The revolution is coming. In just five years, the supply chain will look entirely different as globalisation makes way for regionalisation, delegates at The Future of Logistics event head this week.
Sourcing patterns will be severely disrupted by new technologies, according to John Manners-Bell, CEO of Transport Intelligence, which ran the London event.
“3D-printing and robotics have the potential to revolutionise the supply chain,” he said. “Over the past years, we have seen the progress of trade going global, and manufacturing moving to low-cost, remote locations.