Milind Lele

Milind M. Lele, Managing Director of SLC Consultants, Inc. is a senior business strategy professional with over 30 years for experience in helping business lead-ers of US and international companies identify and capitalize on strategic business opportunities in their industries. His expertise includes:

Defining new strategic directions

  • Acquisitions to capitalize on major shifts in industry structure
  • Growth strategies to capitalize on emerging industry segments
  • “Paradigm changing” shifts in company directions, priorities
  • New go-to-market approaches, business models

Identifying major new business opportunities/issues

  • Re-framing external environment to uncover key strategic issues
  • Reframing internal issues to identify radical operating strategies
  • Redesigning value/supply chains to identify under served segments
  • Developing major product/service extensions

Rethinking organizational focus, priorities

  • Identifying internal strategy roadblocks, Misconceptions, Reexamining current businesses, portfolios
  • Implementing processes to improve and speed-up execution
  • Developing processes to improve organizational effectiveness

Creating customer- and market-focused organizations

  • Quantifying the importance of customer focus
  • Defining customer expectations, requirements
  • Diagnosing why companies fail in being customer-focused
  • Creating organizational change processes

Dr, Lele’s experience is both deep and wide: He has worked extensively on business strategy, strategic marketing and supply-chain issues across a very wide range of industries spanning the range from agricultural equipment, consumer durables, industrial equipment, financial services, retailing, telecommunications and transportation.

Dr. Lele is the author of two books, Creating Strategic Leverage (New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) and The Customer Is Key Leverage (New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). He has also authored or co-authored numerous articles in business publications such as the Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Management Review, Planning Quarterly, The New York Times, Industrial Marketing, and Business Marketing.

In addition to his duties at SLC Consultants, Inc., Dr. Lele has been an Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Marketing at University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business from 1983 to 2001. In 1983-84, he was also Visiting Associate Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Dr. Lele obtained his Ph. D. in applied mathematics from Harvard University, his B. E. (Honors) in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science and his B. Sc. (Honors) in physics from the University of Poona, India.