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Lean & Manufacturing Experts

BCG's consultants and industry experts focusing on lean & manufacturing continue to partner with leading companies to arrive at solutions in enabling efficiency, long term performance, consumer journeys, and more. These are our global and regional leaders on this topic.

Global Leadership

Claudio Knizek

Partner & Managing Director

Washington, DC

  • Coleads the firm's global manufacturing work
  • Consumer
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Industrial goods

Daniel Spindelndreier

Senior Partner & Managing Director


  • Coleads the firm’s global manufacturing work
  • Operations
  • Manufacturing and lean manufacturing
  • Operations strategy

Christian Greiser

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Global Leader, Operations Practice


  • Lean advantage
  • Profit improvement
  • Large-scale program management
  • Turnaround

Local Experts

Arne Burfeind

Partner & Managing Director


  • Leads BCG's global work in light building materials
  • Engineered products industry
  • Go-to-market and market entry
  • Product portfolio strategy

Michael Füllemann

Senior Partner & Managing Director


  • Leads the firm's Industrial Goods practice in Switzerland
  • Leads BCG's global competence centers for services in engineered products
  • Engineered products
  • Transformation/PMI

Featured Experts

Daniel Küpper

Partner & Managing Director


  • Leads BCG’s global work in automotive operations
  • Industry 4.0
  • Lean manufacturing and production
  • Operations

Ian Colotla

Partner & Managing Director


  • Operations
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Lean transformation
  • R&D and innovation

Victor Du

Partner & Managing Director


  • Change management
  • Chemicals
  • Marine shipping
  • Negotiations

Hal Sirkin

Senior Partner & Managing Director


  • Globalization
  • Operations
  • Innovation
  • Change management

Andrea Ostby

Partner & Managing Director


  • Large-scale transformation
  • Operational improvement
  • Cost reduction
  • Lean manufacturing

Jim Morabito



  • Lean and manufacturing
  • Procurement
  • Operational transformation
  • Behavioral change

Frank Lesmeister

Associate Director


  • Lean manufacturing and production systems
  • Manufacturing-network optimization
  • Quality management
  • Supply chain management

Jamie McCarthy

Associate Director


  • Lean
  • Biopharma
  • Automotive
  • Supply chain improvement

Moundir Rachidi

Associate Director


  • Operations management
  • Enablement
  • Human resources
  • Supply chain management and logistics
Lean & Manufacturing