Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

Talking Logistics

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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Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

Talking Logistics

As I wrote last October, all signs point to Mexico playing a greater role in supply chains , as companies across a variety of industries grow their presence in the country, either manufacturing in Mexico or growing their supplier base there. My presentation was titled “Are You Ready for the Social Supply Chain?” — or as translated into Spanish, “¿Estan Preparados Para la Cadena de Suministro Social?”

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

Talking Logistics

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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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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Chainalytics Partners with Mexico-based Consulting Firm Tsol to Launch Intra-Mexico Freight Benchmarking Service

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (March 11, 2019) — Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence has entered into a strategic alliance with Tsol, a Mexico-based consulting firm and logistics technology provider, to deliver its freight rate benchmarking service within Mexico.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A supplier in Mexico mixes up two similar parts. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever. Blockchain in supply chain changes that. Wrapping Up Blockchain in Supply Chain. Supply Chain

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 28, 2020)

Talking Logistics

Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 28, 2020). The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 28, 2020) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Growth and Improvements in Mexico’s Rail Network

Talking Logistics

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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U.S. Company Stops Sale of Chemical Used in Mexico Heroin Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

company selling a chemical across Mexico that is essential for making heroin stopped all sales in the country after an investigation found it was easily diverted to produce the drug fueling a U.S. A U.S.

Mexico Logistics: Manufacturing in Mexico, Distribution in the U.S.

West Coast and California Logistics

For many companies, Mexico has long been an ideal manufacturing location due to lower costs and close proximity to American consumers. Mexico logistics is often fraught with hurdles such as border uncertainties, inadequate warehouse capacity, and security concerns. To overcome these hurdles, many companies are enjoying the best of both worlds: manufacturing in Mexico and shipping finished goods to a U.S. San Diego Warehouse Supply Chain

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. With the news that Secretary Nielsen is cutting short a trip to Europe, what can supply chain professionals anticipate regarding cross-border operations? Supply chain strategies. In addition, supply chain professionals can consider the following strategies to mitigate U.S.-Mexico Mexico border delays in an uncertain atmosphere: Look for opportunities to convert modes of services.

Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I will be speaking and working with clients in wonderful locations in Brussels, China, Germany, London, Mexico, Peru, and South Africa. As I drank a cup of coffee and waited, I reflected on the article I had just completed for the Institute of Supply Management. At their request I wrote on the digital supply chain. Digital supply chain is such a buzzword. The digital supply chain is about SO much more than gadgets.”

Logistics Alert: The Gridlock Situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Transplace

Mexico Border. According to recent reports, trucks crossing the border between Mexico and the United States are currently hitting delays of up to 12 hours. Reuters has reported that “the reshuffling of border agents, announced last week to process the record number of migrant families entering the United States from Mexico, prompted delays of up to 12 hours for trucks crossing from Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez to El Paso, Texas.”. Mexico Border appeared first on.

2020 Marks 30 Years Working in Mexico: Then and Now

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This year marks three successful decades of growing and working with customers and carriers in Mexico. Robinson first opened an office in Monterrey, Mexico, the United States has since remained one of Mexico’s largest trading partners in the import and export business. Mexico increasingly more valuable for all world markets. We are proud to have ten offices and over 350 bilingual experts in Mexico now. In 1995, Mexico exported $66.3

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.

Why U.S. Companies Are Moving Their Supply Chains From China to Mexico

Supply Chain Brain

The U.S.-China China trade war already had American companies rethinking their relationships with Chinese manufacturers. Then came two additional nails in the coffin

The Move to Mexico: The Trends and Challenges of Nearshoring

Supply Chain Link

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. Supply Chain. Supply Chain, Global , Transportation, Cross-Border. Cross-Border Global Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Transportation Transportation

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

government’s role in supply chains. 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. Customs clearance process as a significant risk to supply chains. Mexico trade risks. Mexico border are severely delayed? Nearly three years ago, C.H.

Walmart Mexico’s Alex Guerrero Explains How Digital Innovations Empower Employees [Video]

BlueYonder

Part-four of the Executive Exchange video series from JDA introduces us to Alex Guerrero of Walmart Mexico, who shares his vision for digital transformation at Walmart. The post Walmart Mexico’s Alex Guerrero Explains How Digital Innovations Empower Employees [Video] appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

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. Mexico’s ports have long been considered North America’s least attractive option for retailers looking to import goods to the continent. Mexico’s $5 Billion Port Facelift. State of New Mexico.

