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The Tecma Group of companies provides services that enables manufacturers to start-up and maintain Mexican manufacturing operations. Under its Mexico Shelter Manufacturing Partnership (MSMP) business model, companies focus on the production of their goods, while Tecma Group Mexico professionals tend to the execution of non-manufacturing, but essential, functions.

Latest Episodes

On the ground: manufacturing in Mexico with Tecma Chairman and CEO, Alan Russell

The Tecma Group of Companies Chairman and CEO, Alan Russell, shares some “on the ground” insight into manufacturing in Mexico at the recent Supply Chain Summit. The event was hosted in early February 2016 by the preeminent maquiladora industry publication, MexicoNow. In his presentation, “On the ground in Mexico,” Alan Russell provided attendees with practical knowledge designed to ensure that those new to manufacturing in Mexico take into account important considerations that are critical for success. For instance, cultural differences are important to take into account when dealing with personnel on the shop floor. In Mexico, more so than in the United States, the family takes precedence over all other considerations. In the workplace, part of the “emotional salary” that is paid to employees takes the form of family-centered celebrations that take place in the plant for occasions such as Mothers’ Day and the International Day of the Child. In his presentation, Tecma’s Chai...

25 MIN2016 FEB 24
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On the ground: manufacturing in Mexico with Tecma Chairman and CEO, Alan Russell

The Ciudad Juarez industrial real-estate market is very active

According to the professionals at CBRE in El Paso, the number of “active users” seeking space in the Ciudad Juarez real-estate market has seen a significant rise in recent years. Tecma Group of Companies: Hello. Welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk Podcasts. These are recorded conversations during which we discuss issues that have to do with manufacturing in Mexico, and related topics. Today we have the incredible pleasure of having two fine gentlemen with us. They happen to work for CBRE, which is a company that operates in the Ciudad Juarez commercial real-estate market, as well as others. We have with us Pedro Nino, Jr. and Andres Sandoval. Gentlemen, how are you today? CBRE: We are doing well. Thank you for having us. Thank you again for the invitation. Tecma Group of Companies: Either Pedro or Andres, could you tell us a little bit about CBRE, before we move on to questions about the commercial real-estate market in Ciudad Juarez? CBRE: Absolutely, this is Pedro. CBR...

22 MIN2016 FEB 17
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The Ciudad Juarez industrial real-estate market is very active

The Tijuana industrial real-estate market from A to Z with Jean Paul de Kervor

The Tijuana industrial real-estate market is one of the most active in Mexico. Tecma Group of Companies: Hello and welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk podcasts. If you are a regular listener to these recordings, you know that they are centered upon issues that have to do with manufacturingin Mexico, or manufacturing in Mexico itself. Today, we have the pleasure of having JP de Kervor with us. He is from a company called Maquila Properties. JP please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your company before we get into the questions that are on the subject of what is going on today in the Tijuana industrial real-estate market. Welcome JP. How are you today? Jean Paul de Kervor: Excellent. Thanks. Since 1988, I have been involved in the Tijuana industrial real-estate market focusing on tenant representation and new start-ups in the high tech industry. I started out in manufacturing, working for a company called California Chemical in setting up a company in Mexic...

18 MIN2015 NOV 26
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The Tijuana industrial real-estate market from A to Z with Jean Paul de Kervor

Tecma Talks to customs broker, Joe Alcantar, about the new US Customs Automated Commercial Environment

The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) replaces a the Automated Commercial System (ACS), which has been in place since the late 1980s Tecma Group of Companies: Hello, and welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk podcasts. If you are a frequent listener to these recordings, you know that they consist of discussions between Tecma and individuals thathave expertise in issues that have to do with manufacturing in Mexico, or topics that are related. You also know that the folks that we speak with are experts in their fields, both internal to theTecma Group, as well as folks from the outside. Today we happen to have an external expert with us. His name is Joe Alcantar. I’ll let Joe introduce himself, and say a little about his company in order to inform you as to what Joe’s expertise is. Joe Alcantar: My name is Joe Alcantar. I am president and owner of Brown, Alcantar and Brown, Inc. Customs Brokers. A customs broker is a company that provides import and export clearance servi...

