Leveraging Mexico to Reduce Dependence on Chinese Automotive Suppliers

Challenges of Sourcing Critical Automotive Components from Mexican Suppliers

Improving your Global Automotive Supply Chain & Manufacturing Footprint

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Webinar held on Wednesday, June 29
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Because of US/China tariffs, high logistics costs from Asia, power outages in China, growing Chinese costs and other reasons, US automotive suppliers are diversifying their global supply chain and manufacturing into Mexico.

Topics will include

East West Associates conducted a Roundtable Discussion with several senior automotive executives, and include the following topics:

  • Challenges of Sourcing 5 Key Industrial Components in Mexico: Aluminum extrusion | Castings & machined parts | Forgings | Metal stampings & Fabrication | Injection molded & extruded plastics
  • What automotive components have a solid, established supplier base in Mexico? Conversely, which products are currently more competitive in China?
  • What are the challenges for automotive companies establishing a supply chain network in Mexico?
  • What are some of the advantages of Mexico for manufacturers looking to set up operations?
  • And the disadvantages – what most surprises companies looking to source or set up operations in Mexico?
  • Are you seeing expansion of Chinese manufacturing into North America via Mexico?
  • What are the major changes in the Mexican automotive industry over the last 3 years? Anything that has essentially stayed the same?
  • The “Shelter Model” is frequently recommended for companies looking to establish operations in Mexico…advantages, disadvantages, limitations?
  • What are the unique aspects of the Mexican labor market?

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Webinar held on Wednesday, June 29
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Moderator: Alex Bryant

  • Founder, President of East West Associates
  • Director of International Business Development for Barnhardt Manufacturing Company
  • Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Speaker: Stefan Lachner

  • Vice President of Production and Logistics Planning Robert Bosch GmbH in Mexico
  • Manager of Operations and Engineering for Leoni AG in Mexico
  • Business Unit Manager and Key Account Manager for Continental Teves Automotive in Mexico

Speaker: Gary Trzcianka

  • President, Scojet, Inc. – U.S.
  • U.S. – based product design, precision machining & manufacturing company
  • Products include castings, control cables, headlights, plastic injection molds

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