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Rahul Shahani

McKinsey & Company


Rahul Shahani

Partner with McKinsey based out of New York and leads the North American Industry 4.0 service line for Manufacturing and our Digital Capability Centers
He has 10+ years of experience working in manufacturing and digital product development functions including the last 5 years focusing on Industry 4.0 / digital manufacturing at McKinsey.
Prior to McKinsey, Rahul has worked in manufacturing at BlackBerry & Toyota in Canada.

Selected engagement experiences

Served several clients on I4.0 transformation design and execution:
Helped a CDMO rapidly build digital & advanced analytics use cases to boost capacity of COVID-19 vaccines and developed a framework to scale across a network of sites
Designed the zero-based digital supply chains for a top consumer goods company that drove a 60-90% reduction in lead time across a global portfolio of products
Steered a telecom equipment manufacturer’s journey to design and build a greenfield lighthouse factory that leveraged 5G and IIoT to drive a 120% increase in productivity across operations
Partnered with a specialty chemicals company to optimize their production process using advanced analytics
Deployed digital performance management use cases at a 5000+ employee site for a leading medical device company to bridge the shortfall driven by COVID-19 absences and labor shortages
Supported a Tier 1 automotive supplier roll out advanced automation on three brownfield production lines that drove a 60% increase in productivity
Drove the development and end to end deployment of the IIoT stack and 10+ Industry 4.0 solutions at McKinsey’s Digital Capability Centers in North America
Developed the 3D printing strategy for a consumer goods player to drive new and accelerated product development and fulfillment
Designed the operating model for the operations group for a leading pharmaceutical player to enable cross product portfolio optimizations and enable efficient scale


Keynote: A Lighthouse for American Manufacturing: Insights from the Ericsson and the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Network


Stacey Weismiller, Advanced manufacturing & Value Chains, World Economic Forum
Rahul Shahani, Partner, McKinsey & Company
David Hart, I4.0 Transformation Leader, Ericsson

Join our expert panel featuring the World Economic Forum, McKinsey, and Ericsson to discuss the transformative potential of Industry 4.0 on productivity, sustainability, and resilience. Drawing on lessons from 132 factories in the Global Lighthouse Network and Ericsson's own inspiring journey, this session will showcase impactful digital use cases, actionable strategies, and enablers needed to succeed in this rapidly evolving digital landscape. Attendees will walk away with a clearer understanding of how to harness the best practices of global leaders and apply them to their own manufacturing organizations.

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