Cross Border

Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges in the Automotive Industry

Automotive, Cross Border, Supply Chain
September 29, 2016

“The auto industry will change more in the next five years than it has in the last 50.” James Bovenzi, Executive Director, North America GPSC at General Motors used this quote attributed to his CEO Mary Barra, during his presentation at the Autom...

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The Key to Improving Cross Border Security for Your Freight

Cross Border, Safety & Environment, Supply Chain
July 19, 2016

When it comes to commerce safely crossing borders – and keeping borders safe for trade and traffic – pursuit of partnerships between industry and governments could be the best practice. Creating public-private partnerships (PPPs) can deliver t...

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Sourcing Your Supply Chain Successfully in Mexico

Automotive, Cross Border, Supply Chain
May 5, 2016

Imagine a birds-eye view of a freeway at rush hour in any major American city, as the lanes fill up with every conceivable make and model of automobile. There, in the resulting gridlock and traffic snarls, you see people making their way home in a...

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What is World Class Logistics?

Automotive, Cross Border, Industrial Manufacturing, Supply Chain
March 1, 2016

Logistics can be defined as the right part or SKU, in the right quantity, in the right place, at the right time. But what makes it “world class?” Is it an above 90% logistics efficiency? Or a certain cost? Is it a 99% on time delivery? Or a co...

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Is Mexico the New China? Why Manufacturers are Nearshoring and Re-shoring

Control Tower, Cross Border, Industrial Manufacturing, Supply Chain
December 17, 2015

In Part One of this series, we explored various aspects of the U.S. Industrial Manufacturing Renaissance and how companies are adjusting to meet its challenges. Moving manufacturing closer to consumer demand is one of the more important adjustment...

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3 Reasons Mexico is Manufacturing’s Cross-Border ‘Nearshore’ Home

Automotive, Cross Border, Industrial Manufacturing, Supply Chain
September 10, 2015

For years, China has been the go-to destination for offshore industrial manufacturing. Abundant and low-cost labor and manufacturing costs, cheap oil, and reliable trade routes convinced many manufacturers to relocate industrial operations overseas. ...

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Automotive Manufacturing in Mexico: the Billion-Dollar Nearshore Market

Automotive, Cross Border, Supply Chain
July 30, 2015

The Mexico automotive manufacturing industry has been active since the 1930s. Yet, in the past 20 years, the cost benefits, convenience, and proximity of “nearshoring” in Mexico has lured a host of OEMs, tier one and tier two companies south. ...

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Pros and Cons Behind the ‘Nearshore’ Move to Mexico

Cross Border, Inbound Manufacturing Product Flow, Supply Chain
June 12, 2015

After almost two decades of offshoring manufacturing across the Pacific, some automotive, technology, aeronautics and consumer electronics companies have decided to “reshore” their operations closer to home. For many, Mexico has become the near-s...

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5 Steps to Streamlining Cross Border Truck Traffic

Cross Border, Transportation Management
January 16, 2015

Every day, U.S. borders process some 992,000 passengers and pedestrians, 270,000 incoming privately owned vehicles and more than 67,000 truck, rail and sea containers. For shippers hoping to convey products by tractor or trailer, these numbers also c...

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Public-Private Partnerships Key to Improving Cross Border Security

Aerospace, Automotive, Cross Border, Industrial Manufacturing, Supply Chain
December 23, 2014

When it comes to commerce safely crossing borders – and keeping borders safe for trade and traffic – pursuit of partnerships between industry and governments could be the best practice. Creating public-private partnerships (PPPs) can deliver t...

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