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Independent management consultants specializing in manufacturing

Umbrex is the fastest way to find an independent management consultant for a project in the manufacturing industry. Over 90% of our manufacturing industry consultants are alums of McKinsey, Bain, or BCG. The majority also have experience in industry roles.

Examples of how we help manufacturing clients

Developed growth strategy for the fire safety business unit of a manufacturing company; achieved 7% revenue growth and 32% profit expansion.

Managed the integrations of $3B and $10B acquisitions for a Fortune 100 manufacturer.

For a $225M HVAC manufacturing company, reduced payment cycle by 20 days via operational process improvements.

Captured $9.5M of operational EBITDA improvement for a plastics manufacturer. Optimized distribution network and increased capacity utilization.

Consolidated training processes for a $14B global service and clothing uniform provider. Streamlined and centralized capability-building function across 11 separate business units to establish a global center of training excellence.

Redesigned the product development process for an electronics manufacturer, integrating engineering, supply chain, and marketing. Reduced time to market from 18 months to 6 months.

Experience at top manufacturing companies such as:

Division Leader, Services and Support COE

General Manager - Refrigeration South America

PMO Director

European Sourcing Manager

General Manager - Strategy

Sr. Director, Marketing/ Product Management

VP and General Manager, Building Solutions

SVP Marketing, Innovation and R&D

Plant Manager

Director Strategic Management

What clients say

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  • A Carver Policy Governance Guide, The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member 2nd Edition
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