5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

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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Questions Companies with U.S.-Mexico Trade Should be Asking

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico border, his words seem unusually predictive. Specifically discussing how the internet of things will impact supply chains, he said: The internet of things provides companies the ability to source parts and inputs, and sell, globally. Mexico trade risks. Mexico border is causing congestion —and creating havoc—for many supply chains in the same way Mr. Kass described. . Mexico border are severely delayed? Nearly three years ago, C.H.

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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. are among the reasons Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler produce some of their vehicles in Mexico, with Ford to double its production starting 2018 via a new plant in San Luis Potosi.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective. Let’s compare the strengths and weaknesses of both international and domestic sourcing options. International Sourcing. Reaping the benefits of international sourcing.

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.” Speaking of Amazon, the company is raising the bar again on delivery in response to Walmart testing a free, three-day shipping service. Mexico freight totaled $45.2 Mexico freight than in March 2014.

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Why SMEs May Lead a Shift Away from China Sourcing

Logistics Bureau

The Coronavirus pandemic has raised concerns over China sourcing, accelerating the trend in businesses around the world seeking secondary sourcing countries. Heading the list of alternative manufacturing hubs are Vietnam, India, Thailand, and Mexico.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Some mornings I would ride my rocket ship, evading asteroids and alien cruisers along the way, and I would barely make it to school on time (I mean, the space station), with just enough fuel to make a safe landing. The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico to invest $1.3 billion in Logistics in Mexico (Reuters).

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

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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.

Is it Time for a Cross-Border Checkup?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the last few months, I’ve spoken with many companies where Mexico is an increasingly important aspect of their supply chain. These companies typically source key components from Mexico, have increased their investments in Mexico manufacturing facilities, or sell a large percentage of their finished goods to consumers in Mexico. Growth in Mexico’s manufacturing sector.

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last week, the United States, Canada, and Mexico struck a new tri-lateral agreement to replace NAFTA, now called USMCA. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. And depending on where you’re shipping, the PST may be blended into the Harmonized Sales Tariff (HST).**. Source: Alanna Petroff, “These are America’s biggest trading partners,” CNN Money, December 15, 2016. Did you know that the U.S.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Peak produce shipping season refers to the time period when the largest volume of fruits and vegetables are harvested and subsequently shipped to markets across the US, impacting truck capacity. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. New Mexico.

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

NC State SCRC

PCB’s were outsourced in the 1990’s, and final assemblies not long after, but the system house where it was all consolidated, putting it through your systems test and shipping it – was all outsourced to Penang.” ” 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. They put everything on stop ship – would ship nothing. We have to continue to ship to get paid by customers.

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. Cutting costs and looking for alternative supply sources were also prioritized along with making new budget revisions to adapt to the changes in the global supply chain. 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 transportation

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

This is certainly welcomed news, however, according to an AP article , the Chinese government has required makers of N95 masks to sell all or part of their production internally instead of shipping masks to the U.S. However, surgical gowns, typically sourced from China, were at near-normal levels because the sourcing shifted to Honduras. Sourcing from alternative locations will be important as long as the countries have not been severely impacted by the pandemic.

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

of east coast and Gulf of Mexico imports in September, according to an article from the Business Information Industry Association. As if the situation wasn’t bad enough, Hanjin, the huge shipping company, was already in bankruptcy as of early September and putting a delay in the arrival of goods well before the hurricane. Several container ships adjusted schedules to arrive before the storm, which put a strain on the dockworker supply as well.

6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As explained by Inbound Logistics , smart data management involves the collection and analysis of data from multiple sources. Essentially, don’t forget the yard and the dock for successful shipping! One of the significant changes to expect in 2019 will revolve around bracts it, as well as the proposed United States, Canada, Mexico free trade agreement, which has yet to be ratified. 22 Tips for Offering Profitable Free Shipping! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

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FedEx Helps Small Businesses Streamline Shipping with fedex.com Integration Manager. 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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What Effects Could Trump Policies Have on International Shipping

3PL Insights

With so many uncertainties surrounding President Trump’s plans to impose international trade tariffs and taxes, there has been speculation that the resulting impact on international shipping could be huge. It’s important to be prepared for the effect of Trump policies on international shipping and logistics. The cost of shipping products from overseas will also present a challenge for shippers, consumers, and businesses when it comes to paying the import costs.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Today, trucking, shipping, air shipping, and other logistics services are all experiencing disruption: As consumer expectations evolve, businesses are constantly pressured to deliver high-quality goods in the shortest amount of time. trucks transport 63 percent of ALL the goods that go to Canada and Mexico. Price quotes are just as important as the shipping process.

