Re-shoring.

A Revolution?

Re-shoring.

A Revolution?

Trade disputes, national security and ESG concerns, the rise of automation and a global pandemic have converged, accelerating a shift in global supply chains. Many companies are now widening the scope of their re-shoring plans. BofA Global Research analysts and other experts take a closer look at the latest re-shoring trends in our new series.

Trade disputes, national security and ESG concerns, the rise of automation and a global pandemic have converged, accelerating a shift in global supply chains. Many companies are now widening the scope of their re-shoring plans. BofA Global Research analysts and other experts take a closer look at the latest re-shoring trends in our new series.

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The Price of Change

While political, social and corporate pressures to re-shore production are growing, they are also accompanied by trepidation about the costs that would be incurred. It's true that with an estimated $1 trillion dollar price tag, re-shoring comes at a significant cost for companies. Yet our analysts reveal why this cost may be surprisingly manageable and what the value is in moving supply chains closer to home. Download the research report here.

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The Rise of Stakeholder Capitalism

Beyond shareholders, corporations are increasingly answering to multiple stakeholders including consumers, communities, employees and governments. How is this shift from 'shareholder capitalism' to 'stakeholder capitalism' transforming global trade?

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Going Green

Concerns over how sourcing, manufacturing and distributing goods may contribute to global warming have increased for multinational corporations. Our analysts explain how rethinking supply chains through an environmental, social and governance (ESG) lens can benefit companies and help to create shared values with consumers.

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The Tech Factor

Industrial automation was already set to get a boost from companies looking for ways to cut the cost of re-shoring. Now the coronavirus has created an even greater sense of urgency to automate and invest in digital tools & infrastructure, after causing unprecedented global supply chain disruption, a surge in online shopping and employee safety issues in warehouses and factory floors.

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Bring It Home

Federal and state governments are developing new policy tools and incentives to encourage companies to re-shore. Bringing manufacturing back home—and combining it with publicly-funded R&D—could offer the U.S. an unprecedented opportunity for growth. Candace Browning, Head of BofA Global Research, looks into what one U.S. state is doing to foster innovation and industry.

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"Re-shoring: The Next Great Global Trend"

In this podcast, get fresh perspectives on supply chains going local, what it means, and the impact on companies, investors and individuals.