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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

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