Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?


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.

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’m in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this morning. I’ll share some photos and highlights next week, either of the ride or my new Personal Oxygen Device. Instacart’s new $7 billion valuation is a bet on the future of grocery delivery (recode). DeliveryCircle Launches New SaaS Platform for Same-day, Last Mile Delivery. As you read this, I’ll be doing a short tune-up ride in preparation for tomorrow’s JDRF Ride to Cure cycling event.


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This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

This year’s ride will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico. project44 Extends Advanced Visibility Platform with New Truckload Capabilities. Like I wrote earlier this week, there is always something new to talk about in the transportation management systems (TMS) market. Cloud Logistics was founded in 2011, so it’s a relatively new solution provider compared to the rest. The company also announced new truckload capabilities within its Advanced Visibility Platform.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

And if most of your production happens in FL, you may choose to divert sourcing to your secondary facility, say in New Jersey, during heavy produce shipping season months to avoid the heightened costs. When compared to the Midwest, agricultural output in Massachusetts and much of New England is relatively small. New Hampshire. New Hampshire does not produce a substantial number of crops in either variety or quantity. New Jersey. New Mexico.

Nestlé Posts Strong Performance During Pandemic

Enterra Insights

” Pets, it turns out, have become a source of comfort for people isolated by the pandemic. Emma Grey Ellis ( @EmmaGreyEllis ) reports, “All over the country, from New York to Wisconsin and North Carolina to Colorado and New Mexico, animal shelters are reporting massive upswings in the numbers of animals they’ve been able to adopt out or place in foster homes.

Pacific Northwest Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

DAT Solutions

Load-to-truck ratios were also high in North Dakota and New Mexico, as indicated by the dark blue areas on this Hot States Map for the week of September 6 - 12, but there were not enough loads available to make the trip worthwhile. Rates continue to trend up in Twin Falls, a major market for potatoes, and in Eastern Oregon, a source of onions. The Pacific Northwest is heating up , with high demand for vans and reefers, and not enough trucks to haul the seasonal freight.

Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2019

Enterra Insights

Columbus Day, a day set aside to celebrate the discovery of the New World by Europeans, has become a source of controversy. The History Channel notes, “Over 500 years after he ‘discovered’ the New World — kicking off centuries of exploration and colonization of the Americas — Christopher Columbus is still honored with a federal holiday on the second Monday of every October.