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. Utilize warehouses and secured carrier yards as drop points. Should your freight get stuck at the border due to the closure, make sure your transportation service provider has secure trailer yards and warehouses to temporarily store your shipment. Mexico Border Situation appeared first on Transportfolio.

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

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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 6: How to Improve Your Customs Broker Relationship

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico borders. Having them visit one of your warehouses or production facilities is a great way to help them understand even more about your company and your products. and Mexico brokerage, bridge drayage, warehousing, and transportation) together under a single provider. Mexico Shipping Series: U.S./Mexico Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door-to-Door Service Providers. Mexico Shipping Series Part 2: A Presence on Both Sides of The Border.

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. A supply chain that crosses the United States and Mexico border tends to have more links than those that exist in domestic shipping. Those extra links—whether it is additional governments, transportation, warehousing, or customs brokerage providers—mean that more can go wrong, too. It’s common for only one railroad company to serve even major routes in Mexico.

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers.Transportfolio. Mexico cross-border shipping. Mexico cross-border logistics provider. Mexico border you need a carrier in Mexico, and a Mexico customs broker, a drayman, a U.S. and potentially a crossdock or warehouse. Mexico cross-border service was challenging. Mexico border, download our whitepaper, U.S.-Mexico Mexico Shipping Options.

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

Very simply, 3PLs cannot find enough warehouse workers to meet their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The crisis is exacerbated by increases in wage rates for warehouse workers. As detailed in the chart, distribution center wages for warehouse workers were basically flat from 2002 through 2013 before starting to see a rapid increase. We have seen some wage rates as high as $40 per hour for warehouse associates. Rick Faulk, CEO Locus Robotics.

25 Years in Mexico: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson’s Silver Jubilee in Mexico: 25 years of working successfully with customers and carriers on cross-border and intra-Mexico transportation. Then as now, the United States remains Mexico’s largest trading partner. While there are growing shortages of logistics capacity, qualified personnel, and warehousing at the border, Mexico’s future looks bright. Many companies that once moved operations to Asia are now nearshoring in Mexico, closer to the U.S.

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

Very simply, 3PLs cannot find enough warehouse workers to meet their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The crisis is exacerbated by increases in wage rates for warehouse workers. As detailed in the chart, distribution center wages for warehouse workers were basically flat from 2002 through 2013 before starting to see a rapid increase. We have seen some wage rates as high as $40 per hour for warehouse associates. The post Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

Very simply, 3PLs cannot find enough warehouse workers to meet their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The crisis is exacerbated by increases in wage rates for warehouse workers. As detailed in the chart, distribution center wages for warehouse workers were basically flat from 2002 through 2013 before starting to see a rapid increase. We have seen some wage rates as high as $40 per hour for warehouse associates. The post Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

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

Talking Logistics

Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico to invest $1.3 billion in Logistics in Mexico (Reuters). Warehouses promised lots of jobs, but robot workforce slows hiring (Los Angeles Times). Regulations Sustainability This Week in News Transportation Management air freight Descartes Systems Group e-commerce eBike enVista Hours of Service hydrogen truck Mexico MyWebGrocer Nikola One One Network R2 Freight & Logistics UPS Walmart

This Week in Logistics News (May 12-16, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management and SAP® Extended Warehouse Management Now Available. Transplace and Celtic Expand Intermodal Services in Mexico. Speaking of SAP, the company announced the latest versions of its transportation management and warehouse management solutions this week. In other transportation-related news, Transplace announced that Celtic International has expanded its cross-border and intra-Mexico intermodal capabilities.

Using Warehouse Automation to Combat Tariff Spikes

Cerasis

trading partners, including the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. Warehouses obtaining supplies, products, and raw materials from affected countries could see similar rises in average production and purchase price for finished products. But warehouse managers can do something about it by using warehouse automation. New technological deployment, including the use of a robust WMS and slotting optimization system, increases productivity in the warehouse.

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Prologis predicts COVID-19 will act as spur to warehousing sector

EFT

Prologis report on warehousing is bullish about the demand picture in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Prologis also noted that demand could be boosted in low-cost production centers such as Mexico and Central and Eastern Europe as companies push for a greater diversity of manufacturing locations, although they believe that this will be a long-term trend that plays out over years.

New 3PL Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

Respondents are investing in warehouse management systems (58%), enterprise resource planning software (54%), transportation management systems (54%), supply chain visibility (43%), warehouse management system add-ons (33%) and RFID (21%). Mexico Rising as Manufacturing and Logistics Hub. In the 2015 19th Annual Third Party Logistics Study, survey results showed the continuing, positive overall nature of shipper-3PL relationships.

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Amazon’s Mexican Aspirations

Logistics Trends and Insights

As a follow up to our blog post, Mexico – The Race for E-commerce Dominance Starts with Logistics , we take a look at Amazon who is reportedly scouting for land in central Mexico for a fourth distribution center. Currently, Amazon operates three warehouses just outside Mexico City with about 1.5 Mexico joins other emerging countries such as India and Brazil that has captured Amazon’s attention and pocketbook. Amazon e-commerce Mexico

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

In particular, cross-border trade between the US and Mexico remains strong. Among recent logistics providers’ investment announcements are: Road: Mid America Logistics opened an office in Guadalajara, Mexico, its first international location. The new facility also complements Ryder’s renovated yard in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which has capacity for up to 400 trailers. and Mexico across multiple crossing points along the border. and Mexico.

