Global markets offer excellent opportunities to win new customers in fast-growing regions. Businesses with an international presence are attractive joint venture partners and also offer exciting opportunities to highly skilled employees. Although international or even global operations offer many advantages, certain challenges also exist. Businesses that have expanded organically over time may have to deal with disjointed regional supply chains and diverse, uncoordinated brands and business units. Volatile demand in different geographic markets can also create potential disruptions and bring challenges associated with different time zones and cultural and legislative borders.
Switzerland has become a leading destination for multinational companies looking to set up supply chain operations, thanks to its strategic location between US, European and Asian time zones, excellent transport and communication infrastructure, and attractive solutions and services for risk management and commercial, logistical, legal and tax-related issues. And the country’s excellent IT infrastructure is well suited to the growing demand for e-supply chains – in short, Switzerland is an ideal location for supply chain management with a strategic, long-term perspective.