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Consulting services to improve supply chain efficiency

Supply Chain Consulting Service

Any major supply chain consulting firm can point to lack of efficiencies in supply chain and procurement just waiting to be tapped. At Gibson Consulting, we distinguish ourselves by how deep we go to unlock these supply chain inefficiencies, drawing on our areas of expertise, process, data, training, software tools, and implementation assistance. We begin with a high-end supply chain strategy review. We share our program diagnostics and define clear benchmarks. We go on to review operations, which includes an assessment of organizational design, setup, and testing, which then extends to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring the ideal people to optimize your supply chain. We offer our recommendations on IT systems and implementation – whether third-party software or a Gibson-customized system that supports every aspect of our proprietary 11 Step Phase-Gate Process.

End-to-End Supply Chain Consultants

Buying and spending analyses, supplier integration, and supplier reduction are integral to our proprietary process, regardless of how deeply you engage with us. Wherever you are as an organization, we’re there to meet you with the appropriate level of consulting services.

Experience, however, shows that optimal results in supply chain improvements come with a commitment to the complete implementation of our 11-step Phase-Gate Process. The invaluable benefit of full-scale adoption is that it brings all organizational interfaces – from quality assurance, to finance and accounting, to engineering, sourcing, and all other crucial functions – into harmony. This maximizes supply chain returns in a one-time push toward simplification, yielding the standardization of agreements, unprecedented alignment and cooperation from key suppliers, and the significant reduction of costs that comes with the sheer reduction of suppliers overall.

  • People only see what they are prepared to see

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

Supply Chain Consulting Services drives further returns

Broad strategic recommendations to improve supply chain-procurement efficiencies are all good, but they ring hollow without a clear course of action. This is where Gibson brings differentiating consulting value: we partner with you to create a supply plan tailored to your organization, and we work by your side to implement it fully to maximize savings.

We’ll show you how to apply the widespread supply chain process methodologies to maximize savings garnered from this initial step to support further implementations, opening a positive feedback loop of reinvesting in other services to create a cycle of continuous improvement.

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Take the next step by learning more about Gibson Consulting’s capabilities and qualifications. To request information or arrange a face-to-face introduction, simply fill out the form below or give us a call at 312.291.4640.

Our consulting clients have saved
$10+ Billion across 2,000 Categories

500,000+ supplier profiles. 5,000+ supplier negotiations. 1,000+ executive training sessions. Our consultants hold the tools and experience to deliver results.

Drive lasting change across all areas of your Supply Chain



Logistics & Distribution

Manufacturing Efficiency

Our supply chain consulting clients have saved over $10 billion

across 1000+ supply chain categories

At Gibson, the core of who we are focuses on Superior Results. Implementation focused—with you every step of the way.

Gibson at a Glance

Recognized Supply Chain Experts

More practicing supply chain professionals than most large firms combined

50-200% Sustainable EBITDA impact

Beyond strategy, we implement chain and train for sustainability.

International & Domestic Expertise

Thousands of negotiated contracts in 30+ countries, 500k supplier profiles, and robust partner-lead training

18-23% average savings for clients

Bottom-line realized savings, driving growth for clients and their stakeholders

A $7 billion diversified global manufacturer with 27 disparate operating companies, across four global segments

A $7 billion diversified global manufacturer with 27 disparate operating companies, across four global segments

  • Trained over 450 cross-functional personnel in Gibson’s proprietary sourcing process
  • Doubled bottom-line profit
  • Reduced supply base 80 plus percent across all direct categories, added operational benefits that were equal to the purchasing savings

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$28MM realized savings

$28MM realized savings

  • Reduced supply base by 42% and improved supplier on-time delivery by 70% and improved Quality by 30%
  • $0.16 annual earnings per share improvement
  • Cumulative project savings from all Phases was over $128 MM annually

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$30MM+ in realized savings

$30MM+ in realized savings

  • Significant operational improvements
  • Formal cost reduction program
  • Established global supply agreements for each of the seven categories to provide stable and consistent pricing across all regions

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Unsurpassed Supply Chain Process

With the Gibson supply chain process, we take complexity and make savings a simplified, sustainable reality.

Gibson Consulting specializes in highly engineered, extremely technical, direct material global strategic sourcing. With our proprietary 11 step Phase Gate Process, we take overwhelming spend data and turn it into useable management information.

From our initial high-level assessment to aligning our strategies through to execution, Gibson is with you each step of the way. We measure success in actual dollars saved along with our client’s satisfaction, and we believe our process is the clearest path to drive long-term, sustainable supply chain results.

Unwavering Client Commitment

Superior Supply Chain Results

Don’t take our word…Hear from world-class executives who know from experience.

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Gibson focuses heavily on material costs for a major impact on our portfolios P&L statements.

Frank J. Feraco is Chairman and Founder of Isleworth Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, as well as the former president of Emerson Electric and Kohler. Find out why he chooses our supply chain expertise to help achieve savings and keep his investors happy.

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When I want to make an impact in the first 90 days of a new role, I pick up the phone and call Gibson to reduce costs…

Jim Moyle has experienced two successful engagements with Gibson Consulting – initially as the Chief Procurement Officer for Contech Construction, and years later as CPO of the Dover Corporation. Learn more about his remarkable results.

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Gibson added over $250 million in private equity value…resultants, not consultants.

A veteran CFO with experience in several prominent industries, Jim Patterson is now COF of PLS Financial Services in Chicago. Patterson has worked with Gibson for nearly 25 years, resulting in immense savings and lasting benefits for his employees.

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  • The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.

Supply Chain Areas of Expertise

Supply Chain Consulting

We’ll identify inefficiencies and then go above and beyond to unlock the opportunity within your supply chain and procurement processes — offering valuable insight, informed recommendations and customized solutions.

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Best-Cost Country Sourcing

Backed by experience and expertise, our Best-Cost Country Sourcing leverages the global marketplace to drive bottom-line value and improve overall quality and efficiency.

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Global Strategic Sourcing

By pairing your knowledge with our experience, Gibson can help your organization transform its global procurement and sourcing strategies to boost efficiencies and increase earnings.

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Supply Chain Success Metrics

Gibson defines success as actual, sustainable financial results in our client’s supply chain. These savings are measured by the bottom-line impact in terms of COGS reduction (direct materials), SG&A (indirect materials), and/or margin improvement. Our procurement consulting clients measure the results themselves to eliminate any confusion on actual, realized results. The magnitude of savings is directly related to the execution quality of our 11 Gate Phase Gate Process, and the sustainability of savings is directly related to our clients’ training absorption and process adoption into their purchasing philosophy.

Let’s do this

Take the next step by learning more about Gibson Consulting’s capabilities and qualifications as a supply chain consultancy. To request information or arrange a face-to-face introduction, simply fill out the form below or give us a call at 312.291.4640.