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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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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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.

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

Logistics Alert: The Gridlock Situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Transplace

Mexico Border. According to recent reports, trucks crossing the border between Mexico and the United States are currently hitting delays of up to 12 hours. Reuters has reported that “the reshuffling of border agents, announced last week to process the record number of migrant families entering the United States from Mexico, prompted delays of up to 12 hours for trucks crossing from Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez to El Paso, Texas.”. Mexico Border appeared first on.

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. More than ever before, shippers have better access to information, and better quality information about how to find transportation savings. Our white paper, Supply Chains: Where to Find the Biggest, Fastest Transportation Savings , is just one example and it offers multiple ways to save. Mexico Supply Chain Cross-Border Shipping

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

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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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How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

The Move to Mexico: The Trends and Challenges of Nearshoring

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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. Transportation. Supply Chain, Global , Transportation, Cross-Border. Cross-Border Global Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Transportation Transportation

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.

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.

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

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This is especially true when outsourcing transportation management, as transportation can include a large part of your overall supply chain and business costs. Consider the many shippers who have outsourced transportation management and other logistics functions to third-party logistics (3PL) providers the past few years. The slowest demand for 3pl services will be in outsourcing transportation management, Armstrong stated.

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.

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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Transportation TIP List: Week of March 10th, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 10 th , 2019. by adding AI capabilities to their transportation and distribution activities, helping to deliver enhanced logistics services and technology to shippers. 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. The ISM Manufacturing Index was 54.2 This weekend’s St.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3rd, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3 rd , 2019. factories rose in January from a two-year low as measures of new orders and production snapped back following steep declines the prior month, indicating a more stable outlook for manufacturing at the start of 2019. What transportation trends are you currently keeping an eye on? The post Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3rd, 2019 appeared first on.

Transportation TIP List: Week of January 20th, 2019

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Transportation TIP List: Week of January 20 th , 2019. While there likely won’t be any new regulations that are as transformative as the ELD mandate, there are 5 regulations that transportation professionals should keep an eye on in 2019. The post Transportation TIP List: Week of January 20th, 2019 appeared first on. This week, the nominations for the 91 st Annual Academy Awards were announced, highlighting the greatest cinematic achievements from the past year.

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”. Transportation logistics software solutions play a key role in effectuating this change.

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. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, “U.S.-NAFTA

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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?

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). Global Trade Guest Commentary Logistics Trends Transportation cross-border USMCA

What Could Stop Lithium from Revolutionizing Transportation?

Elementum

The answer is… transportation. 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. But before lithium can meet its full potential, the problem of transportation must be addressed. How are dangerous goods transported? manufacturing. Recently, air companies warned of the risks involved in transporting large quantities of lithium by air.

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.

Global Trade & Transportation: Best Practices for Global Manufacturers

Supply Chain Brain

This white paper looks at best practices for global trade and transportation for manufacturers with multinational operations. There have been significant changes to global trade in recent years.

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.

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update

Transplace

Using proprietary analytics and benchmarking statistics from Transplace’s $9+ billion in freight-under-management, the quarterly report provides shippers and carriers with unprecedented access to the transportation market, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and international ocean logistics. Supply chain, transportation, and logistics professionals can use the quarterly reports to streamline their operations and prepare for what’s ahead in the second half of 2020.

Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7th, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7 th , 2019. Featured articles range from HOS rule changes to recent shipping challenges at the border crossing in Laredo, Texas – read on for more news on what’s impacting transportation. Mexico Trade Squeezes Laredo Truck Capacity : A lack of available capacity is making it more difficult for Mexican exporters to find trucks to transport loads across the U.S.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7th, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7 th , 2019. Featured articles range from HOS rule changes to recent shipping challenges at the border crossing in Laredo, Texas – read on for more news on what’s impacting transportation. Mexico Trade Squeezes Laredo Truck Capacity : A lack of available capacity is making it more difficult for Mexican exporters to find trucks to transport loads across the U.S.

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Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments

Cerasis

North American supply chains for manufactured goods depend heavily on trucking. Bureau of Transportation, trucking was the #1 mode of transport for shipments of freight between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico in 2017.read More. The post Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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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.

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. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

New 3PL Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

Respondents are investing in warehouse management systems (58%), enterprise resource planning software (54%), transportation management systems (54%), supply chain visibility (43%), warehouse management system add-ons (33%) and RFID (21%). Not only do they compete with other 3PLs, they also compete with manufacturers, retailers and consulting firms. Mexico Rising as Manufacturing and Logistics Hub.

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The 3 Common Misconceptions about Cross-Border Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Nearshoring, the act of transferring manufacturing and production lines away from its foreign location and closer to the United States, is increasing in popularity. The increased interest has exposed many misconceptions within the shipping community, which otherwise cloud the fundamentals of cross-border transportation. Mexico trade relationships. When shipping to Mexico, only the Importer of Record can empower a Mexican Customs Broker.