Fernando has extensive experience in driving end-to-end operations transformations for companies across the entire food supply chain. He has deep expertise in logistics and leads our physical-flow and logistics service line for the Americas. Fernando’s recent projects have focused on helping consumer packages goods companies—as well as their materials and logistics partners and suppliers—improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their respective operations.
Examples of his work include the following:
- delivering a lean manufacturing transformation for a $13 billion food manufacturer with 150 plants globally
- optimizing the distribution system for a leading food ingredients manufacturer, including all nodes and modes
- developing a manufacturing strategy for an $6 billion consumer-packaged-goods company, including plant-network redesign
- implementing a sourcing transformation for a $13 billion US food distributor across all business units and region
Before rejoining McKinsey, Fernando was the CEO of a leading fresh tilapia processing company, with more than 1,300 employees, serving United States, Canada, and Western Europe. In that role, he oversaw the operations of 4 manufacturing plants and a supply chain with ~1 day of end-to-end inventory. Fernando’s food supply chain management experience includes grain, protein, vegetables, dairy, packaging, and indirect category sourcing as well as air, ocean, and over-the-road logistics management for dry bulk, liquid, fresh, frozen, and dry packaged products; demand planning and inventory management for shelf stable as well as fresh and frozen products; lean manufacturing; quality management; and digital supply chain transformations.