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BCI Global strengthens market position in Asia
[August 31, 2016]

The international supply chain, location strategy and site selection advisory firm BCI Global opens a new office in Singapore. Sui Leng Khoo has been appointed as Vice President Asia Pacific. »»

What does Brexit mean for your company?
[July 21, 2016]

On June 23rd the British people voted to leave the European Union. The financial markets reacted negatively, but the UK is still the fifth largest economy in the world. It’s an export driven economy, for many American and Asian companies it is an important country for production and services operations and London is a world financial center. So what does Brexit mean for your company and how can you address the Brexit challenges?

Medtech companies review global manufacturing footprint
[June 29, 2016]

The technologies in the medtech industry are rapidly changing, while at the same time the whole industry is globalizing at a fast pace. New emerging geographies mean for US and European companies new locational challenges and new types of risks to be addressed. »»

A new perspective on supply chain risk management
[June 29, 2016]

Strikes at the port of Long Beach, labour disputes in France, natural disasters like an earthquake in Indonesia, a volcano eruption in Iceland grounding air flights between Europe and the US: they all disrupt supply chains. Although many companies witness the potential downside of disruptions on business continuity and performance effective supply chain risk management practices are still rare. BCI Global has developed a new framework based on the concept of resilience. »»

Omnichannel in retail is hot: order anywhere - fulfill anywhere
[June 29, 2016]

Many brand owners and retailers still have a P&L for each distribution channel: one P&L for their retail channel, one for e-commerce and one for the wholesale channel. Logistics is also organized per channel (‘silo’). But if you put the customer in the center, you need an omni channel strategy to accommodate buy everywhere – shop from everywhere - return to everywhere. »»

US automotive supplier Gentherm chooses Macedonia
[June 29, 2016]

Detroit based Gentherm, the global market leader and developer of innovative thermal management technologies, has opened a new production site in Prilep, Macedonia. Buck Consultants International assisted Gentherm’s European management with the site selection process: from a blank sheet covering Europe and Africa, to the exact location in the Technological Industrial Development Zone Prilep.

London based legal industry reconsiders locations
[June 29, 2016]

The legal industry is looking for new support business models and new locations as well. The mantra is not anymore ‘London, London, London’. There are new kids on the block in the UK, Europe and Asia. Norton Rose Fulbright and Dentons recently announced new locational support strategies, following examples of Allen & Overy (see here) and Hogan Lovells (see here). “BCI Global is clearly the preferred go to location advisory firm for legal firms, as these new projects show again”, says Josefien Glaudemans, partner at BCI Global. »»

How to optimize spare parts delivery in the Middle East and Africa?
[June 29, 2016]

Customers all over the world expect the same for spare parts deliveries: same or next day delivery, products always available, choices for delivery points. And in the US and Europe that is not a problem. But how to deliver spare parts and meet these expectations in Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Nigeria, Iran, South Africa? »»

Mega distribution centers on the rise
[June 29, 2016]

Big, bigger, biggest. It looks like a rat race but economies of scale urge shippers and logistics service providers to establish mega distribution centers (more than 400,000 sq feet or 40,000 sqm). »»

New agricultural machinery plant lands in Hungary
[June 29, 2016]

Illinois based agricultural equipment manufacturer GSI opened a year ago its first European manufacturing plant. Location of choice is Biatorbágy (Hungary), where 125 people now work in a brand new facility. »»

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