Mr. Hattenbach leverages his operational logistics knowledge and helps clients to optimize their complete logistics network and consolidate supply chains to improve customer satisfaction, while operating fewer warehouses with reduced inventories. He has been involved in a number of restructuring and insolvency cases, where he was responsible for scrutinizing investment programs, identifying cost saving opportunities in plants and with capital employed, developing work-out programs to increase equipment utilization and devising strategies to maximize cost efficiency of support functions, such as strategies to employ third party providers.
Most recently at A&M, Mr. Hattenbach worked for one of the largest Tier 1 automotive suppliers for drivetrain components by defining their industrial strategy, implementing a streamlined manufacturing footprint and shifting parts of the value creation to best-cost countries. He also advised an automotive supplier of cable management systems, air and fluid solutions on re-defining their operating model and rightsizing production footprint through plant consolidations.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Hattenbach spent more than six years with Rödl & Partner, where he served as Partner and member of the consulting executive board. Before that, he worked for Porsche Consulting, where he co-led the manufacturing and logistics practice serving automotive OEMs, suppliers and high-tech companies. Mr. Hattenbach began his consulting career with McKinsey & Company, where he worked on large automotive and high-tech engagements throughout Europe and Asia.
Mr. Hattenbach earned a master´s degree in business administration, with a concentration in logistics, from State Academy Mannheim (Diplom Betriebswirt) and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau. A German national, he is fluent in English and also speaks French and Japanese.