing Analysis.

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

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. ” Meet Our Panel of Supply Chain Professionals: Trey Howard Emmanuel Frost Michael D. “We see first hand how supply chains fail due to…” Poor business continuity practices.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level. Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap Supply Chain Execution 24/7. Mexico.

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide. Do you feel supply chain risk management is too complicated to implement? This article will show you how one of the worlds leading companies put a theory into practice and survive many supply chain disruptions. Its OK if you feel overwhelmed by supply chain risk theories because youre not alone. There are so many sophisticated methods to analyze supply chain risks. NAVIGATE. Basics.

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

Transplace

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? In early February, as news of the novel coronavirus began to break into the news cycle, the Transplace team began reporting on the impacts of COVID-19 on the global supply chain. 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.

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

NC State SCRC

Our 40 th Bi-Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting was a great success, culminating with the student gallery walk, featuring 27 undergraduate and MBA supply chain projects. I kicked off the meeting with an overview of the current dilemma facing supply chain executives, given the uncertainties of tariffs with China, Brexit in the UK, and the disturbances in Hong Kong and the Middle East that create a path with many risks in every direction.

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. LLamasoft Launches Data Services to Provide Reference Data for the Supply Chain Design Community. Oracle Delivers Transformational Capabilities with New In-Memory Applications for Oracle Value Chain Planning. Source data is a combination of reference and benchmark data from third parties as well as econometric models and formulas.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

On Monday, I would speak in Orlando Florida at the Terra Technology event; and on Wednesday, present the keynote at the Logistic Summit & Expo in Mexico City. I believe that supply chains build economies and save the world. I also believe that supply chains need a revolution. I am a manufacturing gal by training. Supply chains respond, but they do not sense. What will this do to your supply chain? 2) Supply Visibility.