Managing Director & Senior Partner; North America Regional Practice Leader
Laura Juliano is North America's Operations Regional Practice Area Lead (Ops RPAL). She is a core member of Boston Consulting Group’s Industrial Goods practice, working primarily with clients in commercial aerospace and defense. She also leads BCG's Center for Operations in Houston.
Since joining BCG in 2006, Laura has worked extensively across operations topics such as supply chain, procurement, and complexity optimization. She has supported numerous defense contractors and component manufacturers in areas such as corporate strategy, life cycle management, portfolio strategy, and revenue growth.
Laura has acquired deep experience working with automotive tier ones and other suppliers. She has also advised a wide range of clients on strategy and corporate development issues, including postmerger integrations and market-entry plans.
Laura is a member of both Women in Aerospace and Women in Defense.
Companies that turn to cost containment solely as a lever for short-term survival miss a critical opportunity to reinvest in future growth, stability, and strategy, explains BCG’s Laura Juliano.
Industrial companies must quickly strengthen their ability to cope with crises and uncertainty affecting the availability of crucial supplies.
Manufacturers can use an assessment framework to anticipate and prepare for future market disruptions.
Despite some high-profile female executives, the A&D workforce is still largely male. With growth looming and companies struggling to fill key roles, that needs to change.