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Ashutosh Dekhne

Partner, Dallas
Advises companies on a range of operations issues, including manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, omnichannel, procurement, and strategy, bringing passion in holistic operations transformation to drive significant and lasting impact for clients

About Ashutosh

A core leader of McKinsey’s Operations Practice, Ashutosh advises clients on operations issues, with a specific focus on end-to-end supply-chain design, logistics, procurement, manufacturing transformation, supply-chain function, omnichannel operation, procurement transformation, and strategy. His experience spans a broad range of industries, including consumer packaged goods, retail, automotive, industrial, pharmaceutical, and high tech.

Ashutosh is a leader of the firm’s manufacturing and supply-chain work within the Operations Practice and coleads McKinsey’s logistics work globally.

Examples of his recent client experience include the following:

  • leading a supply-chain strategy and network-optimization study at a high-tech company, with subsequent value capture and implementation to improve overall supply-chain costs by 17 percent annually
  • developing a holistic operations transformation for a consumer-packaged-goods company to reduce manufacturing costs by 17 percent and logistics costs by 14 percent while improving customer-service levels to 98 percent, from 87 percent
  • spearheading an end-to-end supply-chain-planning transformation to improve service levels by 30 percent and reduce inventory days on hand by 25 percent
  • supporting an indirect procurement-spend transformation at the online and network retailer of a consumer company, with work that included global procurement capability building and transformation, to deliver approximately 13 percent yearly savings
  • leading a supply-chain planning and order-to-cash transformation, resulting in warehousing savings of 13 percent, transportation savings of more than 10 percent, and inventory reduction by 20 percent
  • deploying lean warehousing to improve efficiency by 40 percent while reducing cost by 30 percent on a spend of $21 million for an industrial heavy-duty-parts manufacturer and distributor

Ashutosh has worked as the head of a beverage company’s global logistics group, with responsibility for logistics procurement and management, automation, digital logistics, and productivity across all business units. He also spent ten years at a global transport and logistics company based in Switzerland, leading projects in network optimization, transportation modeling, warehouse design, warehouse start-ups, and warehouse- and transportation-management-system implementation. He ultimately headed the company’s solutions engineering and operations group in North America across the high-tech, retail, automotive, and industrial sectors.

He has spoken at several conferences, including the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, Supply Chain World, and SummerCon.

Published work

Supply chain of the future: Key principles in building an omnichannel distribution network,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020

Winning supply chain strategies for African markets,” Supply Chain Quarterly, March 2015

“Bridging the procurement-supply chain divide,” Supply Chain Management Review, September 14, 2012 

Education

University of Florida
MS, supply chain and operations research

University of Mumbai
MBA, finance

Nagpur University
BS, industrial engineering