Johan Beukema

Managing Partner

Kerkenbos 10-31
6501 BL Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Johan Beukema graduated in International Business Administration at the State University of Groningen, The Netherlands and joined BCI Global in 1999. Johan is an experienced expert in location strategy, manufacturing footprint and supply chain optimization. Johan’s experience covers the full globe and besides strategic consultancy, he has also managed multiple complex implementation processes for international clients. Throughout the years Johan has managed and executed a large number of projects for leading companies in different industry verticals. Examples are AkzoNobel, Alcoa, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Baxter, Bose, BP, Brown Forman, Celgene, Danone, Donaldson, Eli Lilly, ExxonMobil, IKEA, Johnson & Johnson, MeadJohnson, Medronic, Nestle, Novartis, Sandvik, Shimano, UPS.


Biotech Companies Are Preparing for the Manufacturing Future

Biopharmaceuticals are one of the world’s growth powerhouses. In 2020, the global biopharmaceuticals market was worth $325 billion, and it is ...

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 f ...

Can economic incentives help you weathering the storm?

Attractive incentives and tax deductions have always the interest of companies considering to set up new operations wherever in the world as financ ...

Future proof Asia production strategy: China + 1-2-3 in Asean?

Covid-19 made the dependency on manufacturing and sourcing in China visible, leading to vulnerable, interrupted supply chains. Combined with increa ...

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 corpo ...

Changing Location Strategies for Software Development Centers

For more than 10 years now software developers have been amongst the top-3 hardest to fill jobs all over the world. Selecting the right location in ...

Adapting to a Shifting Geopolitical Landscape: China+ASEAN Strategy

For almost two decades, China has been known as the “World’s Factory” largely because of its abundant low-cost labor. Today, Chin ...

More Tech Talent in Support & Services Centers

Finding the optimal location for new Support & Services Centers has always been talent driven. But now technical skills are becoming decisive a ...

Ensuring successful market launch of start-up and fast-growing life sciences companies

Imagine a company that has a fantastic new drug or medical device in the pipeline. Successful market launch around the world becomes life critical ...

Global economic and geopolitical uncertainties require manufacturing footprint review

Intensifying trade disputes (US-China, US-Europe), the Brexit, reduced economic growth expectations, but also new production technologies demand a ...

How can locations help to cope with labor market challenges?

Availability of the right people, increasing labor costs and the need for changing skills set are key issues for many companies. Finding optimal lo ...

News and columns

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 Framew ...

European Logistics Real Estate Markets Break Records

The European logistics market has grown last year with a record number of 10% and a further growth of the take-up to nearly 34 mln sqm is expected ...

Logistics Real Estate Markets in Europe Not Impacted by Covid-19: 14% Growth Forecasted for 2021

European logistics real estate markets have not suffered last year from the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to fast growing e-commerce and higher inventory ...

Which US States rank high on BCI's Manufacturing Competitiveness Index?

BCI Global’s new US States Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, shows a ranking for Industrial Manufacturing Competitiveness based on compreh ...

Oxea builds new acid plant in Germany to facilitate growing global market demand

Oxea, a leading global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, has decided to build a new acid plant in Oberhausen, Germany. BCI Glo ...

Take up at European logistics markets will shrink this year with 32% till 46%

The European logistics real estate markets suffer from the impacts of Covid-19. In 9 important logistics real estate markets the take up in 2020 wi ...

Winning development agencies develop dedicated value propositions

Economic development agencies all over the world often present themselves in the same way: brochures, interactive websites, regular e-mail updates ...

Responsive supply chains become priority in the pharma industry

Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Merck proof it these days once again: the pharmaceutical business is one of the most globalized industries in which ...

New challenges for pharmaceutical industry

The good times with more or less guaranteed high margins are over for pharmaceutical companies. The coming years, reduced costs, greater agility an ...

Johnson & Johnson opens new European distribution center in Wallonia, Belgium

The new Janssen European distribution center centralizes the activities of 15 logistics centers in Europe. It reduces the number of steps in the su ...