Developing Supply Chains for Foreign Investors in Costa Rica Leveraging FDI for technological learning and suppliers development. Roberto Calvo Director Costa Rica Provee Foreign Trade Corporation of Costa Rica. Country’s background Supply Chain Development Final remarks. Agenda.
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Developing Supply Chains for Foreign Investors in Costa RicaLeveraging FDI for technological learning and suppliers development
Roberto CalvoDirector Costa Rica ProveeForeign Trade Corporation of Costa Rica
Costa Rica at a glance
Costa Rica at a glance
Costa Rica trade policies impactin last 15 years…
Costa Rica: ExportEvolution
Costa Rica: Thinkinglocally, actingglobally…
Suppliers key role…
Businesses are increasingly relaying on suppliers costs, improve quality, and develop new processes and products (innovation) faster than their rivals’ vendors can .
Supply Chain Linkages“Costa Rica Provee”
To contribute to increased national value-added in the production of multinational firms installed in Costa Rica, and as a result, improve the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
- Improve the STI and production capacity SMEs through first class business relationships.
- Contribute to the development of value-added local production through linkages.
- Set up mutually beneficial relationships between local companies and institutions that foster competitiveness in the production sector.
Match – Makers!!
STEP 1: DEMAND
STEP 2: LOCAL SME
Costa Rica Provee
Training and Assesment
R+D + Innovation
Metalwork, (Level 3)
Plastics (Level 3)
Metalwork, (Level 2)
Plastics (Level 2)
VA. Services (Level 2)
Metalmecanics, (Level 1)
Plastics (Level 1)
VA. Services (Level 1)
Pallets (transport accs)
Strategic Value for Electronic TNC
“Toyota helped us dramatically improve our production system. We started by making one component, and as we improved, [Toyota] rewarded us with orders for more components. Toyota is our best customer”.
Senior Executive, supplier to Ford, GM, Chrysler and Toyota, July 2001. (Choi, HBR)