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Questions of clients

Questions regarding:

Do you have a question regarding Business strategy, location and real estate advice for companies, like for instance:

Location Strategy & Site Selection

  • ‘We are expecting huge market growth in Europe. Do we need to set up a plant in Europe or in Asia to serve the European market, if we take all relevant cost and service factors into account?’
  • ‘What is a good location for my new facility, taking into account our business strategy, cost, the availability and quality of staff, logistical optimization, investment incentives, taxes and infrastructure?’
  • ‘Our company wants to centralize its global customer support functions and is looking for new locations in the US, Asia and Europe with access to enough multilingual talent.’
  • ‘Our company intends to consolidate all our distribution centers in the EMEA region. What is the best location strategy for achieving this?’
  • ‘We want to continue to develop the market and are looking for sites for three regional distribution centers.’
  • ‘Our company owns a 6-acre site that it no longer requires. What are the sale options?’
  • ‘Our company is growing rapidly and needs a new, flexible approach to real estate.’
International business and go to market strategies
  • 'It looks like our new medicine will do well in the European market. We need a good business plan for Europe, can you help us?’
  • ‘What is the best way to realize our expansion strategy in Russia? What products should we offer? Which countries should we go to first? Which channels should we use?’
  • 'Our company is looking for an analyses what promising markets and countries are for our products/services’
  • 'How to accommodate the business in developing markets such as Russia, China, India, Brazil and which go to market model and associated supply chain is required/feasible?'
For answers to questions like mentioned above, Buck Consultants International is the right partner to talk to. Buck Consultants International assist companies with their strategic investment decisions, real estate, location, relocation and facilities questions.

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Do you have a question regarding Economic development, business sites and area development, like for instance:
  • ‘Our city desires a stronger position in knowledge-based industries. What are the most promising clusters?’
  • ‘How can we make sure that our priorities match the national policies and the new EU-programs?’
  • ‘What would a concrete action plan for restructuring existing business sites in our region look like?’
  • ‘How much space should we reserve in our region for business sites and what are the associated quality levels required?’
  • ‘Does developing a campus near our university offer interesting opportunities?’
  • ‘What is the real importance of advanced telecommunications networks?’
  • ‘What are the costs and benefits of developing our inner city train station area?’
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Do you have a question regarding Commercial real estate, like for instance:
  • ‘How can I adjust my real estate portfolio for an optimal performance?’
  • ‘What type of real estate can be developed in this region given the economic structure and real estate market trends?’
  • ‘Which niche markets are the most promising, what requirements do end-users have and how can this be translated into a successful real estate concept?’
  • 'Should we continue with this investment? What are the risks involved?'
  • ‘Is there a market in this city for my real estate product? What are the competing developments and where?’
  • ‘How will supply, demand and prices of residential housing develop?’
  • ‘How can I position my real estate in the best possible way? Who are the potential buyers?’
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Do you have a question regarding Strategies for attracting and retaining companies, like for instance:
  • 'In our region we want to focus on attracting international life science companies. Is that a promising market for us?'
  • ‘What types of domestic and foreign companies is our city really suitable for?’
  • ‘More and more factories are moving abroad. How can we stop this process and secure the companies that are still here?'
  • ‘We don't offer investment grants or specific tax benefits. Does that mean we should stop our international marketing?’
  • ‘What is the most effective way of spending our marketing budget?’
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Do you have a question regarding Supply chain analysis and logistics advice, like for instance:
  • 'Given the economic volatility, how to realize step change cost reduction within the supply chain whilst accommodating the business in growing markets?´
  • ‘In view of our recent takeovers, what is the best supply chain strategy for servicing our customers?’
  • ´What is the right sourcing strategy for our products and markets? Off shoring to China or Vietnam or near sourcing in Latin America or Eastern Europe?´
  • ´What is the optimal distribution network (number, size, role of manufacturing and distribution facilities)?´
  • ‘We want to reduce the inventory in the network without adversely affecting our service levels. What is the right approach to achieve this?’
  • ‘We are a shipper looking for a logistics partner to outsource our European and Asian storage and distribution. Which of the hundreds of logistics service providers has the right fit with our logistics profile?’
  • ‘We have to reduce transport costs by 15% on short notice. How can we achieve this while still maintaining reliability, frequency of delivery and flexibility?’
  • ‘How can we optimise the management of our large portfolio of transport partners? Is a control tower the right solution?’
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Do you have a question regarding Transport of goods, like for instance:
  • ‘How can our region make better use of its logistics function and develop into a logistics hot spot?’
  • ‘What is a practical hinterland strategy for our port?’
  • ‘Who should we collaborate with within our region?’
  • ‘How should our airport specialise in freight transport?’
  • ‘We are a consortium of five retail distribution companies. How can we cooperate in our distribution activities and reduce ‘empty’ kilometres?’
  • 'How do we fill in city distribution in our town with alignment between shippers and carriers?’
  • 'How can we concretely work out sustainable logistics via mobility management in our region?'
  • 'Can you assist us in the development of new systems for mobility?'
  • ‘We want to improve our local public transport system. Light rail is often suggested as a solution. Could that work in our area?’
  • ‘What are the economic effects of a new motorway link between two cities?’
  • ‘Does this project offer any opportunities for public-private partnerships or is that simply not an option?’
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