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Industrial strategy consulting services

Creating the world around us, with strategy that turns vision into reality

The future of manufacturing starts today

With exposure on multiple levels of the supply chain, many industrial manufacturers are feeling pressure on their bottom line. The global trade landscape is shifting, tariffs are increasing, cost structures are evolving, and emerging technologies are accelerating change. Amid this turbulence in the sector, are you prepared to weather the storm and take advantage of the opportunity to realise growth?

The world’s leading industrial companies come to us for our deep understanding of industry dynamics, extensive experience along the entire value chain, and functional capabilities. At Strategy&, we help our clients manage their portfolios, optimize operations with distinctive capabilities, digitize factories for industry 4.0, and cut costs. In everything we do, from business strategy to operations to sales and marketing, we focus on maximizing growth through coherent operating models, smart partnerships, and targeted investments. When you work with the world’s only at-scale strategy business, backed by a global professional services network, you can deliver on what’s possible right from the start.

How we help clients

Business strategy

In an increasingly mature and competitive environment, we bring the skills, technology, and scale to deliver customised solutions in corporate growth, portfolio optimisation, business unit growth, and capital allocation. Our unwavering commitment to getting it right means working alongside you to envision your future, set clear expectations, and turn vision into reality — continuing to deliver growth and margin improvements.

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Deals strategy

We assist clients across the value chain of a merger process from strategy development, target assessment, synergy quantification, regulatory strategy, and due-diligence to planning and executing the integration with experts in organisation management, change management, and strategic communications.

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Fit for Growth

Is your business ready to tackle its most intense challenges? Our Fit for Growth* approach is a proven model for unlocking performance that helps companies manage their cost in a more strategic way, allowing them to cut costs and grow stronger at the same time.

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Operations strategy

We work with clients to refine and improve the sustainable optimisation of their entire services and cost base with independent analysis and support to asset utilisation, cost structure review, customer management, outsourcing/offshoring analysis, process optimisation, and supply chain optimisation.

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Organisation strategy

Our experts know how to realign organisational priorities, uncover strategic M&A openings, improve operational efficiency and competitiveness through post-merger integration, use objective-driven change initiatives to steer operating model transformation, and deploy cultural and teaming strategy to take your business to the next level.

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Product and service innovation

We advise companies on how to strategically build more effective organisations and capabilities rooted in new programme and product line strategy, technology portfolio strategy, engineering productivity, and more.

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Technology strategy

We help clients understand the strategic implications, opportunities, and threats imposed by big data, cloud computing, cybersecurity, specialised software, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, industry 4.0, and more. We focus on updating systems and architecture around your differentiating capabilities, bringing solutions from the start and results that deliver long-term value.

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Selected Case Studies

Multinational Hardware manufacturing company assesses growth opportunities in the US

A multinational hardware manufacturing company wanted to evaluate its growth opportunities in the US related to its different lines of business and develop a detailed go-to-market strategy, more acting as a system integrator. Strategy& assessed the client's competitive advantage vs. the competitors and prioritised the target market segments to foster a sustainable growth. Subsequently, a coherent go-to-market model (including restructuring options and potential acquisitions) and an implementation roadmap developed for the client.

International electronics / lighting / automation player starts its digital transformation

An international player, manufacturing electronics products, lighting components, automation / domotics / smart-city systems was facing increasing competitive pressures and wanted to digitize its Value Proposition, besides its internal staff and industrial processes. Strategy& analysed the current product portfolio, baselined the operations across all the business units, performed the cultural assessment. The result was a detailed innovation roadmap covering new products/services, digitalised processes and the cultural/digital upskilling program.

Global Railway OEM acquires and integrates a digital player

A global Railway player aimed at becoming a full service provider while preserving its profitability targets. Strategy& helped the client to identify some “must-have” digital services to differentiate from competitors and increase operational efficiency, and supported the acquisition and the integration of a Digital Asset Management player, to unleash all the identified "value creation levers".

Global industrial tier-1 supplier set-up its digital innovation centre

A global industrial player was facing increasing competitive pressures and market headwinds, therefore wanted to innovate its value proposition and create a dedicated centre for digital products and services. Strategy&, through a series of co-design workshops, supported the design of the 5y innovation roadmap, the set-up of the innovation open ecosystem / operating model, and finally the opening its Digital Innovation Centre, incubating the first technological sprints.

Italian leading infrastructure engineering company defines its future strategic options

A leading infrastructure engineering company was willing to define its future strategic scenarios, following a global restructuring of the parent company. Strategy& supported the client in preparing a series of possible strategic repositioning and defined a detailed implementation roadmap, highlighting all the potential upside, implementation risk and also legal implications, allowing the top management to effectively manage the transition period and prepare the long-term transformation.

European electronics player reviews its pricing strategy

A B2C/B2C European player, manufacturing and distributing electronics components, wanted to review its omni-channel pricing strategy, becoming mandatory to avoid market share / margins erosion. Strategy& helped the client with the analysis of competitors’ pricing strategies and the identification of main gaps on the online / offline channels positioning, customers expectations, and main market trends. The result was a roadmap of opportunities by key customer segments / channels, that has been piloted and rolled-out globally.

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Stefano Bianchi

Stefano Bianchi

Partner, Strategy& Italy

Francesco Papi

Francesco Papi

Partner, Strategy& Italy

Gabriele Capomasi

Gabriele Capomasi

Director, Strategy& Italy

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