What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the U.S.-Mexico Border Situation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico border to help process people crossing the border. Mexico border delays in an uncertain atmosphere: Look for opportunities to convert modes of services. Actively communicate with your procurement team. Mexico Border Situation appeared first on Transportfolio.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States


As we start 2019, it’s critical to understand how current events, changes in governmental policy and the general economic climate may affect the global procurement market and supply chain. and the European Union, and examine how procurement organizations can best prepare in the new year. Here, we outline some of the biggest stories and what they mean for American industries and procurement teams. Procurement Resources

Procurement’s Role in Managing the Tariff War


Forward looking procurement organizations need to begin to take the time to think through how they are going to deal with these issues. Then think about domestic sources within the NAFTA region of Canada and Mexico, and whether you will be able to shift supply to these locations, even though at face value product prices may be higher. The news is in – in the form of more Tweets, of course.

Former Teva Pharmaceutical Procurement Leader Joins Synovos


3, 2019 – Thomas Cummins, former Global Head of Manufacturing Goods and Services Procurement for Teva Pharmaceuticals, has been named Senior Direct of Global Procurement for Synovos, the leading independent integrated supply chain management company in North America. RADNOR, Pa. –

Confessions of a High Priced Expediter!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This time the disaster was in Mexico. Selected as one of the Top 75 Supply Chain Blogs, and one of the Top 25 Procurement Blogs, on the Internet. © Copyright Mortson Enterprises Inc, 2018. SCM #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #Procurement. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Supply Chain Detective™: The Case of the Unpaid Invoices!

Supply Chain Game Changer

“I need you to go down to Mexico right away. And they were dealing with Invoices and issues from every site around the world, not just the one in Mexico. We got on the phone with the Supply Chain team in Mexico to try to get our arms around the problem and develop an action plan.

Portrait of a Steel Town: Where Others Fear a Trade War, Coatesville Sees Hope

Supply Chain Brain

steel imports, and last week, the president ended a temporary exemption from the tariff for the European Union, Canada and Mexico — three close American allies that together account for 40 percent of imports. Canada, Europe and Mexico have announced retaliatory levies. SC Analysis & Consulting HR & Labor Management Global Trade & Economics Industrial Manufacturing All Logistics Global Logistics All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) CPO on “How is CSR impacting Procurement objectives?” In The Pharma Business Video Interview


Geoffroy (CPO GlaxoSmithKline) just after he took part in a panel discussion at our Sustain 2016 event on “ How is Corporate Social Responsibility impacting Procurement objectives? Jean-Yves Rotte?-Geoffroy

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Economic factors in the EU combine with cabotage to impact truckload procurement professionals: Cabotage makes drivers and equipment more readily available throughout Europe. Cabotage with Mexico is even more constrained. Mexico border. Canada, and Mexico. When EU and U.S.

5 Things Supply Chain Entities Need to Focus on In Trump’s Administration


By the end of the year, trade with Mexico and China will likely decline as well. Procurement Will Need to Adapt. The “Made in America” slogan has gathered attention around the country, but not everything that comes from China or Mexico is a finished product. Procurement must evolve this year. Furthermore, collaboration between differing supply chain entities will help to create more diverse procurement opportunities, explains Made in USA News.

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

DELMIA Quintiq

The Atlanta-based company demonstrated that companies focusing “heavily on supplier diversity” generated a 133% greater return on procurement investments than the typical business. More than just charity.

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

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. Mexico trade. According to the press release: Con-way Truckload today derives 35 percent of its revenue from shipments destined for or originating in Mexico.

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Synovos Releases Best Practices Paper on Bridging the Gap within MRO Supply Chain


May 21, 2019 – Synovos, the leading pure integrated supply chain management company in the world, announced the availability of a new best practices article: MRO Supply Chain Best Practices: Bridging the Gap Between Maintenance and Procurement. Click the title to request the paper: MRO Supply Chain Best Practices: Bridging the Gap Between Maintenance and Procurement. Synovos provides services globally with locations in Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Singapore.

Guest Post from Tim Barnes: Navigating Trump’s 35% import tax, and how US companies can utilize “Parallel Manufacturing” to grow globally


It is this cost focus that has resulted in the move of much manufacturing from the US to Mexico, China and other low cost labor locations. ship directly from Mexico to Japan for those Japanese customers).

Supply Chain Management:Lubrication Management - An Integral.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. There was an incident where Alaska Airlines (flight 261) flying from Mexico to Seattle airport plunged into the Pacific Ocean. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive.

Global Volatility & AI: How It Will Affect Your Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

For procurement, uncertainty meets technology, most notably artificial intelligence, this year. Geopolitical and market events promise to make 2019 a challenging year for supply chain and procurement teams, one full of both increased risks and opportunity.

