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. Work with your account managers and transportation service providers to review time critical and urgent freight shipments. Access a broad network of transportation modes to mitigate against the risk of closures by leveraging air and rail services to make sure your freight keeps moving. On March 27, U.S.

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend


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.


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Auto Manufacturers Nearshore to Mexico to Shorten Supply Chain


Mexico offers a skilled and affordable work force. Building products on the other side of the planet can rack up transportation costs for materials and finished products, while companies have to rely on distant foreign partners for updates and productive operations.

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


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.

Transportation in the Americas: A Cross-Country Comparison

MIT Supply Chain

Latin American countries have particular challenges related to truck transport. Identifying key strengths in procurement and management in high-impact countries will support a fast improvement that may boost economic growth in the region.

InSight, InControl: Real-time position and quality monitoring for production material transports


By combining real-time asset tracking and condition monitoring of production material during transport, you can initiate appropriate countermeasures to keep your production running long before goods receipt. But generally speaking, not even the shipping agent transporting the production material to the nearest port has this information. This is even more true if the transport is intermodal, i.e. where land, air and sea freight are combined.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020


Mexico and Cross-Border. This past week, some states announced a mandatory shut down of manufacturing plants in Mexico until April 30. The exchange rate in Mexico continues to fluctuate but is still much higher than the last few years at a historic of 19 pesos per dollar.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Mexico and Cross-border.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cabotage rules cover the transport of goods between two places in the same country by a transport operator from another country. Most (66%) of the EU’s total tonne-km that are transported by truck are moved by in-country hauliers. Local drivers tend to transport freight across short distances, sometimes with multiple deliveries. Cabotage with Mexico is even more constrained. Mexico border. Canada, and Mexico. Truckload Procurement.”

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.

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

Talking Logistics

project44 Announces Multimodal Integration with Oracle Transportation Management. enVista Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance. 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.

Bipartisan Consensus on Chinese Threats: U.S. Must Build New Supply Chains with Allies


While the pandemic has given procurement managers fresh ammunition to advocate for greater resiliency within their corporate supply chains, geopolitical experts and a bipartisan coalition of legislators argue that the U.S. and Mexico moves on land,” he said.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020


We are pleased to provide another transportation market update for you this week. 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.

A True Supply Chain Transformation Requires the Proper Talent

Logistics Viewpoints

Mr. Frasquet is the executive director of corporate procurement, although his responsibilities include a much broader set of supply chain responsibilities than just sourcing. In Belcorp’s case they have four factories located in Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020


Mexico and Cross-Border. Mexico border crossing restrictions for non-commercial, non-essential operations have been extended until further notice. Overall there is sufficient transport capacity, but there is variation per industry segment.

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. According to the press release: Transplace leverages the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing technology as part of its expert solutions, helping customers develop and optimize their carrier strategy for procurement events involving truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal needs. Mexico trade.

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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. NAFTA also includes chapters covering rules of origin, customs procedures, agriculture and sanitary and phytosanitary measures, government procurement, investment, trade in services, protection of intellectual property rights, and dispute settlement procedures. The United States is currently renegotiating NAFTA provisions with Canada and Mexico.

Re-globalization, Trucks that Talk, and a True Pan-American Highway


After almost 40 years in procurement, Tom Linton is still excited about the business of supply chains. Transportation investments are also needed to accomplish greater trading between North and South America. Highlights from our Live Chat with Tom Linton: The State of the Supply Chain

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. These companies spent an average of 20% less on their buying operations, and the number of their procurement staff is less than half of their peers who do not have supplier diversity programs in place. More than just charity.

New Nintendo Switch, old chip problems

The Supply Chain Journal

ARS Technica reports, “Nintendo forecast a 12 percent drop in sales of its flagship Switch in the financial year ending in March 2022, citing potential issues with procuring important components.” The truck was going through the Nogales, Arizona, border station from Mexico to the U.S.

