Robert Giacobbe

Managing Director

Robert Giacobbe is the lead for Protiviti’s Supply Chain Operations & Performance (O&P) team. Robert has a 31-year history of working in supply chain consulting across a mix of strategy, management consulting and technology. He’s worked across functions such as manufacturing, fulfillment, planning, asset management and the aftermarket, but also helped clients with cross-functional transformation programs.

Major Projects

  • For a global heavy equipment OEM, Robert led 4+ years of transformation work in dealer channel operations, warehouse operations, field service, repair & maintenance, warranty, remanufacturing and aftermarket pricing
  • For the U.S.’s largest utility, Robert led a 3-year role as the Supply Chain transformation lead to overhaul planning, warehousing, and materials management
  • Across 2 years, Robert led a series of programs on parts forecasting and price optimization for the North American dealer network for a major American automotive OEM
  • Robert worked with the leading global aerospace OEM to build and implement a predictive control tower for inbound assembly operations
  • Robert worked with the #1 freight rail operator in N.A to design and implement new processes and tools for Mechanical asset management and supply chain planning
  • For the only passenger rail in the U.S., Robert was the EAM and Supply Chain transformation lead to design and implement new tools and capabilities for integrated planning and materials management
  • For the major device OEMs – Sony Electronics, Samsung, Google Pixel & Toshiba – Robert led multiple transformation projects for their aftermarket, spares, warranty and repair operations

Areas of Expertise

  • Supply chain strategy and operating model development
  • Value chain planning
  • Manufacturing and production operations
  • Inventory strategy and optimization
  • Supply chain analytics and modeling
  • Warehousing and fulfillment
  • Services and the aftermarket 

Industry Expertise

  • Automotive and Heavy Equipment
  • Oil & Gas and Utilities
  • Consumer Electronics and Devices
  • Airlines & Aerospace
  • Public Service 


  • Undergraduate Degree,  B.S. Industrial Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Masters Degree, M.S. Management, Georgia Institute of Technology