How logistics can unlock Mexico’s automotive resurgence
The Mexican automotive industry has suffered badly from both Covid-19 and subsequent supply chain shortages, with new vehicle production, exports, and sales below pre-pandemic levels. But the sector is regaining momentum as manufacturers ramp up output and cross-border trade. The supply chain must now keep pace with the recovery despite ongoing capacity and delivery challenges.
Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Mexico returns for the first time since the pandemic, reconnecting decision makers from OEMs, suppliers, government and logistics providers in Mexico City with the mission of developing more optimised, data-driven logistics and more resilient supply chains. That will keep Mexico competitive – and help manufacturers in the country to capitalise on a once-in-a-generation paradigm shift across the supply chain. To succeed over the long run, Mexico must attract investment in new products and from companies across the automotive supply chain, especially in the context of digitalisation, electrification and changing trade terms under the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). Efficient, reliable, safe, and high-speed logistics networks will be key to the country’s automotive competitiveness. As the premier industry event ALSC Mexico is where stakeholders meet to discuss how to achieve that.
Bringing leaders back together in person at a critical time for the Mexican industry. Sessions will explore solutions for mitigating against ongoing logistics and supply disruptions in the post-Covid ‘never normal’. Case studies will demonstrate how automotive manufacturers should work together with logistics providers to design the most efficient material flows, packaging equipment, shipping networks and export trade routes. And special workshops on ensuring security and quality delivery in Mexico, from using strategically located facilities to alternative transport modes along with opportunities to digitalise processes, automate information flow and use connected data to create more predictive supply chain planning across Mexico and North America.