European road transport rates for parcels & pallets continue to increase with 5 to 10+%. Ocean rates are still going south, while Airfreight rates remain extremely volatile. Cargo owners shall maintain different procurement strategies for securing competitive pricing.
In addition the European Commission adopted new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directives (CSRD), meaning that Cargo Owners need to report and reduce Carbon Emission of Scope 3 activities that include (outsourced) transportation and logistics.Read more
Johan Beukema has been appointed as managing partner at our office. He will lead the team that deals with location strategies, site selection and optimization of networks of operations (distribution, offices, production plants). Johan has been with us since 1999 and is an experienced expert in these fields. In addition to strategic advice, Johan has also led many complex implementation processes for international companies in various industries.Read more
Never before have the vulnerabilities of complex global supply chains been so exposed as today. Long and unreliable lead times, lack of capacity across the supply chain, congestion at ports, suppliers unable to deliver to promise and number of customer orders going through the roof. If a company is not able to create the necessary visibility and control in its supply chain this will seriously jeopardize the business. To support brand owners BCI has developed a framework with 6 tactics to create control in these uncertain times.Read more
Legal firms are looking at ways to optimize their legal services as the conventional way of working 100% in the office has been radically challenged during the pandemic. Now, many legal firms expect growth across most global geographies and are re-evaluating their location strategies. Right-shoring turns out to be different for different playersRead more
As customers worldwide combine online buying with physical shopping, companies have to organize their supply chain in a seamless way, offering the consumers one great experience. But how to do that and what are the IT platform requirements?Read more
The shortage of software developers is pushing companies in Europe to become more creative regarding sourcing new talent and developing future proof location strategies. In order to assure the required software talent in Europe, an in-depth assessment of candidate locations is the key to success: at the end of the day there is no lack of talent if you are the preferred employer.Read more