Top 10 Consulting Firms: McKinsey & Company

By Sean Galea-Pace
Having featured in Supply Chain Digital’s Top 10 Consulting Firms, we take a closer look at McKinsey & Company's impact on the supply chain. With...

Having featured in Supply Chain Digital’s Top 10 Consulting Firms, we take a closer look at McKinsey & Company's impact on the supply chain.

With over 90 years experience in management consulting, McKinsey offers expert advice to its clients to help transform operations. McKinsey aims to help create a lasting impact in global manufacturing and supply chain operations, and has listed six ways to help its clients in the supply chain.

  1. Use supply chain and manufacturing operations to create winning strategies

McKinsey empowers clients through the design and launch of operational strategies that will be long-lasting, while creating agility and a product portfolio that is appropriately optimised.

  1. Take a holistic approach to transformation to capture end-to-end value

The company shows clients how to create the next S-curve to uncover value that is hidden at the intersection of functions. McKiinsey leverages and utilises digital and analytics to rethink and innovate manufacturing and supply chain operations.

  1. Transform manufacturing processes for better productivity

McKinsey helps companies to increase productivity and the effectiveness of core processes, through offerings that cover everything from digital diagnostics to plant transformations, order management, asset productivity, predictive maintenance and lean warehousing.


  1. Boost operational health by identifying skill gaps and building capabilities

McKinsey collaborates with clients to build foundational enablers and develop skills through capability building to develop rapid and sustained impact.

  1. Foster a quality culture to create competitive advantage

The company helps clients to consistently meet and exceed customer expectations at every touchpoint through benchmarking, forming both quality and compliance strategies, as well as remediation services across the entire value chain and lifecycle.

  1. Leverage digital and autonomous supply chain opportunities

McKinsey helps clients to leverage the opportunities of supply chain 4.0 by incorporating IoT, robotics and analytics - which results in a system which enables organisations to react efficiently - as well as improving both company performance and customer satisfaction.

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Sustainability drive

McKinsey has been carbon neutral since 2018. With a drive to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions while offsetting all remaining emissions. It has set targets to decreasing emissions in alignment with the Paris Agreement. Its ambitions include cutting direct emissions and those from purchased energy by 60% by 2030 and by 90% by 2050. While also a member of RE100, McKinsey is committed to acquiring 100% renewable energy by 2025.

Nearly half of McKinsey’s global office space has achieved green-building certification. The company aims for the highest standards for new offices and major renovations (LEED Gold or Platinum). Across over 90 of McKinsey’s offices, Green Teams that are headed up by passionate colleagues are driving over 230 environmental initiatives to decrease its footprint and create awareness about environmental sustainability.

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