Talking Supply Chain: Reshoring, nearshoring, global labor rates and more.

On this episode, we catch up with Rosemary Coates, host of the Frictionless podcast, and an expert on global supply chain management. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts.

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It’s been a topsy turvy world for global supply chain management. Buffeted by extreme weather, pandemics, the high cost of labor and geopolitical upheavals, managers are rethinking their networks, where and with whom they manufacture and more. Reshoring, nearshoring and make where you sell/buy where you make are all strategies under consideration.

On this episode of Talking Supply Chain, we’re joined by Rosemary Coates, host of the Frictionless podcast and an expert in global supply chain management. She and SCMR editorial director Bob Trebilcock talk about the current state of global trade, along with the results of a survey on global labor rates just completed by Coates.

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Be sure to listen to the latest episode of Frictionless, a podcast hosted by Rosemary Coates. You can also read Rosemary’s latest post on the CHIPS act on


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Bob Trebilcock, MMH Executive Editor and SCMR contributor
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Bob Trebilcock is the editorial director for Modern Materials Handling and an editorial advisor to Supply Chain Management Review. He has covered materials handling, technology, logistics, and supply chain topics for nearly 40 years. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at 603-852-8976.

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