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Florian Burgdorf is a core member of Boston Consulting Group’s Operations and Industrial Goods practice areas, with a focus on procurement, R&D, product costs, and warranty optimizations worldwide. He has substantial experience in transformations, both digital and conventional. Within Operations, Florian is a member of the Procurement leadership team. 

Among his many procurement and R&D engagements, Florian recently transformed the central procurement function for a laser technology and machine tools company, developed a global procurement operating model for a leading chemical company, and optimized direct spend for a global automotive tier-1 supplier by supplier negotiations. 

Before joining the firm, Florian worked in R&D and product lines for BMW.

Areas of Expertise

  • Procurement
  • R&D
  • Innovation and product development
  • Automotive
  • Big data and advanced analytics
  • Globalization
  • Lean and manufacturing

Education

  • PhD, electrical engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Diplom Wirtschaftsingenieur, industrial engineering and management, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Honors and Awards

  • German Society Physics award, 2002, DPG
  • Innovation Association award for electrical engineering electronics and information technology, 2001, VDE
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