René Buck


Kerkenbos 10-31
6501 BL Nijmegen, The Netherlands

René Buck completed his study in Economic Geography and Planning (cum laude) at the Radboud University of Nijmegen in 1985. After his study he started the research and consultancy firm Buck Consultants International. Through more than 30 years of experience, René knows the backgrounds and concerns of many stakeholders and he speaks their 'language': from international to regional companies; from universities and to specialized research institutes; from broad interest groups to sectoral sector organizations; from (real estate) project developers to investors/investors; and, from municipalities and provinces to ministries and the European Commission.

René is a leading consultant in the areas where BCI is active and he is a prominent speaker at conferences throughout the world. He is seen by international news media as a leading expert.


Gaining from economic incentives asks for specialist advice

Attractive incentives and tax deductions can substantially reduce investment and annual operating cost. Economic incentives will however never make ...

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 ...

Supply chain solutions for trade tariff disputes

Trade disputes between US, China and Europe are very probably not over soon. BCI has identified and developed 12 strategies how companies can cope ...

The Future of China as a Manufacturing Base

The Chinese economy now returns to a ‘new normal’ of six percent growth per year. At the same time, the traditional position as low cos ...

Finding the right location in the APAC region for your new operations

Locating new operations in the Asia Pacific region can be a challenge. Whether it is a dis-tribution center, production plant or support center, th ...

Post Brexit: Companies Ask, 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?'

A post-Brexit survey by the Institute of Directors, the United Kingdom’s longest running organization for business leaders, found 22% of the ...

Africa: the Next Location Target. Corporations explore expansion opportunities in Africa's many emerging markets

Corporations are continuing to push into new markets in search of expansion opportunities, and one of the last frontiers for many firms is Africa.< ...

How changing supply chains impacts location choices

Supply chain strategies determine the number, size, activities and location profile of distribution centres as 80 per cent of the value chain&rsquo ...

News and columns

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 ...

Forbes Magazine: BCI Global among the Best Management Consulting Firms

The Netherlands headquartered consulting firm BCI Global has made it to the Forbes 2020 list of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms. Y ...

René Buck of BCI Global Wins Business Worldwide Magazine's CEO Award

Business Worldwide states the following in a press release. The founder and CEO of  BCI Global has been named “Best CEO in the Managemen ...

The Future of Logistics Real Estate in Europe

New analysis of Buck Consultants International on The Future of Logistics Real Estate in Europe released at the Expo Real Conference and Exhib ...

The Future of US-China Trade Relationship

US based SupplyChainBrain is the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource. Bob Bowman, Editor in Chief of Supp ...

Forbes Magazine: BCI Global among the Best Management Consulting Firms

Nijmegen, the Netherlands headquartered consulting firm BCI Global has made it to Forbes’ 2019 list of America’s Best Management Consul ...

UK will lose 100,000 new jobs of foreign companies in a no deal hard Brexit situation

Results from a Buck Consultants International analysis of the future attractiveness of the United Kingdom in the case that next week’s discus ...

How to deal with (the risk of) a hard Brexit

The risk of a no deal hard Brexit is high. Even if the European Commission and the British government come to a kind of agreement, the question is ...

R&D Center Locations are Technology & Talent Driven

In order to win the R&D rat race companies adopt three supplementary strategies: higher R&D expenditures, open innovation (intensive co-ope ...

BCI Global opens offices in the Bay Area and Los Angeles

The international supply chain, location strategy and site selection firm BCI Global, also known as Buck Consultants International, opens two new o ...

BCI Global strengthens market position in Asia

BCI Global opens two new offices in Singapore and Shanghai. “From an economic point of view Asia is still the fastest growing region in the w ...

Mega distribution centers on the rise

Big, bigger, biggest. It looks like a rat race but economies of scale urge shippers and logistics service providers to establish mega distribution ...

How can foreign investments contribute to regional innovation ecosystems?

Many countries and regions have adopted the cluster development approach, in which a cluster is defined as a geographically bounded concentration o ...

How the right locations can contribute to achieving key corporate objectives

The Market Challenge. Although different for each company and product, upcoming geographical markets are important for many compan ...