Stephan Mohr

Partner, Munich, Germany

Stephan Mohr is a partner in the Munich office of McKinsey & Company. He is a core group member of the European Product Development practice.

His client work focuses on the automotive & assembly, high-tech, aerospace, consumer electronics, and white consumer goods industries.

Publications

Multiply Design-to-Value impact: Build core DtV capabilities at scale

Design to Value (DtV) is too powerful to let expertise shortages get in the way. Building your own core of DtV experts maximizes DtV’s potential.

Pleasing customers when competitors can’t: Extreme product development

Companies that profit at the extremes find new ways to adapt.

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

The Cleansheet cost engineering function: Integration into operations

Thoughtful integration of the Cleansheet cost engineering function into a company's operations is essential to its success

The Cleansheet cost engineering function: Infrastructure, tools and data

To function well, a Cleansheet cost engineering function needs the right infrastructure and other elements

The Cleansheet cost engineering function: People

Cost engineering requires a broad range of skills, yet it's rare to find individuals with all the necessary cross-functional skills they need to excel

Lean and green

Leading companies are helping their suppliers improve the sustainability of their operations

The Cleansheet cost engineering function: Introduction

Executing Cleansheet cost engineering at scale calls for some specific capabilities, processes and infrastructure

A healthier sense of value: Mastering DtV at scale

Medical product makers need smarter ways to cut costs from their products while adding more value

Future-proofing: Moving to sustainable product development

Companies can make smarter, more deliberate choices across the entire product lifecycle

Future-proofing: Taking the long view on sustainable product development

Pressure from consumers and regulators is encouraging companies to improve resource productivity

DtV at scale: Why capabilities count

It's not enough to just build a Design to Value program; companies need to build capabilities concurrently

Supply circles infographic

Optimizing the entire supply circle for resource productivity can yield significant savings not achieved by other measures alone

Manufacturing resource productivity: optimizing the supply circle (part 3 of 3)

By optimizing supply linkages and resources, manufacturers can open new sources of value, such as business lines or new products

Manufacturing resource productivity: optimizing the value chain (part 2 of 3)

The second of a three-part series looks at ways to optimize three specific areas of the manufacturing value chain for significant savings and increased operational stability

Manufacturing resource productivity: introduction (part 1 of 3)

Manufacturers can gain big advantages in energy efficiency and achieve greater operational stability through a holistic approach that optimizes each part of the value chain

Cleansheet target costing, part 2

For highest impact, companies need to make cleansheet target cost models an integral part of their business planning and decision-making infrastructure

Product conventions "plus"

An updated and enhanced approach to product design cost optimization helps break down mental barriers and produce revolutionary ideas that can work for products new and old

Cleansheet target costing, part 1

Cleansheet target costing isn’t just a powerful approach for product development and purchasing teams, it can be a versatile aid to strategic decision-making too.

DTV@Scale – McKinsey’s easy-to-use cleansheet target costing tool

When coupled with Design-to-Value expertise and relevant data, the cleansheet target costing approach yields signficant savings

Sustainable design

The pressure is on to produce greener products, but they must be both economically viable and environmentally friendly

Should-cost modeling for everyone: The power of parameters

Smart automation lets companies build should-cost models in minutes rather than days, opening entire sectors up for new opportunities in cost optimization.

Reduce costs and resource use with DfS: Design-for-sustainability

Proven tools can unlock a new way of thinking about the resources products consume, the value they create, and the cost they require.