BC Manufacturing Launches Virtual Network For Nearshore Mexico Manufacturing Clients

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BC Manufacturing USA, a San Diego-headquartered maquiladora manufacturing services company that provides outsourced manufacturing, assembly, fulfillment and HR services to US and European companies, announced the launch of a new IT networking system for their crossborder manufacturing operations. This new IT platform will enable maquiladora shelter clients to manage HR, import-export, and VOIP communications in real-time with their nearshore operations; as well as reduce production set-up time from over 3 weeks down to only 5 days.

At a meeting attended by representatives of Mexico's regional electronics and telecommunications industry today, John Riley, CEO of San Diego-based BC Manufacturing USA (BCM), announced the launch of a new information technology networking system for their crossborder manufacturing operations.

"Our new BCM Virtual NetworkTM will give our customers real-time information, broader flexibility and increased reliability beyond industry norms," said Riley.

Industry research shows that very few outsourced manufacturing operations in Asia or shelter maquiladoras in Mexico have updated IT networking platforms designed specifically to support the requirements of today's high-tech, just in time manufacturing networks. In contrast, BCM has significantly invested in updating their information technology infrastructure, creating a new business platform to leverage readily available technologies - such as broadband internet, VPN solutions, hosted managed applications, and in-house mirrored servers.

These technologies have allowed BCM to create a business platform that reduces the complexities of cross-border operations, providing real-time collaboration capabilities between US and Mexican operations and their suppliers, as well as support critical HR and import-export transactions and Voice over IP communications.

BCM's IT initiative is part of their overall strategy to provide their customers with "Value Added Nearshore Manufacturing Solutions".

"With the BCM Virtual NetworkTM, we can reduce set-up time from over 3 weeks down to only 5 days, as well as add additional reliability and redundancy for operations" said Elias Martinez, BCM´s VP of Administration and CFO. "We're committed to finding ways to improve our customers' competitiveness in a global economy - and investing in IT services is part of that commitment" added Martinez.

About BC Manufacturing USA -- BC Manufacturing USA is a San Diego-headquartered maquiladora manufacturing services company that provides outsourced manufacturing, assembly, fulfillment and HR services to US and European companies that want to operate in Mexico without setting up stand-alone subsidiaries. Founded as Vertek International more than 20 years ago, BC Manufacturing USA is one of Baja California's leading maquiladora shelter firms, focused on the aerospace, automotive, biomedical, electronics, and metal industries at several key locations in Northern Mexico.

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