Systems Implementation Roadmap

Systems Implementation Roadmap

Conducting a detailed gap analysis of current systems to identify short- and long-term opportunities for improvement


The Client

A mid-size custom manufacturer of specialty apparel with brick-and-mortar and online businesses.


The Challenge

This retailer was experiencing growing pains stemming from a number of factors, including:
- Home-grown systems providing only basic functionality
- Increasingly complex supply chain operations
- A recent business acquisition that brought on additional systems and process integration challenges


The Parker Avery Solution

The Parker Avery Group assisted the retailer in examining current systems, including processes, functionality, timing, integration, roles and tools to identify opportunities for improvement.

roadmap definition

A roadmap was developed which focused on five key areas requiring immediate attention, including but not limited to:
- Product Sourcing
- Inventory Control
- Master Data

Parker Avery key activities included:
- Discussion of industry leading practices
- Detailed gap analysis of current system
- Examination of database architecture
- Analysis of system and network architectures


The Result

As a result of the project, the client expects to achieve the following benefits:
- Selection and implementation of new software to address data, process, and growth needs
- Enhanced product planning, management, and analysis capabilities
- Better control of and visibility to overseas operations


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