Nearshoring shifts focus of procurement leaders

Friday, June 7, 2024 · Bridget McCrea
Bringing production and sourcing back to the United States or to a country in close proximity have always been goals for companies that want to gain better control over their supply chains. But for procurement leaders, it adds complexity.

A reshoring history lesson

Friday, May 10, 2024 · Brian Straight
The reshoring trend is rapidly accelerating, but it is not new. Reshoring Institute Executive Director Rosemary Coates provided a history lesson on reshoring at the recent ISM World conference.

World Trade Centers offers a helping hand to create resilient, interconnected supply chains

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 · Brian Straight
Building resilient supply chains requires trust, and the World Trade Centers is helping foster that with locations around the globe, connecting companies with local resources.

Foxconn’s Tijuana Manufacturing Operation Shows the Nearshoring Possibilities

Thursday, February 1, 2024 · Rosemary Coates
Reshoring Institute Executive Director Rosemary Coates got a first-hand look at Foxconn’s Tijuana manufacturing site and saw what is possible when companies invest in nearshoring.

Cultural, Country Differences Can Influence Nearshoring Decisions

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 · Amy Wunderlin
While nearshoring can be a risk mitigation tool, it’s important for businesses to consider the differences between countries, including cultural, trade and even weather patterns, which can lead to road closures or weight reductions.

Global Companies Plan More Regional Approaches to Manufacturing, Selling

Thursday, November 9, 2023 · Brian Straight
A new report from Accenture finds that the number of companies nearshoring product manufacturing will double in three years time.

Going “GLOCAL”  The case of the 10,000-pound cotton “dirt-to-shirt” project

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 · Jayanth Jayaram, Vidyaranya B. Gargeya, Eric Henry and Vashkar Ghosh
Taking the 3T approach—transportation, transparency, and trust—allows TS Designs to create global products locally.

The Astonishing Port of Laredo

Friday, October 27, 2023 · Rosemary Coates
The expected continued growth in cross-border commerce with Mexico is likely to attract new investment all along the border. The nearshoring activity to Mexico and reshoring to the U.S. will continue for years to come.

As Cross-Border Trade Explodes, C.H. Robinson Grows Footprint in Laredo

Monday, September 11, 2023 · Brian Straight
C.H. Robinson is seeing increased trade with Mexico as nearshoring gains steam, so it is adding a new cross-dock logistics facility in Laredo to improve through-put times.

Why a Slow, Cautious Approach to Pulling Out of China is Justified

Thursday, August 31, 2023 · Dr. Richard Kilgore
With political and economic uncertainty, businesses may want to slow their push to move supply chains entirely out of China.

The Nearshoring Revolution Is Just Beginning

Monday, August 14, 2023 · Brian Straight
To make better informed decisions, companies must expand the equation to understand the cost of risks associated with quality, warranty, inventory, write-offs, and lead time, including ESG factors and service levels says AlixPartners, in a new report detailing the supply…

How nearshoring is shaping investment decisions

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 · Jonathan Civita
With no sign of slowing, the trend to reshore or nearshore sourcing and production is shifting investment decisions in warehousing, logistics and manufacturing.

How to reconfigure the global supply chain

Friday, March 10, 2023 · Jaime Mora
A prevailing conclusion from the learnings of the past years is that we should move away from a “manufacturing center of the world” to be better prepared to mitigate the shortages and transport challenges. But it’s not that simple.

Talking Supply Chain: Reshoring, nearshoring, global labor rates and more.

Saturday, December 17, 2022 · Bob Trebilcock
On this episode, we catch up with Rosemary Coates, host of the Frictionless podcast, and an expert on global supply chain management. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts.

Gartner survey shows substantial shifts in supply chain networks

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 · SCMR Staff
In total, almost three quarters of supply chain leaders made changes to size and number of locations in their supply chain networks.



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