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Raphael Rettig

PartnerDallas

Helps automotive OEMs, suppliers, and basic-materials clients navigate the transition to e-mobility and designs; implements major performance transformations

Raphael

Raphael is a partner at McKinsey and part of the manufacturing and supply-chain sector in Europe. He coleads the firm’s work in capital excellence initiatives for advanced industries in Europe and serves clients along the automotive value chain from metals and Tier-n suppliers to OEMs. He focuses on production strategy and holistic transformations and turnarounds.

He brings his experience on the transition toward e-mobility by focusing on strategic, industrialization, and operations-related challenges—especially the industrialization of battery-manufacturing capacity and industrializing new battery electric-vehicle platforms, which are the core of his knowledge. He helps to develop our firm’s point of view on key challenges in mastering e-mobility.

Furthermore, Raphael helps his clients in designing, orchestrating, and implementing holistic performance transformations (e.g., to increase output and debottleneck processes), reduce cost, or stabilize delivery performance.

In his research for work and his doctoral degree work, Raphael focused on digital-process innovations in production systems, the implications on large organizations, and the capabilities required to successfully implement these innovations at scale. He holds a master's degree in aeronautical engineering and business administration, and a bachelor's degree on mechanical engineering and business administration from RWTH Aachen University.

PUBLISHED WORK

Power spike: How battery makers can respond to surging demand from EVs,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Amid disruption, automotive suppliers must reimagine their footprints,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

How digital manufacturing can escape ‘pilot purgatory’,” McKinsey & Company, July 2018

EDUCATION

TU Dortmund
PhD, diffusion of digital manufacturing process innovations

RWTH Aachen University
MS, aeronautical engineering, business administration
BS, mechanical engineering, business administration

INSEEC Paris
Undergraduate, international business administration