Fortune 50 Global Apparel Manufacturer and Retailer

Served as Allocation Planning Capability Lead on North America release of SAP S/4HANA ERP implementation. Team focused on configuring and integrating JustEnough software used for retail store replenishment with SAP S/4 tool. Insured that 15-person Accenture / client team was meeting all project deliverables. Served as primary point of contact for Allocation Planning team with PMO. Had primary responsibility for managing client relationship with Allocation Planning team. Served as Captain on DC to Store End-To-End team during Integrated Cycle Testing. Coordinated with multiple functional / capability areas to ensure that integrated solution was working per design.

Leading US Food and Drug Retailer

Led effort to select next generation Warehouse Management System (WMS) for use at company’s 25+ DCs (average facility size exceeds 750K sq. ft.). Developed selection criteria and evaluated packages (Manhattan Associates, RedPrairie / Blue Yonder, Infor, and HighJump) versus 900+ factors in the areas of functionality, technology and risk. Estimated timing and resource requirements for package implementation, and presented findings / recommendations to executive management.

Leading Branded Apparel Manufacturer / Retailer

Conducted current state assessment of demand / supply planning practices. Identified gaps in processes, organization and tools versus leading practices, along with recommended improvements and associated benefits.

Top 20 Internet Retailer

Helped firm clarify its business strategy, identify optimal product mix, and determine supply chain distribution strategy.

Automobiles and Auto Components

North America Subsidiary of Fortune 50 Global Automotive Manufacturer

Served as Engagement Lead on SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) implementation of S&OP and Response & Supply modules. Responsible for overall project management of 15-person Accenture team. Instituted improved PMO capabilities. Insured that project satisfied all required deliverables and was delivered both on-time and on-budget. Had primary responsibility for managing client relationship. Improved Accenture relationship with client to the point where firm was viewed as a trusted partner by both business and IT teams. Provided business guidance on leading practices and solution design. Convinced client of need for more structured training and testing. Cleaned up and improved project financials. Facilitated good working relationships with client and among the Accenture project team.

Supplier of Auto Accessories

Evaluated company’s forecasting and inventory management processes. Recommended a variety of organizational, process and system changes that will improve forecast accuracy and reduce inventory levels. Projected savings from implementation of suggested improvements exceed $1.2M annually.

Marketing Products and Services

Leading North American Provider of In-Store Marketing Products and Services

Identified ways to improve fulfillment and merchandising operations for the 55,000+ retail stores company services every four weeks throughout the US and Canada. Areas investigated included store visit frequency and timing, field rep labor scheduling and routing, material fulfillment and compliance. Identified $5.3M in annual savings from aligning vehicle fuel economy and maintenance reimbursement policies with actuals, implementing automated mileage tracking, and reducing drive time and miles driven through improved routing.

Leisure Products

Leading Global Manufacturer of Pool and Spa Products

Identified procurement and logistics savings opportunities as part of due diligence effort.

Casinos and Gaming

Leading Provider of Global Lottery and Casino Gaming Equipment / Services

Served as supply chain subject matter expert for the merger integration of a leading manufacturer of casino gaming machines into organization. Performed comprehensive spend analysis for combined organizations. Identified $480M+ in addressable indirect spend across 28 categories, ~20% of which was with common vendors. Identified opportunities to reduce inbound / outbound transportation expense by $4M -$7M annually, including ~$2 M in small parcel savings.