Markus Lorenz is a Partner in BCG's Munich office and leads BCG's machinery and components sector worldwide.

He joined BCG in 2002 and before that he has built digital printing machinery for industrial applications. Markus works with leading machinery and automation players to explore opportunities of the Internet of Things.

Markus has used his knowledge of lean engineering and new-processes engineering in numerous restructuring, reengineering, and turnaround projects with clients. He has also helped guide innovation and product development programs as well as sales and service activations.

From this work he recently co-authored the publication Industry 4.0: The Future of Productivity and Growth in Manufacturing Industries, Man and Machine in Industry 4.0: How Will Technology Transform the Industrial Workforce Through 2025? ,and Time to Accelerate in the Race Toward Industry 4.0

Markus studied industrial engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University, and earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University Munich. Markus spends his free time in the mountains with family and friends. He also has a passion for endurance sports; he is in training for triathlons –thereby especially enjoying the absence of a smartphone underwater.

Education

  • Dr.-Ing., Mechanical Engineering and Product Development), Technical University Munich
  • MBA , Vanderbilt University
  • Diploma, Industrial Engineering, University Karlsruhe

Publications

  • Time to Accelerate in the Race Toward Industry 4.0, BCG focus, May 2016
  • Man and Machine in Industry 4.0: How Will Technology Transform the Industrial Workforce Through 2025?, BCG focus, September 2015
  • Industry 4.0: The Future of Productivity and Growth in Manufacturing Industries, BCG focus, April 2015
  • The Lean Advantage in Engineering: Developing Better Products Faster and More Efficiently, BCG focus, April 2015
  • Commercial Excellence in Engineered Products: The Journey from Art to Science,” BCG focus, March 2014
  • Managing the “Unmanageable”: Radical Innovation, BCG focus, September 2013
  • How Good Management Stifles Breakthrough Innovation, Harvard Business Review, Oct 2013