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Focused on Taking the Best of the Best to the Rest

We bring best practices and processes across industries to maximize results.

Gibson Consulting focuses on four key practice areas: Global Supply Chain and Purchasing, Transportation, Logistics and Distribution, Manufacturing Efficiency, and Sales and Marketing, all of which are the biggest drivers to our clients’ bottom lines – regardless of industry.

Mastering these practice areas is critical to the success of any midsize to large company, regardless of industry. Recognizing this, Gibson has adopted an industry-agnostic approach focused solely on results, applying our expertise and methods across a wide variety of business categories. We routinely find “best practices” in numerous industries, and we assist our clients in migrating best practices from other industries to their competitive advantage.

In our 40 years of practice, we have never seen only one industry dominate all functional areas of best practice. We focus on taking the best of the best to the rest. Our experience allows us to guarantee results, regardless of business type, size, or niche.

The following list, while not all-encompassing, provides a helpful overview of the industries represented in our client base.

Corporate Enterprise - Global Industrial Conglomerates

Corporate Enterprise – Global Industrial Conglomerates

In a rapidly changing economic landscape, the ability to adapt is critical – which can be especially challenging for large corporations, where even small changes to practices and operations are monumental endeavors. Meeting aggressive timelines means organizational shuffling, technological investment, and hiring or developing the necessary talent to successfully implement change.

Gibson works side-by-side with our clients to tailor and execute solutions that meet their unique business requirements. While every business and solution is different, the results are the same: significant cost reductions that position each client for success.



Every company finds significant growth and inspiration in its core foundational strength. At Gibson, our historical foundation is complex technical Manufacturing. With insights gained from 40-plus years of manufacturing experience, we are able to see beyond increasing production costs and changing customer demands to deliver a balance of guaranteed savings and heightened efficiency.

No matter how complex, our Manufacturing projects focus on driving productivity – above and beyond Lean practices. Our approach employs precise tactics that hone in on various specialized operations across our clients’ plants to boost overall throughput efficiency. The end result frees clients to focus on their core purpose: running their businesses and serving their customers.

Some of our Manufacturing clients include:
  • Fortune 100 Electronics
  • Construction Metal Pipe – Ryerson Steel and Maverick Tube
  • International Hand Tools – Pentair, American Tools
  • School Buses – Bluebird and MCI
  • Crane Manufacturing – Manitowoc and Terex
  • Scissor Lift – Genie and Omniquip
  • Mining Equipment – Joy Global, DBT and Bucyrus
  • International Power Tools
  • Heat Recovery Steam Generators – Voight and GE
  • Oil and Gas Equipment – Dover, Baker Hughes and Dresser Industries
  • PowerSports – Polaris


With a growing reliance on technology to keep pace with efficiency gains across markets, distribution companies need to understand the trajectory of their industry to stay competitive, which starts by aligning resources and operations with demand. From there, we work with our clients to optimize realtime inventory data to guide responsive sales and purchasing efforts. This reduces costs and drives revenue, yielding major impacts on the bottom line.

Our Transportation & Logistics experience has given us competitive insights into the needs, pain points and desires of distributors in the modern marketplace, while our diverse experience across a range of industries delivers actionable insights that set us – and our clients – apart.

Our Distribution clients include:
  • Soft Drink Bottling
  • Packaging
  • Food & Beverage
  • Food Processing
  • Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul
  • Janitorial Supplies
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Office Supplies
Consumer Products

Consumer Products

Global sourcing of major components for our consumer product clients is fundamental to our offerings. We provide reliable, high-quality, low-cost sources of strategically important products to give our clients a competitive advantage in their industry.

As consumer demands shift and operational margins tighten, bringing quality products to the global market at competitive prices presents a formidable challenge. But, by creating optimal supplier relationships around the globe, navigating local regulations, and identifying actionable insights from massive amounts of data, we turn this challenge into our clients’ distinct advantage.

Our Consumer Products clients include:
  • Commercial Printing
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health Care
  • Automotive
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Powersports
  • Mowers
  • Packaging
  • Refrigeration
  • Furniture
  • Retail
  • Office Supplies
  • Banking
  • Electronics
Aerospace & Defense

Aerospace & Defense

Gibson brings deep and well-versed experience to the Aerospace & Defense industry’s most complex challenges. With budget cuts perpetually looming and import/export competitiveness steadily growing, our proven cost-reduction process will provide Aerospace & Defense companies with the flexibility they need to thrive in an industry that is often challenged by uncertainty.

Gibson is familiar with overcoming the challenges of siloed data, product complexity, and a labyrinth of global supply chains – all without compromising security. Mastering these business components will allow our clients to weather inevitable changes in engineering, budgets and supply chain.

Our Aerospace & Defense clients include:
  • Contractors
  • Landing Craft
  • Coast Guard Vessels
  • Hovercrafts
  • Light Destroyer
  • Guidance Systems
  • Defense Systems
  • Telescopic Handlers
  • Truck Cranes
  • ATVs
Government Services

Government Services

Gibson Consulting’s vast experience in both public and private sectors allows us to create solutions customized to meet Government-specific needs. We work with our clients to reduce operational costs while increasing levels of customer service, which is critical for achieving profitability when “best value” and LPTA contracts are the norm.

With close guidance and in-depth training throughout implementation, our Government clients are able to transition and streamline their operations, even when services are siloed across multiple departments or divisions.

