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. San Diego Warehouse Supply Chain

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

Very simply, 3PLs cannot find enough warehouse workers to meet their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The crisis is exacerbated by increases in wage rates for warehouse workers. As detailed in the chart, distribution center wages for warehouse workers were basically flat from 2002 through 2013 before starting to see a rapid increase. We have seen some wage rates as high as $40 per hour for warehouse associates. Rick Faulk, CEO Locus Robotics.

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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.

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

Very simply, 3PLs cannot find enough warehouse workers to meet their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The crisis is exacerbated by increases in wage rates for warehouse workers. As detailed in the chart, distribution center wages for warehouse workers were basically flat from 2002 through 2013 before starting to see a rapid increase. We have seen some wage rates as high as $40 per hour for warehouse associates. The post Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

Very simply, 3PLs cannot find enough warehouse workers to meet their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The crisis is exacerbated by increases in wage rates for warehouse workers. As detailed in the chart, distribution center wages for warehouse workers were basically flat from 2002 through 2013 before starting to see a rapid increase. We have seen some wage rates as high as $40 per hour for warehouse associates. The post Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Prologis predicts COVID-19 will act as spur to warehousing sector

EFT

Prologis report on warehousing is bullish about the demand picture in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Prologis also noted that demand could be boosted in low-cost production centers such as Mexico and Central and Eastern Europe as companies push for a greater diversity of manufacturing locations, although they believe that this will be a long-term trend that plays out over years.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

In particular, cross-border trade between the US and Mexico remains strong. Among recent logistics providers’ investment announcements are: Road: Mid America Logistics opened an office in Guadalajara, Mexico, its first international location. The new facility also complements Ryder’s renovated yard in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which has capacity for up to 400 trailers. and Mexico across multiple crossing points along the border. and Mexico.

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.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? 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. Additionally, the company’s manufacturing expertise will enable the reduction of production costs. manufacturing facility in 2014.

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019

Transplace

This week’s TIP List highlights some of these industry discussions, including the potential impact of tariffs on Mexico products entering the U.S. Tariffs on Mexico Products : The Trump administration recently said that it would impose 5% tariffs on all Mexican imports starting June 10. from Mexico to get ahead of the threatened new tariffs. Warehousing Market Cooling Down : The white-hot market for U.S. warehouse space will cool down over the next three years.

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

Cerasis

A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. A supplier in Mexico mixes up two similar parts. An ecommerce fulfillment warehouse in the USA sends the wrong packages to customers. On top of all that, billions if not trillions of dollars worth of potential working capital are tied up in illiquid assets such as 90-day invoice payouts or even the real estate value of, say, a warehouse or factory building. Supply chains are messy.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The End of Made In China Manufacturing

Cerasis

The phrase “Made in China” embodies cheap labor, the outsourcing of American manufacturing jobs, and China’s transformation into one of the world’s economic superpowers. However, it seems the end of the Made in China manufacturing era may be in sight. Labor Costs Driving an End to the Made in China Manufacturing. Mexico now has lower manufacturing costs than China , whose manufacturing-cost advantage over the U.S.

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The need to know

EFT

Exclusive: Foxconn, other Asian firms consider Mexico factories as China risks grow. Taiwan-based electronics manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron are among companies eyeing new factories in Mexico, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the U.S.-China

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The need to know

EFT

Exclusive: Foxconn, other Asian firms consider Mexico factories as China risks grow. Taiwan-based electronics manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron are among companies eyeing new factories in Mexico, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the U.S.-China

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Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019

Transplace

This week’s TIP List highlights some of these industry discussions, including the potential impact of tariffs on Mexico products entering the U.S. Tariffs on Mexico Products : The Trump administration recently said that it would impose 5% tariffs on all Mexican imports starting June 10. from Mexico to get ahead of the threatened new tariffs. Warehousing Market Cooling Down : The white-hot market for U.S. warehouse space will cool down over the next three years.

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.

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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. Logistics leaders in our survey also shared how the changes in revenue affect their supply chain: Impacts on warehouse space. 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 transportationWhat Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain?

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). You also have to consider storage costs, warehouse maintenance costs, ordering new items, packaging, vendor costs — all these require spending money. To win, a manufacturing leader can address this through on-demand talent. How should our warehouses be designed and operated?

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

Other emerging markets include South America (not including Mexico), India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Mexico. Large logistics outsourcing providers have been using sophisticated and expensive systems like global positioning systems (GPS), warehouse management systems (WMS) and transportation management systems (TMS) for several years now. The 3PL industry is currently at a juncture where stakeholders are being forced to reconsider the way they do business.

Friday in 5: Selling The Empty Space Inside Retailers’ Packages

Supply Chain Nation

cold-storage warehouses; RadioShack returns with a new store-in-a-store format; UPS grows on the back of e-commerce demand; and MIT researchers explore critical hurricane-related supply chains. cold-storage warehouses as trade disputes weaken demand while production remains strong. Retail Supply Chain friday in 5 fulfillment manufacturing news retailWelcome to Friday in 5 – news from around the supply chain world, served up in one place to keep you up to date.

