Manufacturing and Operations Consulting

Bringing you closer to the future of sustainable manufacturing helping businesses attain and sustain best-in-class manufacturing standards with efficient, responsible and modern technology practices.

The Indian manufacturing industry has been undergoing a significant transformation over the past decade and is increasingly becoming a sought-after destination in the world. In 2022, the manufacturing sector contributed around 16% to the GDP and the government is making all-out efforts to increase the contribution to 25% by 2025. Customer demands are evolving due to shifts in consumer preferences and technological advancements. Manufacturers will need to transform their processes to stay relevant in the dynamic environment and aim toward customer satisfaction. Businesses must embrace new-age technologies and build a robust manufacturing ecosystem to maximise operational efficiencies and effectiveness. Moreover, manufacturing industries must also focus on sustainable practices and ESG initiatives to minimise carbon footprint.

With the support of government policies including Make in India, the future of the manufacturing sector looks promising, and India has the potential to become a global manufacturing hub.

Key Offerings

  • Make vs Buy outsourcing decisions
  • Centralised/de-centralised services
  • Conceptualising and setting-up green-field and brown-field manufacturing facilities
  • Lean layouts
  • Running plant operations
  • Running specific functions such as quality, plant procurement, plant head etc
  • Lean, six-sigma, TPM implementation
  • Asset optimisation, quality management systems implementation
  • Sustainability in operations
  • Goal deployment
  • Digital operations
  • On-time in-full and order to delivery performance
  • Plant throughput improvement and hidden factory capacity release
  • End-to-end cost reduction including direct and indirect spends
  • Plant conversion cost reduction
  • COPQ reduction
  • Working capital management and Inventory optimisation
  • Manpower optimisation
  • Operational due diligence
  • Post deal value creation
  • Throughput improvement through capacity debottlenecking
  • Sales acceleration
  • EBITDA improvement
  • Product portfolio rationalisation
  • Business process re-engineering
  • Value creation through lean process design

We have delivered value across a spectrum of clients across various industry segments.

We leverage our varied expertise to deliver significant and sustainable results.

Primary sectoral experience

Automotive icon


Capital goods and engineering

Capital goods and engineering

Cement icon


Chemicals icon


Metals and mining

Metals and mining

RMG and textiles

RMG and textiles

Besides primary sectors, we have created sustainable outcomes to our clients across multiple sectors such as consumer durables, consumer products, industrial products, glass, paper etc.

About us

Manufacturing and Operations Consulting practice has delivered several transformational initiatives across marquee brands by leveraging in-depth industry and domain knowledge.

What differentiates us?

  • We are ‘hands on’ and partner with clients till implementation reap benefits, and this creates the much-needed trust that is required for a successful business relationship
  • Our sound approach and operations consulting process methodology are based on our holistic perspective, and this creates sustained outcomes for our clients over years
  • We customise our business operations consultant approach based on client needs, and solve significant problems for our clients and society at large
  • We transfer the competencies and help in building organisational capability to ensure sustainability
  • We deliver tangible benefits as well as significant visible changes in the workplace

Our manufacturing consulting practice has also helped small and medium sized enterprises in their transformation journey, assisting them in professionalisation, scaling up in business and in building a sustainable competitive advantage.



{{contentList.dataService.numberHits}} {{contentList.dataService.numberHits == 1 ? 'result' : 'results'}}

Meet our team

Pallab De
Pallab De

Partner – Manufacturing and Operations Consulting, PwC India

Prahalad Chandrasekharan
Prahalad Chandrasekharan

Executive Director, PwC India

Arun Raychaudhuri
Arun Raychaudhuri

Executive Director, PwC India

Amit Kumar Kaushal
Amit Kumar Kaushal

Executive Director, PwC India

Mandar Mahajan
Mandar Mahajan

Executive Director, PwC India

Follow PwC India

Required fields are marked with an asterisk(*)

By submitting your contact information you acknowledge that you have read the privacy statement and that you consent to our processing the data in accordance with that privacy statement including international transfers. If you change your mind at any time about wishing to receive material from us you can send an e-mail to