Dr. Ralf Walker

Dr. Ralf Walker


Dr. Ralf Walker is a member of our Automotive and Industrial Products team, where he is one of our leading practitioners in the area of restructuring and launch management. As Partner, he is based in the Berlin office of Strategy& (Germany) GmbH, PwC’s strategy consulting business.

His areas of expertise include:

  • Strategy development
  • Restructuring and turnaround-management
  • Production and supply chain management
  • Lean management
  • Launch and ramp-up management

Some of his recent client assignments include:

  • Strategy and footprint
    • Development of the R&D core competence for global martial handling manufacture
    • Optimization of global footprints for a second tier automotive supplier and a material handling company
  • Business process optimization redesign
    • Restructuring of maintenance in the automotive and rail industry incl. workplace design
    • Planning and introduction of technology management processes at automotive suppliers
    • Optimization of carbon fibers automotive body manufacturing process
  • Launch management
    • Ramp up of 4 suppliers for a super sport car
    • Ramp up of 2 suppliers for a German OEM
    • Task force for a German OEM for two innovative vehicles
    • Task forces for Germans OEMs around the world
  • Lean management
    • Implementation of lean concepts for global automotive companies
    • Implementation of lean concepts for aircraft suppliers
    • Implementation of lean concepts for manufacturing engineering companies
  • Restructuring
    • Turnaround of a tier 1 and tier 2 aerospace supplier in the U.S.
    • Restructuring of one of Europeans biggest tool shops
    • Restructuring of an automotive rim supplier
  • Product optimization
    • Optimization of the entire carbon fiber value chain
    • Reduction of product costs of steering systems in the automotive industry
    • Product cost and quality optimization for fuel cells and turbo compressors

Prior to his current employment, Ralf worked at the consulting company Management Engineers for several years until it was acquired by Strategy& (Germany) GmbH. Before then, he held positions as Director Lean Enterprise and Production Manager at GKN Sinter Metals. Dr. Ralf Walker earned his diploma degree in mechanical engineering from the RWTH Aachen and holds a PhD from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technologies in Aachen.

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