Manufacturers Intensify Sourcing from Mexican Suppliers

In recent days, we’ve had several conversations with manufacturing business leaders focusing on the potential crises looming in both Asia and Europe, potentially affecting their suppliers. They are concerned that intense Chinese military drills in the area surrounding Taiwan and Russia’s slashing of natural gas supplies to Europe are going to impact suppliers’ ability to…

Identifying Suppliers in Mexico

Finding suppliers in Mexico has become much more difficult with the rapid surge of nearshoring activities in the past 18 months.  Recently, seven C-level executives and purchasing leaders at manufacturing companies shared their experiences related to finding suppliers in Mexico at an online Executive Roundtable.  One topic that stood out was the increasing emphasis on…

Nearshoring to Mexico

Industry Discussions on Nearshoring to Mexico Over the past few weeks, APD hosted 15 manufacturing executives and purchasing leaders in a series of small group Executive Roundtables to discuss best practices related to nearshoring to Mexico. Some of the more interesting discussion points are summarized below. Vice President of North American Purchasing for a sunroof…

Why U.S. Manufacturers are Expanding Their Mexico Supply Base in 2022

After decades of rapidly increasing the amount of sourcing in Asia, U.S. manufacturers are accelerating efforts to reduce costs and shorten their supply chains by “nearshoring” to Mexico. There are three main drivers that are bringing urgency to this issue and one little known reason why the time is right for expanding your supply base…

Packaging Manufacturer Achieves 8% Resin Price Reduction

“I want everybody to have the same experience that we had because it was really a good experience and a good savings for us working with APD.” The recent retirement of an APD client spurred an interesting conversation.  The Vice President of Purchasing and Supply Chain at a plastics packaging manufacturer turned to APD for…