Mexico’s Supply Chain Strengths
In today’s business climate, more and more companies are nearshoring or offshoring their manufacturing. If you’re looking to move your manufacturing to another country, you should consider Mexico. There are many great reasons to do business in Mexico. Supply chain strengths are one of the best reasons.
In this post, we’ll discuss the supply chain strengths in Mexico that you wouldn’t find elsewhere.
1. Shorter Shipping Time
Mexico is much closer to the US and Canada than any country with manufacturing competencies located overseas. This means you’ll get your order much faster from a Mexican manufacturer than you would from an overseas manufacturer. In some cases, you may get your order in as little as one day.
It’s pretty common to wait weeks before your order arrives from an overseas manufacturer. Shipping times are even longer these days because of COVID. Many countries and shipping companies have quarantine policies in place. So your order may sit around for weeks until it’s approved to be released in your country. You don’t have to worry about this problem if you partner with a company in Mexico.
2. Lower Shipping Costs
Know what’s much cheaper than ocean shipping? Pretty much every shipping method used to get goods from Mexico to the U.S. Ocean shipping costs are skyrocketing, especially with COVID in the picture. Many overseas manufacturers offer low prices for their products, but they’ll charge an arm and a leg for shipping.
If you want to save money, go with a manufacturer in Mexico. You’ll be able to use other very cost competitive shipping methods (like truck, plane, or train). That means you’ll pay much less money for shipping. Proximity also plays a big part in how much shipping will be. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that shipping from a neighboring country like Mexico is much cheaper than shipping from an overseas country.
3. Fewer Supply Chain Interruptions
Supply chain interruptions can be a big headache. They can be difficult to resolve when they occur on the other side of the world. And resolving them often takes late night phone calls. The close proximity of Mexico means that the supply chain is shorter, and there is less opportunity for problems.
4. More Modes Of Transportation To Choose From
If you contract with an overseas manufacturer, your shipping options are only limited to:
- Air freight
- Oceanic shipping
Both methods are quite expensive, and oceanic shipping takes a long time. If you contract with a Mexican manufacturer, there are many different shipping options, including:
- Air freight
These options are not only cheaper, but they’re also much faster. You get the privilege to choose the shipping method that works best for you.
5. More Real Time Communication
Mexico shares some of the same time zones as the US and Canada.That means real time communication. If there’s an issue, it’ll get resolved right away. Delays in communication are often a problem with overseas manufacturers. You won’t have this problem if you contract with a Mexican manufacturer.
Summing Up: Mexico Is Much More Versatile Than Other Countries
With COVID and an unpredictable political climate in play these days, stability is key. You want a contract manufacturer you can rely on to always provide your parts on time. That’s why it’s important to contract with a manufacturer with a strong supply chain. Mexico’s proximity to the US and Canada gives Mexico a huge advantage over overseas manufacturing countries.
When you contract with a manufacturer in Mexico, you will:
- Get your parts much sooner – which is great if you need an expedited order.
- Pay less for shipping.
- Get to choose from several different shipping methods.
- Get to communicate with your contract manufacturer in real time – this means resolving problems in real time, too.
Intran Is One Of The Top Mexican Contract Manufacturers
When nearshoring to Mexico, you want to partner with a company that knows what it’s doing. Partnering with a reputable company is the best way to make sure that you’re getting what you signed up for.
Intran is a great choice because:
- Our workforce is skilled and experienced – we have three generations of experience working in the manufacturing industry.
- We offer many different manufacturing services – our range of services allows us to satisfy many different requirements under one contract.
- We are IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 certified.
Contact us or watch the video below to learn more about our services.