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Nearshoring: Mexico – Is It Time?

Inbound Logistics

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

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

Kinaxis

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. 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. The human links of the supply chain were stressed. appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

The Supply Chain of a Computer

SCM Research

Who is governing the computer supply chain? Why is packaging being done in Eastern Europe or Mexico and not in China; and why not in Northern Europe or Canada, where the consumers are located? How could a linear supply chain become circular? How will the supply chain change in the age of automation? Is a supply chain actually a “chain” and is it about “supply” only?

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; Supply chain professionals often cite peer-to-peer learning and networking as the most valuable investment of time and money.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. I strongly feel that if I am going to cover the global supply chain that I need to experience it. Connectivity enabled the growth of the global supply chain opening up markets driving opportunity. Supply chain process development is slower.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. Our white paper, Supply Chains: Where to Find the Biggest, Fastest Transportation Savings , is just one example and it offers multiple ways to save. As freight markets become more efficient in matching supply/demand, just having the lowest rate per mile won’t cut it anymore. How to look beyond rate per mile in your own supply chain.

Four Steps to End-to-End Supply Chain Success

Kinaxis

by Duncan Klett Supplying products to customers is clearly important. At one level, end-to-end supply chain success is simple: get the right stuff to the right place at the right time. Supplies don’t arrive as expected. Supply chains typically use several layers of companies, manufacturing sites, and warehouses between raw materials and customer delivery. I recall a visit to an electronics manufacturing facility in Juarez, Mexico.

Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

After decades of longer and more global supply chains, some are becoming shorter and more localized. This trend has important implications to supply chain planning. Contracting Supply Chains. . A recent special report by The Economist says that while most people assume that shrinking supply chains are caused by political factors such as tariffs, in fact there are deeper long-term trends at play.

4 unstoppable forces that WILL change your end-to-end supply chain

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater If there’s one thing you can count on in supply chain, it’s that things will change. It could be as relatively small as a last minute order or engineering change, or as big as an industry-wide shift that sends your end-to-end supply chain spinning in an entirely new direction. At the recent Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, there was a lot of talk about the latter. Customers have always been at the heart of supply chain.

Mexico’s Energy Reform Creates Nationwide Demonstrations and Protests

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico’s Energy Reform Creates Nationwide Demonstrations and Protests | Transportfolio. Due to the Mexico government’s recent deregulation and energy reforms that kicked off 2017, the country is currently experiencing intense protests and disruptions along many major federal highways throughout Mexico. Currently, there are more than 16 Mexico states and multiple highways affected by the protests, including: México-Toluca. Mexico Energy Reform

How supply chain planners should spend their time, with cues from Chris Hadfield

Kinaxis

During the presentation, especially on hearing about having to act despite incomplete information, I thought more about the role of supply chain planners. What I see is planners spending all their time chasing the latest shortage rather than efficiently planning their supply chain. Or, plan for what might happen if, let’s say, Puerto Rico endured a severe hurricane, or if Houston was flooded, or if a tsunami hit the Philippines, or if earthquakes occurred in Mexico.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. Cross-border shipping is complex, but a logistics supplier with offices in the United States and Mexico can provide the knowledge and services that help deliver a smoother cross-border shipping experience. Mexico Shipping Options. Mexico Cross-Border Shipping

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 4: Preparedness for Cross-Border Shipping | Transportfolio. At the most basic level, a supply chain is a series of links all connected with one another. A supply chain that crosses the United States and Mexico border tends to have more links than those that exist in domestic shipping. In any supply chain, there’s a sweet spot for carrier relationships. Mexico Cross-Border Shipping

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

Last January, I shared 5 New Year’s Resolutions for supply chain and logistics executives to improve as leaders. As I wrote last year: According to leadership expert Ken Blanchard, “when you stop learning, you stop leading,” and this is especially true in supply chain management. Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend?

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico, and Canada released text to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on September 30, 2018. Supply chain professionals who want a deeper dive into this title will find a useful overview in Advisory Committee Report on Trade Facilitation Title of USMCA. For Mexico, $117 (USD) for customs duties and $50 (USD) for taxes (Section 7.8.f). The U.S.,