Q&A with Eric McBride at Barkawi Management Consultants

Q&A with Eric McBride, Operational Excellence Practice Lead, Barkawi 


  • What is your role within the company? I’m the Operational Excellence Practice Leader. I work in the North America office with about half of the company, but we are actually based in Munich.
  • What are Barkawi’s major goals over the next 5 years? Growth! We want to grow our revenue by 5X over the next 5 years.
  • With whom are you currently partnered? Kinaxis is our main partner right now. We also work with PTC Corporation, E2Open, and Service Max.
  • How did you first hear about River Logic? We first met River Logic at the annual Gartner Supply Chain Conference in Phoenix, AZ back in 2016.


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