Top 10: Manufacturing Consultants

Top 10: Manufacturing Consultants
Top 10: Manufacturing Consultants
Our Top 10 manufacturing consultants are McKinsey & Company, BCG, Bain & Company, Deloitte, PwC, Accenture, KPMG, EY, Roland Berger & Kearney

We run through 10 of the best manufacturing consultancy companies in the world, covering the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland and the US. These businesses offer their global manufacturing clients a powerhouse of strategic awareness and industry insight, from sailing through the latest twist in the supply chain to the benefits of the newest automation technologies. These firms - McKinsey & Company, BCG, Bain & Company, Deloitte, PwC, Accenture, KPMG, EY, Roland Berger and Kearney stand at the forefront of transforming the manufacturing sector.

10. Kearney

Alex Liu, Chairman Emeritus, Partner at Kearney

Revenue: US$1.3bn
Employees: 3,500
CEO: Alex Liu
Founded: 1926

A.T. Kearney is an American global management consulting firm which partners with manufacturing clients to strategise growth, enhance operational efficiency and cut costs. With a global presence spanning across 40 countries, the firm sees the dialogue around global manufacturing and supply chains as ‘complex and multifaceted as the global supply chain itself’. 

The company provides its services to automotive, healthcare, energy, public sectors and transportation industries worldwide.

9. Roland Berger

Stefan Schaible, Global Managing Partner at Roland Berger

Revenue: US$909m
Employees: 3,000
CEO: Stefan Schaible
Founded: 1967

Roland Berger is a global consultancy with offices across all major markets and industries. The firm advises manufacturing clients on strategy, operations and organisational transformation. It helps companies optimise their manufacturing footprint, improve product development processes and drive innovation.
As a European-origin strategy consultancy, the company stands out with its international presence. It has 51 offices across major markets, 3,000 employees and interdisciplinary teams across all relevant sectors and business functions.

8. EY

Carmine Di Sibio, Global Chairman and CEO of EY

Revenue: US$49bn
Employees: 395,442
CEO: Carmine Di Sibio 
Founded: 1989 

EY provides consulting services to manufacturing clients in areas such as strategy, operations, technology and risk management. 

They help companies drive digital transformation, improve operational efficiency and manage regulatory compliance. The company stands out with its integrated services, providing a wide range of offerings beyond traditional consulting, including assurance, tax and advisory services. 

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for complex issues.


Bill Thomas Global Chairman and CEO KPMG International (Credit: KPMG)

Revenue: US$36bn
Employees: 273,424
CEO: Bill Thomas 
Founded: 1987 

KPMG offers consulting services to manufacturing clients in areas such as strategy, operations, technology and risk management. They help companies optimise their manufacturing processes, improve supply chain resilience and enhance their regulatory compliance. 

KPMG provides cross-sector expertise in consulting, deal advisory, audit and tax. 

With a worldwide presence, KPMG continues to build on their successful industry focus, securing capital, resetting the cost base, reviewing the supply chain and managing risk.

6. Accenture

Julie Sweet, Chair and Chief Executive Officer at Accenture

Revenue: US$64bn
Employees: 733,000
CEO: Julie Sweet
Founded: 1989 

Accenture assists manufacturers in transforming their operations through digital technologies, advanced analytics and automation. They help companies improve productivity, reduce costs and enhance customer experiences.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps businesses, governments and other organisations build their digital core, optimise their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services. 
The firm is positioned to deliver tangible outcomes due to a broad range of services, solutions and assets across strategy and consulting, technology, industry X and song.

5. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Robert E. Moritz, Global Chair PricewaterhouseCoopers Int. at PwC

Revenue: US$53bn
Employees: 364,000
CEO: Robert E. Moritz 
Founded: 1998 

PwC provides consulting services to manufacturing clients in areas such as strategy, operations, technology and sustainability. It helps companies optimise their manufacturing operations, implement digital solutions and navigate complex regulatory environments.

PwC focuses on building trust in society and addressing critical issues, with staff dedicated to delivering excellence in assurance, advisory and tax services. Its approach integrates strategy, technology and management consulting expertise to support organisations in achieving success.

4. Deloitte

Joe Ucuzoglu, Global CEO of Deloitte

Revenue: US$65bn
Employees: 457,000
CEO: Joe Ucuzoglu
Founded: 1845 

Deloitte offers a wide range of consulting services to manufacturing clients, including strategy, operations, technology and risk management. It helps companies leverage digital technologies, enhance supply chain resilience and navigate regulatory challenges.
Deloitte's Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operations practice helps global manufacturers translate their business strategy into practical operational plans through an effective manufacturing strategy. It assists companies in implementing their strategy by finding ways to improve operational performance across complex value chains.

3. Bain & Company

Manny Maceda, Worldwide Managing Partner at Bain & Company

Revenue: US$4.5bn
Employees: 13,000
CEO: Manny Maceda
Founded: 1973

Bain works with manufacturing clients to develop strategic plans, improve operational performance and drive growth. It helps companies optimise their production processes, streamline supply chains and enhance customer engagement through digital solutions.
Their advanced manufacturing consulting expertise spans every industry sub-sector, including aerospace and defence, aviation, automotive and mobility, as well as forest products, paper and packaging. The consultancy is also involved in supporting infrastructure, construction, real estate and transportation.

2. Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Christoph Schweizer, Chief Executive Officer at Boston Consulting Group

Revenue: US$11bn
Employees: 30,000
CEO: Christoph Schweizer
Founded: 1963

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) assists manufacturing companies in developing and implementing strategies to improve competitiveness, increase operational efficiency and drive innovation. It also provides expertise in supply chain management, digital transformation and sustainability initiatives.

The firm’s manufacturing consulting experts coach clients on strategic and operational initiatives, helping them innovate and digitise the shop floors where value is created. BCG’s experts, backed by advanced data and analytics and a dedicated engineering team, work with clients to cut through complexity and achieve successful manufacturing transformations. 

BCG’s manufacturing consulting clients enjoy access to a broad range of resources, including an Innovation Center for Operations. Tools and offerings include rapid plant optimisation, diagnostics, design and implementation. 

BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting, technology and design, and corporate and digital ventures.

1. McKinsey & Company

Bob Sternfels, Global Managing Partner at McKinsey & Company

Revenue: US$13bn
Employees: 45,000
CEO: Bob Sternfels 
Founded: 1926

McKinsey advises manufacturing clients on strategy, operations, organisation and technology, as well as mergers and acquisitions. It helps companies optimise their manufacturing processes, improve efficiency and identify growth opportunities in the global marketplace.

As a global management consulting firm, McKinsey are trusted advisors to businesses, governments and institutions. The firm’s scale, scope and knowledge allow for deep functional and industry expertise. 

Creating a lasting impact in global manufacturing and supply chain operations, the company uses supply chain and manufacturing operations to develop winning strategies for clients. The firm’s holistic approach to transformation has been shown to capture end-to-end value.

In manufacturing, McKinsey assists capital equipment companies by providing them with the tools to power the semiconductors industry’s manufacturing branch. Integrated device manufacturers need to complete high-value Research & Development to identify the most promising pockets of market growth. McKinsey helps clients to find the right balance.


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