Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Driving Cost Reduction Through End-to-End Supply Chain Network Solutions

End-to-End Supply Chain Solutions


  • Set Winning Network Strategies – Design & Optimize network based on Total Cost of Ownership
  • Selecting World Class Carriers – Evaluation of entire carrier base to identify the right long-term service providers for your business
  • Standardized Business Practices – Standardization of rate, accessorial and service agreements to remove volatility and become a ‘Shipper of Choice’
  • Effective Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning – Maximize working capital, reduce labor costs and improve customer satisfaction by breaking down silos and effectively forecasting
  • Improve Distribution Operations – Improve efficiency through effective layout, material flow, fulfillment and automation
  • Performance Monitoring – Track savings dollars, supplier metrics, contracts, and more
  • Management and Board-Level Reporting – Easily track and report savings implementation, supply chain performance, and more

Why Gibson Consulting?


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40+ Years of Experience

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We have successfully implemented supply chain transformations for Fortune 1000 and Middle Market clients for over 40 years, delivering consistent and tangible results

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Diverse Industries

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Our team has collaborated with numerous industries, reinforcing our adaptability to understand ever-changing business markets

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Precise Insights & Tailored Solutions

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Our unrivaled experience provides us the capability to develop strategies customized to each client’s unique challenges and goals, ensuring the integrated solutions align with specific business requirements

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Sustainable Results

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As a trusted partner, our focus is leveraging our expertise to deliver long-term, sustainable outcomes

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Our Approach


Gibson Consulting’s Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Team consists of industry experts adept at optimizing Global Networks through 4 key verticals: Strategic Sourcing, Network Design & Optimization, Inventory Management & SIOP and Distribution Operations.

Our approach leverages standardized methodologies, transformative data & visualization tools and world class skill-based training to create a plan tailored to your organization. The Gibson team will work by your side to implement and fully maximize savings.

In as little as 8-12 weeks, our team will assess your network across 4 key areas: Strategic Vision, Organizational Structure, Operational Efficiciency and Systems & Infrastructure and produce a road map to achieving guaranteed bottom-line savings.

Additionally, we will provide your Supply Chain & Logistics Managers with company-wide business intelligence, comprehensive spend management, accurate savings forecasting and tracking that can be integrated into an existing suite of tools.


  • Standardized long term rate agreements
  • Training on best-in-class Supply Chain managment business practices
  • Fully optimized network efficiency
  • Carrier master database integrated to existing contracts
  • Centralized dashboards allowing the entire organization to access the same real time data

Contact Us

Gibson Consulting

150 S Wacker Ave
Chicago, IL 60601

+1 (312) 291-4640

Consulting Services

Transportation & Logistics

Leveraging logistics to weather change and gain advantage.

When moving goods is part of your business, Transportation Rationalization — efficient and effective distributions and streamlined logistics — matters. The more you rely on transportation for competitive advantage, the more urgent rationalization becomes.

  • Don’t mistake movement for action

    Ernest Hemmingway

Freight costs continue to grow as outsourcing rises in North America and Europe. With China, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and other markets deepening their presence in the global supply chain, shipping’s contribution to total cost grows. As it does, your margins and your competitive advantage could become vulnerable to fluctuations in freight, duties, handling issues, and hundreds of accessorial charges. By staying ahead of these manageable factors, you can transform your logistics processes and emerge as a market leader by winning with efficient, cost-effective transportation.

Gibson helps companies go out to the global marketplace and interview, negotiate, and select key carriers – from fleet and rail leases to truckload and LTL, ocean to barge, and third-party logistics outsourcing. We’ll even help you build your own fleets if that emerges as the best option. We let data level the playing field and lead the way to the optimal solution.

Solving a numbers game that drives the bottom line

Is 30 nationwide warehouses too many? Is it enough? Leveraging our logistics expertise, which connects us to thousands of suppliers and tens of thousands of components, Gibson is uniquely positioned to streamline the logistics of your operation. Once we’ve reduced your supply base, we work closely with you to implement a customized inbound program built on warehouse location and minimization studies, cross-checked against all modes of transportation. This is how 30 warehouses can become 9 – not only without disrupting your distribution, but also by making it even more efficient and profitable.

Across Ocean Freight, Inter-modal Shipments, Rail, Truckload, Less-Than-Truckload, and Small Parcel, our clients average 25% savings on transportation costs

Gibson’s experience and proven approach unlocks savings – from instantly realized transactional savings through reduced rates, to long-term operational improvement savings that keep rolling out as the data streams in. This focus on data analytics and real-time market benchmarking will guide how ships are loaded, how trucks are turned, how schedules are changed, and how communications are made to ensure timely delivery.

Keeping tabs on a constantly evolving industry

Through a rigorous process and by bringing our client’s needs to the global market, we identify low-cost, high-quality providers – including innovative, newly emerging companies that might go unnoticed in a more superficial search. Working closely with our sourcing groups around the world, we provide our clients with swift solutions to sourcing and transportation that are uniquely suited to their businesses. Yet the results are remarkably consistent: we cut both near-term and long-term costs and improve operating benefits to hone a sharp competitive edge for our clients.

Let’s do this

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 partners 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.