All this together has caused a trend that we know today as nearshorting, which seeks to relocate production close to markets where there are competitive and specialized labor costs; for this, Mexico “paints itself” even with the adjustments to the minimum wage and vacation periods that the government has recently implemented.
Many call all of this ahappy problem” for Mexican talent. In the year 2017, the Detroit Lions baseball player named Andrew Romine played all nine possible positions of the so-called King of Sports. In the first three innings he covered the three outfield, in the fourth he played third base, in the fifth he was placed at short stops, in the sixth he had to be a second base player so that for the seventh he would occupy the catcher, during the eighth inning He was a pitcher and in the ninth he closed the game as the team’s first baseman.
Making a simile there will be a talent war for “players” of the supply chain who knows how to occupy various positions and let them be “employees” to become “employable” experts and with great mobility. But hey, surely you wonder what are the positions of this new baseball game that Mexico has entered for a year:
Left Garden. Players with deep knowledge in transportation and in particular in the last mile and its costing systems to make shipments flexible, low cost and excellent response time.
Right field. Baseball experts in benefits and opportunities offered in the recent signing of the USMCA / T-MEC. They know about international trade and how to have constant accelerated export times and without the need to use documents. Ensuring applicable regulatory and tax compliance.
Central Garden. Professionals with great management and vision of the open field that we usually call S&OP who know how to read the demand quickly; adapt the value chain overnight to the wind that blows the demand. The client always commands and uses many means to make it known.
First base. New negotiators who understand world trade. People who know that to compete for a chip they will have to travel to Asia or wherever necessary to ensure continuity of production, have at least two languages and, without a doubt, great emotional maturity.
Second base. These players are great connoisseurs of technology and live it from the bones, who use EVERYTHING available, Spotify, Airbnb, Amazon, artificial intelligence, who have not gone to a bank branch for years or have paper boarding passes.