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Ashutosh Dekhne

Partner, Dallas
Advises companies on a range of operations issues, including manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, omnichannel, procurement, and strategy, bringing passion in holistic operations transformation to drive significant and lasting impact for clients

About Ashutosh

A core leader of McKinsey’s Operations Practice, Ashutosh advises clients on operations issues, with a specific focus on end-to-end supply-chain design, logistics, procurement, manufacturing transformation, supply-chain function, omnichannel operation, procurement transformation, and strategy. His experience spans a broad range of industries, including consumer packaged goods, retail, automotive, industrial, pharmaceutical, and high tech.

Ashutosh is a leader of the firm’s manufacturing and supply-chain work within the Operations Practice and coleads McKinsey’s logistics work globally.

Examples of his recent client experience include the following:

  • leading a supply-chain strategy and network-optimization study at a high-tech company, with subsequent value capture and implementation to improve overall supply-chain costs by 17 percent annually
  • developing a holistic operations transformation for a consumer-packaged-goods company to reduce manufacturing costs by 17 percent and logistics costs by 14 percent while improving customer-service levels to 98 percent, from 87 percent
  • spearheading an end-to-end supply-chain-planning transformation to improve service levels by 30 percent and reduce inventory days on hand by 25 percent
  • supporting an indirect procurement-spend transformation at the online and network retailer of a consumer company, with work that included global procurement capability building and transformation, to deliver approximately 13 percent yearly savings
  • leading a supply-chain planning and order-to-cash transformation, resulting in warehousing savings of 13 percent, transportation savings of more than 10 percent, and inventory reduction by 20 percent
  • deploying lean warehousing to improve efficiency by 40 percent while reducing cost by 30 percent on a spend of $21 million for an industrial heavy-duty-parts manufacturer and distributor

Ashutosh has worked as the head of a beverage company’s global logistics group, with responsibility for logistics procurement and management, automation, digital logistics, and productivity across all business units. He also spent ten years at a global transport and logistics company based in Switzerland, leading projects in network optimization, transportation modeling, warehouse design, warehouse start-ups, and warehouse- and transportation-management-system implementation. He ultimately headed the company’s solutions engineering and operations group in North America across the high-tech, retail, automotive, and industrial sectors.

He has spoken at several conferences, including the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, Supply Chain World, and SummerCon.

Published work

Five actions retail supply chains can take to navigate the coronavirus pandemic,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

Better service with connected inventory,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

Supply chain of the future: Key principles in building an omnichannel distribution network,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

Winning supply chain strategies for African markets,” Supply Chain Quarterly, March 2015

“Bridging the procurement-supply chain divide,” Supply Chain Management Review, September 14, 2012 


University of Florida
MS, supply chain and operations research

University of Mumbai
MBA, finance

Nagpur University
BS, industrial engineering