Managing Director & Partner
Matthew Schlueter is a core member of Boston Consulting Group’s Public Sector and Operations practices. Currently, Matt serves as the President of BCG Federal Corp, a wholly owned BCG subsidiary focused on the US Federal Government market. He is also the firm’s Global Public Sector Defense and Security Subsector lead. Since joining BCG in 2014, Matt’s experience has been leveraged across a wide range of industries including public sector, industrial goods, aerospace and defense, and technology.
Matt specializes in working with clients on supply chain and procurement, program management, and strategic assessments. He has led large scale transformations across North America, Europe, and Asia. His client engagements include leading an 18-month, enterprise-wide category management transformation for a government client that delivered an over 40 to 1 return on investment in savings; leading a procurement cycle time-reduction project that enabled an over 95% time savings across pilot categories; conducting the post-acquisition assessment of a French aerospace company’s technology focused, US-based subsidiary; and managing the supply chain transformation of a global aerospace system's over 30 locations as part of a multi-region, post-merger integration. Collaborating closely with client stakeholders from day-to-day execution leads to the senior most client executives, Matt’s projects to date have delivered several billions of dollars in operational savings for clients, as well as significant performance improvements.
Prior to his consulting career, Matt served in the U.S. Air Force as a space and missiles officer and a foreign area officer.
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Ministries of defense must act now to keep pace in the global innovation landscape.
As economic pressure grows and budgets shrink, procurement officials need to revise their negotiating strategy with contractors so they get more for their countries’ money.
Defense agencies receiving a surge in COVID-19 stimulus funds must urgently adopt new patterns of procurement.
Militaries are at risk of missing their operational targets. Three HR reforms from the private sector can ensure they have the people and skills they need.
The acquisitions process is notoriously time-consuming and onerous, but governments can attract stronger bids—and get quicker results—by taking action in five key areas.
Startups are revolutionizing nearly every segment of the US economy. To partner with more of these companies, the government must communicate with them more effectively and modify its approach to contracting.
Public agencies are under pressure to expand their offerings without busting their budgets. By carefully distinguishing legal and regulatory requirements from discretionary guidelines—many developed with little sense of costs—agencies can work flexibly and collaboratively with suppliers.