European road and parcel freight rates will increase with 8% in the next six months

European road and parcel freight rates will increase with 8% in the next six months. Global ocean freight rates are stable at low level, but air freight rates will further decrease with another 5%.

These are one of the main conclusions from the Transport Monitor of leading supply chain and logistics consulting company BCI Global. For the tenth time an esteemed panel of shippers and manufacturers gave their expectations on freight rates developments for the next six months.

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Reshoring to US and Europe accelerates, now also serving CO2 emission reduction objectives

Reshoring accelerates as American and European companies want to de-risk their supply chain from geopolitical developments and supply chain disruptions. This concludes supply chain and location strategy consulting firm BCI Global in a very extensive study (supported by SCM).

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Forecast: More Regional R&D Centers in Europe, North America and Asia

The next years more companies will set-up R&D centers in the major regions of the world (e.g. Europe, North America, Asia).

This expectation was presented at the World Conference of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP) in Luxembourg by René Buck, CEO BCI Global.

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BCI Global Announces ‘DE-5’ Proprietary Framework for Value Chain Management

One of the most influential financial and economic platforms in the world Bloomberg paid attention today to our new DE-5 Proprietary Framework for Value Chain Management.

The framework aims to reduce risk in five major areas linked to the operations of many multinational companies. While there are vast differences between various companies and industries, these five points guide companies in working to ensure sustainable and resilient operations.

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Six tactics to create visibility & control in an uncertain Supply Chain

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.

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Global Legal Support Location Strategies

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 players

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