Florian Weig

Senior Partner, Munich, Germany

Florian Weig is a director in the Munich office of McKinsey & Company. He leads our global Product Development practice and is a core leader in our Advanced Industries practice.

Since joining McKinsey in November 1999, Florian has been involved in several large-scale operational transformations and turnarounds. His experience ranges from low-cost procurement to product complexity management. He has deep expertise in optimizing fast-moving, high-volume supply chains.

Florian’s passion and core expertise is, however, in product development: he built the Design-to-Value (DtV) service line offering product optimization to clients and leads our thinking on development excellence. He was involved in several product development process transformations, reducing time to market substantially. Florian serves clients in automotive, electronics, machinery, and semiconductor industries.

Publications

A map to better team performance

Mapping how teams perform helps you find and fix performance problems.

Next generation PLM: Rise of the digital twin

Do the 90s want your product lifecycle management back? For today's toughest PLM problems, consider a "digital twin." 

Make milestones matter with ‘decision gates’—stage gates with real teeth

Stage gates often provide too little scrutiny into projects. Decision gates channel resources to the strongest business cases. 

What’s on the mind of CTOs? Data, agility, footprint

In a fast-evolving environment, CTOs across industries and locations are focusing on the same three interconnected themes.

The feature revolution

When features are disaggregated from the product development process, great things can happen

Dream to reality

With the right manufacturing partners, companies can achieve much more from design-to-value.

Brightening the black box of R&D

Integrating the right elements into an effective metric helps drive the right behavior to build a high-performing R&D function

Design to value at scale: Why capabilities matter

DTV has proven value in improving margins on products, but few companies understand how to scale it up

Platforming and modularity: smart answers to ever-increasing complexity

The bewildering demand from consumers for more choice needn't cost more to develop with the right model

Driving company success through true product excellence

True product excellence pays off in a higher stock price, growth in market share, and increased sales

Agile operations for volatile times

By improving how risk is measured—and managed—in global operations, companies can adapt to changing conditions faster than competitors

Design-to-Value

Presenters in this hour-long webcast recording describe basics of Design-to-Value (DTV), show some case examples, and address questions

Fast times: Bringing engineers up to speed

Shortened learning cycles can produce often overlooked improvements in product development organizations

Click for cost

"Standard cost models" are helping companies separate discussions about efficiency from arguments about content

Mastering complexity as a competitive weapon

By implementing well-designed comprehensive programs, companies can use the complexity of product development as a competitive weapon

Why you need a CTO—and how to make her successful

Feeling unprepared for technical disruption? A well-structured role for a chief technology officer is a first line of defense.

Don’t just follow the money—lead it with a standard cost model

The more projects you’re juggling, the more that poor cost planning can hurt. Here’s how to better estimate costs and allocate resources.