Mexico Supply Chain Services

Managing Mexico Supply Chain Services

NovaLink has decades of experience managing Mexico Supply Chain Services, getting the shipment of equipment, raw materials and finished goods across the U.S. / Mexican border. If mishandled, the shipment of raw materials and finished goods across the border can result in a costly outcome. Our objective is to make this process seamless and the border invisible. Here are just a few of the Nearshore Manufacturing Services offered by NovaLink:

  • Sourcing and Procurement
  • Inventory/Warehouse Management
  • Finished Product Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Customs Brokerage

Supply Chain Questions You Should Answer Before Manufacturing in Mexico

It is always a sound practice to ask for specific supply chain metrics from a prospective manufacturing partner to ensure they are capable of producing your product effectively.  Some information you should request:

  • Turnover rate: Is your partner able to sustain a labor pool for his projects and increase them when needed?
  • Factory costs: Is there some unforeseen overhead you may not have expected or need to plan for?
  • Transportation costs: Again, with regards to location, what are the average costs and expenses related to the transportation of your goods to market?
  • Port of Entry time for crossing trailers: If you have decided on a shelter manufacturing partner, what is the average time it takes for your goods to be transported across the border into the U.S.?

The NovaLink Advantage

NovaLink is committed to the philosophy that transitioning manufacturing to Mexico, with Mexico Supply Chain Services, should be an easy, rapid and cost-effective process.  We offer the following advantages to enable our customers to succeed.

NovaLink can initiate a manufacturing relationship with a floorplan as small as 5,000 square feet. Once the relationship has been established, and proven successful, customers can scale up to 100,000 square feet or more. It also permits larger customers to scale down if the customers’ business experiences a need to reduce overall capacity.

NovaLink client’s are not required to enter into any long-term lease obligations or purchase new equipment (if currently owned). Furthermore, the client’s equipment can be shipped to NovaLink’s facilities in stages as production ramps to ensure quality control.

With our proximity to market, short lead times are met with turns from order placement as short as five days.

Mexico has made large strides in developing a world class labor market. NovaLink has positioned itself and helped develop a geographical market of labor that is pro-business resulting in lower than normal turnover rates.

NovaLink offers a variety of pricing models to accommodate unique client needs. These range from fully loaded hourly rates to a full package model where NovaLink provides the raw materials and equipment.

Amerex Case Study

Amerex, like many companies performing large-scale manufacturing that required sub-assembly of their products, began to face mounting pressure from their competitors that were having products produced in Asia. In order to remain competitive, Amerex needed a manufacturing solution to meet the price pressures from the Asian market.

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