14 MIN2015 NOV 14
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Tecma Talks to customs broker, Joe Alcantar, about the new US Customs Automated Commercial Environment

Tecma Transportation Services achieves Clean Transportation certification in Mexico

Tecma Transportion Services’ head, John Rippee, explains that Clean Transportation certification in Mexico is becoming more common. Tecma Group of Companies: Welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk podcasts. If you are frequent listener to these recordings, you know that they are discussions with experts that are both internal and external to theTecma Group of Companies. The discussions basically center around issues that have to do with manufacturing in Mexico and related topics. Today we have the privilege of speaking with John Rippee, aTecma Group internal expert. He is joining us. John, how are you? Could you please introduce yourself to the listeners. John Rippee: I’m fine. I am the current Vice President of Border Solutions at Tecma. I’m specifically responsible for increased efficiencies for border crossing, customs processing and compliance. My job isto constantly try to make the importation and exportation of goods moving in and out of our borders as invisible and ...

16 MIN2015 OCT 30
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Tecma Transportation Services achieves Clean Transportation certification in Mexico

Tecma Talks Mexican industrial real-estate and investment with Rafael McCadden of Colliers International

According to Rafael McCadden of Colliers International Mexican industrial real-estate occupany and absorption rates are healthy. Tecma Group of Companies: Hello, and welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk podcasts. If you are a frequent listener to these recordings, you know that they consist of discussions with individuals that are experts in issues dealing with manufacturing in Mexico or related topics. Today is no different. We have the distinct pleasure of having an opportunity to converse with one of my favorite folks to chat with. His name is Rafael McCadden. He is with Colliers, which is a very well-known global industrial real-estate firm. He’s based out of Mexico City. I’ll let him introduce himself to you, and to provide a little bit of background information before we take on today’s questions. Rafael, how are you? Rafael McCadden: I’m good. How about you? Tecma Group of Companies: Couldn’t be better. Thanks. Tell us a little bit about yourself so that the lis...

14 MIN2015 OCT 15
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Tecma Talks Mexican industrial real-estate and investment with Rafael McCadden of Colliers International

Tecma Talks with global supply chain specialist, Michael Hetzel

Global supply chain specialist, Michael Hetzel, talks to Tecma about looking at the short and long term horizons. Tecma Group of Companies: Hello and welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk podcasts. If you are a repeat listener to these recordings, you know that Tecma Talk podcasts consist of conversations with experts that are both internal and external to the Tecma Group of companies. We talk about manufacturing in Mexico, and things that are related. Today is no different. An external expert is with us. His name is Michael Hetzel. Michael is an individual that has voluminous experience as a global supply chain specialist, and will speak to us today with respect to supply chain and its function. Michael, how are you ? Michael Hetzel: I’m doing well. Thanks for having me in. Tecma Group of Companies: Michael, just so that the individuals that are listening to this podcast have a bit of a frame of reference from the perspective from which you speak, can you please provide us...

22 MIN2015 SEP 30
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Tecma Talks with global supply chain specialist, Michael Hetzel

Tecma Talks about the medical device industry supply chain in Tijuana with Ian Monroy

The medical device industry supply chain in Tijuana can accommodateboth simple and complex manufacturing. Tecma Group of Companies: Hello and welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk podcast. These, as frequent listeners to these discussions know, are conversations that deal with the topic of manufacturing in Mexico, and issues that are related. Guests are experts that are both internal and external to the Tecma Group of Companies that have expertise in a diversity of areas. Today is no different than any other day in that regard. The individual that we are speaking with today comes to us from outside of the Tecma Group of Companies. His name is Ian Monroy. Ian is an individual that is based in Baja California, Tijuana to be precise. He is well-spoken and well-informed with respect to the supply chain situation and the supplier base that serves the Tijuana and Baja California medical device manufacturing sector. I’d like to welcome you today to Tecma Talk, Ian, and ask that yo...

