Items Tagged with 'NAFTA'


NAFTA Fosters South America’s Place in the Global Economy

With the enactment of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), business relationships between North and South America have improved tremendously.

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A Speed Bump for U.S.-Mexico

Will a showdown on the border be a slowdown in growth, or can two of the world’s largest trading partners end amicably and continue to grow?

The rise of Mexico as a trading partner of the U.S. has been steady since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed.

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Do Trade Agreements Deliver?

Free trade agreements are getting bigger, more complex — and more important to extended supply chains

Free trade agreements are often announced and signed with much promise and some degree of fanfare, but do they deliver over time?

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Using Our Competitive Nature in World Trade

The driver of a Toyota Prius at the fuel pump across from me looked at my smart car and asked about my fuel consumption. I quoted the city and highway miles per gallon. The Prius owner responded, “I still win.”

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Time to Move NAFTA Forward

NAFTA, after 20 years, has delivered, but it’s time to take the agreement to the next level.

Even after 20 years, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is subject to misunderstanding or faulty perceptions.

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Manufacturers Find Success in Mexico

During the past decade, a number of manufacturers have relocated their overseas operations from China and other Asian nations to Mexico — and many U.S. companies looking for their first international site are choosing Mexico.

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Parts Distribution Influenced by NAFTA

Mexico is playing a bigger role in automotive manufacturing and parts distribution to the U.S. market.

Mexico’s ascendance in automotive production is having a profound effect on parts inventory planning within the industry, and it is predicted the accompanying shifts in sourcing and supply chain strategies will soon extend to other high-value manufacturing sectors.

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Protecting Maritime Trade

Bob Foster, mayor of Long Beach, points out one in eight jobs in Long Beach is linked to world trade.

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Meeting Mexico's Retail Challenges

Family-run Grupo Elektra is pushing forward with tools to address its retail market

Grupo Elektra adopts logistics methods and technology to address Mexico's rising retail market.

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Southern Border Ready for Innovations

Collaboration between U.S. and Mexican customs, innovative transportation solutions, and public-private partnerships promise improved flows across the border.
The Southern border of the United States has become an advantageous region to establish manufacturing operations.
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Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

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Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.


Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions


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World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling, 1st Edition

Filled with proven operational solutions, it will guide managers as they develop a warehouse master plan, one designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory management - and reduces overall warehousing expense.

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