Luc Kremers Vice President Asia at BCI Global

BCI Global, a leading supply chain and manufacturing strategy and location/real estate consulting firm, has appointed Luc Kremers as Vice President Asia. Luc will lead the BCI Asia practice from BCI’s Asia headquarters in Singapore.

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Six strategic initiatives for supply chain and manufacturing leaders in advanced manufacturing industries

As there now is real light at the end of the Covid-19 pandemic tunnel, for many companies the key question is: what strategic supply chain and manufacturing footprint initiatives to take in order to prepare ourselves for the future and how to implement them?

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Making your manufacturing footprint more resilient

For most companies clearly the time has come to take a longer-term perspective again and prepare the company for potential new disruptions in the future. BCI Global has defined 5 strategic initiatives that companies should adopt when preparing the manufacturing footprint for the future.

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E-commerce trends around the world

E-commerce has grown 2-5 times faster than in the pre-pandemic period in literally every country and double digit annual E-commerce growth is reported by almost all businesses. It will not be a surprise that this will continue the next coming years. According to CBRE research the E-commerce global sales by 2025 will amount up to a staggering number of $3.9 Trillion USD, as opposed to $2.4 Trillion USD today.

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Manufacturing in the US: now or never?

The US economy is ‘hot’. Fueled by the Covid-19 recovery with a forecasted economic growth of more than 5 per cent this year and the substantial investment packages of President Biden domestic and foreign companies are investing in new manufacturing plants. But labor market challenges are around the corner.

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Practical tactics for shippers to weather the storm in ocean freight

Currently, there is a serious storm or even a hurricane ongoing in the ocean freight industry. Rates are at an all-time high (BCI’s monitor shows an average of factor 4, with outliers of factor 10!), capacity is limited which is strengthened by the false container positioning and port congestion due to Covid-measures and high demand is counted in weeks instead of days. The reliability of ocean freight is all time low which pushes the need for end to end visibility even further.

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October 19, 2021 - October 20, 2021

BCI Global will be present at the LogiPharma event, which will be attended by more than 200+ global supply chain leaders in pharma. This year event focuses on the current issues affecting the industry due to COVID-19, as well as the lessons learned in the past year.

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Webinar: Supply Chain Visibility and Control - to implement or not to implement

October 21, 2021 - October 21, 2021

Events stressing the vulnerabilities of complex global supply chains (like COVID and blocking of the Suez channel) seem to follow each other more and more quickly. Causing costs on all transport modes going and pushing service levels at the lowest levels since decades.

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2021 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

October 31, 2021 - November 3, 2021

BCI Global will be present at the 2021 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo in Boston, which will have 200+ Exhibitors. This event draws pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical professionals at all levels of the industry from emerging leaders to the most senior executives in drug manufacturing, supply chain, devices and equipment and services, and global regulatory agencies.

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Webinar: How to Develop and Implement International Expansion Strategies going into Europe, The United States, and Asia-Pacific

November 2, 2021

The global medtech industry is projected to grow further in the next years with healthy CAGRs of 5 to >10 percent depending on the product segment. A significant part of this growth will come from new fast-growing companies bringing new promising products to the market. But how to build the international operations strategy for new geographies to ensure a successful launch? How to determine the best location for international offices? And how to set-up the sourcing, manufacturing and distribution base for further international expansion?

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