This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014)

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Mexico Customs Management. As reported in the Financial Times : Under the most eye-catching plan – known as Synchronised Delivery Solution – a package due to be delivered to a given address will wait for others coming from other sources, which will then be delivered with it. . Mexico customs process.”

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Today, trucking, shipping, air shipping, and other logistics services are all experiencing disruption: As consumer expectations evolve, businesses are constantly pressured to deliver high-quality goods in the shortest amount of time. trucks transport 63 percent of ALL the goods that go to Canada and Mexico. Price quotes are just as important as the shipping process.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

In 1966, HEINEKEN became one of the first Dutch companies to adopt container shipping. Decades later, they would debut a climate-efficient shipping route between their brewery and the port of Rotterdam. Our team determines which countries should get the most volume of this product, where it should be produced and which brewery each country should source it from. For instance, Mexico uses its own strategic planning tool.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

COP21, the Paris Climate change conference taking place this week got us thinking what the carbon cost was for shipping the TV. A quick check showed that shipping the TV from Taiwan to Nashville (ocean & trucking) led to about 6.7 Click the button on the right to see our sources. SEE CALCULATION × Sources for Freight Emissions The following facts are from disparate sources, but tell a consistent story.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

Already, the US is looking as attractive as Mexico to manufacturers and is likely to match China in attractiveness in the near future, according to the MAPI Foundation , which produces in-depth economic reports widely read by the press, government official and the business community. Unless the source of natural gas dries up, which is not likely for many years to come, the price of gas is likely to remain low for the foreseeable future.

Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits

Cerasis

This may include research and development, product manufacturing, product packaging, and shipping processes. Since one of the key benefits of reshoring and nearshoring focuses on lower shipping costs and increased quality, those companies who keep chasing the lower labor cost will hurt. But many US companies are redoubling their efforts in this venture of nearshoring and reshoring so they can get the benefits of lower shipping costs and increased quality.

The Massive Opportunity Waiting for Oil and Gas in Asset Disposition

Requis

12 trillion: the annual procurement spend by the Global 2000 (our estimate based on several sources, see image below). $3 With both onshore and offshore projects, incredibly large collections of equipment must be loaded onto a ship for at least part of their journey to the site.

What Could Stop Lithium from Revolutionizing Transportation?

Elementum

Its growth—use increases by 11% per year—has ignited a battle among companies to produce the cheapest alternative source: batteries. Companies like Tesla, using the gigafactory, could source lithium from local suppliers in Nevada for a fully closed supply chain. But they also have a deal with a lithium mine in Mexico , and there are many lithium sources located in Central and South America. The answer is… transportation.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Mexico and Cross-border. into Mexico by truckload and the increase of CPG export products from Mexico to the U.S., Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Chris Darbyshire, VP Operations at Softchoice!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Over my career I have established supply chains for global leaders like EMC, Cisco, HP and others in China, Europe, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Mexico and across North America. Now we have Supply and Demand Planners, Commodity Managers and Sourcing, Logistics not the shipping department, and Forecasting is now done by Supply Chain Data Scientists. We work with our vendors to ship direct to customers in reusable totes to eliminate waste. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Transportation Strategy in a Constrained Infrastructure: 30th SCRC Meeting Kicks Off Today

Supply Chain View from the Field

Infrastructure growth is a major issue for companies who ship a lot, especially those like CAT who ship heavy permit loads from the ports. It is also happening at border crossings such as Mexico. In 2011 a student project team focused on packaging and where there were changes in sourcing and whether weights were correct. The 30 th SCRC meeting kicked off today with a theme on “Transportation Strategy in an Infrastructure Constrained Environment”.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

In 1966, HEINEKEN became one of the first Dutch companies to adopt container shipping. Decades later, they would debut a climate-efficient shipping route between their brewery and the port of Rotterdam. Our team determines which countries should get the most volume of this product, where it should be produced and which brewery each country should source it from. For instance, Mexico uses its own strategic planning tool.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. At the same time, near-sourcing is becoming more important. In North America this is usually Mexico and in Europe, this could be North Africa. The reasons for near-sourcing include: Reducing transportation costs.

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

6 River Systems

The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor. PST will ship the same day.

This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

Talking Logistics

New Distribution Strategy For Market Leading Kewill Clippership® Parcel Shipping Software. Amazon plans big expansion of online grocery business: sources ( Reuters ). percent for non-contractual shipments in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Expanded capabilities and new features for OzLINK Shipping – Customers can lower transportation costs by implementing automated batch address validation, reducing mis-shipments and avoiding carrier address correction fees.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. To gain a better insight into the shipping imbalance and the extent of air freight disruption, we need first to look at the situation as it now exists in China and then refocus the telescope on markets in other parts of the world.

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