About Markus

Markus leads our Advanced Analytics work for Yield, Energy, and Throughput optimization in manufacturing; he also manages our global Resource Productive Operations work, which links the Operations and Sustainability & Resource Productivity specialties. As a member of the faculty of McKinsey’s global Capability Center network, Markus has a strong track record of designing and delivering distinctive training. He has worked with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management to establish the Executive Operations Experience, and also serves as lecturer at Graz University of Technology in Austria.

Examples of Markus’s recent work include:

  • introducing a global production system based on best practices for production, maintenance, logistics, quality control, planning, energy efficiency, and yield as part of a multi-year operations effectiveness program in the chemicals industry; project benefits: more than €100 million Euros
  • managing the lean-manufacturing activities and roll-out of a multi-year operations effectiveness program in the consumer goods industry
  • implementing a capability-building effort at a leading European high-tech equipment manufacturer designed to improve delivery performance and reduce lead times by more than 25 percent

Markus speaks English, German, and Portuguese.

Published work

Unlocking industrial resource productivity: 5 core beliefs to increase profits through energy, material, and water efficiency, McKinsey Publishing, February 2016

More from less: Making resources more productive,” McKinsey Quarterly, August 2015

Tools for sustainability: How and why to work with supply chains on energy efficiency,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2015

Manufacturing growth through resource productivity,” (Book excerpt), March 2015

How Big Data can improve manufacturing,” McKinsey Quarterly, June 2104

Bringing lean thinking to energy,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2014

Past experience

Procter & Gamble


Graz University of Technology
MS in process engineering and environmental technologies

Strathclyde University, Glasgow