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Supply Chain Modeling and its Importance
  • Supply Chain Modeling and its Importance

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    Offshoring, onshoring, nearshoring, are business solutions that international and multinational companies have used for years. However, only a very small percentage of these companies have in-house tools that are effective at supply chain modeling and can help senior leaders …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mexico, on August 12, 2017
  • Doing Business in Mexico vs. China: Strategic

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    Well, things have shifted in the past weeks, haven’t they?  And even more so for Mexico and the topic at hand:  Trade and Investment Awareness. 

    It is no secret that for many years now Mexico has been heavily investing in boosting global awareness regarding welcoming investments to our country and it has definitely paid off.  In the past 2 years Mexico …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Mexico, on January 22, 2017
  • Doing Business in Mexico: Mexico’s Legal System

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    Mexico’s legal system is a result of the 1910 revolution and the subsequent promulgation of its Federal Constitution on February 5, 1917. Although historically influenced by the legal systems of Spain, France, and the United States, Mexico has been able to structure and maintain a distinct legal system that incorporates truly unique Mexican components. Mexico’s legal system is a civil law system but not as it exists in other civil law countries.

    Patterned after the United States, …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Mexico, Strategic Execution, Weekend Thought, on August 31, 2016
  • The Pro-Business Mexican Government – Mexico as a Business Partner

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    Intro:  Group50 and ProMexico have partnered together to bring to our readers more insight into the advantages of Mexico as a business partner.  The following article is the first in a series of articles on Mexico, written by Juan Carlos Briseño, ProMexico’s Los Angeles Trade Commissioner

    Mexico:  A country savoring the moment, the niche, the current global trends and the “attractiveness” of a country with the proper human power, operational costs, proximity, innovation and trade agreements.  Yet it is crucial to add formal, professional promotion, facilitation and guidance in order to capitalize on Mexico’s endless business opportunities.

    The good news for Mexico:  Its Federal Government has understood this.  …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Mexico, on August 7, 2016
  • China vs. Mexico

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    The importance of proximity to the customer is a greatly recognized principle that can derive tangible benefits for any organization that desires to improve market synergies.  China vs. Mexico is quickly becoming a market proximity consideration.  The results can be multiple fold.  First, proximity increases customer loyalty, it gives the organization greater flexibility to execute changes faster and adapt based on the voice of the customer.  The ultimate result …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Manufacturing and Distribution, Market Effectiveness, Mexico, Weekend Thought, on May 27, 2016
  • Objectively Picking The Right Manufacturing Location

    Picking The Right Manufacturing LocationsIs picking the right manufacturing location purely an objective exercise or is it subjective as well? The answer is yes….. to both. The objective side clearly affects your P&L, while the subjective side affects the risk to your P&L.

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    This entry was posted in Manufacturing and Distribution, Mexico, Total Cost of Ownership, Weekend Thought, on May 21, 2015
  • Mexico – The New China

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    Made In China Vs. Made In MexicoForget everything you knew about Mexico vs. China 10 years ago. Significant changes in economics, infrastructure, geo-politics and cost have made Mexico the new China from a manufacturing and distribution stand point. See how much change there has been in the following presentation. These changes in cost will compel you to: …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mexico, on October 14, 2014
  • Tecma Talk Podcast Focuses on Total Cost of Ownership and Other Global Manufacturing Trends

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    Global Manufacturing TrendsEL PASO, Texas, April 28, 2014 /NEWS – The Tecma Group of companies recently recorded a podcast with the Los Angeles-based CEO of Group 50 Consulting, Jim Gitney, regarding the growing interest in the global manufacturing trends of total cost of ownership and nearshoring. During the approximately thirty minute session, Gitney explains how the industrial site selection process is no longer an exercise in chasing low manufacturing wages around the globe in order to determine which country, or countries to produce goods in. He asserts …Read More

    This entry was posted in Continuous Improvement, Global Initiatives, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mexico, News, Total Cost of Ownership, on April 29, 2014
  • Cost effective Manufacturing: Mexico vs. China

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    Made In China Vs. Made In MexicoRecently, we have completed some work for a client on the “total cost of ownership differences” in 89 countries. Our results indicated that Mexico is more cost effective than China is in many industries. Surprising results? Learn more in this TECMA podcast on Mexico vs. China manufacturing with Jim Gitney, the CEO of Group50.

    If you prefer reading a transcript of the interview, you can …Read More

    This entry was posted in Global Initiatives, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mexico, Podcasts, Total Cost of Ownership, on April 18, 2014
  • When Is The Best Time To Do Make vs. Buy?

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    Make vs. BuyI was recently speaking with a client about Make vs. Buy. We were discussing when the appropriate time was for doing that kind of analysis. The natural assumption is that world class organizations are doing that kind of analysis whenever a new product program or a major new contract is being worked on. It should be part of every analysis to provide continuous feedback to the Manufacturing organization and the business’s executives. Make vs. Buy analysis will tell you …Read More

    This entry was posted in Continuous Improvement, Global Initiatives, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mexico, Total Cost of Ownership, on April 19, 2013
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