Robert Kaufman, CEO

Robert Kaufman

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As an avid runner and tennis player, coupled with dabbling in the art of tracking hurricanes, Robert has developed a keen sense of understanding how to predict opportunities and threats in client situations—and quickly develop strategies to manage them.

Robert is a well-respected leader with more than 25 years of experience in the retail and apparel industries. His retail experience includes positions in IT as well as executive-level experience at multiple software and consulting firms. Robert focuses on leading clients through design and implementation of key supply chain processes and system initiatives, and his detailed understanding of the issues retailers face provides exceptional credibility throughout all levels of an organization. He is a skilled project manager who specializes in product lifecycle management, sourcing, inventory management and logistics. Robert was born in Montreal, grew up in Florida, and is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Throughout his career, he has published several white papers and articles focused on product development, inventory management, and supply chain execution. When he is not leading Parker Avery and client projects, Robert enjoys running, tennis, and tracking hurricanes—not surprising as he lives on an island in the southern region of the United States.

Robert's Contributions

Linking Product Development to the Customer:
Crowdsourcing, Collaborative
Design and Other Innovative Tactics
Out-of-the-Box PLM:
Solution Implementation Realities and Considerations
Looking back at NRF's 2019 Big Show: Standouts, Ah-ha's, and...Misses
Blog Post,

Ask the Experts:
Retail Inventory Deployment

Blog Post,
Change Before You Have To
Retail Advisor
Letter from the CEO,
Stepping Off the Cowpath
Blog Post,

Implementation -
Proceed with

PLM System Implementation
Client Case Study
Core Merchandising and Finance System Implementation
Client Case Study

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