Using Warehouse Automation to Combat Tariff Spikes

Veridian Solutions

trading partners, including the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. Warehouses obtaining supplies, products, and raw materials from affected countries could see similar rises in average production and purchase price for finished products. But warehouse managers can do something about it by using warehouse automation. New technological deployment, including the use of a robust WMS and slotting optimization system, increases productivity in the warehouse.

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

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

How Will Trump's Curb on Trade Deficit Affect Warehousing?

Material Handling & Logistics

trade with Canada and Mexico has increased more rapidly than with any other countries since the signing of NAFTA in 1995, and U.S. warehouse inventory has increased by a net of 3.5 billion square feet. read more. Global Supply Chain News Trump and the Supply Chain

Designing with Care: Four Factors of Humanitarian Relief Distribution

CHAINalytics

By Sean Delaney | Manager, Supply Chain Operations | Chainalytics | Our collective conscience in recent months has been fraught by the news of natural disasters hitting the US and our neighboring country of Mexico. Blog Supply Chain Operations Uncategorized Chainalytics Distribution Optimization Humanitarian Relief Sean Delaney Warehouse Operations

This Week in Logistics News (January 26-30, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In other news this week… DHL successfully tests Augmented Reality application in warehouse. The second most popular blog post that we published last year on Talking Logistics was Wearable Devices: The New User Interface for Logistics Software , where I highlighted the emergence of next-generation wearables in the warehouse that combine smart glasses with voice recognition, video, GPS, scanning, and other capabilities.

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

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Boot Barn @bootbarn In 2016, Boot Barn improved operations at its distribution center in Fontana, California by implementing HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage WMS. As of mid-2017, 80% of the company’s shipments out of its warehouse were going to areas other than California and New York. Warehouse Efficiency

Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line

Cerasis

If you operate a warehouse in Southern California -- or any of the other impacted areas -- wages, overtime and related payroll taxes will increase significantly. Alternative Solutions : An innovative solution is leveraging our neighbors to the South in Mexico. Employing time-tested trans-border processes (utilized by dozens of Fortune 500 companies currently operating in Mexico), shipments from Mexico back to the U.S.

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

Cerasis

A supplier in Mexico mixes up two similar parts. An ecommerce fulfillment warehouse in the USA sends the wrong packages to customers. On top of all that, billions if not trillions of dollars worth of potential working capital are tied up in illiquid assets such as 90-day invoice payouts or even the real estate value of, say, a warehouse or factory building. Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help.

Is Traffic Congestion Slowing Down Your Delivery During Peak Season? We Got A Solution!

Abivin

Globally, INRIX 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard shows that Moscow, Istanbul, Bogota, Mexico City and Sao Paulo make the top 5 in Global Congestion Impact ranking (INRIX Research, 2019). A study in the Netherlands called the VERDI conducted by TNO shows that half of the delayed delivery trips to warehouses was caused by traffic congestions. Other causes would be glitches in warehouse that lead to delay in loading/unloading, bad weather or incidents on the road.

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019

Transplace

This week’s TIP List highlights some of these industry discussions, including the potential impact of tariffs on Mexico products entering the U.S. Tariffs on Mexico Products : The Trump administration recently said that it would impose 5% tariffs on all Mexican imports starting June 10. from Mexico to get ahead of the threatened new tariffs. Warehousing Market Cooling Down : The white-hot market for U.S. warehouse space will cool down over the next three years.

Logistics property update: December 2020

EFT

Jaguar Transport acquires Ohio warehousing site. sq ft of warehousing and manufacturing space covering 511 acres and 10 miles of private rail, with a direct switch onto the CSX rail network. Work has been completed on Amazon’s latest Ontario, Canada, warehousing facility.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition. Eliminate Before You Automate : Automation is critical to large, efficient warehouse operations.

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The need to know

EFT

Exclusive: Foxconn, other Asian firms consider Mexico factories as China risks grow. Taiwan-based electronics manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron are among companies eyeing new factories in Mexico, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the U.S.-China

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The need to know

EFT

Exclusive: Foxconn, other Asian firms consider Mexico factories as China risks grow. Taiwan-based electronics manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron are among companies eyeing new factories in Mexico, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the U.S.-China

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Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain

TMC

and Mexico? Department of Commerce , in 2015 Mexico produced 3.4 auto part exports to Mexico have more than doubled and were valued at more than $30 billion in 2015. and Mexico, we need to be cautious when generalizing about related logistics issues. supplier ships more product than a buyer in Mexico can handle. In addition, collaborate with border warehouses to manage red-flagged units by, for example, sequencing them to depart first.

How currency changes are affecting logistics providers

The Network Effect

This means more air and sea freight on Europe-North America lanes, cross border feeds from Mexico and Canada, and increases in domestic North American transportation and warehousing for imported products. epSos.de/Flickr. Flickr. Note: This post was written by Valerie Bonebrake, SVP Tompkins Int. . In the past year, the US Dollar, the Euro, the Pound, the Canadian Dollar, and the Peso, to name a few, have had significant fluctuations across the board.

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

Information management systems are transforming the cold chain by providing route optimization, warehousing and shipping documentation, key performance indicators, scanning equipment phone apps and the ability to turn data into actionable insights. Now, IT systems are capable of providing real time data and alerts when a warehouse or truck rises above a certain temperature. As emerging markets like India, China, Mexico, Brazil, etc. The Cold Chain is Booming.

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

6 River Systems

You also have to consider storage costs, warehouse maintenance costs, ordering new items, packaging, vendor costs — all these require spending money. If the right technology is infused with your warehouse and inventory management processes, it can greatly streamline your entire operations and grant value to your organization. It will also track your goods right from the moment an order is received, its journey through the supply chain until it leaves the warehouse for shipping.