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Munich, Germany, 2008/03/04 - In 2007, the Munich-based Management consultancy won numerous major projects with international Blue Chip Customers, driving the company’s growth.
For the 13th successive year, Barkawi Management Consultants reported a significant increase in sales. For the financial year ending December 31, 2007, the company obtained a turnover of €14.5 million, representing an average annual growth of 20% since 2001.
The concept of a focused consulting product portfolio with special expertise in Supply Chain Management and After Market Services is one of the major success factors for Barkawi. This approach helped win many new key accounts in 2007.
The second success criterion is the company’s implementation approach. According to Karim Barkawi, Managing Partner and Founder of Barkawi Management Consultants, “Our customers appreciate the fact that we constantly assist them with the implementation of strategies into their everyday businesses. In most cases this consulting philosophy results in long-term customer relationships based on trust.”
Among the clients utilizing this holistic consulting approach, Barkawi can name global players such as Daimler, Porsche, Heidelberger Druckma-schinen, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu Siemens Computers and Sony Ericsson.
In recent years, Barkawi’s business has been positively affected by its presence in the booming Asian markets of China and India. “Supply Chain issues within globalised organizations have to be solved nowadays on a global scale,” said Dr. Andreas Baader, Managing Partner of Barkawi. “To succeed, knowledge of regional frameworks along the entire Supply Chain is mandatory -- from sourcing in Brazil via manufacturing in China to recycling in Europe.”
“Both Asian and Western companies are asked to develop customer service concepts matching the local expectations in order to play a major role in the Asian markets and secure long-term business,” adds Baader.
An in-depth understanding of the regional framework provides compa-nies with a competitive advantage, which is why Barkawi relies heavily on intercultural project teams. “We combine our German quality standards and expertise with the know-how of local insiders”, says Baader of the Barkawi approach in Asia.
For 2008, Karim Barkawi is optimistic about the ongoing growth of the business: “In a climate of increasing competition and rising transportation costs, state of the art Supply Chain Models are key to any globally acting company. As a strategy development and implementation partner, we are positioned excellently to support our clients.”