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


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. Mexico, in particular, is becoming a preferred locale for manufacturing services, due to its close proximity to the United States. Businesses today often need a bit of help moving their bottom line forward.

Trade War: Can Tensions Between the U.S. and China Lead to Changes in the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

multinationals are looking to alternative sourcing in countries such as India and Mexico. Be prepared by thoroughly documenting your manufacturing and procurement practices and engage expert council should you be unfamiliar with policies and procedures affecting your supply chain. .

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

6 River Systems

Companies have been in a “wait and see” mode for the last three to six months with regard to this, and now their procurement and supply chain leadership are being forced to find new and creative ways to handle the purchasing and movement of goods on a global scale. And not just in Mexico.

Dealing with Risk, Uncertainty and Tariffs: What the Recent Tariff Delay Means for Retailers

Supply Chain Nation

While near-shoring to Mexico, Canada or the U.S. It must consider meaningful news and events as well as understand constraints from partners, infrastructure, procurement, production, distribution, and transportation. What’s the scariest part of a horror movie?

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’ll repeat what I said back in 2014: You can make supply chain apps simple to use, simple to deploy, and simple to procure — but the rest of supply chain management is anything but simple; it’s complex and messy. Photos from JDRF Ride to Cure in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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


Jeff Townley, former Chief Procurement Officer at Nortel Networks, provided some fantastic insights in my MBA class this evening. ” 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.

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend


These functions must integrate easily into current logistics, invoicing , and procurement processes. The US is broken into 6 zones with Canada as zone 7, Mexico and zone 8, and everything else is zone 9.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Research from APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking in procurement shows that organizations without formal SRM programs report 121 percent longer supplier lead times. That might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico.

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What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

Supply Chain View from the Field

In its current form the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and 11 Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries (Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and New Zealand). Further, there are challenges in negotiations around tariff-free market access to components instead of only finished products, remanufactured products, and government procurement.

5 Key Takeaways from TMC’s 2017 Customer Forum


In the NAFTA modernization, the United States is expected to push Mexico and Canada to increase their de minimis levels to be more in line with the United States.

5 Key Takeaways from TMC’s 2017 Customer Forum


In the NAFTA modernization, the United States is expected to push Mexico and Canada to increase their de minimis levels to be more in line with the United States.

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

6 River Systems

Dave Munson @saddlebackbags Dave Munson is the founder and CEO of Saddleback Leather and of their leather factory, Old Mexico Manufacturing. It is no longer sustainable for companies to delay the enhancement of their procurement and supply chain organizations.

Trade Acronyms as a Second Language

CH Robinson Transportfolio

NAFTA is a Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico that entered in force on January 1, 1994. The United States is currently renegotiating NAFTA provisions with Canada and Mexico. Trade Acronyms as a Second Language | Transportfolio.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

EU FTAs and PTAs range from the classic FTA, such as between the EU and Mexico (which focuses predominantly on liberation of goods and services), to more enhanced forms of the FTA like the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), between the EU and Ukraine for example. Mexico.

Congratulating our Real Results and ICON Award Winners

JDA software

McKesson, the oldest and largest healthcare company in the United States, needed to overhaul its procurement function with a redefined supply chain strategy. Walmart Mexico is receiving the Real Results Award for Teamwork following a large category management initiative.

Supply Chain Impact of Hurricane Harvey Could Be Worse than Expected

Material Handling & Logistics

If the roads leading up to the factory are damaged, that is a 2-4 week disruption, but if the factory is flooded, then equipment procurement or repair time, setup and qualification time, production lead time and transit times, all become critical path to recovery”, says Vakil.

Texas 101

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

6 River Systems

In 2017, DB Schenker opened a new regional headquarters in Miami-Dade as well as several new support offices throughout the Americas, with continuous investment in contract logistics focusing on Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, as well as new Free Trade Zones and cross border facilities.

Supply Chain Manager for Global Supply Chains

Murano Corporation

Those days were gone forever when manu-facturers in pursuit of cheap labor first went to Mexico and then to China. On the “Buy” side, your planners and buyers will have visibility into your suppliers’ order processing, direct procurement, manufactur-ing, logistics, and shipping processes.

Three Predictions for the Supply Chain in a Trump-led America

Birst Supply Chain

In Trump’s America, products or components sourced in China or Mexico will be subject to new tariffs. However, the analysis must be performed within the centralized corporate procurement data, not a maverick set of agreements.

How to Select a 3PL with Joe Lynch and Adam Robinson

The Logistics of Logistics

Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. Canada & Mexico.

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Remembering Ronald Coase (Dec 29, 1910- Sept 2, 2013)

Supply Chain View from the Field

He was also an important contributor to our understanding of the modern field of procurement and supply chain relationship management. This argument made sense in 1937 – because procurement was viewed primarily as a transactional activity.