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7 For All Mankind

Bear Stearns Merchant Banking requested an acquisition Due Diligence and IT Strategic Assessment for 7 For All Mankind. Additional work included delivery of an IT …

American Signature Furniture

Columbus Consulting have a long term relationship with American Signature including projects in Master Data Management and ecommerce.

Ann Taylor

Selected to support the design and implementation of assortment planning and allocation business processes and systems.  Columbus partnered with Ann Taylor and their software vendor …

Ashley Stewart

Selected to implement JDA Arthur Planning and JDA Allocation. Provided functional and technical services for design, build, testing and deployment of planning and allocation. Integration …

ASOS

ASOS engaged Columbus Consulting to support the detailed business design for Merchandise Planning project which is part of their business transformation programme

Aspinal of London

Providing business process support for their company transformation programme implementing Microsoft Dynamics

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Supported Allocation business process design and organizational development plan. Assisted thru system selection, detail design, integration and implemention.

Aurora

Providing support for environment movement for JDA Arthur solution and also amendments to the configuration

Big Lots

A long history delivering quality projects with Big Lots began with a process definition and system selection in the Merchandise Planning and Allocation area. Subsequent …

Bonmarché

Bonmarche, the UK’s largest budget fashion retailer selling womenswear in a wide range of sizes, selected Columbus Consulting International to help define their new Product …

Boscov’s

Leading implementation of merchandise planning to support growing business needs and alignment on preferred technology platform

Brown Shoe

An independent assessment of existing JDA Allocation solution was conducted as well as identifying opportunities to improve functionality in support of a growing business. …

Cabela’s

Providing Program Management oversight across supply and demand projects. Facilitating and leading future state process design and system implementation to better support the assortment …

Calypso

Supported selection of corporate ERP solution.

Carhartt

Developed comprehensive merchandising and planning business process and systems. Columbus supported Carhartt from strategic roadmap thru to change management, implementing a revised category management process …

Cato

Supported assessment of and improvement in Allocation system operation. Re-integrated allocation system to support business process improvements and more complex business scenarios.

Charming Charlie

Serving as Interim eCommerce Manager enabled the Charming Charlie business team to focus on the core brick and mortar channel while smoothing the transition to …

christopher & banks

Updating and advancing system capabilities was a primary focus for the work with Christopher & Banks. A foundational need was to achieve a consistent Merchandise …

Coach

Providing a broad range of services for the implementation and support of Merchandise Planning business processes and systems for global retail and wholesale businesses. Also …

CrewKnitwear

Led the selection of a new ERP and advised on the implementation.

deckers

Delivered a detailed assessment of the current merchandise operations including future state business process design and roadmap prioritising business process and system implementation over a …

Dollar General

Improvements were gained, in planning process and systems, through an upgrade and customization of Dollar General’s Merchandise Planning software. The project scope encompassed implementation services …

Dressbarn

Columbus Consulting International has been continuously engaged with dressbarn since 2010 working on a number of key initiatives.  Those include:
Oracle RPAS Location Planning

Engaged to evaluate …

DSW

An IT Strategic Growth Strategy and Roadmap were the first deliverables for DSW.  Since then there have been over 60 projects completed, in support of …

Edcon

Engaged to provide subject matter expertise in Merchandise Planning, Assortment Planning and Replenishment in support of their implementation of Oracle RPAS systems

EDITD

EDITED, who supplies the world’s leading fashion retailers with the retail analytics they need to have the right product at the right time, at the …

Fashion Institute of Technology

An upgrade to an Allocation solution, along with modifying core data available for training classes, was the core project at The Fashion Institute. Project scope …

Francescas Collections

Columbus Consulting was selected by Francesca’s Collections to help them implement JDA EP with Excel reporting for Merchandise and Channel Planning. Francesa’s Collections selected Columbus …

Gloria Jeans

Selected to support the design and implementation of Merchandise & Financial Planning, Assortment planning and Allocation business processes and systems. Columbus partnered with Gloria Jeans …

Gordmans

Process and system enhancements to support Merchandise Planning yielded an expanded solution that improved inventory levels and added more automation to operational data movement. The …

Guitar Center

Development of an IT Roadmap and a Forecasting and Replenishment system evaluation are a sampling of the projects delivered for Guitar Center. The overall work …

Hot Topic

Evaluated and helped improved Allocation business process and system.

J.Jill

Supported selection and implementation of corporate ERP solution. Assisted in Allocation process and system upgrade.

Karstadt

Engaged on several projects including

Merchandise Planning: Vendor selection and functional lead for the implementation of JDA Enterprise Planning system
Various tactical system and process improvements covering …

Kenneth Cole Productions

Business analyst role to support user acceptance testing and deployment of new merchandise planning system, TXT Maple Lake. Functional and technical services to upgrade legacy …

Limited Stores

Developing an Allocation Strategy has been just one of the many projects completed for Limited Stores.  Others include; Allocation Execution and Process work, Item Planning …

Lucky Brand

Leading Lucky Brands systems separation from Kate Spade, enabling new business process and building an IT organization. Selected and implementing corporate ERP and HR/payroll …

Macys

An experienced staff on the Macys project implemented a sophisticated Allocation solution.  The project scope included; advise on design techniques to maximize performance, develop sophisticated …

Marc Jacobs

Augmented IT staff to complete functional requirements and business process definition

