Dilip Chandwani leads Kline's Manufacturing Competitiveness practice within the firm’s management consulting division. He has 35+ years experience in various process and manufacturing industries and has helped numerous clients with such critical issues as technology and manufacturing competitiveness, performance improvement, and identifying/evaluating new business opportunities. His clients include companies across diverse value chains, globally, covering commodity/intermediate chemicals and specialty chemicals as well as other industrial and consumer manufacturing segments.
During his 20+ years with Kline & Company, Dilip has directed or conducted hundreds of engagements that have included diagnosing clients’ internal operations, assessing competitors’ technology/manufacturing capabilities and costs, and providing recommendations to improve competitive position and profitability. These programs combine knowledge of the manufacturing and supply chain issues across various industry segments with skills in competitive intelligence, engineering, and business analysis.
Dilip has assisted clients with:
- Manufacturing cost competitiveness, technology assessments, and value chain analysis
- Competitive assessments and feasibility studies and global market entry strategy
- Acquisition/divestiture screening and due diligence programs
- Identifying and evaluating adjacencies
- Business growth strategy
Prior to joining Kline, Dilip worked as Manager of Information Analysis for Engineering Information Inc. (an Elsevier company) in New York, in Process Economics Program atfor SRI International Consulting in Menlo Park, CA in area of process economics, and for Engineers India Ltd. for eight ten years as a process engineer working on in process engineering of several chemical plants and refining units as well oil/gas production platforms and pipelines.
He earned Bachelor of Technology with Honors in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India and M.S.Ch.E from New Jersey Institute of Technology