Asutosh Padhi

Senior Partner, Chicago, USA

Asutosh Padhi is a Senior Partner in the Chicago Office. He is the leader of the Americas A&A industry practice, as well as one of the global convenors of the Advanced Industries practice. His client work has anchored around serving high performing iconic industrial companies around functional, business unite and enterprise transformations. These transformations involve a combination of strategic, organizational and operation topics. The role of the advisor has morphed into becoming an impact partner. Other relevant information includes:

  • previously leading McKinsey's Operations Practice, as well as Product Development practice, both globally
  • spearheading the development of McKinsey’s global network of Design Labs, which clients can use to examine their products and those of competitors, allowing them to identify strategies for increasing customer value
  • leading the acquisition of Lunar Design, a top notch industrial design Firm that we now operate as a new venture
  • leading McKinsey’s Americas Product Development Leaders Roundtable, a peer-to-peer best practices forum for R&D and product development leaders from Fortune 500 organizations
  • writing several publications on topics ranging from the future of manufacturing in the United States to how companies can create competitive advantage during the downturn through Research & Development

Asutosh holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.


How Mobility Players Can Compete as the Automotive Revolution Accelerates

The personal mobility revolution will require players across the industry to deal with uncertainty, innovation, regulation and changing customer demands. The question on everyone’s lips: what will it take to win big in this new environment? The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility provides some answers.

The Automotive Revolution is Speeding Up

As the disruptions reshaping the automotive industry accelerate, the playing field has expanded geometrically, adding new players and ecosystems into the mix. McKinsey has developed a perspective on the changes ahead in the global automotive industry.

Cracks in the Ridesharing Market—And How to Fill Them

While ridesharing has evolved into a dynamic mobility market niche, moving beyond its current position will require new thinking. McKinsey & Company’s LUNAR affiliate examined the ways new concepts in vehicle design could expand the ridesharing market beyond its current boundaries.

McKinsey A&A Practice

McKinsey's Automotive & Assembly Sector serves clients around the world in virtually all areas of the Automotive & Assembly industry. Our staff consists of individuals who combine professional experience in automotive, engineering, and related disciplines with broad training in business management. Industry areas served include automobiles, trucks and buses OEMs, automotive distribution and retail, automotive suppliers, machinery, mechanical and electrical components, plant construction and other related businesses.

Survey Results: R&D After the Crisis

A McKinsey Quarterly survey finds widespread resilience in corporate R&D programs. Find out which companies made the right moves in 2009 and are poised to reap benefits from R&D today.

Capturing Upside in a Downturn

Tough economic times inevitably put pressure on product development expenditure, causing some companies to cut critical spending. Learn why strategic organizations treat R&D as a way to differentiate themselves in hard times.

Achieving World-Class Product Development Cost Performance

As the need for better cost performance accelerates, companies need the right specifications at the right cost levels in the early stages of a project. Part 2 of McKinsey & Company's series focuses on how early product-feature definition and target setting can drive product development and significantly boost a company's cost efficiency.

Fast Company: Accelerating Automotive Innovation

"Younger" cars, shorter innovation cycles, and new industry players all push the need for speed in automotive product development to wide-open throttle. Part 1 of McKinsey & Company's series focuses on speeding up the innovation process.

Planting (Automotive) Roots in Mexico

Setting up shop in Mexico makes a lot of economic sense for automotive players – as long as they invest the upfront effort. Learn how a comprehensive approach can prepare companies to enter Mexico successfully.

"Offshoring" Onshore: Exploring Mexico's Manufacturing Advantages

Mexico provides US companies with an offshoring opportunity right next door. With competitive labor costs, productivity levels comparable to those of the US, economic stability, and many other advantages, the country offers automotive OEMs and suppliers a pragmatic solution to their global sourcing requirements. Learn more about the top 10 reasons why investing in Mexican manufacturing makes sense for automotive players – from both the US and other countries.

Facing Digital Disruption in Mobility as a Traditional Auto Player

Big changes lie ahead for traditional automotive players as a variety of disruptions upend some old reliable industry success models. Mastering four key dimensions can help leaders win in this new business environment.

Artificial Intelligence as Auto Companies' New Engine of Value

What opportunities does AI open up for mobility, and how can OEMs capture them in the short and long run?

How the Auto Industry is Preparing for the Car of the Future

Is the car of the future here yet? Listen in, as two senior McKinsey partners discuss how autonomous driving, connectivity, powertrain electrification and ridesharing will pave the way for entirely new forms of mobility.

How OEMs Can Seize The High-tech Future In Agriculture And Construction

The digital revolution is alive and well in the agriculture and construction industries. Here are five ways companies can take advantage of the changing landscape.

Race 2050 – A Vision for the European Automotive Industry

The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility has issued a report on the viability of Europe’s automotive industry. The good news: the region is currently a leader of the global industry, but to thrive over the long run, it needs to develop a shared vision regarding its positioning.

Winning Tomorrow’s Car Buyers Using Artificial Intelligence in Marketing and Sales

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers automakers a profound new way to reach customers and anticipate their needs as they shop for cars. McKinsey offers an overview of the new AI-enabled realities and identifies a variety of value opportunities in the marketing and sales space.

For OEMs in the United States, the Aftermarket is Fertile Ground

The high-tech tide has reached the shores of the construction and agricultural equipment industries, which have played catch-up in this area in the past. A new McKinsey survey reveals that despite this progress, OEMs are still not taking advantage of aftermarket services opportunities.