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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. On June 28, 2016, Mr. Kass testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security. 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 are severely delayed?

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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. 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 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.

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. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, “U.S.-NAFTA

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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 (April 1-5, 2019)

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Mexico line as border agents moved (Reuters) Global trade growth loses momentum as trade tensions persist (WTO) Shipping Comes to Terms With $50 Billion Clean-Fuel Bill (WSJ – sub. Mexico Border Crossing Delays. We see this all the time with weather storms and the havoc they create on transportation and distribution operations. This Week in News GlobalTranz Mexico One Network Enterprises Panalpina Riskpulse Supply Chain Risk Management Transplace

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

Talking Logistics

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.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

The 30 th SCRC meeting kicked off today with a theme on “Transportation Strategy in an Infrastructure Constrained Environment”. This is a theme that was discussed a year ago at a conference in DC on Transportation Infrastructure, over coffee with William Lucas from Caterpillar. We talked about focusing on transportation as an issue that needs to be specifically addressed. It is also happening at border crossings such as Mexico.

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. According to the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario, port directors at all major border crossings report that 35% of drivers show up at primary inspection with insufficient documentation for a shipment. Source: “2014 Sales Tax Rates,” TaxTips.ca, accessed November 15, 2014.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Transplace

Of those surveyed: 81% use Transplace’s Transportation Management System (TMS). 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. What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. According to Plunkett Research, transportation revenues in 2017 reached over $1 billion in the U.S. 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.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. According to Plunkett Research, transportation revenues in 2017 reached over $1 billion in the U.S. 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.

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

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3Gtms and Tompkins International Partner to Provide Transportation Management Systems Solutions to Strengthen Supply Chain Management. New Distribution Strategy For Market Leading Kewill Clippership® Parcel Shipping Software. Amazon plans big expansion of online grocery business: sources ( Reuters ). percent is the magic number in the transportation industry these days, especially in the LTL sector. Welcome to June.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Mexico and Cross-border.

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

Kinaxis

Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. 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.

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

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CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. FedEx Helps Small Businesses Streamline Shipping with fedex.com Integration Manager. Transplace delivered more than 50 customer solutions in 2012 using the CombineNet sourcing technology, in industries including consumer goods, chemicals, manufacturing, and retail. Mexico trade.

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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.

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

Talking Logistics

We normally do our Talking Logistics episodes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but we have one today at 12 ET with Alaster Love from Transplace, where we are going to discuss “ Big Data and Analytics in Oil and Gas Transportation.” Mexico Customs Management. September 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Mexico customs process.”

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

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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. Transportation ’s share of global emissions: 14%.

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

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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 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. While this is bad news for oil producers, it is good news for US manufacturers who will see a significant fall in the cost of manufacturing and transportation.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

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To address these problems the tiny state is taking on a $5 billion programme to try and overhaul the transportation network by 2025, a cost equivalent to nearly $5,000 per citizen. This is a national issue that logistics providers should take notice of in terms of both the general economic drag it is creating, and the damage it is causing to their performance through shipping delays and added costs. US News Best States for Transportation Rank. New Mexico. New Mexico.

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 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.

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

Supply Chain Nation

Lucky are the companies that can shift production to other countries like Mexico or Vietnam. With real-time visibility capabilities, customers can gain time to resolution to proactively identify issues deep in the supply chain, e.g. “where is my inventory,” and leverage ML-based recommendations to find alternate sources of supply and integrated execution capabilities to turn recommendations into alternate supply shipments.

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.

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

6 River Systems

In my experience, companies find themselves in difficulties with suppliers by either taking the cheapest quote looking for the one-off score (when that approach is not the best solution for the sourcing at hand) or by treating that supplier business as a subservient partner (in name only) even when the rhetoric espoused is we partner with our supply base. To survive the increasing customer demands you need shorter lead times and faster shipping and delivery times.

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

6 River Systems

“The single biggest challenge of supply chain management is delivery and logistics…” When the products are ready to be sent out from the manufacturing facility, the company has to decide where to send the goods, how much to send and through which channels the goods should be shipped and delivered to minimize the delivery and logistics costs and to maximize sales. For example, a certain product is ready to be shipped from the manufacturing facility.

Homeward Bound: Reshoring's Shaky Momentum

Elementum

In addition to labor costs, cheaper energy sources have become available with the recent boom in shale gas and oil. More than job creation, companies are looking for efficiency in creation and transport. With the cost of labor increasing in China, transportation costs begin to bear heavier on these companies. The American South is leading the way in reshoring jobs, with relatively low-cost workers and proximity to increasingly busy transportation hubs. Making Waves.

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

NC State SCRC

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. We can also build a product anywhere and ship directly from the plants, as most of our products are build to order, with a 3-4 week order entry to delivery day. OE to ship is about 5 days. We know the product is available, and industry standard, and can be shipped in 7-12 days.

Spotlighting Import/Export Professionals!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Avoid bottlenecks and lower risk in the sourcing process that can lead to inventory shortfalls. Now, with COVID-19, companies have to navigate new challenges – while also adapting to the Canada – United States – Mexico agreement (CUSMA), which replaced NAFTA and is now undergoing implementation. A deep understanding of requirements for different forms of transportation including freight, rail, air, and sea. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Southern California: There were mega ships that were set to arrive over the weekend that were intended to take empty containers out of the ports and bring them back to China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Trucks are sourced, loaded, dispatched and then cannot find a retail delivery appointment for days beyond the scheduled pickup date. Mexico and Cross-border. Business - Transportation

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

India and Mexico. Most of this production is shipped in the form of Frozen Concentrated Orange juice (FCOJ). If the Oranges are to be used for Orange juice they are transported by truck to Fruit processing facilities. This involves the removal of water from the juice via evaporation, which makes the concentrated Orange juice more efficient for economical shipping. When the product is in the retail package it is then transported to your local store.

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

NC State SCRC

Co-location of supply chains will reduce disruptions, complications with transportations, government regulations, etc. You can either ship it by boat from China (30 days) or by plane (FedEx). At Flex, Tom had a scope that included the entire end to end supply chain: procurement, transportation, warehouse management, as well as customer order fulfillment, customer service, procure to pay, and trade relationships.