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Daniel Rexhausen

Partner, Stuttgart
Serves a broad range of retail, consumer goods, logistics, and healthcare clients with a focus on operations issues

About Daniel

Daniel oversees McKinsey’s consumer operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and leads our consumer operations benchmarking work globally. He primarily serves food and nonfood retailers, wholesalers, and packaged-goods manufacturers as well as logistics and healthcare across the globe, focusing on strategy and transformation, process optimization, and operations (especially supply chain and purchasing). Daniel has a special interest in helping clients to understand the opportunities and challenges presented by the latest technology and digital innovations.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • directing the end-to-end supply-chain optimization for a leading grocery retailer in the United Kingdom
  • leading an end-to-end performance transformation for a European wholesaler, including sales, logistics, purchasing, and overheads
  • developing the end-to-end operating-model transformation for a leading international branded-foods producer
  • leading footprint optimization, design-to-value, and procurement for a leading global beverages company
  • supporting a category-management transformation for a European healthcare wholesaler
  • spearheading a strategy review and performance transformation for a medical-supplies wholesaler
  • designing a digital transformation roadmap for a leading global third-party logistics, including a detailed review of use cases and vendor landscape
  • leading the business-plan review and development of a restructuring plan for a European postal operator

Published work

Rethinking procurement in retail,” McKinsey & Company, August 2019

Hidden sources of better supply-chain performance,” McKinsey Quarterly, August 2017

My supply chain is better than yours—or is it?,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Supply Chain 4.0 in consumer goods," McKinsey & Company, April 2017


Oestrich-Winkel, EBS University of Business and Law
PhD, supply-chain management

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
MA, industrial engineering and management