Talent & Innovation

One of Mexico’s advantages as a manufacturing hub is its cheap labor but the sector’s rapid development toward automated solutions has diminished this factor’s importance. To remain competitive, Mexico now has to develop the talent the industry needs focusing on areas including engineering, design and tool manufacturing. Equally important is the development of original research and design operations to offer an added value to all investors establishing in the country.

This chapter highlights the importance of human talent in manufacturing and engineering operations. The relationship between industry and academia is vital in this section to understand how the country can evolve as a technology developer, not just as a part manufacturer.