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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Are your Transport Operations VARS proof?

An integrated approach focusing on Visibility, Affordability, Resilience and Sustainability helps to cope with the current transport challenges. BCI Global has developed this so-called VARS framework to support companies improving their transport operations.

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Webinar: New Manufacturing Opportunities in Europe

September 30, 2021 - September 30, 2021

The European market is one of the largest markets in the world. In order to build a resilient supply chain your company’s answer to the question whether or not to have (more) decentralized production in Europe, is critical. But if your answer is ‘yes’, how to cope with the high production costs and the limited availability of personnel in Europe?

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USMCA Automotive Industry Summit

October 14, 2021 - October 15, 2021

BCI Global will virtually be present at the USMCA Automotive Industry Summit, which expect to have more than 2,100 participants. This event draws Automotive OEMs, Autoparts Suppliers, and Industry Analysts from all over north America.

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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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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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