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Top Mexico Supply Chain Services

Posted: April 13, 2017

Mexico is a vital trading partner with the U.S. In 2015 our goods and services trade was an estimated $583 billion dollars. They are our 2nd largest export market and our 3rd largest supplier of imported goods. So to say that intra-Mexico trade is important to the U.S. is an understatement. The massive trade between our nations requires many different supply chain services. Mexican Partner Carriers Having strong partners on each side of the border … Continue reading

How a Trump Presidency will Affect Logistics Across the Border

Posted: January 16, 2017

While his campaign has seemingly divided a nation, Donald J. Trump will officially be the 45th president of the United States. One of his major campaign promises was to build a wall along the border of Mexico to reduce the amount of illegal immigration and smuggling that occurs there. The plan details have not been finalized and it continues to come under pressure. While those claims have undoubtedly strained some relations with Mexico and caused … Continue reading

Small to Mid-Sized Companies Benefit with Carter Logistics

Posted: July 18, 2016

Supply chain management is a complex, innovative industry, and Carter Logistics drives the solutions that can help companies succeed. Small to mid-sized companies face unique logistics challenges. A small company may excel at manufacturing a competitive product, but not have the resources to manage distribution efficiently. Salespeople may coordinate expedited shipments without realizing that the final shipping and resource costs have made the sale unprofitable. Additionally, errors in distribution or delivery can easily get lost … Continue reading

Three Reasons to Choose a Full-Service Logistics Provider

Posted: May 25, 2016

Making a choice about outsourcing logistics can be intimidating for companies of every size. Using transportation brokers or contracting warehousing space directly offers some short-term benefits, but these are limited and they lack the added value required to help companies stay competitive in the current market. Continue reading

Automotive Manufacturing: Cost Management & International Shipping

Posted: March 4, 2016

    Automotive shipping holds unique challenges, especially in terms of dealing with inventory management and supply chain cost reduction. The logistical difficulties for transporting parts from one or more locations to their destination—like a distribution center or assembly plant—all add up to tremendous logistics costs.

Best Border Practices for Your Supply Chain

Posted: October 1, 2015

Stretching a supply chain over a border instantly introduces a whole new host of complications. That doesn’t mean that they have completely disrupt your supply chain. When best practices like these are followed, your shipments can move swiftly and easily across the border without any problems. Continue reading

The Importance of a Strong NAFTA Network in Trucking Logistics

Posted: August 10, 2015

The goal of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was to simplify the tariff process and make it easier to move goods between Canada, the US, and Mexico. Taking advantage of this can be complicated. Here’s how a good logistics company is set up to make things move as smoothly as possible. Continue reading

Knowing Your Way Around Mexico Logistics

Posted: July 13, 2015

Any transportation process has a lot of moving parts to keep track of, which is, of course, why companies use a Third Party Logistics Company like Carter Logistics in the first place. But when you introduce international transportation to, from, and within Mexico, the variables and costs are even higher. Continue reading

Midyear Checkpoint: Is Your Business Where You Want it to be?

Posted: June 3, 2015

We are half way through 2015 and many businesses are getting a reality check on their goals for this year. Perhaps you wanted to grow production by 20%, expand into new territories, or improve JIT capabilities to reduce inventory expenses. Are you on your way to meeting these goals or are you uncomfortably close to where you were this time last year? Continue reading