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Independent management consultants specializing in automotive industry

Independent management consultants in the Umbrex community have experience across the full range of the automotive industry. Recent projects have addressed autonomous vehicles, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, hybrid-electric vehicle strategy, next-generation automobile design, and marketing software for dealerships. Over 90% of our automotive practice consultants are alums of McKinsey, Bain, or BCG. The majority also have experience in industry roles.

Examples of how we help automotive clients

Implemented lean operations at a Brazilian automotive manufacturing plant.
Renegotiated contracts with glass suppliers for a leading electric vehicle manufacturer. Eliminated $4M of expedite fees and instituted chargebacks.
For a major US automaker, updated the brand portfolio strategy utilizing its previously untapped survey of 10,000 consumers.
Led pricing projects across three continents for an automotive manufacturer. Implemented new pricing instruments, pricing tools, and pricing guidelines.
Assessed the dealer network in China for a German car manufacturer after the 2008 financial crisis. Developed a contingency plan prioritizing 1,000 dealerships based on their performance and value potential.

Automotive industry experience at top firms such as:


Factory Transformation Consultant

Senior Manager Lean Enterprise & Global Operations

Senior Engineer

Global Electrical Buyer (Strategic Sourcing)

Agile / Product Coach and Consultant

Project Manager

Global Supply Manager, Glass

Upper Body Lead Engineer

Senior Manager Strategic Projects

What clients say

Insights on the automotive industry from our podcast:​


Automobile Design

Nina Leffers



The Future of Mobility

Sven Beiker

Insights on the automotive industry from our members:

Useful resources on the automotive industry recommended by our members

  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Society for Corporate Governance
  • International Corporate Governance Network
  • Business Roundtable
  • The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members 2nd Edition
  • A Carver Policy Governance Guide, The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member 2nd Edition
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