The Parker Avery Group


Product Development & Supply Chain Case Studies

Product Development Process Redesign
Product Design, Development, and Sourcing Process Re-Design Designing standardized processes and key data tracking templates to support company-wide product development efficiencies and realize quick wins.
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PLM System Evaluation and SelectionComprehensive set of activities to document requirements, evaluate vendors, and select a Product Lifecycle Management solution.
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Redesigned Procurement Process and Organization Comprehensive redesign of procurement planning processes and organization to enable cross-channel collaboration and the ability to proactively respond to capacity issues.
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PLM System Implementation
Multi-phased Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution implementation spanning multiple brands and focused on Change Management and Business Solution Delivery workstreams.
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Pre-Production and WIP Tracking Comprehensive project management, change management, implementation and post-implementation support for a client's new centralized pre-production and production tracking system.
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Sourcing Application Implementation Selecting and implementing a costing solution to align with organizational workflow and existing product design applications.
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PLM Solution Assessment and SelectionHolistic evaluation of Product Lifecycle Management solutions and deployment planning to support a highly unique product development environment and culture.
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Integrated Supply Chain Implementation
Definition of supply chain strategy and processes during the implementation of an integrated supply chain system to support international expansion, consolidate buying power and enable efficiencies.
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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) System SelectionSelection of a PLM solution to solve critical issues in Product Development and Sourcing processes, enable collaboration, improve data integrity and reduce costs.
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Distribution Center Integration Design, Requirements & RoadmapProject management, business requirements assessment and integration planning activities to support development of a consolidated multi-banner distribution center model.
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Operational Strategy Business PlanAssessment of requirements for a luxury fashion retailer's new operational business model focused on eCommerce and private distribution channels.
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PLM Solution Selection and ImplementationSelection, implementation and change management of a product lifecycle management solution to enhance visibility into product development activities and proactively mitigate production issues.
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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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Order Management System DesignRefining an OMS design and implementation strategy to enable simplification and efficiencies while supporting strategic business objectives.
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Change Management ProgramDevelopment of a comprehensive Change Management program to ensure successful end-user adoption of a PLM solution implementation.
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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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Supply Chain Systems AssessmentDefining future supply chain systems and application architecture needed to support current and emerging business strategies.
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Sourcing StrategySourcing strategy to improve quality, design and execution of new products to market, including the roll-out of integrated customer insight tool.
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PLM System Design and ImplementationEnhancing global supply chain responsiveness and performance processes that support future business model and roll-out of new software solution.
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Supply Chain StrategyStreamlining product development business processes and aligning the organizational responsibilities of a private label.
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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.
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Optimizing the Private Label ProcessDevelopment of a retail private label management organization from the ground up including brand management, product development and strategy.