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Relocation of operations

relates to the process of moving operations, headquarters, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, or shared service centers from a home country (offshoring), back to the home country (reshoring), or simply to a new location within the same area.

The reasons usually include cost reduction, operational efficiency, market access, political risks, issues related to the supply chain, expansion plans, or access to available human resources.

The Benefits of Relocating Operations

  • Cost Savings are usually the major driver. This includes labor costs, lower taxes, state subsidies, affordable real estate, or lower environmental costs.

  • Operational Efficiency covers the ability to optimize processes to manufacture products or deliver services at a lower cost while improving quality and customer satisfaction. Key advantages include reduced lead times, economies of scale, and increased productivity.

  • Access to Human Resources. According to Eurostat more than 75% of EU companies already struggle to find professionals with the necessary skills. By 2035, there will be about 50 million fewer people of working age in Europe than in 2010.

  • Proximity to Strategic Partners can be mostly seen in the automotive sector, where the whole supply chain has to follow major car makers to the countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

The Challenge

The process of relocating operations involves various complexities as it impacts various aspects of the business. Some of them include:

  • Cultural differences

  • Language barriers

  • Employee morale

  • Talent retention

  • Trade unions, strikes

  • Project management

  • Risk management

  • Supply chain disruption

  • Downtime and disruption

  • Legal compliance

  • Data privacy

  • Quality consistency

  • IT Infrastructure

  • Technology transition

  • PR and Reputation management

  • Overall project costs

The Solution

Executive Interim Management is a modern managerial solution, in which an experienced senior executive or a complete team is temporarily engaged by a company to address a specific leadership challenge on a short-term basis. 

An Executive Interim Manager is a highly experienced senior executive typically engaged for a few months to provide leadership, drive change, address a specific issue, or manage complex projects. Key characteristics include experience, seniority, immediate availability, project orientation and operational hands-on approach.

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Executive Interim Management
for Central and Eastern Europe

We design and implement individual project-based business solutions and together with our industry experts lead companies through transformations to unlock their full potential.

Our Managing Partner stands personally by your side from the project definition, evaluation of the interim manager, through the whole project, until completion, and hand-over, to ensure the agreed objectives are achieved and stay within your organization.

Our Executive Interim Managers have local or international backgrounds, they have studied, lived, and worked in various countries and go through rigorous evaluation processes following a methodology specifically designed for demanding cross-cultural interim missions.

Over the recent decade, we have performed hundreds of successful missions predominantly in Central and Eastern Europe, but also in Asia, the Middle East, and the USA.

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