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Inbound Logistics: “Solved: Optimizing and Speeding Up Shipments to Mexico”

September 1, 2017

Solved: Optimizing and Speeding Up Shipments to Mexico

By partnering with Transplace, drywall and joint compound maker USG was able to reduce the delivery time of its product to Mexico from 6 weeks to 48 hours.

The Challenge

As a leading manufacturer of drywall and joint compound, USG serves a large number of customers in Mexico. However, not storing inventory in Mexico created extended production-to-market cycles, resulting in lost market share. The company recognized the opportunity to increase sales by increasing the velocity of its products being shipped to Mexico.

To do this, the company needed to streamline its cross-border and intra-Mexico operations and accelerate the end-to-end supply chain process, which spanned over 6 weeks. As it stood, USG Mexico had to contact their U.S. manufacturing facility for all orders and was limited to shipping only full truckloads.

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