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Ildefonso Silva

Partner, Chicago
Co-leads our supply-chain work in North America, advising clients across the consumer, retail, transportation, and pharmaceutical-and-medical-products sectors on operations, transformation, and growth topics.

About Ildefonso

Ildefonso co-leads our supply-chain work in North America and enjoys bringing the latest digital solutions to our clients. His client work focuses on transforming the performance of companies by bridging operational and commercial areas, from strategy to implementation.

Examples of his work include:

  • designing global sales-and-logistics terms for a global medical-devices company
  • leading a supply-chain transformation for a major global meat and dairy producer
  • creating an omnichannel service and go-to-market strategy for a third-party logistics (3PL) provider in the United States
  • optimizing the network, freight, and warehousing operations for an apparel retailer in Latin America

Before joining McKinsey, Ildefonso worked at Procter & Gamble in customer business development, where he managed the distributor channel in São Paulo—before moving into managing baby-care category of products countrywide.

Published work

Deliver on time or pay the fine: Speed and precision as the new supply-chain drivers,” McKinsey & Company, May 2018

Digitization and advanced planning in CPG,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Building a winning supply chain in Latin America,” CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, Quarter 2 2014 issue

Is your top team undermining your supply chain?,” McKinsey Quarterly, January 2011

Past experience

Procter & Gamble
category manager; sales manager (retail and distributors)



University of São Paulo at São Carlos
BSc, mechanical engineering