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Daniel Rexhausen

Senior PartnerStuttgart

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

Daniel co-leads McKinsey’s Sustainability practice in Germany, the Green Business Building service line in DACH and our consumer operations benchmarking work globally. He primarily serves food and nonfood retailers, wholesalers, packaged-goods manufacturers and logistics players across the globe, focusing on strategy and transformation and operations optimization. Daniel has a special interest in helping clients to understand the opportunities and challenges from the latest developments in sustainability and ESG.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

Sustainability strategy and operating model for a globally leading grocery retailer

Development of ESG solution portfolio and commercialization strategy for a globally leading logistics company

Green business building strategy and investment planning in alternative foods (incl. M&A) for an established foods company

Climate action plan to reach net carbon neutrality for a European city

End-to-end supply-chain optimization for a leading grocery retailer in the United Kingdom

End-to-end performance transformation for a European wholesaler, including sales, logistics, purchasing, and overheads

End-to-end operating-model transformation for a leading international branded-foods producer

Footprint optimization, design-to-value, and procurement for a leading global beverages company

Category-management transformation for a European healthcare wholesaler

Strategy review and performance transformation for a medical-supplies wholesaler

Digital transformation roadmap for a leading global logistics player, including a detailed review of use cases and vendor landscape

Business-plan review and development of a restructuring plan for a European postal operator

Published work

Reimagine, reuse, recycle: How to reach sustainable packaging targets in retail,” McKinsey & Company, December 2023

"Corona als Katalysator der Veränderung", in: McKinsey & Company, Special Edition Akzente, May 2020

"Einkauf neu denken" und "Kostenoptimierung 4.0 – integriert statt isoliert", in: McKinsey & Company, Akzente, Edition 1/2019

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