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An entire generation of Americans has come of age laboring under the assumption that the US can’t compete in the manufacturing arena with low-cost competitors such as China and Brazil. That may have been true a decade ago, but it’s no longer true today.

Hal Sirkin

Harold (Hal) Sirkin is a core member of the Consumer, Global Advantage, Industrial Goods, and Operations practices at The Boston Consulting Group. He was previously a global leader for the firm’s IT, E-Commerce, and Operations practices.

Hal joined BCG in 1981. He is lead author of the firm’s ongoing study on reshoring, an emerging trend in which manufacturing returns to the US from China and other countries. Until recently, he was global leader of BCG’s Operations practice, which covers manufacturing, procurement, supply chain management, asset productivity, and cost reduction.

Hal has been a guest on many internationally broadcast television and radio outlets and has contributed commentary and articles to numerous internationally read business newspapers and magazines. He has coauthored three books.

Hal is also a CPA and a professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. Before joining BCG, he was an intern with Deloitte Haskins and Sells.

Areas of Expertise

  • Globalization
  • Operations
  • Innovation
  • Change management


  • MBA, University of Chicago
  • BS, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Honors and Awards

  • Supply and Demand Chain's Global Pros to Know
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