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Medtronic Discusses Business Opportunities with Regional Suppliers
March 6, 2014
Medtronic, one of the world's largest medical technologies company, was the latest company to participate in the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce's MEXPORT Supplier's Forum. With labor and transportation costs rising in China, many manufacturers have been moving or expanding their operations to Mexico, as the country's proximity to the United States and stable labor costs have made manufacturing operations there more competitive. The forums, hosted in partnership with the San Diego CITD, aim to connect regional suppliers with large manufacturers in the Baja California region.
Supply chain managers and buyers from Medtronic's Tijuana manufacturing facility presented information on the company's products and current sourcing needs. After the presentations, forum participants had the opportunity to meet the Medtronic buyers individually and discuss potential business opportunities.
These events lead up to MEXPORT, the region's premier trade show promoting sourcing opportunities with major manufacturers in Baja California. MEXPORT will take place on Thursday, May 15th, 2014. For more information on MEXPORT and to register to attend, go to www.mexport.org.