Ildefonso Silva

Partner, Chicago, USA

Ildefonso Silva is a principal in McKinsey's Chicago office. He is a leader in both the Operations and Consumer/Packaged Goods practices, and previously led the Supply Chain service line in Latin America.

Since joining the firm in September 2002, Ildefonso has served clients primarily in consumer, retail, automotive and industrial sectors. He has advised clients in a range of operations topics, from redesigning supply chains to implementing lean manufacturing and purchasing transformation programs.

Ildefonso also led the knowledge effort, "Bridging the Supply Chain Divide," which provides a perspective on how companies can develop core cross-functional capabilities such as complexity and service level management, and production strategy (click the publications tab on Ildefonso's profile to see related content).


Raising supply-chain performance to new levels through digital transformation

Learn how to join the few companies that have unlocked digital's full potential for supply chains.

Promise fulfilled: Making integrated supply chains a reality

A new generation of digital tools helps overcome longstanding challenges in integrating supply chains from end to end.

Consumer packaged goods: Are your operations achieving their full potential?

It's time for consumer goods players to look across the board to improve all aspects of their operations, from sales to logistics.

Building a winning supply chain in Latin America

Latin America's size, strong growth, and relative wealth make it an increasingly appealing market, but only for companies that can overcome the region’s supply chain complexities

Is your top team undermining your supply chain?

To bridge the organizational gaps that often divide their senior managers, McKinsey research finds, companies need to successfully address three main areas of collaboration tension

Bridging the Supply Chain Divide - introduction

Understanding why supply chain improvements fail to deliver is important, this inaugural part of a series tells us

Is your top team undermining your supply chain?

Bridges between senior managers are necessary for tomorrow's global supply chain

Demand management in agribusiness

By considering both margins and prices while synchronizing sales and production, agribusinesses can match supply and demand profitably

Managing SKU complexity in consumer goods

Consumer goods companies can simplify and remain cost-effective by following a few steps

Deliver on time or pay the fine

E-commerce giants have raised the supply-chain performance bar. Now consumer-goods manufacturers face a stark choice: achieve new levels of predictability and responsiveness, or pay a heavy price.