Barkawi, a German-based provider of management consulting and outsourcing services for aftermarket support and supply chain, has launched its North American operation. Headquartered in Munich, with offices in Moscow, New Delhi and Shanghai, the new location in Atlanta will serve clients in Canada and the United States. The expansion is also aimed at helping international clients grow and improve in the region.
“Companies around the world are examining their business operations to identify ways to operate more efficiently and effectively. North American clients, like those in our already established regions, are anxious to address today’s economic pressures by streamlining their supply chains and aftermarket support,” explains Karim Barkawi, managing partner.
Mike Landry, who founded Servigistics, a provider of service lifecycle management software, and led the company’s product strategy and business development for the last decade, will head the North American practice. At Servigistics, Landry was instrumental in the company’s growth from the ground up to over 250 customer installations around the globe. He has spent his 25 year career delivering software solutions and consulting services that help clients manage their supply chain and aftermarket support operations.
Barkawi’s expertise helps global companies optimize their operations by customizing processes and solutions to meet their unique needs. Clients include Case New Holland, Daimler, Deutsche Telekom, Electrolux, Fujitsu Networks, IBM, Lufthansa, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, Porsche, RIM (Blackberry), Samsung Electronics, Siemens, Sony Ericsson, and Volkswagen.