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René Buck


BCI Global

René Buck is president and CEO of BCI Global (Buck Consultants International), a company he founded in April 1985. More than 37 years later BCI Global is one of the world’s leading independent footprint optimization, location strategy, site selection, and supply chain consulting companies. BCI has offices in the US (Atlanta, Bay Area, Los Angeles), Europe (Nijmegen & the Hague-the Netherlands; London-UK; Frankfurt-Germany), and Asia (Shanghai for China; Singapore for APAC, including India).

The firm employs 75 dedicated professionals and has assisted more than 1,000 clients in 50 countries worldwide. Areas of BCI expertise include location selection for production and/or assembly plants, international distribution and fulfillment centers, national or regional head offices, R&D centers, and data centers.

In September 2022 Forbes Magazine has recognized BCI Global as one of the World’s Best Management Consulting Firms. BCI is the only specialized supply chain and location consulting firm on that overview.

Notable clients include ABB, Allen & Overy, Amgen, Barclays, Boston Scientific, BMW-VDL, Chiquita, Columbia Sportswear, Danone, Dell Computers, DHL, Donaldson, Fossil, G-Star, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, KraftHeinz Foods, Medtronic, Mitsubishi, Mondelez, NCR, Novartis, Oracle, Pfizer, Phillips, SAP, Sitel, Stryker, Toshiba, UTC, Unilever, UPS, Vodafone, and Yamaha.

IT Automotive Business Services and HQ
Pharma Medical and Life Sciences Chemicals and Plastics
Advanced Manufacturing Food and Beverage Apparel
Logistics, Warehouse and Distribution
Biogen BP Cisco
Crocs Exxon Mobil Fuji Photo Film
Ikea Microsoft Nike
Samsung Yamaha

René Buck started BCI on the day that he graduated from the university in April 1985. René has spoken at numerous conferences in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has published many articles and is regularly interviewed on actual investment (climate) topics by the world press. René is a research fellow at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate and is a member of industry associations like CoreNet and IAMC.

He holds university degrees in Economic Geography and Locational Planning from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.