The Manufacturing Process for Getting Started in Mexico is Simple
NovaLink’s manufacturing process has setting up your business in Mexico down to a precise science. Whether you are a large corporation or a small business trying to get off the ground, NovaLink has the process, software, facilities and manpower to get your business up and running quickly and efficiently with minimal cost.
The client and NovaLink conduct a preliminary cost analysis model for the client’s product line. NovaLink’s costing model incorporates everything required to operate in Mexico including the import and export of raw materials and other products.
NovaLink management and engineers visit the client’s current facility to review operations. NovaLink’s team develops a plan including but not limited to: permitting, layouts and engineering.
The client and NovaLink determine the necessary staffing, floor space, transportation needs and utility needs to fulfill client’s needs. NovaLink finalizes its pricing quote and begins to prepare for the client’s install.
NovaLink provides the client with a contract that outlines the length of term, minimum requirements, pricing, etc. Novalink strives to develop contracts that are partnership friendly.
The client presents samples and descriptions of each product to be manufactured by NovaLink. NovaLink verifies classification with both Mexican and U.S. Customs. NovaLink obtains all the required permits to cross materials and equipment into Mexico. NovaLink will also obtain any environmental permits necessary.
NovaLink trains with client and staff. This includes training on reporting, manufacturing, inventory control, maintenance and quality control. NovaLink dedicates a team of trainers and engineers to work with the client to understand the time studies, efficiencies and related items. This team then trains the operators that will be responsible for day-to-day manufacturing. We welcome whatever level of involvement our client’s desire in this process.
It is NovaLink’s responsibility to maintain the program at the levels that were agreed to with the client. The main task of the client at this point is to make sure the production lines have a continuous flow of materials and schedule. Our clients typically schedule regular visits to review the operations with us throughout the year.
The distribution center receives daily raw materials shipments from suppliers. Receipt of finished goods is performed daily and coordination with the client on distribution instructions follows. Our operation is intended to provide a complete end-to-end experience for our clients.
Case Studies and Whitepapers
Clothing company Turtle Fur needed manufacturing garment production, but required the labor pool to scale up and down for their seasonal production. Read the Case Study on how NovaLink helped Turtle Fur with their staffing needs.
In 2017, NovaLink began working with Seats, Incorporated., an OEM and contract manufacturer of seating. Seats had a unique challenge: an abundance of business and not enough resources to accommodate it. Download the case study to learn how NovaLink was able to help Seats with their problem in just 10 weeks.
The advantages of manufacturing in Mexico are vast. This is why it is now one of the primary manufacturing destinations in the world. Partnering with a nearshore manufacturing partner like NovaLink is always the first, and best step in getting your manufacturing project in motion. Sign up to download our presentation on how the Manufacturing process for getting started in Mexico can be completed in 9 simple steps.