Supply Chain Questions

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.?