Tag Archives: Mexico

Why a Tight Supply Chain Is Actually Less Restrictive

This is a great first-hand account of why a tech OEM found manufacturing in Mexcio to be far superior to China. The shorter supply chain, lower inventory, access to plentiful skilled engineering and machine talent (and accountants versed in manufacturing … Continue reading

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Mexico’s ‘Other’ City

While Guadalajara and Juarez get most of the press, the city of Saltillo, Mexico, has a lot going for it in terms of manufacturing capacity and infrastructure. To that end, this podcast with Powerbrace Corp. hosted by The Offshore Group … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Other Victims

Mexico’s recovery in electronics manufacturing is being tested by widespread violence among warring drug cartels. Electrolux, for one, has opted to locate a $190 million appliance factory in Memphis, TN, after being turned off by the shootings and other skirmishes … Continue reading

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Unrest in Mexico

Did you know the vast majority of workers at some major Mexico-based EMS companies are, in fact, contractors? Reporting by Corporate Watch says the bulk of workers at plants owned by Foxconn, Flextronics, Jabil and others are, in fact, temps. … Continue reading

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Santa Anna, Redux

That was quick. Electronic News today raised the same point as my post from last week. To quote: Opinion: In comparison to China, Mexico has emerged as a “best cost country” for products destined for the United States and global … Continue reading

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Santa Anna’s Revenge

We continue to see greater emphasis on Mexico as a preferred sourcing spot by North American OEMs, and thus a preferred locale for volume production by major EMS companies. The latest proof: According to a recent article, Jabil expects to … Continue reading

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