Fast growth of New Silk Rail Routes proves that rail connections between China and Europe are a solid third transport alternative

The new Silk Rail Routes between China and Europe have shown a fast growth with an increase of 50% in volume and 100% in value in the last five years. Currently, about 150 trains per week run between 30 European location and 16 regions in China.

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Growth of Mega Distribution Centers accelerates in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium – efficiency and e-commerce are main drivers

In the period 2013-20191) 424 Mega Distribution Centers (each more than 40,000 sqm floor space) have been established or announced in the logistics heart of Europe. The majority of them were built in Germany (285; 67%), followed by the Netherlands (98; 23%) and Belgium (41; 10%). Altogether these 424 XXL warehouses have 28.9 mln sqm floorspace.

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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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Need for visibility and control – are you in the dark?

Covid-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities of global complex supply chains. Many companies are faced with a lack of end-to-end visibility. Do you stay in the dark or develop a control tower?

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Decentralization of production: is re-shoring a realistic option?

Decentralization of production, also known as re-shoring from China/Asia back to North America or Europe, is at the top of the agenda in many corporate boardrooms. What are the advantages and disadvantages of various manufacturing strategies and how does a real life reshoring business case look like?

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Working in the office or at home – what is your new corporate strategy?

Due to covid-19 driven lockdowns and social distancing measures, an unprecedented work-from-home strategy is impacting all office-related operations around the world. You can read quotes of CEO’s saying their employees can now forever work from home, but on the other hand a lot of employers fear less creativity and lower productivity levels of teams when they only meet online. What is your new strategy?

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Incoterms 2020 Workshop

The new Incoterms 2020 is now in effect. Is your organization aware of the latest changes in the latest release? Is your team equipped with the right knowledge to ensure that the conditions are properly applied in your purchase orders with suppliers, contracts with customers, logistics and inventory implications etc.

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Webinar: Preparing your life sciences company launch & expansion in Europe

December 3, 2020

BCI Global has organized a webinar on Preparing your life sciences company launch & expansion in Europe with a special quest Hubert Koevoets, Operations Director Kyowa Kirin, who has over 35 years of experience in fast growing healthcare companies like Celgene and Amgen. You will benefit from direct interaction with the specialists in the panel. There will be a possibility to ask questions and interact with your C-level peers. 

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Webinar Supply Chain strategy to implementation; the Wärtsilä journey

December 8, 2020

Are you faced with tough questions on how to build a future proof, resilient and cost-efficient Supply Chain for Finished Goods and Spare Parts? Then join BCI’s webinar that will address this question and provide practical answers to achieve results.

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