Businesses today are under pressure to do more with less. Consumers want more personalization at lower costs. Investors are demanding stronger revenue growth but sooner and with less capital. Leading companies are confronting these challenges by launching aggressive new programs to modernize their supply chains, improve manufacturing efficiency, and speed up product development. Our teams have both management and consulting experience along the entire manufacturing and supply chain to help companies create and sustain value.

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Increasing demand for building materials creates bottlenecks and new opportunities

Building materials have been in high demand – even before the pandemic. Low-interest rates in recent years led to a construction boon, which has only accelerated throughout 2020 and 2021 with lockdowns, a spike in home renovations, and greater adoption of remote work. But while demand for materials like lumber, iron and steel, cement and plastics has increased, certain factors like labor and health requirements have caused bottlenecks in the supply of crucial building materials. With these challenges and continued demand for these materials also come opportunities. Read on for key steps to take for a stronger supply chain.

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Building materials have been in high demand – even before the pandemic. Low-interest rates in recent years led to a construction boon, which has only accelerated throughout 2020 and 2021 with lockdowns, a spike in home renovations, and greater adoption of remote work. But while demand for materials like lumber, iron and steel, cement and plastics has increased, certain factors like labor and health requirements have caused bottlenecks in the supply of crucial building materials. With these challenges and continued demand for these materials also come opportunities. Read on for key steps to take for a stronger supply chain.

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REVISITING MEXICO: A CRITICAL LINK IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Since the NAFTA was signed in 1993, Mexico has emerged as both a critical enabler of global supply chains and a key hub on the continent. From auto manufacturing and electronics to distribution and logistics, the country has served as a crucial link in the supply chain, offering both lower-cost production and proximity to the US market.

As a result of rising labor costs in China, recent trade wars, and growing concerns about resiliency, many supply chains have started to contract and US companies are looking more closely at nearshoring, a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Mexico is a focal point in many of these discussions, bolstered by benefits from the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Nearshoring to Mexico isn’t the right solution for everyone, however. We offer key questions to consider as you evaluate your geographic footprint and supply chain network.

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Since the NAFTA was signed in 1993, Mexico has emerged as both a critical enabler of global supply chains and a key hub on the continent. From auto manufacturing and electronics to distribution and logistics, the country has served as a crucial link in the supply chain, offering both lower-cost production and proximity to the US market.

As a result of rising labor costs in China, recent trade wars, and growing concerns about resiliency, many supply chains have started to contract and US companies are looking more closely at nearshoring, a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Mexico is a focal point in many of these discussions, bolstered by benefits from the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Nearshoring to Mexico isn’t the right solution for everyone, however. We offer key questions to consider as you evaluate your geographic footprint and supply chain network.

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MYTH VERSUS REALITY: THE TRUTH BEHIND ADOPTING A LEAN APPROACH TO OPERATIONS

The philosophy and practice of lean have taken hold at large manufacturers worldwide. Now smaller manufacturers are adopting it as well—and in the process discovering some of the myths around lean’s purported flaws and shortcomings.

 

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The philosophy and practice of lean have taken hold at large manufacturers worldwide. Now smaller manufacturers are adopting it as well—and in the process discovering some of the myths around lean’s purported flaws and shortcomings.

 

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JOE CUBELLIS ON FREIGHTWAVES SUPPLY CHAIN SPOTLIGHT: SEIZE THE MOMENT

In an episode of Supply Chain Spotlight, AlixPartners Director Joe Cubellis discusses the recent pattern of disruption faced by many companies with J.T. Engstrom, Chief Strategy Officer of FreightWaves. Hear about how companies can best deal with those disruptions and what can be done to eliminate risk.

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In an episode of Supply Chain Spotlight, AlixPartners Director Joe Cubellis discusses the recent pattern of disruption faced by many companies with J.T. Engstrom, Chief Strategy Officer of FreightWaves. Hear about how companies can best deal with those disruptions and what can be done to eliminate risk.

WATCH HERE

Our services include:

  • Manufacturing/distribution footprint optimization: We provide pragmatic, scenario-based solutions that take into account the impact on transportation, warehousing, labor, inventory, raw materials, and other areas to help businesses strike the right balance between service and cost.
  • End-to-end supply chain transformation: We offer an end-to-end view of the supply chain, in which every function is part of an interconnected network. With this perspective, we work to optimize the supply chain as a whole.
  • Rapid manufacturing plant improvement/turnaround: Using advanced proprietary tools and techniques, we rapidly assess, value, and prioritize risks and opportunities.
  • Demand-driven supply chain management: We apply tried-and-true S&OP fundamentals in combination with applicable analytics and tools to help companies improve sales, cut operating costs, and reduce inventory.
  • Working capital optimization: Our structured approach addresses short-term opportunities as well as long-term improvement to fundamentals, while balancing against the demands of other objectives like topline growth.
  • Product development and product life cycle management: We help businesses increase sales through innovation by reducing product costs through smart design and better materials sourcing.

