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Geopolitics Causing Globalization to Evolve Not Weaken, DHL Index Shows

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

The world’s level of connectedness declined in 2018, reversing part of the gains that had propelled it to a record high in 2017. Capital flows dragged down the DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI), while flows of trade, information and people intensified. Even with strong headwinds in global geopolitics and trade, the GCI stayed close to…

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