Maurices

Completed detailed assessment of current merchandise planning business processes and systems. Identified immediate and medium term wins for the organization. Re-implemented planning system to …

Modells Sporting Goods

This upgrade to JDA Enterprise Planning, which consisted of configuration, testing and rollout phases, enabled the Modells user community to take advantage of functional enhancements …

mothercare

Columbus is delivering 3 strategic projects. A strategic critical path process & timeline and the change management, a retail academy delivering training courses for buying, …

Mr Price Group

Engaged to provide strategic advice to the board for the development and execution of their systems roadmap

Neiman Marcus

The migration to JDA Enterprise Planning from JDA Arthur Planning improved process along with the system functionality. The project scope included assessing the current planning …

New York & Co

An IT Due Diligence was performed for Bear Stearns Merchant Banking on the acquisition of New York & Co. Numerous subsequent projects followed that ported …

Opening Ceremony

Performed an IT Assessment and Roadmapping exercise to position the business for expansion.

OSP

Completed detailed assessment of current business processes, identified functional requirements and supported selection of new system

Pepco

Documenting the future TO-BE process state by understanding the current AS-IS and driving he future TO-BE through workshops. Detailing the change and priority of change …

Pet Supplies Plus

An IT Assessment was conducted, along with the development of an IT Road Map, was the project scope delivered to Irving Place Capitol for their …

PetSmart

Performed configuration, testing and deployment of a Merchandise Planning system that was functionality designed by another consulting team. The project involved validating system design, updating/enhancing …

Ralph Lauren

Planning & Allocation projects and system roadmaps are a sample of the major projects delivered for Ralph Lauren. Supported the global implementation and rollout of …

Ross Stores

Definition and implementation of improved planning processes and new systems on the JDA platform was just one aspect of the project work for Ross Stores …

rue21

Process Design and System Implementation support for their Allocation system kicked off the work with Rue 21. Subsequent projects include; Merchandise Planning System Implementation and …

Saks Fifth Avenue

Engaged to provide expertise to re-design of their planning processes to facilitate an effective omni-channel capability. Engaged to manage the development and implementation of Oracle …

sdl

Developed a market assessment for SDL (formally Alterian) in the integrated marketing tools space. The market assessment was for the Multi-channel retail vertical and resulted …

sheplers

Development of an assessment of the current systems environment and a Roadmap to more responsive systems and processes for the business teams was the initial …

Signet

Providing support for environment movement for JDA Arthur solution and also amendments to the configuration

Sports Authority

Completed an evaluation of Merchandise Planning business processes, along with a functional configuration for a new software solution. The project scope included design assessment, functional …

Swarovski

Swarovski, one of the largest Jewellers in Europe, “bringing sparkle to everyone’s lives”, selected Columbus Consulting International to provide business consultancy services in their Global …

Syms

Implementation of a Merchandise Planning system, optimization of Allocation algorithms and the delivery of an Information Technology strategy were three major projects for Syms. This …

Talbots

Development of an IT Assessment and IT Roadmap was the initial engagement with Talbot’s. Follow-on work included assisting Talbot’s CIO in developing the IT Plan …

Target

Conducted a Data Warehouse system selection that included a full evaluation of large-scale options for Target as well as providing expert Quality Assurance advice during …

Tesco F&F

Columbus provided business consulting to analyse current TXT Assortment Solution and provide recommendations for changes. A second project was also to embed new Pareto processes …

The Mens Wearhouse

Initially contracted to assist new CIO in developing an IT Strategy and Roadmap. Work with The Men’s Wearhouse has continued, including a number of merger, …

The North Face

Faciliated assessment of current merchandise planning processes and delivered reccomendation of process and system change to support future growth and opportunity

The Vitamin Shoppe

Development of an IT Assessment and Roadmap was the project scope for The Vitamin Shoppe. The deliverables provided a structure for assessment and evaluation for …

The White Company

Completed assessment of “as-is” processes, mapping out “to-be” processes for Allocation and Replenishment and feeding into a vendor selection process, helped deliver TXT Maplelake solution …

ThirtyOne Gifts

The project consisted of leading Thirty One Gifts through the end-to-end process of requirements definition, process mapping, vendor identification, software demos, solution evaluation and selection.  …

Tory Burch

Development of a 3-Year Business Process Roadmap, Planning & Allocation projects and Interim CIO are a sample of the major projects delivered for Tory Burch. …

Under Armour

Supported Allocation system selection, design, integration and implemention for their Brand and Factory House stores. Supported International Team in evaluating global retail rollout.

Urban Outfitters

Business process design and system selection of Allocation, Merchandise Planning, Assortment Planning and Replenishment systems. Implementation of Logility Retail Optimization including functional design, modifications design, …

vineyard vines

Transition Services and Interim Management of the retail business unit was the initial focus for Vineyard Vines. Efforts evolved into a number of strategic and …

Walmart

George (Apparel division of Walmart’s ASDA UK subsidiary)

Assortment Planning: assisted in selection and implementation of JDA Assortment Planning
Size Profiling: Implemented custom built size profiling application
Merchandise …

WGSN

WGSN, the worldwide leader in fashion trend forecasting which uses intelligence to help drive successful products and services, asked Columbus Consulting International to support their …

Zales

Assisting in the busienss integration of the Zales busienss unit into Signet Corporation. Providing business integration services and IT Project leadership.