Ulrich is a senior knowledge expert in McKinsey's Quality, Compliance, and Remediation practice. Based in Cologne, he serves primarily the automotive, advanced-electronics, and chemicals industries, emphasizing Lean Management and Six Sigma-based methodologies in manufacturing.
Reinventing the QMS
Zero is the ultimate goal for quality management systems
The hard part: Quality culture
Leading companies demonstrate that the right quality culture can be actively shaped for competitive advantage
Quality as a growth driver
An interview with Volvo Car's quality executive provides insights into the company's aspirations to be a global top-tier luxury car provider and how its quality transformation program will be one of the keys to its success
Development improvements with quality gates
Quality gates are an important way to increase competitiveness and should be used to boost development in a practical way
Cashing in on a quality transformation
Automotive companies can improve profit by systematically building quality, which frees up revenue
A transformative experience for leading a transformation
Giving senior leaders hands-on, digitally enhanced experience with lean management helped one major industrial manufacturer kick-start its quality transformation.