The need to know

EFT

Amazon announces $100 million logistics investment in Mexico. Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it has invested $100 million in opening new warehouses in Mexico, including its first shipping centres outside the populous capital area, in a bid to offer faster deliveries.

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Made in America: What it Means to the Country

Cerasis

As of 2016, American manufacturing adds $6 Trillion to our economy , accounting for 12 million jobs. Increase the 12 million jobs again when you add warehouse workers and support staff. The factories overseas are huge warehouses, where workers’ pay is determined by the piece – the number of items they can produce in one hour, for instance. Some American manufacturing is based on exquisite craftsmanship – with a reputation to match.

Friday in 5: Selling The Empty Space Inside Retailers’ Packages

Supply Chain Nation

cold-storage warehouses; RadioShack returns with a new store-in-a-store format; UPS grows on the back of e-commerce demand; and MIT researchers explore critical hurricane-related supply chains. cold-storage warehouses as trade disputes weaken demand while production remains strong. Retail Supply Chain friday in 5 fulfillment manufacturing news retailWelcome to Friday in 5 – news from around the supply chain world, served up in one place to keep you up to date.

Four Steps to End-to-End Supply Chain Success

Kinaxis

Supply chains typically use several layers of companies, manufacturing sites, and warehouses between raw materials and customer delivery. I recall a visit to an electronics manufacturing facility in Juarez, Mexico. by Duncan Klett Supplying products to customers is clearly important. If you can’t satisfy the needs of a prospective customer, that prospect can easily buy from someone else who can deliver what they want, when they want it.

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. Warehouse management demand is also strong, accounting for 19 percent of all demand.

Strong demand and tight supply define industrial property sector in markets around the world

EFT

E-commerce logistics, distribution and warehousing requirements continue to drive the market and are increasing in line with online retail sales,” commented Mark E. The industrial sector's fundamentals continue to draw capital, as investors are attracted not only to the newest distribution and warehouse facilities, but also to the opportunity to find additional value in older assets near urban areas.

Prologis breaks ground on nearly 7 million-sq-ft of logistics space in second half of 2018

EFT

Manufacturing (Regional). Manufacturing (Regional). Mexico City, Mexico. Manufacturing (International). Manufacturing (Regional). Manufacturing (International). Manufacturing (International). Credit: Prologis] Précis: Project pipeline indicates continued strong demand for warehousing space heading into 2019 Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Industrial Article Type: Press Releases Publish as a report

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

Kinaxis

To replicate this model, organizations should ask themselves how the supply chain can be a catalyst for innovation in their supply chain by delaying product customization to the last possible stage, customizing at the warehouse instead of the factory. For example, let’s look at a cloud-based infrastructure company that outsources its manufacturing to two contract manufacturers. In this scenario, which contract manufacturing model is preferred?

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%). CEVA also delivers contract logistics solutions featuring customized, flexible design and a range of tailored warehousing and distribution services across the country. of warehouse space and 234,100 vehicles, and operates 800 maintenance facilities. Canada and Mexico.

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’m in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this morning. The world’s first humanless warehouse is run only by robots and is a model for the future (CNBC). Firm linked to Alibaba opens China’s biggest robot warehouse (CNBC). Kroger set to place warehouse order with partner Ocado (Reuters). Robots and AI in the Warehouse. “A It looks like deploying robots in the warehouse is gaining momentum, driven by labor constraints, e-commerce growth, and other factors.

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

This was meant to incentivize companies to manufacture locally, and indeed many did, either by outsourcing or creating micro-factories in most of India’s 29 states, despite volumes that might have more naturally led to larger economies of scale in consolidated production facilities. Manufacturers must work through a very highly fragmented patchwork of small distributors who tap into these networks and manage the complexity on behalf of the manufacturers, explained Reddy.

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Hurricane Season Brings New Risks to Pandemic-stressed Supply Chain Chains

Enterra Insights

El Niño, a natural warming of sea water in the tropical Pacific Ocean, tends to decrease hurricane activity in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.”[3] Nichols explains, “With the right application of intelligent technologies, manufacturers and supply chain partners can more easily make proactive decisions, like diverting vessels and making other route changes. Construction material suppliers, warehouses, and grocery stores come immediately to mind.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

It’s not only physical commodities that are in need, it could also be transportation, distribution, or even warehousing related space or activities to move vital supplies and equipment around. These have led to manufacturing, transportation, and other related strikes and protests. Keep in mind that political protests that disrupted business recently were not limited to strictly Hong Kong and China, but also happened in Latin America, Middle East, Brazil, India and Mexico as well.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020

Transplace

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. Automotive and other manufacturers companies have scheduled one, two-week, or even longer plant shutdowns.

This Week in Logistics News (January 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Ocado to wheel out C3PO-style robot to lend a hand at warehouses (The Guardian). From Mexico to the U.S., Remember that patent Amazon filed back in November 2013 that envisioned sending 3D manufacturing instructions to a truck equipped with a 3D printer that could manufacture an ordered product while enroute to the customer? What can I do if I have writer’s block?