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. In 2016, the value of goods traded between the two countries topped $525 billion, making Mexico the third largest trading partner of the U.S.

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How Mexico is Fueling the Nearshoring Trend

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For many, Mexico has become the near-shore destination of choice. economy and the trade benefits of NAFTA make Mexico an ideal […].

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Sourcing Your Supply Chain Successfully in Mexico

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Imagine a birds-eye view of a freeway at rush hour in any major American city, as the lanes fill up with every conceivable make and model of automobile.

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Free Trade: Why U.S. Trade With Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different

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Mexico and China frequently are labeled as scapegoats for U.S. 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.

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Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

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It seems like we’ve come full circle with Mexico. A lot of companies set up operations and sourced from Mexico back in the 90s, then the focus shifted to China and other Asian countries, and now Mexico is back in the spotlight. What is it about Mexico that makes it an attractive trading partner again? There are roughly 4,000 maquilas operating in Mexico today…. . Luckily for Mexico, the U.S. Mexico has built up substantial reserves.

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Streamlining Cross-Border Distribution into Mexico for Pilot Pen

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Canada and Mexico, opportunities have never been better for retailers to streamline their cross-border distribution strategies. But to tap into Mexico and Canada’s infrastructure, technology and low-cost labor pools, you have to know your way around. With trade volumes up between the U.S,

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Growth and Improvements in Mexico’s Rail Network

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As we highlighted in a post last October, all signs point to Mexico playing a greater role in supply chains. From a transportation standpoint, the primary focus has been on cross-border trucking, but rail is also a critical component of Mexico’s transportation network. How has Mexico’s rail capabilities evolved over the past decade? What is the state of intermodal in Mexico? Live Episode: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 12:00 ET.

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Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

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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.

All Signs Point to Mexico Playing a Greater Role in Supply Chains

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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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3 Reasons Mexico is Manufacturing’s Cross-Border ‘Nearshore’ Home

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For those in the automotive, industrial and electronics sectors, Mexico answers the call. Already, studies show that some 49% of manufacturers would consider reshoring at least part of their operations to Mexico by 2020. Why nearshore to Mexico?

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Automotive Manufacturing in Mexico: the Billion-Dollar Nearshore Market

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The Mexico automotive manufacturing industry has been active since the 1930s. Yet, in the past 20 years, the cost benefits, convenience, and proximity of “nearshoring” in Mexico has lured a host of OEMs, tier one and tier two companies south.

Webinar Recap: 5 Questions Answered About Nearshoring Manufacturing to Mexico

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As wages and production costs have risen in China, manufacturers have looked south to Mexico as their next outsourcing destination. Yet, the move comes with questions: Can my organization benefit from bringing manufacturing operations back to Mexico from China?

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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. State of New Mexico.

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Is Mexico the New China? Why Manufacturers are Nearshoring and Re-shoring

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or Mexico. Of those companies, 63 percent say Mexico is the leading destination, citing lower freight costs and improved speed to market. and Mexico set record highs in 2014; the value of truck freight was up 8.8 In Part One of this series, we explored various aspects of the U.S.

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Mexico’s Energy Reform Creates Nationwide Demonstrations and Protests

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Mexico’s Energy Reform Creates Nationwide Demonstrations and Protests | Transportfolio. Currently, there are more than 16 Mexico states and multiple highways affected by the protests, including: México-Toluca. Mexico Energy Reform

Are hold-ups at the Mexico border holding up your order?

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and Mexico is at an all-time high. Given the boom in automotive manufacturing in Mexico, recent fiscal and energy reforms and extensions for the oil and gas industry, that traffic and resulting issues show no sign of subsiding. and Mexico government agencies and trade organizations.

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U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile

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Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. based organization that manufactures their product in Mexico approached us about improving their trucking rates. Mexico Supply Chain Cross-Border Shipping

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 2: A Presence on Both Sides of The Border

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Mexico Shipping Series Part 2: A Presence on Both Sides of The Border.Transportfolio. Mexico cross-border shipping, I covered some of the key benefits of a door to door service provider. Mexico Shipping Options. Mexico Cross-Border Shipping

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 6: How to Improve Your Customs Broker Relationship

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Mexico borders. and Mexico brokerage, bridge drayage, warehousing, and transportation) together under a single provider. Mexico Shipping Series: U.S./Mexico Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door-to-Door Service Providers.

