November 13, 2014
Mexican Manufacturing Easily Meets Demands of Global Performance Apparel Market
According to Textile Exchange Online, performance apparel is one of the fastest growing sectors of the global textile industry, with some of the largest gains realized in North America.
November 13, 2014
Realign your Next Sourcing Strategy
A very interesting report from The Boston Consulting Group evaluates the manufacturing performance during the last decade, and identifies surprising trends to be considered for your new sourcing strategy.
November 20, 2013
MFI Can Manage Your Company's Operation In Mexico
Does your company want to move its manufacturing plant to Mexico? Are you confident that your company can manufacture its products itself in Mexico rather than outsource the production to an established manufacturer in Mexico?
November 11, 2013
MFI Could Solve Healthcare Cost Problems for Growing Manufacturers
Some organizations that have studied the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act have concluded that it will negatively affect the American business community.
September 26, 2013
Mexico's Textile Industry Outperforms Asian Industries
The news about the April, 2013, tragedy in Bangladesh received worldwide attention. And it should have because 1,129 Bangladeshi garment workers died when the building they were working in collapsed.
April 15, 2013
Reshoring, Nearshoring. Right shoring, Wrong shoring?
Ever since China announced it would start increasing its wages by 13% each year through 2015, there’s been a lot of chatter in the global trade publications about production and assembly returning to the U.S. or to manufacture in Mexico.
February 28, 2013
The New Re-Shoring Trend: Think Globally, Act Regionally
Over the past 10 years, the manufacturing industry has expanded globally as brands outsourced their manufacturing needs and assembly to far-shore but low-cost, developing countries. But now, there’s a new production movement afoot, according to a report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Forum for Supply Chain Innovation.
January 25, 2013
Mexico Manufacturing: Your 2013 Strategy
Favorable macroeconomic conditions have positioned Mexico in a positive trend for manufacturing. In 2012, according to a new report by The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), Mexico’s manufacturing industry grew 3.7%.
December 11, 2012
Security in Mexico: The Industry Experience
For North American manufacturers, nearshore Mexico offers a desirable, product assembly-and-shipping location and a skilled, cost-effective workforce. But with the news headlines about drug cartel violence in Mexico, you may have safety concerns about doing business in the region.