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 Global is active and he is a prominent speaker at conferences throughout the world. He is seen by international news media as a leading expert.


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 su ...

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 ...

Opportunities Along the New Silk Rail Route

In the last five years, the number of operational rail services on the New Silk Rail Route between China and Europe has grown to about 150 rail shu ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 disrupt ...

Forbes Magazine: BCI Global among the Best Consulting Firms in the World 2023

The renowned international business magazine Forbes Magazine has announced that the economic, logistics, and real estate advisory firm Buck Consult ...

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 ...

Boom expected of 250 New Batteries Plants in Europe

More than 250 new plants of battery producers and their suppliers will be established in Europe in the next 10 years.

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50 Most Admired Companies to Watch

BCI Global among America's Most Admired Companies to Watch

California based CIO Bulletin, the leading platform for B ...

Greening end-to-end supply chains

Greening end-to-end supply chains is possible without jeopardizing competitive cost levels and customer service requirements

Forbes Magazine: BCI Global is one of the World’s Best Management Consulting Firms
Forbes, the prestigious business magazine, has recognized BCI Global as one of the World’s Best Management Consulting Firms. The Dutch head ...
Reshoring Production Back to Europe and the US is on the rise, particularly for critical parts and final production processes

Over 60 percent of European and US manufacturing companies expect to onshore or re-shore part of their Asia production in the next three years. In ...

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 ...

SHINE selects Netherlands for European isotope production facility

SHINE Medical Technologies LLC has announced that it has selected the municipality of Veendam in the province of Groningen, the Netherlands, as the ...

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 ...

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 yea ...

Forbes Magazine: BCI Global among the Best Management Consulting Firms

BCI Global has made it for the second year in a row to the Forbes 2020 list of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms. The prestigious bu ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...