Improvement of transportation practices in the maquiladora industry

Melissa Restori, Fernando Aguirre, Omar Ahumada, Jesus Villalobos

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A problem common to the Maquiladora industry is that the same logistics practices developed for local business models are directly applied to plants in Mexico. However, unlike most local business models, the raw material and finished goods must travel distances of thousands of miles in the Maquiladora industry. Unfortunately, logistics considerations to support this increase have not received proper attention. This paper highlights the current logistics practices in the Maquiladora industry through the presentation of a project that focuses on the improvement of the inbound supply chain for the airbag plant of TRW in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIIE Annual Conference and Exhibition 2004
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2004
EventIIE Annual Conference and Exhibition 2004 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: May 15 2004May 19 2004


OtherIIE Annual Conference and Exhibition 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHouston, TX


  • Logistics
  • Maquiladora
  • Milk-runs
  • Transportation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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