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Webinar: MEM industry nearshoring in Central and Eastern Europe

Why it pays to optimize your global supply chain

The COVID-19 pandemic has fuelled the trend towards nearshoring. To minimize problems in procurement, in global supply chains and in the search for suppliers, an increasing number of internationally active SMEs are thinking about optimization. For Swiss MEM companies, Central and Eastern Europe is particularly interesting. Find out why and how Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania stand out here in our webinar.

The Covid 19 pandemic has tested the resilience of the global value chain and confronted the MEM industry with numerous challenges. Companies were struggling with shortages in the procurement of critical parts and materials, and the search for suppliers was an issue everywhere. Delayed deliveries suddenly became part of everyday life; longer lead times had to be taken into account. These and other difficulties were experienced by 74 percent of the multinational MEM companies surveyed, according to Capgemini's research report. Nearly seven out of ten companies needed more than three months to recover from supply chain disruptions.

Optimize procurement and supply chains
As a result, many global companies are now considering realigning their production supply chains, and finding the right suppliers is becoming increasingly important. A trend towards nearshoring is expected; as short supply chains are less vulnerable. For the countries in Central and Eastern Europe, this is an opportunity to increase their share in the global supply chain. Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia have been able to build up a positive image in recent years: A well-educated workforce, low labor costs, proximity to Western Europe, relatively good infrastructures, a stable business climate and the increased use of automation and robotization are attracting more and more MEM companies. 

Webinar: Nearshoring in Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Co.
Find out how attractive Central and Eastern Europe is for the supply chain optimization of Swiss companies in the MEM industry in our webinar. In cooperation with the consultancy firm OptiBuy Ltd., we will show you what to consider when realigning your supply chain and procurement, what benefits and risks this entails and what you need to look out for when searching for suppliers and establishing long-term cooperation with local suppliers. You will also get an overview of the main product categories that can be sourced from Central and Eastern Europe and benefit from the experience of a Swiss company that has expanded its production to Bulgaria.

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Target audience Swiss and Liechtenstein production companies with an interest in supply chain optimization
Organizer Switzerland Global Enterprise and Swiss Business Hub Central Europe
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English

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Switzerland

Cost of participating Free of charge
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Opening and introduction

Katalin Dreher-Hajnal, Senior Consultant Central Eastern Europe, Switzerland Global Enterprise

Welcome

Raoul Keller, Secretary General, SWISSMEM and Member of Management Board, SEC Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Central Europe

Supply chain optimization through nearshoring in Central and Eastern Europe

Tomasz Gonsior, Partner, Optibuy Ltd.

Experience sharing: recommendations and lessons learned of Swiss company with production facility in Bulgaria

Eugen Peterhans, Delegate of the Board of Directors and CEO, Howag Kabel AG

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Summary and closing

Raoul Keller, Secretary General, SWISSMEM and Member of Management Board, SEC Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Central Europe and Katalin Dreher-Hajnal, Senior Consultant Central Eastern Europe, Switzerland Global Enterprise

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