The impact of globalisation on supply chains

Published on November 22, 2010 Reviewed on June 30, 2016   40 min

Other Talks in the Series: Supply Chain Management

I'd like to welcome you to this presentation on the Impact of Globalization on Supply Chains. My name is John Mangan, and I'm a professor of Marine Transport and Logistics at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.
Today's presentation is divided up into four parts. Firstly, we answer the question what is globalization, and we will divert to define and maybe even to measure globalization. The second part will look at the very considerable growth in global trade that has occurred over the of last 50 to 60 years, and in particular the importance of Marine containerization. In the third part of the presentation, we'll examine the whole area of extended logistics reach, looking at how firms through foreign direct investments setup subsidiaries overseas, which is obviously related to increase outsourcing and offshoring and the more recent phenomenon of nearshoring. And we look at all of the costs associated with this, understand the concentration of international trade traffic that goes with this extended logistics reach. And finally in the fourth part of the presentation, we look at enhancing the competitiveness of the global supply chain examining issues, such as sustainability and roll played by logistics service providers in truly facilitating the global supply chain.