The Parker Avery Group


Merchandising & Planning Case Studies

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Allocation Process Redesign & Organizational EnhancementsAssessing and redesigning business processes, key roles, and use of existing systems to more strategically allocate inventory, while enhancing decision-making capabilities and supporting growth objectives
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Demand Forecasting and Replenishment System Selection Thorough assessment and selection of a solution set that will demonstrably improve forecasting, planning, and reporting capabilities, while providing better support and efficiencies to customer-facing roles
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Merchandise Planning, Allocation, and Size/Pack Optimization Software Selection Leveraging deep retail industry and solution expertise, while maintaining objectivity to assess and select a solution set that will enable improved and efficient merchandising activities and reduce manual tasks
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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
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Specialty Retailer MFP System Implementation Leveraging deep industry knowledge to implement an MFP solution and deliver leading-practice future state capabilities, while enabling holistic views of inventory, gross margin, and sales
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Omni Assortment Planning and Item Planning (APIP) Implementation Leading the implementation of an APIP solution to deliver desired future state capabilities, resulting in improved business efficiencies and better overall visibility into the planning processes
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Assortment and Item Planning Implementation Design of new, integrated planning processes and configuration of an assortment and item planning system to deliver the desired future state capabilities
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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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Core Merchandising and Finance Solution SelectionSolution evaluation and selection to support industry leading business processes and enable a consistent real-time, global view of inventory.
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Global Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) ImplementationWidespread transformation of planning processes and capabilities to support strategic growth plans, standardize business processes, and improve key retail performance measurements.
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Core Merchandising and Finance System ImplementationPilot implementation of a major retail enterprise software system to adopt industry leading practices, improve inventory positioning, enhance data management, and provide key competitive advantages.
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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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Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) System SelectionDesigning the future process and evaluating a merchandising solution to enable strategic planning and enhance visibility into inventory across multiple channels.
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International Retail Transformation and ExpansionProgram management and industry expertise to support an international retail planning, forecasting and replenishment transformation and expansion, encompassing multiple merchandising systems, processes and teams.
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Merchandising System ImplementationProgram management and project support for a merchandising system transformation, encompassing merchandise planning, replenishment and markdown systems.
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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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Merchandising Training ProgramDesigning and delivering a comprehensive merchandising training program to enhance merchandising team capabilities and support strategic initiatives.
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Integrated Planning Strategy and Package SelectionSelection of a solution and recommendations for a new integrated planning model and organizational plan to support aggressive international growth plans.
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Training DevelopmentDevelopment of comprehensive, detailed training plans, curriculum and materials to support implementation of new merchandise financial planning processes and system.
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Assortment PlanningDefining the assortment planning process best suited to future organizational structure.
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Organizational Model TransformationRedefining merchandising processes, roles, responsibilities & reporting structures to support domestic and international channels and banners.
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Software Strategy and SelectionSelection of a multi-channel merchandise planning and allocation solution to drive sales and gross profit growth.
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Merchandise Planning ImplementationDeployment of a Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) solution utilizing an agile methodology, including software configuration, integration and testing.
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Integrated Merchandise PlanningA roadmap and plan for the build out of an integrated planning organization, improved business process and integrated planning solutions.
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Merchandising TransformationWholesale reorganization and re-training of a retail merchandising and planning organization based on cutting edge merchandising practices.
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Multi-Channel Planning Strategy and ProcessArticulation of a global, multi-channel planning strategy including innovative processes and a four-year roadmap for implementation.