Gerard Ibarra is a consultant, author, speaker, and serial entrepreneur who received his Ph.D. in Applied Science from Southern Methodist University’s (SMU’s) Lyle School of Engineering. He helps companies, businesses, and institutions faced with multiple alternatives—made even more difficult by competing departments or individuals—to converge on one that is for the betterment of the overall company. He uses his framework, of which he wrote about in his book Good Decisions, Better Outcomes, coupled with mathematical modeling and system analysis that considers cost, service, and the company’s ecosystem to aid his clients with the decision-making process. He brings effectiveness and consensus when companies must decide between multiple alternatives.
Gerard Ibarra has used his decision-making framework to help business owners, companies, institutions, governments, entrepreneurs, and investors make better decisions. He keeps the stakeholders from letting their emotions take over them, and guides them to focus on the totality of the decision and how that decision may affect other parts of the system.
He also has an analytical and leadership background, and experienced in opening, expanding, and streamlining businesses and operations. His skills are in logistics, industrial and systems engineering, and operation planning. He is also adept in formulating and executing business strategies. He has completed and implemented numerous operational plans, performed various analyses, and conducted multiple feasibility, trade off, and marketing studies that streamlined procedures, reduced costs, and increased sales for small to mid-size companies.
Gerard has over thirty years of professional experience in logistics, industrial engineering, operations, marketing, and sales, of which eleven were at UPS. He was the CEO of Jaguar Logistics, the largest medical on-demand transport company in Texas until acquired by Dropoff in 2018.
Gerard has taught graduate courses in logistics systems engineering at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering, and supply chain management and e-Business at the University of Dallas’ Graduate School of Management.
In addition, he has presented and spoken at multiple conferences from systems engineering, reliability and maintenance, logistics and supply chain, to long-term investment strategies.
Gerard is the author of the upcoming book Good Decisions, Better Outcomes. The premise of the book is to help individuals, business owners, and companies make better and more effective decisions through a framework he developed over years of education and experience. The framework is a step-by-step process of multiple techniques that is reliable, repeatable, and predictable.
He has also authored several articles and refereed papers in reliability, logistics, and systems engineering for several conferences and professional organizations.
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