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April 3, 2015

LA Port and Supply Chain Disruption Has Manufacturers Looking South

The long-term labor dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association is wreaking havoc on many importers, manufacturers, and supply chain members. Those companies which thought they were saving money by using Asian rim or Central American sources have found the weak link in their distribution plans.

June 10, 2013

Mexico's Promise to Training Engineers Helps American Manufacturers

Many journalists have been ignoring the facts about Mexico for years. Mexico, they write, is a dangerous third-world nation whose citizens desperately want to immigrate to the United States to escape a poverty-stricken nation with few job opportunities.

April 21, 2013

Answers to Questions About Nearshore and Manufacturing in Mexico

Is now the time to change your outsource manufacturing strategy? What would such an endeavor cost, and how cost-effectively could it be accomplished? Learn the benefits, cost, logistics and security of manufacturing products in Mexico this June 11-13 at an upcoming Dallas, Texas conference called Nearshoring Mexico 2013.

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.

September 27, 2012

Made in China? Not So Fast…

Imagine seeing your end product—in as little as one week from placing your order. Picture overnight speed to market—and the inherent savings in shipping costs. Envision leveraging this shorter sourcing cycle—along with favorable labor costs and higher quality workmanship—to optimize your supply chain, resulting in tighter inventory-to-demand.

September 19, 2012

What Really Matters When Choosing Manufacturing Partners?

Based on Apparel Magazine’s Sixth Annual Apparel Research Study & Analysis we recently asked, “Are Companies Really Looking for Cost Savings in ALL the RIGHT Places?” Another study area focused on factors for choosing a sourcing region/partner.

September 18, 2012

Are Companies Really Looking for Cost Savings in the RIGHT Places?

In its Sixth Annual Apparel Research Study & Analysis, “Looking for Cost Savings in All the Right Places,” Apparel Magazine describes challenges brands and retailers face in developing a sourcing strategy which captures cost savings without compromising quality.

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