Global Coordinators

Global Team

Businesses today are under pressure to do more with less. Consumers want more personalization at lower costs. Investors are demanding stronger revenue growth but sooner and with less capital. Leading companies are confronting these challenges by launching aggressive new programs to modernize their supply chains, improve manufacturing efficiency, and speed up product development. Our teams have both management and consulting experience along the entire manufacturing and supply chain to help companies create and sustain value.

building materials adobestock 42070459

Increasing demand for building materials creates bottlenecks and new opportunities

Building materials have been in high demand – even before the pandemic. Low-interest rates in recent years led to a construction boon, which has only accelerated throughout 2020 and 2021 with lockdowns, a spike in home renovations, and greater adoption of remote work. But while demand for materials like lumber, iron and steel, cement and plastics has increased, certain factors like labor and health requirements have caused bottlenecks in the supply of crucial building materials. With these challenges and continued demand for these materials also come opportunities. Read on for key steps to take for a stronger supply chain.

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT

Building materials have been in high demand – even before the pandemic. Low-interest rates in recent years led to a construction boon, which has only accelerated throughout 2020 and 2021 with lockdowns, a spike in home renovations, and greater adoption of remote work. But while demand for materials like lumber, iron and steel, cement and plastics has increased, certain factors like labor and health requirements have caused bottlenecks in the supply of crucial building materials. With these challenges and continued demand for these materials also come opportunities. Read on for key steps to take for a stronger supply chain.

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT

REVISITING MEXICO: A CRITICAL LINK IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

Since the NAFTA was signed in 1993, Mexico has emerged as both a critical enabler of global supply chains and a key hub on the continent. From auto manufacturing and electronics to distribution and logistics, the country has served as a crucial link in the supply chain, offering both lower-cost production and proximity to the US market.

As a result of rising labor costs in China, recent trade wars, and growing concerns about resiliency, many supply chains have started to contract and US companies are looking more closely at nearshoring, a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Mexico is a focal point in many of these discussions, bolstered by benefits from the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Nearshoring to Mexico isn’t the right solution for everyone, however. We offer key questions to consider as you evaluate your geographic footprint and supply chain network.

READ THE REPORT

Since the NAFTA was signed in 1993, Mexico has emerged as both a critical enabler of global supply chains and a key hub on the continent. From auto manufacturing and electronics to distribution and logistics, the country has served as a crucial link in the supply chain, offering both lower-cost production and proximity to the US market.

As a result of rising labor costs in China, recent trade wars, and growing concerns about resiliency, many supply chains have started to contract and US companies are looking more closely at nearshoring, a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Mexico is a focal point in many of these discussions, bolstered by benefits from the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Nearshoring to Mexico isn’t the right solution for everyone, however. We offer key questions to consider as you evaluate your geographic footprint and supply chain network.

READ THE REPORT

MYTH VERSUS REALITY: THE TRUTH BEHIND ADOPTING A LEAN APPROACH TO OPERATIONS

The philosophy and practice of lean have taken hold at large manufacturers worldwide. Now smaller manufacturers are adopting it as well—and in the process discovering some of the myths around lean’s purported flaws and shortcomings.

 

LEARN MORE

The philosophy and practice of lean have taken hold at large manufacturers worldwide. Now smaller manufacturers are adopting it as well—and in the process discovering some of the myths around lean’s purported flaws and shortcomings.

 

LEARN MORE

JOE CUBELLIS ON FREIGHTWAVES SUPPLY CHAIN SPOTLIGHT: SEIZE THE MOMENT

In an episode of Supply Chain Spotlight, AlixPartners Director Joe Cubellis discusses the recent pattern of disruption faced by many companies with J.T. Engstrom, Chief Strategy Officer of FreightWaves. Hear about how companies can best deal with those disruptions and what can be done to eliminate risk.

WATCH HERE

In an episode of Supply Chain Spotlight, AlixPartners Director Joe Cubellis discusses the recent pattern of disruption faced by many companies with J.T. Engstrom, Chief Strategy Officer of FreightWaves. Hear about how companies can best deal with those disruptions and what can be done to eliminate risk.

WATCH HERE

Our services include:

  • Manufacturing/distribution footprint optimization: We provide pragmatic, scenario-based solutions that take into account the impact on transportation, warehousing, labor, inventory, raw materials, and other areas to help businesses strike the right balance between service and cost.
  • End-to-end supply chain transformation: We offer an end-to-end view of the supply chain, in which every function is part of an interconnected network. With this perspective, we work to optimize the supply chain as a whole.
  • Rapid manufacturing plant improvement/turnaround: Using advanced proprietary tools and techniques, we rapidly assess, value, and prioritize risks and opportunities.
  • Demand-driven supply chain management: We apply tried-and-true S&OP fundamentals in combination with applicable analytics and tools to help companies improve sales, cut operating costs, and reduce inventory.
  • Working capital optimization: Our structured approach addresses short-term opportunities as well as long-term improvement to fundamentals, while balancing against the demands of other objectives like topline growth.
  • Product development and product life cycle management: We help businesses increase sales through innovation by reducing product costs through smart design and better materials sourcing.

Global Coordinators

Global Team