Managing Director & Partner
David Schaar is a leader in the Transportation and Logistics topic at Boston Consulting Group. He focuses on business strategy, transformative change, and operations improvement. Within the transportation and logistics industry, he concentrates on the parcel and express industry as well as the rail sector. David works with clients on a range of functional topics, including growth strategy, operating performance improvement, and procurement.
In his recent client work, David has addressed corporate strategy, new product introduction and pricing and sales strategy for a major parcel and express carrier. He also recently designed and implemented the procurement transformation of a passenger rail operator, leading to over $60 million of run-rate savings with suppliers.
Before joining the firm, David was a Senior Associate at Booz & Company.
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