Mexico Versus China Logistics Costs Topic of Offshore Group Podcast
An extended supply chain is subject to increased costs and risk
Dec 28, 2011, 06:18 ET
TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Offshore Group has made the latest installation in its ongoing series of podcasts on Mexico business topics available on its website.
The session is entitled "Logistics Costs: Mexico versus China," and focuses on the comparative costs of shipping to and from Mexico from the United States, as well as doing the same with respect to China. Bill Golden, president of The Offshore Group's International Logistic Solutions Company (ILS), lends some perspective on the subject matter prior to his retirement from a career spanning a 46 year period in manufacturing and logistics.
During the approximately 30 minute discussion, Golden points out the many complexities related to a supply chain that extends thousands of miles, while pointing out the cost and risk benefits of "shortening the pipeline." According to Golden, "Manufacturing is trending towards regionalization. Instead of continuing their production in the Far East to serve the U.S., and the entire North American, market, companies are increasingly moving their production back closer to the point of consumption."
Interested parties are invited to listen to this recording, as well as the others available on The Offshore Group's website.
International Logistics Solutions (ILS) is an Offshore Group Company, and offers a complete cross border supply chain management (SCM) solution. Its menu of third party logistics (3PL) services includes supply chain expertise, freight and raw materials management, finished goods distribution, as well as vendor managed inventory (VMI) and consignment.
The Offshore Group is the largest provider of outsourced business support, or "shelter" services in Mexico. Currently 61 businesses operate at The Offshore Group's three Mexico manufacturing industrial parks in the State of Sonora, the city of Saltillo, Coahuila, and at the Group's Vangtel subsidiary in Hermosillo. Vangtel offers Mexico shelter services to companies that occupy the call center, IT development and BPO markets, while the International Logistic Solutions Company (ILS) is a leading provider of supply chain services. The Offshore Group has recently initiated operations in Mexico's second largest city, Guadalajara. The Offshore Group has enabled companies to establish and maintain manufacturing facilities in Mexico at low cost and risk since 1986.
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