We know that it is an uncertain scenario for logistics and distribution, exporting and importing products in Mexico. As we do every year, we will attend the Logistics Summit and Expo 2017, to be held on March 29-30 in Mexico City, to get the latest trends of the supply chain industry.

The scenario of the global logistics industry has changed in the past few years due to automation, the emergence of China as a superpower and the changes in trade policies in imports and exports in countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. 

That is why it is highly nurturing to meet our peers to debate and discuss these challenges. According to Revista Énfasis Logística, the Logistics Summit and Expo will be a series of conferences about the trends, problems, and ideas in international trade, “to elevate the chances of success of a logistics executive in the market.”

Daniel Nacach, director of the event, tells Portal Automotriz that “the current economic environment- complex, uncertain and demanding- requires that companies make their logistics even more efficient and generate new and more efficient ways to innovate in their strategies and processes.”

“To achieve an adequate logistics performance, you need to integrate several elements in the supply chain. That is why the contents of this edition of the summit look to find new ideas and create business opportunities to over 13,000 logistics executives that will assist to the event with multiple questions and challenges that they deal with today”.

We want to grasp the latest trends of the industry for global cargo logistics and shipping transportation in Mexico, and the outline in international trade, to share it with you.

The agenda for the event in 2017 is fascinating. We recommend some of the most relevant topics for the quality of global logistics. 

The end to end supply chain at Mexico’s Coca-Cola FEMSA

The company’s representatives in Mexico will share advice and lessons about their supply chain. The company has managed to guarantee an alignment in operations worldwide and integrating its entire value change. This integrality in supply chain management has been key to have an efficient logistics network in Mexico

Alejandro Sánchez, Supply Chain Planning Transformation Project Leader, tells Revista Énfasis Logística that the company’s efficiency went from focusing on each of its distribution centers ant plants, to create entire processes, “from planning materials, through third party freight transportation, plants, T1, distribution center, cross docks, cross trucks , to get to the market with T2 to be holistic and entirely end to end”.

The future of logistics with changes to NAFTA, Brexit and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

We continue to follow in detail how is trade evolving with these changes, and the export and imports industry will develop.

We’ve seen the Brexit process in the United Kingdom. According to the Wall Street Journal, this change can have a “two-pronged impact”:

  • Potentially cutting into the movement of goods
  • Fueling more demand for services, to help retailers and manufacturers navigate changing regulations and trade rules.

How will the business relationship between the United States and Mexico evolve?

The Director of the Mexican Higher Institute of Logistics Studies, who will speak at the event, call a transformation of logistics to “an engine of commercial exchange.”

That is why he will talk about challenges of foreign trade and the use of logistics as a “weapon to fight trade protectionism,” and deal with changes in the relationship with the United States.

We know that this is a high concern with companies wanting to do business in Mexico. We will pay attention to the projections given by Argenis Bauza, from KPMG, y Pablo Guzmán, from PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

These experts will discuss the conditions in which the supply chain will operate in the short term.

The management model of an efficient global manufacturing

Automotive logistics in Mexico has a demanding management model for 3PL suppliers, and it’s important to take charge of changes and requests of different assembly plants for spares and components.

Carlos Lazzeri, Logistics Group Manager at Bocar, will give their experience and global strategies as Tier 1 and 2 suppliers.

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