Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Use supply chain and manufacturing operations to create winning strategies
Take a holistic approach to transformation to capture end-to-end value
Transform manufacturing processes for better productivity
Boost operational health by identifying skill gaps and building capabilities
Foster a quality culture to create competitive advantage
Leverage digital and autonomous supply chain opportunities

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How manufacturing’s Lighthouses are capturing the full value of AI
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Vital signs: Emergency medicine for distressed manufacturing sites
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McKinsey Direct
A new holistic view on circular value chains
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Harnessing generative AI in manufacturing and supply chains
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2024 tech takeaways for leaders
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Adopting AI at speed and scale: The 4IR push to stay competitive
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More uptime, lower cost: Boosting organizational health in maintenance
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Canal delays and the impact on global supply chains
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Tech-enabled transformations: Three supply chain success stories
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Today’s good to great: Next-generation operational excellence
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Digital twins: The next frontier of factory optimization
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Getting warehouse automation right
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Digital logistics: Technology race gathers momentum
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Tech and regionalization bolster supply chains, but complacency looms
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Boosting Vietnam’s manufacturing sector: From low cost to high productivity
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Impact Story
Solving the digital manufacturing disconnect: A case study
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AI: The next frontier of performance in industrial processing plants
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Supply chain resilience—in China and everywhere else
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Ops 4.0—The Human Factor: Apprenticeships today for skills tomorrow
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Operational efficiency: A clear path to outperformance in distribution
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Moving supply chain leaders to the C-suite
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Ops 4.0—The Human Factor: It takes two to build capabilities
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When technology meets operational excellence
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The next frontier of customer engagement: AI-enabled customer service
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Battery recycling takes the driver’s seat
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Maintenance and operations: Is asset productivity broken?
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Taking off: Scaling complex manufacturing in the aerospace industry
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Indirect manufacturing costs: An overlooked source for clear savings
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A new operations formula for the chemicals sector
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The winning recipe for transforming advanced planning systems
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Battery 2030: Resilient, sustainable, and circular
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The next chapter: Lighthouses shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution
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Failure is not an option: How to get resilience right
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To regionalize or not? Optimizing North American supply chains
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Great service—but who’s paying?
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Digital twins: Flying high, flexing fast
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114 down, 10 million to go: The Global Lighthouse Network’s mission
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Building sustainability into operations
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Power spike: How battery makers can respond to surging demand from EVs
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Reimagining the future of biopharma manufacturing
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The scaling imperative for industry 4.0
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Emerging from disruption: The future of pharma operations strategy
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Digital twins: What could they do for your business?
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A more resilient supply chain from optimized operations planning
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Harnessing volatility: Technology transformation in oil and gas
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Delivering the US manufacturing renaissance
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Taking the pulse of shifting supply chains
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Ops 4.0—The Human Factor: Powering the learning and development engine
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How mining companies reach the operational excellence gold standard
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Ops 4.0—The Human Factor: The need for speed in building skills
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Converge IT and OT to turbocharge business operations’ scaling power
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Transforming advanced manufacturing through Industry 4.0
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Mastering the dual mission: Carbon and cost savings
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Future-proofing the supply chain
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Advanced tech elevates process modeling in batch-processing industries
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A better way to drive your business
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Supply chains: To build resilience, manage proactively
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Outsprinting the energy crisis
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Capturing the true value of Industry 4.0
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Navigating the semiconductor chip shortage: A control-tower case study
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Lighthouses reveal a playbook for responsible industry transformation
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Smart operators: How leading companies use machine intelligence
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Transforming supply chains: Do you have the skills to accelerate your capabilities?
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The mainstreaming of additive manufacturing
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Autonomous supply chain planning for consumer goods companies
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Toward smart production: Machine intelligence in business operations
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To improve your supply chain, modernize your supply-chain IT
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Risk and resilience in consumer-goods supply chains
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Navigating the labor mismatch in US logistics and supply chains
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Supply-chain resilience: Is there a holy grail?
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Matteo Mancini
Senior PartnerRiyadh
Leads McKinsey’s Operations Practice and advanced industries initiatives in Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, guiding manufacturing...
Ulf Schrader
Senior PartnerHamburg
Leads McKinsey’s manufacturing and supply chain work, serving companies on operations performance transformations, operations...
Raffaele Carpi
PartnerLisbon
Leads operations-performance transformations that deliver bottom-line impact across manufacturing sectors
Katy George
Chief People Officer and Senior PartnerNew Jersey
Oversees all people functions across the firm, including diversity and inclusion, and leads client transformation and research...
Rehana Khanam
PartnerLondon
Drives large-scale performance-improvement programs as a leader of our operations work for consumer clients
Enno de Boer
Senior PartnerNew Jersey
Leads the firm’s global work in digital manufacturing and collaboration with the World Economic Forum on technology adoption
Neelesh Mundra
Senior PartnerMumbai
Leads the firm’s logistics work in India and coleads the manufacturing and supply-chain work in Asia
Olivier Noterdaeme
Senior PartnerBrussels
Coleads QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company; serves clients in asset-heavy industries by leveraging advanced analytics
Sven Houthuys
PartnerAmsterdam
Advises and serves consumer-packaged-goods and energy-sector companies, with a focus on digital, capability building, large-scale...
Cinzia Lacopeta
Solutions Associate PartnerMilan
Coleads the firm’s Innovation & Learning Centers in Europe and North America; focuses on building lasting capabilities on relevant...
Kristian Kinscher
PartnerDüsseldorf
Helps global pharmaceutical companies transform operations, redefine strategies, and innovate in R&D

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