John Lawing

John Lawing

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Getting different parts of a retail organization to harmonize on a new process design is often similar to coaching his young kids’ sports teams—and John succeeds on both fronts with a solid sense of calmness and a good dose of wit.

John brings over 17 years of consulting experience helping retailers achieve improved performance through business process design and system implementations. He is a skilled advisor and has been instrumental in driving results across many areas of the retail supply chain including: product lifecycle management (PLM), sourcing, logistics, and warehouse management. John has worked with a multitude of retailers spanning the apparel, department store, home improvement, specialty, and value segments. John graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech, and he is a member of a variety of honor societies. He and his family live in the greater Atlanta area, where he stays busy outside of Parker Avery coaching his kids’ sports, running, woodworking, playing board games, and building mammoth Lego sets, such as the nearly 8,000 piece Millennium Falcon.


John's Contributions

Ask the Experts: Retail System Implementations
Blog Post,
06/21/18
Parker Avery Behind the Scenes: No Place Like Home
Blog Post,
05/10/18
Retail Solution Implementations:
Fact vs. Fiction



Core Merchandising and Finance System Implementation
Client Case Study
Multi-Banner Process and System Harmonization
Client Case Study
PLM Solution Assessment and Selection
Client Case Study



Item Master Assessment and Implementation
Client Case Study
Pre-Production and WIP Tracking
Client Case Study
Minimizing Supply Chain Disruptions: Leveraging PLM to Reduce Risk
Apparel Magazine,
April 2015