Andres Mejia is an Organizational Solutions Expert at McKinsey & Co, and at present is living in Miami, Florida. He is a graduate of the Universidad de los Bogota in Bogota, Colombia, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering in 1997.
Industrial Engineering is a specialized branch of engineering that involves determining how to make or do things better and more efficiently. At the professional level, industrial engineers focus on reducing production costs for businesses, improving workforce efficiency, and improving the quality of a company’s products and services. They are also concerned with health and safety in the workplace, protecting the environment, and ensuring that their clients are in compliance with applicable industry regulations.
It is a discipline that has its origins in the earliest days of the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th Century, and basically grew up alongside of it. Originally, it was focused almost completely by increasing the profitability of manufacturing. Today a central focus of industrial engineering is a concept called Total Quality Management, which emphasizes the quality of products and processes of a company in every phase of its operations.
Some of the career highlights of Andres Mejia McKinsey & Co include managing a team that developed and implemented a new organizational structure during the merger of two leading home improvement chains in Peru, and leading a team of consultants and client team members for the largest retail bank in Colombia, as it defined and secured cost savings in excess of U.S. $25 million.