Report That Ford is Planning to Double Production Capacity in Mexico- The Political Dimensions Become More Prominent

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In August of 2014, we initially alerted our Supply Chain Matters readers to the growing attractiveness of Mexico as a North America based Manufacturing and export hub for the global automotive industry. Automotive Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Ford Motor Company Ford Supply Chain strategic production sourcing in Mexico Supply chain Matters blog supply chain strategic sourcing strategies

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U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 4: Preparedness for Cross-Border Shipping

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Mexico Shipping Series Part 4: Preparedness for Cross-Border Shipping | Transportfolio. A supply chain that crosses the United States and Mexico border tends to have more links than those that exist in domestic shipping. Mexico Cross-Border Shipping

Nearshoring: Mexico – Is It Time?

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Mexico presents an attractive option for U.S.-based based companies moving all or a portion of their supply chains closer to home

Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico

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Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly. We applaud Southwest Airlines' decision to expand cargo operations between Mexico City and Houston Hobby Airport. Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest is going to focus on building up international shipping capabilities and experience in the Mexican market first.

Mexico Becoming More Attractive for Auto Production

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According to media reports, BMW is expected to announce sometime today that the German luxury automotive producer will invest upwards of $1 billion to build its first auto assembly plant in Mexico. Speculation is that the plant will be located in San Luis Potosi, about 250 miles northwest of Mexico City. An announcement is expected from a ceremony being planned today with the President of Mexico.

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Intermodal on the Rise in Mexico

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Mexico’s rail capabilities have evolved significantly over the past decade, as Carlos Godinez, Intermodal Director, Mexico at Transplace , discussed in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. “It’s The change is most evident for cross-border intermodal shipments between the United States and Mexico: In the past, an intermodal train originating in Chicago, for example, used to stop at the border [before crossing into Mexico].

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In Automotive Industry, Mexico is Indeed Becoming A North America and Export Production Center

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In a previous Supply Chain Matters commentary in early July, we noted a rising tide of production sourcing investments in Mexico among global based automotive OEM’s. In our commentary, we pointed to significantly more attractive direct labor rates, tariff-free access to markets, foreign currency challenges and global logistics as all contributing to the attractiveness of Mexico as a prime product export center.

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.

Exploring Nearshoring in Mexico

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Mexico has become the destination of choice for many companies looking to benefit from its vastly improved infrastructure; increasingly skilled labor force; its proximity to the United States, as well as all Central and South American countries; and rapidly improving economic growth.

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U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers

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Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers.Transportfolio. Mexico cross-border shipping. Mexico cross-border logistics provider. Mexico border you need a carrier in Mexico, and a Mexico customs broker, a drayman, a U.S.

Nearshoring: Mexico – Is It Time?

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Mexico presents an attractive option for U.S.-based based companies moving all or a portion of their supply chains closer to home

Why U.S. Trade with Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different

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Losing a job to China is much more damaging for the United States than losing a job to Mexico. Adams Nager, Economic Policy Analyst, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. read more. Global Supply Chain News

This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 1, 2018)

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Canada and Mexico (New York Times). President Trump decided to move forward with imposing tariffs on metals imported from the EU, Canada, and Mexico. Meanwhile, as reported by Reuters, “Mexico announced what it described as ‘equivalent’ measures on a wide range of U.S.

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Editor’s Pick: NAFTA and Mexican Free Trade – Aiding Our Neighbor to the South

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Today’s post is by Troy Ryley at Transplace where he recommends that we keep developing a North America that supports trade and builds a strong infrastructure and economy for Mexico, Canada and the U.S. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its effect on the United States has been a much-talked-about topic recently, and there exists a desire to either renegotiate or terminate NAFTA and implement additional taxes on goods that are made in Mexico and sold in the U.S.