Transportation and Logistics Consulting

Overview
An increasingly on-demand and globalized economy as well as technological innovation are driving unprecedented disruption and opportunity in the transportation and logistics industry. From same-day deliveries and blockchain to drones and autonomous transport, companies and investors are facing entirely new business challenges as well as exciting prospects to create value and maximize the return on their investments.
At Graphite, our independent consultants are helping lead the way, with skills, insights, and strategic guidance to help firms respond to rapid changes in the marketplace and exploit new growth opportunities. Graphite experts help stakeholders develop and execute more effective strategies, improve efficiency and redesign operational processes, research and investigate new markets, develop and market new services, and leverage information technology and innovation to gain a competitive edge.
Key Possibilities

What our Experts do

Help firms position for growth in a fast-evolving industry
Provide guidance to capitalize on emerging business opportunities
Address critical business challenges with timely insights and advice
Help organizations transform and optimize their fleets, structures and processes
Recommend the best ways to leverage technological innovation
Develop and execute winning strategies to maximize efficiency and performance
Help companies enter new markets, develop new services and gain a competitive edge
Implement financial best practices and cost-reduction strategies
Conduct due diligence, evaluate M&A opportunities and manage transactions
Fill key leadership roles in finance, sales, marketing, HR, IT and more
Key Features

Capabilities

Management Consulting
Supply Chain Optimization
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Growth Strategies
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Organizational Transformation
Performance Improvement
Technological Innovation
Cost Reduction
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Market Research
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Data Science and Analytics
M&A and Transaction Support
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Sales and Marketing
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Finance and Accounting
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Information Technology
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Human Resources
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Interim Leadership and Support

Featured Profiles

Phillip
Logistics, supply chain and distribution professional with over 21 years of leading change and process improvement.
Damon
15+ years of supply chain experience in logistics, distribution, strategic sourcing and industrial engineering.
Art
Senior supply chain and operations professional with 30+ years of experience.
Sean
Former McKinsey consultant and XPO Logistics C-level executive.
Lisa
PhD economist and experienced COO with practical PE, finance, strategy, operations and accounting experience.
Joseph
CEO/CFO, private equity and investment banking professional with 15+ years of experience in finance, capital raising and operations.
Geoff
Transportation and logistics professional with experience in mid-market private equity and business operations.
John
Senior retail executive with 30+ years in retail operations strategy, logistics and technology
Our Clients

Case Studies

TransAxle, a Graham Partners portfolio company and the largest manufacturer of drive train components along the U.S. East Coast, was expanding sales by adding two large customers a new geographic footprint. The company was looking for an analyst with a strong background in manufacturing and logistics to analyze its finished good inventory and ensure it had the cored goods in locations that would optimize sales while minimizing non-value-added transfers to maintain optimized stock levels.

Through Graphite, Transaxle found Robert K., a consultant and professional with 10 years of manufacturing and supply chain experience. Robert had the exact skills and expertise required for the job and had just completed a similar project for another company, where he optimized inventory including dispositions and discounting. His industry knowledge as well as his expertise in using data and creating actionable improvement plans allowed him to deliver on Transaxle’s needs quickly and successfully.
XStream Trucking, a multi-million dollar small manufacturing company in the transportation sector, had received a term sheet for acquisition of its business. The company wanted to connect with an investment banker and financial expert to help negotiate the term sheet, provide advice on the tax implications of stock versus asset sales, and deliver strategic guidance for the proposed transaction. It was seeking a candidate with 10 to 15 years of experience, particularly with M&A support and modeling for smaller manufacturing companies.

Through Graphite, XStream hired Mayur G., a CPA and former PwC director who had worked on over 100 M&A transactions during his time at PwC and had additional experience as the former director of finance at a $1 billion PE fund. Mayur delivered on all of XStream’s needs and, according to founder and CEO Daniel Burrows, he did “a great job and came through under tight deadlines.”
Client Command, an automotive marketing and technology company, was experiencing substantial revenue growth and needed to figure out how to utilize its strong cash position to grow faster. The company needed an interim CFO who could help the company leverage that position by providing financial strategy, budgeting, forecasting and other critical finance functions.

Through Graphite, Client Command hired Maura O., an experienced interim CFO and Columbia MBA with several years of investment banking experience. Maura had extensive experience in developing business plans, building robust financial models, forecasting, and determining how to optimally grow businesses using existing cash. Maura proved to be the perfect fit and helped Client Command implement financial processes to determine how to use strong cash flow to grow its business.

Why Graphite

Graphite connects you with highly vetted independent consultants for on-demand work. We offer access to over 6,000 experts with an average of 12 to 15 years of experience, including over 1,600 with an MBA from a top 10 U.S. business school and many with years of experience from Bain, BCG and McKinsey.
Getting Started is Easy

How Graphite Works

It’s easy to find and hire a leading transportation and logistics consultant through Graphite.
01.

Scope Your Project

Tell us what you need done and work with our account managers to finalize a scope of work, budget and timeline for your project.
02.

Interview Candidates

Within hours, we will deliver curated candidates that match your need. Interview and select the best fit.
03.

Get Work Done

Seamlessly launch the project on Graphite and get amazing results. Let us handle the contracting and billing.
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