The Parker Avery Group


Solution & Capabilities Assessment Case Studies

Merchandising Capability Assessment and Roadmap
Merchandising Capability Assessment and Roadmap Deep dive evaluation of merchandising and related processes, systems, and organization to develop a multi-year transformation roadmap, commencing with quick wins and change management to bolster results
Regular Price Optimization and Competitor Price Management System Selection
Regular Price Optimization and Competitor Price Management System Selection In-depth review of existing pricing practices and identification of future state capabilities and requirements to select a solution that will drive more competitive, data-driven pricing decisions.
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Merchandise Planning Capabilities Design and Roadmap Deep dive evaluation of existing processes, systems, and organization, as well as comprehensive design of new end-to-end planning capabilities and assessment of solutions to support the client’s vision
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Merchandising Business Process Transformation Assessment of merchandising business process and organizational root causes, as well as development and implementation of an actionable roadmap to support a client’s strategic omnichannel model.
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Multi-Banner Process and System Harmonization Identification of common future-state processes across different banners and analysis of change impacts, as well as development of an implementation roadmap to deliver the desired process and systemic changes.
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Core Merchandising Assessment and RoadmapEvaluation of existing merchandising processes, tools and organization to develop a comprehensive multi-year transformational roadmap.
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Pricing and Promotions Capabilities Roadmap DevelopmentCurrent state assessment and benchmarking against industry leading practices to identify and prioritize pricing and promotions opportunities relative to people, process, and technology.
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Pricing Capabilities Assessment and RoadmapIn-depth evaluation of current pricing practices and systems and definition of future capabilities, including prioritization and planning of strategic, price management-focused initiatives.
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Legacy System Replacement AssessmentComprehensive assessment of a strategic ERP replacement initiative to ensure alignment with operational objectives and strategies.
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Quality Assurance and Risk AuditDeep dive assessment of a strategic core merchandising system implementation to ensure a successful project outcome.
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Retail Inventory Efficiency RoadmapIn-depth assessment of retail store and corporate processes and development of a multi-year roadmap to support operating efficiencies and growth objectives.
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Capability Identification and Technology RoadmapIdentification of best-practice process and solution improvements and development of a phased deployment roadmap to support enhanced product design and development capabilities.
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Comparable Store Sales Improvement InitiativeAssessment and identification of store level improvement opportunities to drive growth and consistency in comparable store sales performance.
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Promotional Capabilities AssessmentAssessing a client's existing promotional capabilities and organization, and developing a prioritized roadmap to improve promotional planning and execution.
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Fulfillment OptimizationImproving product fulfillment capabilities by assessing system alignment and identifying improvement opportunities to drive margin, reduce inventory costs and improve retail service levels.
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Store Operations Process AssessmentAssessment of in-store labor activities focused on inventory management, merchandising and customer service to simplify and streamline processes while optimizing the labor budget.
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Systems Implementation RoadmapConducting a detailed gap analysis of current systems to identify short- and long-term opportunities for improvement.
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Supply Chain Systems AssessmentDefining future supply chain systems and application architecture needed to support current and emerging business strategies.
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Strategy, Process Design, Roadmap and Technology SelectionEvaluation and selection of technology solutions to enable the retailer to enhance antiquated processes and systems to support a complex business model.
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Commodities Strategy and ManagementDevelopment of commodities management capabilities in a large general merchandise retailer in order to drive down product costs.
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Inventory Service Levels and ExceptionsDetailed evaluation of inventory management processes and systems that dramatically improved the retailer's inventory position.