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Xin Huang

PartnerHong Kong

Xin Huang

PartnerHong Kong

Focuses on designing and implementing end-to-end supply-chain transformations across industries, and leads McKinsey’s supply-chain transformation and supply-chain digital and advanced-analytics work

Since joining McKinsey, Xin has worked with leading companies across different sectors to design and implement end-to-end supply-chain transformations. Industries served include advanced industries, basic materials, chemicals, consumer goods, high tech, medical products, and pharmaceuticals.

Xin has served clients on wide range of supply-chain-management issues, including strategy design, forecasting, end-to-end planning, production scheduling, footprint optimization, distribution and logistics optimization, organization design, and capability building.

Xin also works with clients to design and implement digital supply-chain transformations with advanced analytics. Sample issues include automated planning, dynamic routing, multi-echelon supply-chain optimization, forecasting with advanced analytics, cost-to-serve optimization, real-time performance management, and transformation approach (including organization design) enabled by digital.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Xin was a consultant with Analytics Operations, focusing on helping companies to solve technical and complex operations problems.

Published work

How advanced analytics can address agricultural supply chain shocks,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

How Chinese consumers are changing shopping habits in response to COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

How China’s consumer companies managed through the COVID-19 crisis: A virtual roundtable,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Digital transformation: Raising supply-chain performance to new levels,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

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

Bridging the Procurement-Supply Chain Divide,” Supply Chain Management Review, September 2012


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD, supply-chain management; MSc, electrical engineering

University of Waterloo
BMath, computer science