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July 08, 2024

Is Nearshoring to Mexico the Right Fit for Your Organization?

For decades, China has represented the pinnacle of global trade. As companies around the world began offshoring manufacturing to China to cut costs, the country emerged as an international export leader. However, recent trade patterns signal a changing tide in global supply chain dynamics. In 2023, Mexico became the US’s top trader, outpacing China for the first time in 20 years. The shift reflects an emerging trend called nearshoring, where companies bring production hubs closer to their main markets. Doing so helps cut supply chain costs, reduce logistical hurdles, and swiftly respond to changing market conditions and consumer demand. During the first three quarters of 2023, foreign companies invested 47 percent more in nearshoring efforts in Mexico, mostly focused on the auto sector.

July 18, 2024

New EU Deforestation Regulations are Coming: Here’s How to Ensure Compliance with the EUDR

Organizations everywhere are facing mounting pressure to meet ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) regulations as many governments implement more laws to help combat environmental and social issues. For instance, the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), and the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) are recent pivotal developments in this space. Moreover, upcoming EU regulations set to take effect later this year will compel many companies to ramp up their anti-deforestation efforts.

July 15, 2024

Five Supply Chain Trends Shaping the Future of Sourcing, Trade, and Logistics, Pt.1

For decades, China has represented the pinnacle of global trade. As companies around the world began offshoring manufacturing to China to cut costs, the country emerged as an international export leader. However, recent trade patterns signal a changing tide in global supply chain dynamics. In 2023, Mexico became the US’s top trader, outpacing China for the first time in 20 years. The shift reflects an emerging trend called nearshoring, where companies bring production hubs closer to their main markets. Doing so helps cut supply chain costs, reduce logistical hurdles, and swiftly respond to changing market conditions and consumer demand. During the first three quarters of 2023, foreign companies invested 47 percent more in nearshoring efforts in Mexico, mostly focused on the auto sector.

July 8, 2024

Is Nearshoring to Mexico the Right Fit for Your Organization?

For decades, China has represented the pinnacle of global trade. As companies around the world began offshoring manufacturing to China to cut costs, the country emerged as an international export leader. However, recent trade patterns signal a changing tide in global supply chain dynamics. In 2023, Mexico became the US’s top trader, outpacing China for the first time in 20 years. The shift reflects an emerging trend called nearshoring, where companies bring production hubs closer to their main markets. Doing so helps cut supply chain costs, reduce logistical hurdles, and swiftly respond to changing market conditions and consumer demand. During the first three quarters of 2023, foreign companies invested 47 percent more in nearshoring efforts in Mexico, mostly focused on the auto sector.

July 3, 2024

Congratulations to the 23 e2open Clients included in The Gartner® Supply Chain Top 25 for 2024 ranking

With the announcement of The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 rankings1, e2open would like to take a moment to recognize our 23 clients who we believe, have been included for their work towards supply chain excellence. For us, this is an incredible achievement that speaks to our clients’ ability to manage a superior supply chain that delivers on the purpose of their business.

June 28, 2024

Employee Spotlight: Daniel Branch

E2open is powered by a strong global network of problem solvers and innovators driven by strong values and our company culture. Together, we are focused on doing what’s right in business and in our communities. Every month, we will shine a spotlight on an exceptional team member who is helping us transform the supply chain industry. This month, we held a Q&A with Daniel Branch, Logistics Manager at e2open.

June 28, 2024

New De Minimis Trade Measures: Minimize the Impact on Your Supply Chain

If you regularly spend any amount of time on social media or YouTube, you’ve probably seen a popular style of content come across your feed: A cheery influencer opens their mail and excitedly shares a rundown of the products they ordered, piece by piece.

June 24, 2024

Three Ways to Prepare Your Organization for New Tariffs on China

Businesses across industries are primed for increased supply chain costs after the US announced new tariffs on China to roll out between 2024 and 2026. The tariffs will impact a range of goods, including solar panels, semiconductors, medical supplies, and steel and aluminum products. The electric vehicle (EV) industry faces the most severe hikes, with the tariff rate for EVs quadrupling to reach 100 percent and the rate for EV batteries and battery parts tripling to reach 25 percent.

June 7, 2024

Charting Course Through Trade Compliance and ESG Waves in 2024

When I wrote about the global trade trends taking shape at the beginning of the year, I couldn’t have anticipated the extent and impact of how the trade compliance landscape would unfold. A lot has happened in the past six months, with cross-border trade dynamics significantly influenced by a complex interplay of reciprocal sanctions, the ongoing US-China trade war, stringent enforcement against forced labor, and evolving environmental regulations.

May 24, 2024

Employee Spotlight: Max Ankirchner

E2open is powered by a strong global network of problem solvers and innovators driven by strong values and our company culture. Together, we are focused on doing what’s right in business and in our communities. Every month, we will shine a spotlight on an exceptional team member who is helping us transform the supply chain industry. This month, we held a Q&A with Max Ankirchner, Staff Solutions Architect at e2open.

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