René Buck

CEO

Kerkenbos 10-31
6501 BL Nijmegen, The Netherlands

René Buck completed his study in Economic Geography and Planning (cum laude) at the Radboud University of Nijmegen in 1985. After his study he started the research and consultancy firm Buck Consultants International. Through more than 30 years of experience, René knows the backgrounds and concerns of many stakeholders and he speaks their 'language': from international to regional companies; from universities and to specialized research institutes; from broad interest groups to sectoral sector organizations; from (real estate) project developers to investors/investors; and, from municipalities and provinces to ministries and the European Commission.

René is a leading consultant in the areas where BCI is active and he is a prominent speaker at conferences throughout the world. He is seen by international news media as a leading expert.

Articles

The Future of China as a Manufacturing Base
23-03-2018

The Chinese economy now returns to a ‘new normal’ of six percent growth per year. At the same time, the traditional position as low cos ...

Finding the right location in the APAC region for your new operations
15-04-2017

Locating new operations in the Asia Pacific region can be a challenge. Whether it is a dis-tribution center, production plant or support center, th ...

Post Brexit: Companies Ask, 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?'
14-07-2016

A post-Brexit survey by the Institute of Directors, the United Kingdom’s longest running organization for business leaders, found 22% of the ...

Africa: the Next Location Target. Corporations explore expansion opportunities in Africa's many emerging markets
02-02-2015

Corporations are continuing to push into new markets in search of expansion opportunities, and one of the last frontiers for many firms is Africa.< ...

How changing supply chains impacts location choices
15-01-2015

Supply chain strategies determine the number, size, activities and location profile of distribution centres as 80 per cent of the value chain&rsquo ...

News and columns

Supply chain solutions for trade tariff disputes
18-10-2018

Trade disputes between US, China and Europe are very probably not over soon. BCI has identified and developed 12 strategies how companies can cope ...

R&D Center Locations are Technology & Talent Driven
24-08-2017

In order to win the R&D rat race companies adopt three supplementary strategies: higher R&D expenditures, open innovation (intensive co-ope ...

BCI Global opens offices in the Bay Area and Los Angeles
04-01-2017

The international supply chain, location strategy and site selection firm BCI Global, also known as Buck Consultants International, opens two new o ...

BCI Global strengthens market position in Asia
31-08-2016

BCI Global opens two new offices in Singapore and Shanghai. “From an economic point of view Asia is still the fastest growing region in the w ...

Mega distribution centers on the rise
20-06-2016

Big, bigger, biggest. It looks like a rat race but economies of scale urge shippers and logistics service providers to establish mega distribution ...

How can foreign investments contribute to regional innovation ecosystems?
15-09-2013

Many countries and regions have adopted the cluster development approach, in which a cluster is defined as a geographically bounded concentration o ...

How the right locations can contribute to achieving key corporate objectives
13-02-2013

The Market Challenge. Although different for each company and product, upcoming geographical markets are important for many compan ...