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McKinsey Talks Operations

Cutting through the noise to transform strategy into lasting operations success

The next normal demands agility, flexibility, and resilience. Join us on McKinsey Talks Operations, a podcast where the world’s C-suite leaders and McKinsey experts cut through the noise and uncover how to create a new operational reality.

Each episode considers the challenges companies and economies are facing, and the opportunities leaders can seize for competitive advantage. We’ll look at how to connect boardroom strategy to the frontlines, ways to increase performance, where and when to infuse operations with technology, and why empowering the workforce with skills and capabilities is key to success.

Latest episode

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will be people powered

– Companies at the forefront of the technology frontier are empowering their workers with digital technologies—and the skills they need to use them.

Recent episodes


Diagnosing the pain in your supply chain

– The COVID-19 pandemic has knocked global supply chains off their axes. But CEOs and other leaders can build resilience into their operations and reset supply chains for the next inevitable disruption.

Supply-chain resilience: Is there a holy grail?

– Supply-chain disruptions cost the average organization 45 percent of one year’s profits over the course of a decade. How can businesses manage risk and plan for a more resilient future?

McKinsey Talks Operations

– The new podcast from McKinsey’s Operations Practice explores cutting through the noise to transform strategy into lasting operations success.

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