Miebach Consulting and JLL team up for supply chain solutions

11 March 2021 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read

Real estate consultancy JLL has announced a partnership with Frankfurt-based supply chain advisory and engineering firm Miebach Consulting – aiming to provide integrated logistics support to clients globally.

With a focus on retail clients, the combined offering will include real estate financial advice; digital support to enable data-driven decisions; and support to modernise warehouses via automation and network optimisation. The goal is to support an industry through a period of unprecedented transformation – driven by the Covid-19-induced ecommerce boom.

“The adoption of e-commerce accelerated by the disruption of brick-and-mortar retail at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic has strained global supply-chain networks,” noted Guy Gueirar, Head of JLL’s Supply Chain & Logistics Services in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).

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“It has also highlighted the criticality of logistics and resilient supply chains for key sectors around the world.” Retailers looking to navigate this complex landscape are in need of multifaceted support.

JLL and Miebach Consulting are both firms with global scope and clientele. JLL is headquartered in Chicago, with a comprehensive advisory offering spanning commercial and residential real estate, and property investment management services. Miebach is a specialised supply chain consultancy with expertise in engineering, logistics and production.

Both firms have an active presence in Europe – serving the region’s expanding real estate market and vibrant business environment respectively. “Clients will benefit from the unique combination of Miebach’s engineering and operational experience and our established real estate expertise,” noted Gueirard.

”The business alliance is centered around offering clients single source, end-to-end advice to enable them to accelerate business growth,” added Miebach CEO Jürgen Hess, who shed light on how real estate and supply chain services will interact in the future landscape.

“As omni-channel retail, e-commerce, automation and other drivers become stronger features in a fundamentally changing supply, production, distribution, and storage landscape, the ability to design and implement effective and dynamic supply chain networks that include adaptable real estate and facilities within flexible occupational portfolios, and which explore a range of financial options, will be an imperative for our clients.”