Global trade has historically been driven by cheap labour and low-cost manufacturing. However, cheap labour has typically been found a long way from where most consumers have resided, resulting in a trade-off between manufacturing and delivery costs.
The rise of machines and automation is changing this. The location of the manufacturing plant is becoming less important. The relative cost advantage will become more about how cheap it is to actually...
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