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Logistics real estate markets in Europe are expected to stabilize in 2024 after very disappointing 2023

After a sharp decrease in 2023 with 26% of the take up of logistics real estate in 11 European markets, the take up in 2024 will stabilize. This is one of the conclusions of two studies Buck Consultants International / BCI Global published this morning.

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Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM): Why? How? What?

The EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) is a tool to put a fair price to the lifecycle of carbon intensive goods imported into the EU. As per October 2023, CBAM imposes a reporting obligation and carbon tax for companies importing designated goods, full implementation expected on January 1st, 2026.

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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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De-risking your supply chain and incorporating resilience

As the traditional supply chain risk approaches fail, the key question is how to incorporate risk resilience in your supply chain. BCI has developed a Resilience Framework to assess risks and to make explicit trade-offs in terms of risk management, resilience and investments.

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Agenda

Ireland BioManufacturing Summit 2024

February 28, 2024 - February 29, 2024

Ireland is one of the hot spots in Europe for manufacturing pharma and biotech products. A two-day conference with great speakers will address GMP Manufacturing Excellence and supply chain management challenges.

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American Manufacturing Summit 2024

March 19, 2024 - March 20, 2024

BCI Global will exhibit at this important Summit, and speaks and moderates a lunch session.

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Smart Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2024

March 20, 2024 - March 21, 2024

The Smart Manufacturing Excellence Summit focuses on the entire manufacturing supply chain – how products are invented, manufactured, shipped and sold.

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LogiMed 2024

March 25, 2024 - March 27, 2024

LogiMed is a focused conference for medical and diagnostic manufacturers. A great line-up of speakers will address all end-to-end supply chain challenges.

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