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Bernd Schreiber

Managing Partner

Global Practice Leader, Operations Management

About Bernd

Bernd is Partner based in our Frankfurt office and leads Arthur D. Little’s global Operations Management practice. He also leads our global Industry 4.0 activities and is member of our Digital Transformation & Analytics think tank.

His main areas of expertise cover strategy definition, operating model and organizational design, operational excellence, supply chain management, performance improvement, and transformation programs in a wide variety of industries. With his projects, Bernd helps our clients to anticipate future trends in operations. He designs innovative solutions and helps to transform businesses towards performance excellence across the value chain. 

For example, he has helped leading companies in automotive, transportation, energy and other industries to apply Industry 4.0 and digital technologies in operations to achieve quantum-leap efficiency gains, and as well as assisting them in generating value out of data. Applying digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, bots, collaborative robots, augmented reality, blockchain and additive manufacturing allows for EBIT improvement from 30% to 50%. Bernd has also helped various clients in transforming their supply chains and procurement from transaction-oriented units to value-generating functions, which delivers strategic impact for the companies’ competiveness.

Bernd has published our viewpoints in operations such as the “Future of Operations in the Digital World”, “Procurement 4.0”, and “Radical Simplification”. He is responsible for our flagship operations benchmark in procurement, supply chain and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Bernd worked for 7 years in manufacturing companies in finance, controlling and supply chain management. 

Bernd is married, has two beautiful kids and enjoys family life in a fantastic and traditional wine region in Germany. Being a former enthusiastic handball player, Bernd experienced and believes in the success of team and fair play.

Education

Cooperative State University of Baden Wuerttemberg
Business Administration

Insights

The sustainable and highly productive supply chain
Bernd Schreiber, Lokesh Dadhich, Naoya Furuta, Kai-Oliver Zander
At the same time, national and international sustainability laws and initiatives require a fundamental shift within global supply chains. It is clear that organizations require a strategic framework that supports decision makers in creating supply chain value by synchronizing supply chain layers beyond short-term and reactive crisis management.
Extracting network operations efficiency in the post-COVID-19 era
Vincenzo Basile, Bernd Schreiber, Pedro Ugarte, Lokesh Dadhich
How telecom operators can overcome complexity and demand challenges
Public procurement transformation in the GCC region – post-COVID-19 era
Bernd Schreiber, Dr. Raymond Khoury, Lokesh Dadhich
Actions for post-crisis supply chain recovery
Bernd Schreiber, Dr. Engin Beken, Kai-Oliver Zander
Every day more countries alarm the world with new COVID-19 cases. As a result, many countries are closing their borders and imposing social-distancing measures on their people. Naturally, global and local companies are affected as their workforces and supply chains are cut off. The first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak showed organizations’ ability to pull out well-prepared contingency plans to respond and adapt to the new reality quickly.
The 5F War Room
Arnaud Jouron, Bernd Schreiber
Businesses worldwide are facing unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. The paramount need is to secure health and safety for the workforce, clients and our societies at large. Beyond that, impact on demand is brutal, with companies forced to juggle major downturns and upturns for products and services. In addition, companies need to be ready to stage recoveries once the crisis de-escalates (ideally within the next two to five months, depending on sectors that move at different speeds).

Bernd Schreiber

Managing Partner

Global Practice Leader, Operations Management

Germany

Contact & Follow

About Bernd

Bernd is Partner based in our Frankfurt office and leads Arthur D. Little’s global Operations Management practice. He also leads our global Industry 4.0 activities and is member of our Digital Transformation & Analytics think tank.

His main areas of expertise cover strategy definition, operating model and organizational design, operational excellence, supply chain management, performance improvement, and transformation programs in a wide variety of industries. With his projects, Bernd helps our clients to anticipate future trends in operations. He designs innovative solutions and helps to transform businesses towards performance excellence across the value chain. 

For example, he has helped leading companies in automotive, transportation, energy and other industries to apply Industry 4.0 and digital technologies in operations to achieve quantum-leap efficiency gains, and as well as assisting them in generating value out of data. Applying digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, bots, collaborative robots, augmented reality, blockchain and additive manufacturing allows for EBIT improvement from 30% to 50%. Bernd has also helped various clients in transforming their supply chains and procurement from transaction-oriented units to value-generating functions, which delivers strategic impact for the companies’ competiveness.

Bernd has published our viewpoints in operations such as the “Future of Operations in the Digital World”, “Procurement 4.0”, and “Radical Simplification”. He is responsible for our flagship operations benchmark in procurement, supply chain and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Bernd worked for 7 years in manufacturing companies in finance, controlling and supply chain management. 

Bernd is married, has two beautiful kids and enjoys family life in a fantastic and traditional wine region in Germany. Being a former enthusiastic handball player, Bernd experienced and believes in the success of team and fair play.

Education

Cooperative State University of Baden Wuerttemberg
Business Administration

Insights

The sustainable and highly productive supply chain
Bernd Schreiber, Lokesh Dadhich, Naoya Furuta, Kai-Oliver Zander
At the same time, national and international sustainability laws and initiatives require a fundamental shift within global supply chains. It is clear that organizations require a strategic framework that supports decision makers in creating supply chain value by synchronizing supply chain layers beyond short-term and reactive crisis management.
Extracting network operations efficiency in the post-COVID-19 era
Vincenzo Basile, Bernd Schreiber, Pedro Ugarte, Lokesh Dadhich
How telecom operators can overcome complexity and demand challenges
Public procurement transformation in the GCC region – post-COVID-19 era
Bernd Schreiber, Dr. Raymond Khoury, Lokesh Dadhich
Actions for post-crisis supply chain recovery
Bernd Schreiber, Dr. Engin Beken, Kai-Oliver Zander
Every day more countries alarm the world with new COVID-19 cases. As a result, many countries are closing their borders and imposing social-distancing measures on their people. Naturally, global and local companies are affected as their workforces and supply chains are cut off. The first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak showed organizations’ ability to pull out well-prepared contingency plans to respond and adapt to the new reality quickly.
The 5F War Room
Arnaud Jouron, Bernd Schreiber
Businesses worldwide are facing unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. The paramount need is to secure health and safety for the workforce, clients and our societies at large. Beyond that, impact on demand is brutal, with companies forced to juggle major downturns and upturns for products and services. In addition, companies need to be ready to stage recoveries once the crisis de-escalates (ideally within the next two to five months, depending on sectors that move at different speeds).