Cross Border Distribution Strategy
It is now more important than ever to have a borderless North American distribution strategy. Geopolitical events such as the US-China trade war, USMCA implementation, and of course the pandemic have yielded unprecedented nearshoring of manufacturing and distribution operations in North America.
Cross border mergers and acquisitions, shifts in demand and sourcing partners, or distribution consolidation may justify repositioning distribution centers, repurposing manufacturing or packaging facilities for distribution, relocating product and safety stock, utilizing 3PLs, or leveraging pop-up warehouses. Fluctuations in your cross border distribution network will have a big impact on your service level, labor costs, tax incentives, transportation costs, and legal framework of your business. This requires organizations that participate in North American trade to have an agile cross border supply chain.
Cross Border Distribution Network Optimization Services
- Cross border distribution network design
- Fulfillment strategy
- DC utilization studies
- Consulting for acquisition of cross border multi-mode transportation, brokerage, and 3PL companies
- Consolidation analyses
- Location analysis and site selection
- Transportation optimization
- Inventory deployment and flow strategies
- Statistical KPI development and performance assessment
- 3PL selection and implementation
- Ensure capacity by prescribing an ideal size, purpose and configuration for each distribution center
Tools and Process
Borderless Coverage utilizes its own proprietary software, data analysis tables, and best practices learned from years of first-hand experience to create world class cross border distribution programs. We leverage network analysis tools such as Llamasoft and INSIGHT’S SAILS in combination with our own. Our experts use your data to create and model top cross border distribution network scenarios. We then collaboratively work with your team to determine the practical and ideal path for your supply chain. When that path is agreed upon, we can act as an extension of your firm to implement it or let you take it from there and we can work in the background to answer questions. We drive results and value.
Our team consists of business minded cross-border supply chain consultants, economists, lawyers, and global trade agreement negotiators. Our unique approach covers all angles of analysis and integrates all legal, economic, and international supply chain viewpoints.
This consulting is delivered by our team of supply chain experts from Borderless Coverage in the United States and by our sister company, AGON (www.agon.mx), in Mexico who work together to optimize our client’s performance while mitigating risks. They have been part of the most relevant trade negotiation processes worldwide, such as CPTPP, Mexico- European Union Trade Agreement, USMCA, NAFTA, and the Pacific Alliance, among others. They also negotiated bilateral investment agreements with countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Haiti, Turkey, Jordan and Costa Rica. Additionally, they have represented Mexico in international fora and organizations such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
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