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Rehana Khanam


Rehana Khanam


Drives large-scale performance-improvement programs as a leader of our operations work for consumer clients

Rehana is a partner with McKinsey’s Operations Practice. She specialises in consumer packaged goods and is passionate about driving large-scale performance improvements that deliver business objectives while having a meaningful impact through to the shop floor.

Examples of her recent client work include the following:

  • creating a consumer goods client’s global manufacturing excellence program that delivered bottom-line savings and capacity gains through transformational performance and health change, from the shop floor to the COO’s office
  • future-proofing the network of a food client by helping with a network strategy for 2020 and later incorporating category insights, blue-sky-technology advances, and E2E trade-offs to advise on advanced-analytics-based optimisation scenarios
  • designing and deploying a beverages client’s procurement transformation that delivered an at-scale supplier development program to drive E2E value in the supply chain while developing a 2025 procurement strategy to guide innovation and capabilities priorities for the chief procurement officer
  • helping a pharmaceutical client design and deliver a large-scale capability building and transformational program by creating the methodology and content to enable production system deployment to a network of more than 100 sites and coaching the global client lead to recruit a new change team, mobilise senior leadership, develop the infrastructure for the program, and govern the delivery of impact
  • leading a cost-improvement program with an emerging market consumer packaged goods company to deliver lean manufacturing and supply chain performance improvements, which quadrupled growth for the company

Published Work

Capturing the true value of Industry 4.0,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

Playing catch-up in advanced analytics,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Breakthrough technologies fundamentally change the game,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Mastering the enablers of a sustained digital journey,” McKinsey & Company, April 2017

Past Experience

Customer-supply-chain executive


University of Cambridge
BA; Meng, manufacturing engineering