19 MIN2015 SEP 11
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Tecma Talks about the medical device industry supply chain in Tijuana with Ian Monroy

Tecma bolsters its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance program

The Tecma Group’s Mark Earley explains how having a strong Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in place enables companies to conduct transactional business in an honest and straightforward manner. Tecma Group of Companies: Hello, and welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk Podcasts. These, as regular listeners know, are discussions with individuals that are internal and external to the Tecma Group of Companies. They are on subjects that have to do with manufacturing in Mexico, and things that are related to that topic. Today, we are with one of our internal experts. His name is Mark Earley. I will let him introduce himself, in a moment, but first I will give a bit of background on what we are going to speak about. We are going to talk about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This discussion contains useful information for any company that is doing business that transcends international boundaries. Mark, please introduce yourself, and speak to the importance of this topic, if you co...

13 MIN2015 AUG 20
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Tecma bolsters its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance program

Tecma talks medical device manufacturing in Tijuana with Matt Jordan

Matt Jordan, vice president of operations at Providien’ssubcontract operations lends his insights on medical device manufacturing in Tijuana to Tecma Talk podcast listeners. Tecma Group of Companies Hello and welcome to another installment of Tecma Talk Podcasts. Individuals that have frequented our website, and listened to our material before, know that what these recordings are composed of are conversations with experts that are both internal and external to the Tecma Group of Companies on subjects that have to do with manufacturing in Mexico and related topics. Today we are going to concentrate on medical device manufacturing in Tijuana. We have a very seasoned manufacturing executive that represents a company called Providien that is located in Tijuana, and doing business there. His name is Matt Jordan. I will ask him to tell the folks that are listeningto this recording a little bit about the company, and about himself. Matt, how are you today? Matt Jordan: Good. Thanks for ha...

23 MIN2015 AUG 15
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Tecma talks medical device manufacturing in Tijuana with Matt Jordan
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Latest Episodes

On the ground: manufacturing in Mexico with Tecma Chairman and CEO, Alan Russell

The Tecma Group of Companies Chairman and CEO, Alan Russell, shares some “on the ground” insight into manufacturing in Mexico at the recent Supply Chain Summit. The event was hosted in early February 2016 by the preeminent maquiladora industry publication, MexicoNow. In his presentation, “On the ground in Mexico,” Alan Russell provided attendees with practical knowledge designed to ensure that those new to manufacturing in Mexico take into account important considerations that are critical for success. For instance, cultural differences are important to take into account when dealing with personnel on the shop floor. In Mexico, more so than in the United States, the family takes precedence over all other considerations. In the workplace, part of the “emotional salary” that is paid to employees takes the form of family-centered celebrations that take place in the plant for occasions such as Mothers’ Day and the International Day of the Child. In his presentation, Tecma’s Chai...

25 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
On the ground: manufacturing in Mexico with Tecma Chairman and CEO, Alan Russell

The Ciudad Juarez industrial real-estate market is very active

According to the professionals at CBRE in El Paso, the number of “active users” seeking space in the Ciudad Juarez real-estate market has seen a significant rise in recent years. Tecma Group of Companies: Hello. Welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk Podcasts. These are recorded conversations during which we discuss issues that have to do with manufacturing in Mexico, and related topics. Today we have the incredible pleasure of having two fine gentlemen with us. They happen to work for CBRE, which is a company that operates in the Ciudad Juarez commercial real-estate market, as well as others. We have with us Pedro Nino, Jr. and Andres Sandoval. Gentlemen, how are you today? CBRE: We are doing well. Thank you for having us. Thank you again for the invitation. Tecma Group of Companies: Either Pedro or Andres, could you tell us a little bit about CBRE, before we move on to questions about the commercial real-estate market in Ciudad Juarez? CBRE: Absolutely, this is Pedro. CBR...

