Nearshoring

Lázaro Cárdenas Container Terminal: The New Mexican Logistics Hub

Mexico continues its rise as an important global logistics hub with the opening of a new container terminal at the Lázaro Cárdenas port, earlier this month. There are ten reasons why this is important to companies with supply chains in South America. Lázaro Cárdenas is Mexico’s busiest port and considered one of Latin America’s most …

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Will North America Be the Next Outsourcing Destination for Manufacturing?

Dongguan Win Win Industrial, a Chinese shoe factory that makes high-quality shoes for large American chains, is looking to the U.S to source its manufacturing. Wall Street journal writer Andrew Brown wrote about the story on Tuesday as the growing trend of nearshoring for outsourcing solutions develops. The case Brown looks at isn’t isolated. Other …

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Trump Pulls Out of TPP – Is NAFTA Next?

Earlier this week, newly inaugurated president Donald J. Trump withdraws from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Hence, the U.S withdrawal from the 12-country agreement effectively rendered seven years of negotiations a waste. Pulling the U.S out of TPP was one of Trump’s campaign promises. Though, aside from the possible global-political ramifications of the action, what many …

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eBook: Offshoring, Nearshoring, Reshoring – What’s the difference?

Outsourcing is business strategy of contracting work out to a third-party. Companies use outsourcing to gain access to cheaper labour, larger specialized labour pools, and/or obtain other benefits through an economy of scale. The term encompasses both the setup of a subsidiary, and the off-site activities of a company. For decades, companies used outsourcing strategies …

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The Success of 3PLs and Mexico As A Logistics Hub

On February 4, 2014, we released a white paper detailing the different ways the logistics landscape had changed. Developments in the industry had created new challenges and opportunities all along the supply chain, shifting the world of transportation. The last few years has seen many developments in the realm of logistics. The recent carrier, port, …

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Kelli Saunders of Morai Logistics Wins OWIT’s Woman Exporter of the Year Award

Nominated during OWIT (Organization of Women in International Trade) Toronto’s Annual Awards Ceremony, where Kelli Saunders of Morai Logistics Inc. wins Woman Exporter of the Year. Toronto, ON (June 16,2016) On Thursday, June 9th 2016, Kelli Saunders, President of Morai Logistics Inc., an Authorized Agent of Mode Transportation, was the recipient of The Woman Exporter …

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By 2020, the U.S. is Projected to be the Most Competitive Manufacturing Nation

Earlier this month, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) and the Council on Competitiveness (Council) release the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index report. The most interesting highlight from the report is that by 2020, the U.S is expected to the most competitive manufacturing nation with China moving to the number two spot. The study used …

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12 Key Facts About the Driver Shortage and the Future of the Trucking Industry

The current shortage of truck drivers is estimated at roughly 25,000. The turnover rate, which hit 96% by the end of 2014 is due to a multitude of reasons, including demographic, regulatory, and the fact that drivers are away from home for a period of time, among other factors. This month, we thought it would …

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Mexico’s Railroad Ride to Logistics Success

Last Friday, a new international rail bridge between the United States and Mexico was finally operational. The project took 15 years to complete, and had a price tag that ran over $120 million according to an article in the San Antonio Express news. This new international bridge, of a sort not built in over one …

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INFOGRAPHIC: 12 Reasons to Invest in Mexican Nearshoring

In recent years, the growing trend with many U.S. companies has been to relocate some or even all of their off-shore production back to North America. China no longer holds the sway that it used to, but countries such as Mexico are quickly becoming the much more attractive option. Here are 12 reasons why you …

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