#157: Death of Globalization and Rise of Regionalization

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John Manners-Bell is the Chief Executive of Transport Intelligence, one of the leading market research companies specializing in the transport and logistics industry. He is also the Founder of the Foundation for Future Supply Chain, where he and his team deal with a couple of topics related to different manufacturing companies, how they operate, and how they send their footprints around the world, and global supply chains in general.

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Some of the highlights from the podcast:

  • Early years in logistics and transportation up to running Transport Intelligence
  • Deglobalization and the challenges it brings to global supply chains
  • How regionalization will affect raw materials and shipping lines
  • Addressing fundamental issues in the sector to attract more female talents
  • Automation in the logistics and transportation space

Show notes:

  • [00:42] How did you end up in logistics and transport in the first place?
  • [04:32 ] What are your main findings regarding globalization? Is it really the death of globalization?
  • [07:14] “We’re seeing the bifurcation of world trade, and certain sectors between the US and its allies and China and its sphere of influence. That will control the way trade and trading partnerships develop in the future.” 
  • [08:09] “We’re seeing the fragmentation of the world based on political, economic, sustainability, technological, and legislative issues. Everything is pointing towards the world breaking up into different regions and different hegemonies, and this is going to be a huge challenge to global supply chains.”
  • [10:10] How do you see deglobalization in the context of raw materials?
  • [12:15] Did you see a pattern where all of a sudden logistics companies put out more operations? Do you see some sort of correlation between that and regionalization?
  • [14:16] With regionalization, how do you see the volumes in shipping lines? 
  • [15:11] “Demand is not going to go away overnight. But we are going to see much more demand for intra-regional- intra-Asian volumes of containers. And I think that’s where the growth is going to be.“
  • [17:13] What do we need to do to attract more females and keep them in the logistics or transportation space? 
  • [20:03] Can you give some examples of manufacturing or logistics companies addressing some of the issues in the space?
  • [22:28] Do you see certain areas where AI is going to hit first in the logistics space? What is it going to automate? 

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About the Host:

The host, Radu Palamariu is the co-author of “From Source to Sold – Stories of Leadership in Supply Chain”. He has been named one of the top 3 Global Supply Chain Influencers on LinkedIn and was featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, WEF, Bangkok Post, and MIT Supply Chain Talent magazine. Radu invites executives to share stories and perspectives around technology, logistics, e-commerce, supply chain, and manufacturing, and their views on how the future will look.

Alcott Global connects and upgrades the supply chain ecosystem by finding the right talent through executive search, developing talent through learning solutions, and meeting supply chain technology needs through a comprehensive crunch base marketplace.

The supply chain executive search has been our focus since the very beginning, offering recruitment services for top-tier supply chain roles at every level of the end-to-end supply chain: plan, source / procure, make, and deliver. Our consultants have years of experience in placing top talent, in North America, LATAM, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and APAC, and besides speed, one of our biggest strengths is our network within the supply chain industry, and we capitalize on it to find the best solutions.

Through the years, we have grown as an organization and our offerings with it. One of our initiatives, the learning solutions- training and supply chain academy, is focused on transforming leadership- self-leadership, executive presence, influence capital, and business acumen. Through Supplify, we aim to match corporations with the top technology companies to solve their supply chain and logistics challenges with a focus on innovation and digital transformation.

We are in constant touch with the leaders in supply chain, inviting them to inspire the supply chain professionals in thought-provoking podcast episodes and events, and showcasing what is possible at the yearly Leaders in Supply Chain Awards.

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