Six ways McKinsey helps supply chain & manufacturing clients

McKinsey & Company | April 28, 2020

We take a closer look at the six ways in which McKinsey creates “a lasting impact in global manufacturing and supply chain operations.” With the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, hitting the manufacturing and supply chain sector hard, we take a look at how consultancy firms such as McKinsey can help organisations effectively manage their operations.

1. Creating winning strategies by harnessing supply chain and manufacturing operations

McKinsey strives to guide its clients through the design and implementation of operational strategies, creating agile and commercially and operationally optimised product portfolios. With its interdisciplinary approach, McKinsey draws insights from commercial, marketing, product design, IT and digital to help clients achieve next level productivity.

2. A holistic approach for end-to-end value

McKinsey drives its clients to discover hidden value at the intersection of functions. Going beyond digitalising operations, McKinsey leverages digital and analytics to reimagine and innovative operations within manufacturing and supply chains. To discover the ways in which 5G can expand the potential of data analytics, read our article: McKinsey and Company: five ways 5G can change manufacturing.


Following one of the most difficult economic environments in decades, manufacturers around the world have been reevaluating their ERP systems. Aerospace and defense manufacturers, automotive suppliers, food and beverage manufacturers and others are looking to implement ERP systems that cut costs, streamline operations, and improve performance.


Following one of the most difficult economic environments in decades, manufacturers around the world have been reevaluating their ERP systems. Aerospace and defense manufacturers, automotive suppliers, food and beverage manufacturers and others are looking to implement ERP systems that cut costs, streamline operations, and improve performance.

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