BMC-MENA is the regional entity of Barkawi Management Consultants in Middle East and North Africa with offices in Riyadh, KSA and Dubai, UAE. Established as a joint venture between Barkawi Management Consultants, Germany and Hossam Yousef I. Radwan, it combines deep global supply chain domain expertise with a comprehensive understanding of regional business practices and local operational specifics.
Our offices in Riyadh and Dubai
At a glance: Barkawi
German Supply Chain Consultants
Barkawi, one of the two JV partners of BMC-MENA, is an international management consultancy specializing in supply chain management and after sales services.
Founded in 1994, it employs more than 200 professionals and operates offices in Munich (head office), Vienna, Riyadh, Dubai, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Atlanta. Among our consultancy clients around the world are global players with complex business models such as Airbus, Coca Cola, Daimler, General Electric, Henkel, Hitachi, Siemens, and many others.
BMC-MENA in Saudi Arabia & VAE, Riyadh & Dubai
In the MENA region, we support a consulting clientele of well-known and long-established companies and company owners in numerous industries such as oil & gas, retail and transportation. We will be happy to meet with you and present the benefits of our collaborations with our clients and our pioneering cases in the MENA region!
Project topics & issues
BMC-MENA stands for global supply chain excellence. What makes BMC- MENA‘s approach so special is our combination of strategic management consulting and assistance in the ground-floor execution of our concepts. The first step in our process is the analysis of the client‘s operational situation and business processes. In doing so, our consultants have no qualms about questioning whether the existing business model is fit for the future. After all, the structure of the supply chain has today become so key to so many companies that it touches the core of their business model. There are numerous cases that show this, especially in the MENA region.
We develop new concepts, strategies and recommendations for smarter processes and an optimized organizational structure based on substantiated figures, data and facts. But BMC-MENA consultants don‘t leave their clients alone with analyses and ideas for possible improvements. A supply chain has to work perfectly, as do the connections to and integration of the partners, suppliers, factories, etc. Inventory levels, warehouse locations, planning capabilities – all these are decisive factors for business success. For example, the forecasting of demand and supply volumes should at best be almost 100% correct: in reality accuracies are as low as 50-70%.
Operational responsibility & execution capability
BMC-MENA is not like other management consultancies. We take on operational responsibility and ensure the success of the implementation. We don‘t consider our job to be done until our clients‘ supply chain and after sales operations achieve clearly defined performance and cost goals.
One of the essential keys to our success are the people on board at BMC-MENA. Many consultancies work with large numbers of recent graduates. BMC-MENA is different. We place great value on having a strong core of experienced and specialist professionals who know what it means to work in an industrial company from their own career. By doing so, we ensure that the client and consultant speak the same language at eye level.
Capitalizing on 24 years of supply chain consulting
BMC-MENA capitalizes on 24 years of consulting experience of Barkawi Management Consultants and brings the expertise to the entire MENA region. Barkawi, a key shareholder of BMC-MENA, continually achieves top positions in major consultant rankings. Many companies say that our combination of expert know-how, strategy consulting and the assumption of real operational responsibility sets us apart from the competition.
Barkawi has been named the No. 1 Supply Chain Consultancy in the „Best of Consulting“ competition run by the German “WirtschaftsWoche” magazine. The independent business magazine “Brand Eins” also counts Barkawi among Germany‘s best consulting companies. In the field of supply chain management, it places Barkawi ahead of McKinsey and the Boston Consulting Group.
The year 2018 has already begun with an award, with Barkawi being named Hidden Champion again in a contest held by the business magazine CAPITAL, which is based on a large-scale customer survey conducted by the renowned Top Consultant institute headed by Prof. Dr. Dietmar Fink. The management consultancy Barkawi came out the winner in the category Supply Chain Management. That is what we call winning consulting!
Incubator for our start-ups:
The global Barkawi Group
Barkawi‘s implementation orientation can also be seen in its entrepreneurial spirit. Barkawi acts as an incubator for a large pool of its own start-ups, which are active around the world with innovative approaches and new business models. Here, in-depth knowledge of supply chain management meets impassioned entrepreneurialism and leads to successful spin-off companies like B2X, a leading provider of customer care services in the field of mobile phones and IoT. Barkawi Group comprises eight companies today, employing 1,400 people in 20 countries. All of these enterprises have left the start-up phase well behind them and are established players on the market!
With our companies we prove every day that consultants can do much more than just give advice. We implement, and that with great success! In our consulting projects, especially at owner and family-managed companies, full-blooded industrialists meet with true entrepreneurs on an equal footing. That is why we are known as „The entrepreneur among consultants!“
The pursuit of excellence
BMC-MENA is a management consultancy in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and Dubai (VAE), specializing in supply chain management and after sales services. Its strict focus leads to outstanding and lasting results in projects with specific challenges. At the foundation of everything we do is the credo: roll up your sleeves and take the job through to its conclusion. With that attitude and our promise not to make decisions without having sound figures to base them on, we help our clients achieve excellence.
Absolute independence is a fundamental principle for us. We are agnostic to supply chain and aftersales solutions and help select and implement multiple software, infrastructure and logistics service options. Professional modesty and absolute integrity are the cornerstones of our value culture and characterize the people in our enterprise
On the road to success with digital business concepts
With the offices in Riyadh and Dubai, BMC-MENA offers a modern mix of customary consulting methods and digital innovations – always focused on our specialist field of supply chain management. Because we are really good at that! Everyone is talking about digitization. We do it! But what does digitization even mean?
An example from our consulting practice: construction and agricultural machines are very expensive – it is no exception to pay half a million for a digger or tractor. If an excavator breaks down, it can stop all work on a construction site. And tractors mustn‘t be out of operation either, least of all at harvest time! So that they aren‘t, agricultural machinery manufacturers generally keep spare parts in stock valued in the five-figure millions of euros.
Nonetheless, experience shows that it is always precisely the part required that is missing when the time comes, despite the shelves being loaded to the ceiling. But we have found a pretty clever solution to the problem: when arriving at work in the morning, the dealers of tractor replacement parts find exactly the parts that will definitely break down and be ordered that day in their „Amazon shopping basket“. We know which parts will break down in advance? Magic? No. Just smart forecasting models and great software combined with technical know-how, weather reports, and many other indicators!
In another example we steer thousands of trucks digitally every day, and ensure order on the plant forecourt. In the same way as the stolen luxury sports car in a James Bond movie can be followed on a map as a blinking dot, an innovative RFID system enables movement data to be gathered and vehicles to be controlled efficiently. But read for yourself!
BMC-MENA Riyadh and Dubai
Globalization of and innovative approaches to supply chains? Intelligent after sales service as a profit center and driver of growth? That is what we do on a daily basis!
Interested? We would be happy to meet with you in person and provide answers to your pressing issues. The specialists in our Offices in Dubai and Riyadh look forward to getting to know you in the MENA region.
Hossam Y. Radwan
CEO & Co-Founder
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Our contact details
P.O.Box 300149 – 11372 Riyadh
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
BMC-MENA FZ LLC Dubai
Dubai Design District
Building 5 Entrance B – Office 305 – 3rd Floor