News, Insights and Best Practices for Manufacturing in Mexico

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Rise in U.S. Lean Manufacturing and the need to Nearshore

The U.S. manufacturing sector took a hit during the recession, but the industry is making a comeback. While many companies are still struggling to regain the ground they lost due to the economic...

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Introduction to the Mexican Federal Labor Law: The Basics

 With few updates, one most recently in 2012, Mexican labor laws were written into the constitution after the revolutionary war in 1917. The laws rigorously implement a safe work environment and...

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Overview of Employee Benefits and Paid Time-Off in Mexico

Mexico, like many countries, has baseline legal benefits that are imbedded in the national labor law. Employees in Mexican manufacturing typically follow strong saftey procedures and work within a...

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Work Week and Payroll Factors in the Mexican Labor Law

Mexico's work schedule operates on a specific standard that generates flexibility within the work week. The intricacies of employee overtime, termination, resignation, and retirement payments...

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NAFTA isn't Mexico’s only Advantage

The political landscape has created an uncertain environment for manufacturers who want to invest in Mexico. Despite current polarizing rhetoric, cooperation between the two countries has seen...

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Canadian Investment in Mexico’s Manufacturing Industry

In 2016, Canada was Mexico’s second largest trading partner after the U.S., and one of Mexico’s main sources for foreign direct investment. Trade and investment enables both countries to become...

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Defining Nearshore Manufacturing in Mexico

Nearshore Manufacturing is a cost effective way to manufacture in neighboring countries for closer product distribution, skilled labor, trade benefits, and financial stability. In recent years...

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Queretaro's Manufacturing Workforce

The industrial sector has become part of the professional culture in Queretaro as automotive, aerospace, and other manufacturing industries became a natural career endeavor for the population....

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Advantages of Manufacturing in Hermosillo, Sonora

In 1986, the Ford Motor Company began operations at its Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. The opening of this facility represented a milestone for Mexico's...

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Considerations for Working with Labor Unions in Mexico

Expansion into Mexico calls for cooperation with local communities, organizations, and government to establish and maintain a reputable presence. One such organization are the labor unions in...

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