Our Government Services clients include:
  • Government of New Zealand
  • Medical Distribution
  • Transit Buses
  • Technology Hardware
  • Technology Software
  • Technology Support
  • Telecommunications
  • Facilities Management
  • Printing & Fulfillment
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Capital Equipment
  • Real Estate and Buildings
  • Professional Services
  • Temporary Labor
  • Food Services
  • Media/Information Services
  • Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Office Supplies
  • MRO
  • Delivery Services
  • Contract Services
  • AR Collections
Health Care

Health Care

As the Health Care industry faces rapidly rising costs and constantly changing external factors, operating efficiently is paramount for success. Shifting government requirements, technological advancements, an insatiable appetite for data (and data security), not to mention an increased focus on patient experience, are just a few of the pronounced challenges facing an industry that is larger and more important than ever. The consumerism of healthcare has changed the game, and Gibson is ready to help.

Gibson understands that reducing costs and maximizing value are at the center of solving each of these challenges. That’s why serving our Health Care clients begins with eliminating fragmented buying and streamlining operations. We help our clients dial in on the specific strategies and tactics that drive the greatest bottom-line impact, allowing them to gain and sustain an advantage over their competitors.

Our Health Care clients include:
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Devices
  • HMOs
  • Medical Supplies
Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas

Just as our clients manage and compete over finite resources within their respective firms, so do Oil & Gas companies compete over a multitude of industry variables. The ever-evolving state of geopolitics creates challenges and uncertainty of its own. On top of that, decarbonization policies, the emergence of new renewable energy technologies, and negative public perception create headwinds that the Oil & Gas industry must work to overcome.

Gibson works with our Oil & Gas clients to uncover consistently reliable solutions to transcend these challenges, delivering near-term gains and long-term skills and practices that position them for success in the face of market volatility.

Private Equity

Private Equity

Our core practice lines are custom-made for the work Private Equity firms are most eager to take on: the biggest-impact opportunities to increase revenue and reduce cost.

In an industry where time is of the essence, Gibson’s process is at its best, with an average run time of 12-15 months to deliver essential foundational improvements and repeatable results. It’s a natural fit, and we have had great success with clients in this space.

Globally, Private Equity firms face challenges of increasing regulation, heightened competition over fewer investment opportunities, and pressure to deliver more for less. Our hands-on, cross-industry experience gives Gibson a unique advantage: we go beyond strategy to focus on implementing practices that solve these very challenges. This is how we continue to deliver our guaranteed results.

Our Private Equity clients include:
  • 25 of the Top 100 US Private Equity & Holding Companies
  • 12 of the Top 25 Western Europe Holding Companies
  • Firms specializing in mid-size manufacturing companies ($100MM to $4B)
Construction & Mining Equipment

Construction & Mining Equipment

Rapid change, global collaboration and intense competition throughout the supply chain are major factors driving the Construction & Mining Equipment industry. Outdated systems and siloing continue to limit access to real-time customer data, and qualified talent in heavy equipment manufacturing is elusive. The challenges of meeting unique customer needs in various global markets makes product development daunting and costly. However, historically high spending on infrastructure around the world presents the industry with unprecedented opportunity. Gibson helps companies seize it.

We leverage massive amounts of data from disparate sources and convert it to actionable information. By coordinating all aspects of operations, we deliver the speed and repeatability necessary to help our clients overcome these challenges and grow market share.



In an industry that continuously evolves to comply with regulatory standards while bringing customers cutting-edge technology, a partnership that delivers Automotive companies bottom-line savings, unmatched negotiation prowess and rapid employee skills development can be invaluable.

Gleaning actionable insights from growing stockpiles of data presents a challenge for every industry. But factors unique to the Automotive industry, like innovations to the purchase process, shifting fuel economy standards, and the emergence of self-driving vehicles present significant challenges. We see them all as opportunities and work side-by-side with our clients to achieve the most cost-effective results.



An unpredictable landscape with budding new markets, shifting regulations, and an aging population continues to impact the Pharmaceutical industry. The industry is also facing an exponential increase in research, which demands investment in new technology and analytical methods to process the data. Understating where to invest and how to outsource the right balance of development and manufacturing is critical to success.

Gibson provides our clients with effective solutions to achieve cost savings, which increase margins and free them to grow their business through research and development, big data insights, market expansion, and other emerging opportunities.

Financial & Insurance

Financial & Insurance

Financial & Insurance institutions are lathered in complex, industry-specific requirements, which make growing operational cost savings an ongoing endeavor – and that’s just for starters. Shifting regulations are creating uncertainty, new technologies and AI are driving prices downward, and new entrants to the market are intensifying competition and commodifying services.

Gibson can help. With extensive experience in the Financial Services & Insurance Industries, we’ve made a practice out of tackling these challenges head-on to mitigate an array of risks and deliver positive results.



Cost-savings alone will never suffice in the hospitality industry, where success relies heavily on guest satisfaction and loyalty. To win it, hospitality companies must make sound investments in technology, attract and retain top talent, appeal to consumers’ growing awareness of health and wellness, and carefully manage their reputation in a social-media driven world.

Gibson works with our hospitality clients to identify specific organizational needs. We work side-by-side with our clients in the field, applying our insights and helping to achieve bottom-line results through cost optimization and business growth, all while positioning each client for ongoing success.

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