22 MIN2016 FEB 17
Comments
The Ciudad Juarez industrial real-estate market is very active

The Tijuana industrial real-estate market from A to Z with Jean Paul de Kervor

The Tijuana industrial real-estate market is one of the most active in Mexico. Tecma Group of Companies: Hello and welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk podcasts. If you are a regular listener to these recordings, you know that they are centered upon issues that have to do with manufacturingin Mexico, or manufacturing in Mexico itself. Today, we have the pleasure of having JP de Kervor with us. He is from a company called Maquila Properties. JP please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your company before we get into the questions that are on the subject of what is going on today in the Tijuana industrial real-estate market. Welcome JP. How are you today? Jean Paul de Kervor: Excellent. Thanks. Since 1988, I have been involved in the Tijuana industrial real-estate market focusing on tenant representation and new start-ups in the high tech industry. I started out in manufacturing, working for a company called California Chemical in setting up a company in Mexic...

18 MIN2015 NOV 26
Comments
The Tijuana industrial real-estate market from A to Z with Jean Paul de Kervor

Tecma Talks to customs broker, Joe Alcantar, about the new US Customs Automated Commercial Environment

The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) replaces a the Automated Commercial System (ACS), which has been in place since the late 1980s Tecma Group of Companies: Hello, and welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk podcasts. If you are a frequent listener to these recordings, you know that they consist of discussions between Tecma and individuals thathave expertise in issues that have to do with manufacturing in Mexico, or topics that are related. You also know that the folks that we speak with are experts in their fields, both internal to theTecma Group, as well as folks from the outside. Today we happen to have an external expert with us. His name is Joe Alcantar. I’ll let Joe introduce himself, and say a little about his company in order to inform you as to what Joe’s expertise is. Joe Alcantar: My name is Joe Alcantar. I am president and owner of Brown, Alcantar and Brown, Inc. Customs Brokers. A customs broker is a company that provides import and export clearance servi...

14 MIN2015 NOV 14
Comments
Tecma Talks to customs broker, Joe Alcantar, about the new US Customs Automated Commercial Environment

Tecma Transportation Services achieves Clean Transportation certification in Mexico

Tecma Transportion Services’ head, John Rippee, explains that Clean Transportation certification in Mexico is becoming more common. Tecma Group of Companies: Welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk podcasts. If you are frequent listener to these recordings, you know that they are discussions with experts that are both internal and external to theTecma Group of Companies. The discussions basically center around issues that have to do with manufacturing in Mexico and related topics. Today we have the privilege of speaking with John Rippee, aTecma Group internal expert. He is joining us. John, how are you? Could you please introduce yourself to the listeners. John Rippee: I’m fine. I am the current Vice President of Border Solutions at Tecma. I’m specifically responsible for increased efficiencies for border crossing, customs processing and compliance. My job isto constantly try to make the importation and exportation of goods moving in and out of our borders as invisible and ...

16 MIN2015 OCT 30
Comments
Tecma Transportation Services achieves Clean Transportation certification in Mexico

Tecma Talks Mexican industrial real-estate and investment with Rafael McCadden of Colliers International

According to Rafael McCadden of Colliers International Mexican industrial real-estate occupany and absorption rates are healthy. Tecma Group of Companies: Hello, and welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk podcasts. If you are a frequent listener to these recordings, you know that they consist of discussions with individuals that are experts in issues dealing with manufacturing in Mexico or related topics. Today is no different. We have the distinct pleasure of having an opportunity to converse with one of my favorite folks to chat with. His name is Rafael McCadden. He is with Colliers, which is a very well-known global industrial real-estate firm. He’s based out of Mexico City. I’ll let him introduce himself to you, and to provide a little bit of background information before we take on today’s questions. Rafael, how are you? Rafael McCadden: I’m good. How about you? Tecma Group of Companies: Couldn’t be better. Thanks. Tell us a little bit about yourself so that the lis...

