Supply chain development is a global effort that requires a strong international logistics network. Companies must be sure their products and resources will be available when needed to comply with OEMs’ just-in-time and just-in-sequence demands or face steep compensation penalties. Although a natural logistics hub, Mexico is still growing its logistics capabilities to compete with other more developed countries but some players already have experience facing these hurdles.
In this chapter, freight-forwarders, shipping companies and customs operators showcase their capabilities in a demanding industry. Despite clear challenges in infrastructure, regulations and red tape, these players have learned to support companies with strict deadlines. Their goal now is to find ways to reduce costs while maintaining a strong and connected service.
Main question to answer
How can automotive supply chains be optimized from a logistics and trading standpoint in terms of costs and border-crossing times?