Niklas Brundin

Partner

Head, Automotive & Manufacturing Practice, Nordics

Education

The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH (Sweden)
Master of Industrial Engineering and Management

Niklas is a Partner in the Stockholm office and leads the local Automotive & Manufacturing practice. He primarily advises companies in the sectors of Automotive, Manufacturing, and Private equity.

With almost 20 years in international strategy consulting with Arthur D. Little, creating value for clients primarily in the Manufacturing and Automotive industries and addressing a wide range of functional topics, Niklas has accumulated a solid base of experience with the key challenges faced by top management. Niklas believes in the need for companies to be highly innovative and agile in meeting the challenges of a hypercompetitive world. Niklas is analytical, creative, solutions-focused, and experienced in designing and managing change programs to a successful result.

Niklas holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from KTH, Sweden. He had a Major in Manufacturing management with, e.g., a master’s thesis on Lean Manufacturing.

Niklas is married, has two beautiful daughters, and lives just outside Stockholm. He is active in his spare time and enjoys sports, family & friends, and being on the sea.

Recent Publications

It’s time for a supply chain recalibration
SUPPLY CHAIN VULNERABILITIES EXPOSED The economic turmoil across the globe has exposed significant vulnerabilities in supply chains. Companies’ networks have never been more complex or more susceptible to world economy dynamics. They have been tested both by supply and demand volatility as well as the digitalization of an increasing number of industries, which has driven demand for scarce components and raw materials. A lack of resilience has been made apparent, igniting a call for action to businesses worldwide to prepare for future disruptions.
Robotaxis to disrupt the market
Challenging mobility cases in cities
Turning customers into subscribers – How to successfully make the shift
What customers expect from manufacturing businesses is changing, moving away from outright purchase- to subscription-based models. This offers opportunities and risks for traditional players, providing them with access to greater customer insight, but also lowering barriers for competitors. Based on case examples, this article looks at how manufacturers can make the shift to subscriptionbased businesses.
E-Learning – A tool for successful change
Today’s global trends, such as high speed of innovation and technological change, require manufacturing companies to be agile and quickly implement sustainable changes to survive.
Managing Global Production Networks
Global megatrends create transformation pressure  on the manufacturing industry and their global production networks. Our recent study on “Managing global production networks” analyzed how companies are achieving high performing  production networks e.g. by managing network goals, network structure and network coordination. It became obvious that  today’s global competition requires companies to strengthen network capabilities vs. a site capabilities and are able to constantly evolve the network design to respond to the dynamic market in an agile way.

Niklas is a Partner in the Stockholm office and leads the local Automotive & Manufacturing practice. He primarily advises companies in the sectors of Automotive, Manufacturing, and Private equity.

With almost 20 years in international strategy consulting with Arthur D. Little, creating value for clients primarily in the Manufacturing and Automotive industries and addressing a wide range of functional topics, Niklas has accumulated a solid base of experience with the key challenges faced by top management. Niklas believes in the need for companies to be highly innovative and agile in meeting the challenges of a hypercompetitive world. Niklas is analytical, creative, solutions-focused, and experienced in designing and managing change programs to a successful result.

Niklas holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from KTH, Sweden. He had a Major in Manufacturing management with, e.g., a master’s thesis on Lean Manufacturing.

Niklas is married, has two beautiful daughters, and lives just outside Stockholm. He is active in his spare time and enjoys sports, family & friends, and being on the sea.

Recent Publications

It’s time for a supply chain recalibration
SUPPLY CHAIN VULNERABILITIES EXPOSED The economic turmoil across the globe has exposed significant vulnerabilities in supply chains. Companies’ networks have never been more complex or more susceptible to world economy dynamics. They have been tested both by supply and demand volatility as well as the digitalization of an increasing number of industries, which has driven demand for scarce components and raw materials. A lack of resilience has been made apparent, igniting a call for action to businesses worldwide to prepare for future disruptions.
Robotaxis to disrupt the market
Challenging mobility cases in cities
Turning customers into subscribers – How to successfully make the shift
What customers expect from manufacturing businesses is changing, moving away from outright purchase- to subscription-based models. This offers opportunities and risks for traditional players, providing them with access to greater customer insight, but also lowering barriers for competitors. Based on case examples, this article looks at how manufacturers can make the shift to subscriptionbased businesses.
E-Learning – A tool for successful change
Today’s global trends, such as high speed of innovation and technological change, require manufacturing companies to be agile and quickly implement sustainable changes to survive.
Managing Global Production Networks
Global megatrends create transformation pressure  on the manufacturing industry and their global production networks. Our recent study on “Managing global production networks” analyzed how companies are achieving high performing  production networks e.g. by managing network goals, network structure and network coordination. It became obvious that  today’s global competition requires companies to strengthen network capabilities vs. a site capabilities and are able to constantly evolve the network design to respond to the dynamic market in an agile way.

More About Niklas
  • The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH (Sweden)
    Master of Industrial Engineering and Management