14 MIN2015 OCT 15
Comments
Tecma Talks Mexican industrial real-estate and investment with Rafael McCadden of Colliers International

Tecma Talks with global supply chain specialist, Michael Hetzel

Global supply chain specialist, Michael Hetzel, talks to Tecma about looking at the short and long term horizons. Tecma Group of Companies: Hello and welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk podcasts. If you are a repeat listener to these recordings, you know that Tecma Talk podcasts consist of conversations with experts that are both internal and external to the Tecma Group of companies. We talk about manufacturing in Mexico, and things that are related. Today is no different. An external expert is with us. His name is Michael Hetzel. Michael is an individual that has voluminous experience as a global supply chain specialist, and will speak to us today with respect to supply chain and its function. Michael, how are you ? Michael Hetzel: I’m doing well. Thanks for having me in. Tecma Group of Companies: Michael, just so that the individuals that are listening to this podcast have a bit of a frame of reference from the perspective from which you speak, can you please provide us...

22 MIN2015 SEP 30
Comments
Tecma Talks with global supply chain specialist, Michael Hetzel

Tecma Talks about the medical device industry supply chain in Tijuana with Ian Monroy

The medical device industry supply chain in Tijuana can accommodateboth simple and complex manufacturing. Tecma Group of Companies: Hello and welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk podcast. These, as frequent listeners to these discussions know, are conversations that deal with the topic of manufacturing in Mexico, and issues that are related. Guests are experts that are both internal and external to the Tecma Group of Companies that have expertise in a diversity of areas. Today is no different than any other day in that regard. The individual that we are speaking with today comes to us from outside of the Tecma Group of Companies. His name is Ian Monroy. Ian is an individual that is based in Baja California, Tijuana to be precise. He is well-spoken and well-informed with respect to the supply chain situation and the supplier base that serves the Tijuana and Baja California medical device manufacturing sector. I’d like to welcome you today to Tecma Talk, Ian, and ask that yo...

19 MIN2015 SEP 11
Comments
Tecma Talks about the medical device industry supply chain in Tijuana with Ian Monroy

Tecma bolsters its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance program

The Tecma Group’s Mark Earley explains how having a strong Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in place enables companies to conduct transactional business in an honest and straightforward manner. Tecma Group of Companies: Hello, and welcome to another installation of Tecma Talk Podcasts. These, as regular listeners know, are discussions with individuals that are internal and external to the Tecma Group of Companies. They are on subjects that have to do with manufacturing in Mexico, and things that are related to that topic. Today, we are with one of our internal experts. His name is Mark Earley. I will let him introduce himself, in a moment, but first I will give a bit of background on what we are going to speak about. We are going to talk about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This discussion contains useful information for any company that is doing business that transcends international boundaries. Mark, please introduce yourself, and speak to the importance of this topic, if you co...

13 MIN2015 AUG 20
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Tecma bolsters its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance program

Tecma talks medical device manufacturing in Tijuana with Matt Jordan

Matt Jordan, vice president of operations at Providien’ssubcontract operations lends his insights on medical device manufacturing in Tijuana to Tecma Talk podcast listeners. Tecma Group of Companies Hello and welcome to another installment of Tecma Talk Podcasts. Individuals that have frequented our website, and listened to our material before, know that what these recordings are composed of are conversations with experts that are both internal and external to the Tecma Group of Companies on subjects that have to do with manufacturing in Mexico and related topics. Today we are going to concentrate on medical device manufacturing in Tijuana. We have a very seasoned manufacturing executive that represents a company called Providien that is located in Tijuana, and doing business there. His name is Matt Jordan. I will ask him to tell the folks that are listeningto this recording a little bit about the company, and about himself. Matt, how are you today? Matt Jordan: Good. Thanks for ha...

23 MIN2015 AUG 15
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Tecma talks medical device manufacturing in Tijuana with Matt Jordan
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