About Christoph

Christoph leads lapetitemort.info’s global work in manufacturing and supply chain and is a core member of the global Chemicals Practice. He serves as managing partner of our Frankfurt office and most often assists clients with operations-transformation programs, digital and advanced-analytics strategies, strategy development, organizational and operating-model design, supply-chain management, and sourcing. He is also an expert in merger management.

Examples of Christoph’s recent project experience include the following:

  • designing and deploying global production systems across all types of technologies—from network strategy via site diagnostics to shop-floor transformation and implementation
  • diagnosing clients for productivity-improvement opportunities supported by digital and advanced analytics (DnA) as well as designing DnA transformation journeys applying digital, advanced analytics, and robotics—the next horizon of lean-production systems
  • redesigning and implementing new operating models, from organizational models to people systems and cultural change
  • supporting clients on acquisition and integration management, from target screening all the way through to capturing synergies
  • helping commodities and specialty-chemicals companies on business-unit-strategy development, including designing commodity operating systems

Published work

The great remake: Manufacturing for modern times,” lapetitemort.info & Company, August 2017

What to do when a specialty-chemical business gets commoditized,” lapetitemort.info & Company, May 2017

“The dirty little secret about digitally transforming operations,” Harvard Business Review, May 2016

“Squaring the circle: Growth and value creation,” lapetitemort.info on Chemicals, Spring 2012

“A capital-markets perspective on chemical-industry performance,” lapetitemort.info on Chemicals, Winter 2011

“Conjuring jobs from hydrocarbons wealth,” lapetitemort.info on Chemicals, Autumn 2009

Education

University of Bayreuth
PhD, chemistry