Johan Beukema

Partner

Kerkenbos 10-31
6501 BL Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Johan Beukema graduated in International Business Administration at the State University of Groningen, The Netherlands and joined BCI in 1999. Johan is an experienced expert in location strategy, manufacturing footprint and supply chain optimization. Johan’s experience covers the full globe and besides strategic consultancy, he has also managed multiple complex implementation processes for international clients. Throughout the years Johan has managed and executed a large number of projects for leading companies in different industry verticals. Examples are AkzoNobel, Alcoa, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Baxter, Bose, BP, Brown Forman, Celgene, Danone, Donaldson, Eli Lilly, ExxonMobil, IKEA, Johnson & Johnson, MeadJohnson, Medronic, Nestle, Novartis, Sandvik, Shimano, UPS.

Articles

Gaining from economic incentives asks for specialist advice
02-03-2020

Attractive incentives and tax deductions can substantially reduce investment and annual operating cost. Economic incentives will however never make ...

Changing Location Strategies for Software Development Centers
02-12-2019

For more than 10 years now software developers have been amongst the top-3 hardest to fill jobs all over the world. Selecting the right location in ...

Adapting to a Shifting Geopolitical Landscape: China+ASEAN Strategy
07-11-2019

For almost two decades, China has been known as the “World’s Factory” largely because of its abundant low-cost labor. Today, Chin ...

More Tech Talent in Support & Services Centers
19-07-2019

Finding the optimal location for new Support & Services Centers has always been talent driven. But now technical skills are becoming decisive a ...

Ensuring successful market launch of start-up and fast-growing life sciences companies
20-12-2018

Imagine a company that has a fantastic new drug or medical device in the pipeline. Successful market launch around the world becomes life critical ...

Global economic and geopolitical uncertainties require manufacturing footprint review
29-11-2018

Intensifying trade disputes (US-China, US-Europe), the Brexit, reduced economic growth expectations, but also new production technologies demand a ...

How can locations help to cope with labor market challenges?
14-10-2018

Availability of the right people, increasing labor costs and the need for changing skills set are key issues for many companies. Finding optimal lo ...

News and columns

Take up at European logistics markets will shrink this year with 32% till 46%
26-05-2020

The European logistics real estate markets suffer from the impacts of Covid-19. In 9 important logistics real estate markets the take up in 2020 wi ...

Medtech companies review global manufacturing footprint
27-06-2016

The technologies in the medtech industry are rapidly changing, while at the same time the whole industry is globalizing at a fast pace. New emergin ...

Winning development agencies develop dedicated value propositions
22-06-2016

Economic development agencies all over the world often present themselves in the same way: brochures, interactive websites, regular e-mail updates ...

Webinar on The Changing EU Customs Code and its impact on supply chain practices
20-10-2015

On October 14th 2015 Buck Consultants International together with international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLC held a successful webinar on the upc ...

Global Supply Chain Transformation - BCI's VP Dinner in Switzerland April 2015
20-06-2015

On the evening of April 15th 2015 a group of high level supply chain officers from different industries joined BCI’s Annual VP Supply Chain D ...

Responsive supply chains become priority in the pharma industry
15-05-2014

Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Merck proof it these days once again: the pharmaceutical business is one of the most globalized industries in which ...

New challenges for pharmaceutical industry
20-02-2013

The good times with more or less guaranteed high margins are over for pharmaceutical companies. The coming years, reduced costs, greater agility an ...

Johnson & Johnson opens new European distribution center in Wallonia, Belgium
15-02-2013

The new Janssen European distribution center centralizes the activities of 15 logistics centers in Europe. It reduces the number of steps in the su ...