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Tim Kniker

Senior ExpertBoston

Brings extensive analytics expertise to a broad range of industries

Tim is a senior analytics expert in McKinsey’s Boston office and part of our analytics work in the Operations Practice.

With over 20 years of experience in advanced analytics, Tim specializes in customized optimization, demand forecasting, customer segmentation, inventory management, and network design for a broad set of industries.

Examples of Tim’s recent project experiences include the following:

  • building a predictive analytics model for a major motion picture studio
  • performing joint optimization and simulation of a fulfillment network design at an automotive, aftermarket-parts retailer
  • optimizing dynamic dispatch at a last-mile, commodity-delivery trucking company
  • developing a product allocation and inventory rebalancing system at a fashion retailer
  • creating a sales-target opportunity prioritization model for a food services broker

Prior to joining McKinsey in 2016, Tim served for more than 15 years as a principal at Analytics Operations Engineering, a boutique consulting firm that was an outgrowth of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Operations Research Center.


Analytics Operations Engineering


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD, operations research

Princeton University
BS, aerospace engineering