We have a portfolio of offerings based on over 500+ years of collective industry experience working with some of the world's leading retail and consumer goods companies. We provide strategy, process design, organization assessment, solution evaluation, and implementation consulting services to our clients.
We invite you to learn about our extensive array of services or contact us to find out how we can assist you.
Reconstructing Retail: Imperative Transformation
As you begin to emerge from some form of COVID-19 shut down and related impacts, it will be important to initially triage your current situation, then plan for moving forward, and finally consider strategic options to reconstruct your future.
Parker Avery will include these elements as part of our rapid services in risk assessment, roadmap reinvent, and organization reset.
Our retail consulting approach combines fact-based analysis, leading practice expertise, innovation, and execution experience. This produces fast results by leveraging the power of our clients' knowledge with our industry expertise, new ideas, and insights.
We bring business expertise, project management, change management, and thought leadership to each of our specialties:
With years of experience implementing packaged retail software solutions, we bring the expertise and specialized skills you need to be successful. We provide proven approaches and templates, project plans, solution design documentation, testing tools, training content and change management strategies. We also have expertise in agile and 'sprint' project implementations that include multiple proof points as you deploy new functionality to your business.
Our array of services focused on solutions includes:
• Solution & Capabilities Assessment
• Software Selection, Strategy, & Implementation Roadmap
• Business Process Design & Transformation
• Solution Implementation
• Change Management, Organizational Design, & Training
Over the coming months and years, retailers and wholesale brands will experience unprecedented challenges in what will continue to be an unpredictable retail environment. Some are experiencing sales and revenue down 20-50% or more, while others are realizing highly volatile demand. Additional emphasis is being placed on ecommerce and direct-to-consumer business, and supply chains are having to adjust on what seems like an hourly basis.
The standard processes of managing sales, margin, and inventory no longer support this quickly evolving landscape, and the stresses of making rapid decisions will be heightened to uncharted levels. Existing buying/planning teams are increasingly overwhelmed, and many are simply not capable of effectively managing through these uncertain circumstances.
The ability to be resilient, proactive, and nimble is critical for survival. In today’s new normal, there is a demand in the market to run business scenarios, evaluate the impacts, and make decisions that can greatly the influence the results of the coming weeks, months, and beyond.
The addition of change management to any initiative improves success and allows an organization to more rapidly adopt new processes, roles, and alignment. Our change management professionals provide expertise in defining your change management program, stakeholder analysis, communication plan and training strategy. We have helped some of the world's leading retailers through complex change.
Our change management approach and expertise includes:
• Change Management Strategy
• Communication Plan
• Leadership and Coaching
• Organization Assessment and Alignment
• Training and Skills Development
• Change Management Execution and Sustainability
We invite you to explore how we've helped many retailers and brands successfully navigate change, as well as learn more about Parker Avery perspectives focused on change management: