Achieving and maintaining a superior operations capability is at the core of many companies’ strategies—and profit margins. McKinsey’s Operations Practice in Japan focuses on helping companies meet those goals. We serve clients with varied operations capabilities, from best-in-class companies to organizations that are embarking on operations transformation initiatives.

We deliver comprehensive support to help companies achieve a range of operations goals, from improving capital productivity and short-term cash flow through improved cost structures, to redesigning product-in-development processes to extract new breakthroughs.

Our Operations Practice offers specialized skills and assets in the following key areas:

  • Purchasing and supply management
  • Service operations
  • Product development
  • Supply-chain management
  • Overhead and indirect-cost optimization
  • CAPEX and manufacturing
  • Lean IT

We have a long track record of helping clients achieve continuous improvement, as well as having tangible and visible impact through sustainable organizational-capability building and individual skill coaching. We offer clients distinctive operations capabilities, with consultants dedicated to specific industries who draw upon our extensive network of Operations experts throughout the globe.

For more information visit our global Operations Practice site.

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