Operations Challenge


Operational excellence is vital for gaining and sustaining competitive advantage—but it’s also more challenging than ever. BCG’s operations consulting teams help clients unlock value from every aspect of their operations.

Our Operations Services

Maximizing operational efficiency and effectiveness has never been easy. Yet excelling at operations management is even more daunting today owing to supply chain disruptions, trade instability, changes in customer expectations, and the rise of digital operations, which have upended services and manufacturing processes. These developments have business leaders in every industry asking, “What will the future of operations look like? And how can we succeed in that new landscape?”

At BCG, we partner with clients at every level of their organization to drive transformational change—and impact—in key areas of operations management ranging from procurement, service operations, and supply chain to manufacturing, capital project management, and end-to-end operational excellence.

How BCG Unlocks New Value from Operations

At BCG, we know that excellence in operations—including managing operational costs and driving topline growth--is core to both competitive advantage and a sustainable future. We draw on our global operations consulting team to deliver tangible, enduring impact across our clients’ entire operations management value chain.

To unlock this potential, we partner with our clients at every level of the organization. And we deploy a unique blend of industry, operations, and digital operations expertise to accelerate results while building capabilities customized to each client’s unique circumstances.

We strive to help our clients win today and thrive tomorrow.

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Profit from the Source: BCG’s New Book

To succeed in challenging times, CEOs must do the seemingly impossible: capture cost savings while achieving additional competitive advantages, including innovation, sustainability, and resilience. CEOs can do all of this by taking what may seem like a surprising step: empowering their procurement function to liberate new value from their top supplier relationships.

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Meet Our Operations Consulting Leaders

The 1,000-plus operations consultants who make up our global network have a long track record of partnering closely with clients to help unlock new value from every aspect of their operations. Our team includes dedicated experts in areas such as operational cost consulting, generalist consultants with a focus on operations, senior advisers, and Operations Center members.

Our Operations Work with Clients

BCG has completed more than 3,000 operations projects for clients in recent years. The stories featured here speak to the impacts our operations teams have achieved through close partnerships with clients.

Our Global Operations Centers

BCG’s Operations Centers, located around the world, help companies transform operations to become leaner, move faster, and supercharge operational efficiency. For all clients seeking to fundamentally and sustainably improve their operations, including managing operational costs and achieving topline revenue growth, we provide deep functional expertise across multiple industries. Our operations consulting process enables swift action and our solutions empower clients to overcome even the toughest operations challenges.

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Operations touches all aspects of the product journey, an increasingly interdependent and globalized process. Follow BCG on Operations on LinkedIn for a collection of insights and news from BCG’s Operations practice.

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