Aborn Viewpoint on Old Dominion revenue drop

Freight Plus

This, along with many other leading indicators (transportation data, inverted yield curves, lower GDP) still make the possibility of a recession in 2020 a real possibility. Chris was director of supply chain at SharkNinja where he was responsible for procurement, inventory management, and new product development. He has also worked as vice president of transportation for the Ascena Retail Group, and as operations director for Adidas-Group Mexico.

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. Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport. Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years.

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Supply Chain Impact of Hurricane Harvey Could Be Worse than Expected

Material Handling & Logistics

Even if a supplier’s factory is not flooded, the infrastructure (power, water, transportation, etc.) First, Hurricane Harvey, which formed on August 24 as a Tropical Storm in the Gulf of Mexico, soon strengthened into a massive Category 4 Hurricane and stalled over a commercially vital region of Texas, dumping record levels of rain, as much as 52 inches in some regions, causing widespread and extensive flooding in the Houston and surrounding low-lying areas.

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


Lucky are the companies that can shift production to other countries like Mexico or Vietnam. By using AI and ML, companies can better model and predict demand and fine tune their inventory from procurement to transport to warehouse to routing supplies to locations ahead of demand.

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. While the final negotiation and ratification of the “New NAFTA” have companies hesitating to make any sudden production moves to Mexico, careful consideration of the complex trade environment in India should not be overlooked. . Equally important, our customer-centric team has the transportation expertise and passionate commitment to help you soar.

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

6 River Systems

There are so many potential issues that can impact a supply chain to cause delays (such as fluctuating availability of raw materials, hold-ups in customs, adverse weather, staffing problems, political issues, procurement problems, changes in legislation and so on) that being able to realistically foresee and safeguard against each of them will only ever be partially successful, and it takes up a lot of resources. Mock has nearly a decade of operational transportation experience.

Podcast: Roberto Reichard on Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Capital Projects


I spent a long time with Bechtel doing large projects all around the world including Mexico, Thailand, Egypt, and India. I joined BP a year before the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. Safety and quality became key buying factors during procurement.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 16, 2020


Mexico and Cross-Border. The Mexican government has announced that Mexico will be facing phase 3 of the coronavirus outbreak in approximately two weeks, which is suggested when Mexico will see the highest peak of COVID-19. and Mexico continue on normal schedules.

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


Co-location of supply chains will reduce disruptions, complications with transportations, government regulations, etc. Experts believe the warblers sensed it through infrasound noises that storms make, and picked it up while the storm was still over the Gulf of Mexico.

Expert Research, What Happened with IMO 2020 Fuel Prices?

Freight Plus

In today’s state, that transparency does not exist (or rarely exists), and it makes it very difficult for Transportation Operators to budget costs for 2020. An update on how things are developing with IMO 2020/VLSFO. .

Expert Research, What Happened with IMO 2020 Fuel Prices?

Freight Plus

In today’s state, that transparency does not exist (or rarely exists), and it makes it very difficult for Transportation Operators to budget costs for 2020. An update on how things are developing with IMO 2020/VLSFO. .

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020


Mexico and Cross-border. Schools and universities are closed until April 20 and more companies in Mexico are asking employees to work from home. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in Mexico will shut down operations. Business - Transportation

The end of just-in-time?


The reality is that legacy transportation technology and the limitation of traditional supply chain practices are no longer enough to keep pace with the market,” says Bill Driegert, Head of Operations, Uber Freight.

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. “A giant problem we’ve had at our factory in Mexico, which I’ve heard is a huge problem in the US, too, is…” Vendors offering bribes to sourcing agents and sourcing agents asking for bribes from vendors. How many suppliers providing services to your company are not vetted by procurement/IT?

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


So procurement will buy ahead, and work with suppliers to understand the situation in the market, and that may drive up inventory in one sector. Lenovo can build a product in multiple locations, and can balance supply even though some sites are further away and transportation can flex. Transportation costs will vary a lot as well. Elementum is constructed as a series of apps, including the modules of inventory, transport, manufacturing, and source.