We help you build capabilities and implement solutions

No firm bridges the gap between strategy and implementation like we do. To ensure our strategies succeed, we work together with clients to design transformations, build change programs, and mobilize leadership and teams at all levels for change. To support this, we have developed unique capability-building facilities and programs.

China Center for Operations Excellence

Today, companies in China are under pressure along various fronts, from rising labor and resource costs, to low energy efficiency, to a lack of organizational capabilities. Surmounting these challenges often demands no less than a complete transformation in the way a company operates.

To help both domestic and foreign companies in China truly achieve operational excellence, McKinsey has partnered with Tsinghua University to launch the China Center for Operations Excellence (CCOE), part of the McKinsey China Leadership Institute. The Center offers a unique experiential learning platform using a systematic, step-by-step capability development program through our state-of-the-art model factory. Its three small-scale production lines simulate a real production environment, and offer participants the opportunity to engage in hands-on operations improvement. Programs are led by experts with extensive experience in promoting operations excellence, both in China and globally.

1. Knowledge Building Program: Building a sure foundation for operations optimization

CCOE’s knowledge building program, with courses ranging from one to five days, offers highly customized, in-depth training that addresses the most critical development needs of your senior executive team, operations management group, and change agents. Participants directly engage in production at our three lines, taking part in the actual production of valve parts, air valves and iced tea.

2. Capability Development Program: Develop your own operations experts

The Capability Development Program is designed for companies with operational optimization projects seek to develop their talent pool through structured training programs. This program, with 12-or 22-day courses, trains participants through a multi-stage accreditation approach that helps them master capabilities they need to lead an operational transformation. In each of the stages, participants undergo extensive training on the shop floor, covering specific optimization concepts such as energy efficiency, waste identification, standardization, lean leadership, and just-in-time production.

3. Transformation Support Program: Integrating the program into your own operations improvement program

If a company has already launched or is about to initiate a transformation program with McKinsey, it may decide to integrate the CCOE training programs into the broader program. This would likely be a multi-phase project lasting several months and addressing a range of capability building topics, such as initiating change, sustaining improvement, project management, and so on. Through this engagement model, the company can close capability gaps by leveraging McKinsey’s deep experience helping large industry-shaping companies in China to plan and implement far-reaching improvement programs. The Transformation Support Program ensures that capabilities are “baked into” the organization, providing lasting results.

McKinsey China Leadership Institute

To help our clients in China close their execution capability gaps, McKinsey is now offering a new economical service model to help our clients build scalable, lasting, institutional capabilities—the McKinsey China Leadership Institute (MCLI). MCLI’s primary mission is to help companies build the individual and institutional capabilities they need to take their organizations to the next level of performance, and to do so at scale. MCLI offers a suite of comprehensive capability building programs designed around the major business management functions: Organization, Operations, Strategy, Marketing & Sales, Corporate Finance and Business Technology, as well as core management skills.

MCLI deploys a comprehensive set of training approaches to ensure that companies build the capabilities they need to succeed. The programs have been designed around our collective knowledge on how adults learn, how organizations learn, and how change programs stick. Above all, we emphasize hands-on, highly interactive programs that ensure participants acquire and retain new skills and capabilities.

The programs are led by senior McKinsey consultants and backed by our extensive global experience in serving the world’s leading companies on performance transformation and business excellence programs.



Stand-alone capability building programs

MCLI’s stand-alone capability building programs represent a whole new way of working with McKinsey to build the capabilities that your organization needs. You may already be well underway in your transformation process, but have identified several key capability gaps that need to be filled. MCLI can provide a solution that fits your capability building needs. MCLI offers training programs across a range of critical functional and general management areas. Stand-alone programs deliver exceptional impact and value in a short time frame, ranging from one day to two weeks, for example.


Embedded Programs: Capability building programs integrated into McKinsey engagements

You may decide to integrate the MCLI training programs into a broader transformation or business excellence program supported by McKinsey. This would likely be a multi-phase project lasting several months and addressing a range of strategic, organizational, operational and commercial issues. Through this engagement model, you can leverage McKinsey’s deep experience helping large industry-shaping companies in China to plan and implement farreaching transformation programs by closing capability gaps. Embedded programs ensure that capabilities are “baked into” your organization, ensuring lasting results.


Flexible location

Onsite With onsite programs, MCLI brings capability training directly to you. There are several reasons why you might prefer to conduct these programs at your office location. You may want to integrate the program into your organization as fully as possible, or to closely monitor employee participation and impact.
Offsite. Programs can also be conducted at a conveniently located hotel or resort, offering comprehensive meeting facilities and a comfortable, private setting. Delivering capability building programs at an offsite location allows your people to step away from their day-to-day work and focus more intensively on the content of the program they join.