How to Develop a Risk Resilient Supply Chain

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Time: 11:00 a.m. EDT (GMT -5, New York) Duration: 1 Hour Event Type: Live Webinar Cost: Free

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For the past few decades, the path to success in manufacturing often resulted in extended supply chains and multiple sources of operations. When everything worked correctly, costs were low and margins were fat.

COVID-19 has put that old model of manufacturing under tremendous strain. The questions of how and where your company will have distribution and manufacturing operations in the US, Europe, China, Asia, and everywhere else have all been reopened.

How will your company not only cope with the current short-term crisis, but also build a future proof value chain? Join us to start planning your roadmap, including answers to the following questions:

  • How to build your risk-resilient (decentralized) supply chain?
  • Are decentralizing production or reshoring realistic options for your company?
  • How can you manage your supplier base better with more advanced supplier management tools and a control tower to enhance visibility?
  • How do you find the best location for your new consolidated plant/distribution center?



René Buck, CEO, BCI Global

René Buck is president and CEO of BCI Global, a company he founded in April 1985. More than 35 years later BCI Global is one of the world’s leading independent manufacturing footprint optimization, location strategy/site selection and supply chain design consulting companies in the world. BCI Global provides independent, unbiased, tailor-made advise.

BCI Global was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms. Last year René was chosen as Best CEO in The Management Consulting Industry by Business Worldwide Magazine. René is a frequently asked speaker at conferences around the world.

René specializes in manufacturing footprint strategies and location advice for production plants, distribution centers, R&D centers and support centers in all regions of the world. He has advised a wide range of international companies in various industries: high tech; industrial equipment & products; automotive; medical technology; food & beverage; FMCG; chemicals; (bio)pharma; fashion & apparel; logistics. Under his leadership BCI assists more than 1,000 clients in 50 countries.

Patrick Haex, Managing Partner, BCI Global

Patrick Haex is managing partner and Head of the Worldwide Supply Chain practice within BCI. His role is to lead the BCI consulting and implementation delivery team as well as to interact with clients on supply chain engagements.

Before joining BCI 18 years ago Patrick held Supply Chain, Operations and IT functions in manufacturing companies in different industries.

Patrick is active in a wide range of industry verticals including FMCG/CPG, Lifestyle/Fashion, E-commerce, Life Sciences, Industrial, High Tech and Spare parts. Patrick has conducted and implemented supply chain solutions in various geographies across the globe including Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia/CIS, Asia Pacific, Latam.

Patrick is a thought leader in Supply Chain Strategy, Network design and Supply Chain Transformation and is part of the CSCMP’s Supply Chain Executive committee.

BCI Global

BCI Global is one of the leaders in developing comprehensive, practical manufacturing and supply chain footprint strategies as well as selecting sites worldwide for new operations (including incentive negotiations) in the Asia Pacific region (including China and India), in the US and Europe, Middle East and Africa. In the last 35 years we worked for more than 1,000 clients including companies like Baxter Healthcare, Boston Scientific, Cisco, Columbia Sportswear, Danone, Donaldson, Emerson, Gentherm, IKEA, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Microsoft, Mitutoyo, Mondelez, NCR, Nestle, Novartis, Novocure, O’Neill, Philips, Pitney Bowes, Roche, Sandvik, Urban Outfitters and Yamaha.

Our dedicated professionals have the experience and expertise to assist you with realigning your company’s footprint to accommodate geographic growth and diversification, or to improve the bottom line (reducing costs, adding value) and the service levels to your customers.

In Europe BCI Global has offices in London, Frankfurt, Nijmegen and The Hague (both the Netherlands); in the US in Atlanta, the Bay Area (Silicon Valley) and Los Angeles; and in AsiaPac in Shanghai and Singapore (for the whole region, including India).

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