Proven Leadership In Retail and Wholesale Planning

Claudia is a Principal of Columbus Consulting with over 25 years of experience in retail and wholesale planning best practices and solution design. She is highly skilled at defining processes and designing solutions that deliver accuracy and efficiency. Her domain expertise covers merchandise planning, store planning, assortment planning, inventory management, and reporting. 


  • Eileen Fisher
    • Documented complete Business Process Re-Design for Merchandising and Planning in conjunction with 7thonline Planning implementation.
  • Ross Stores
    • Redesigned Pre-Season planning process for dd’s division of Ross Stores. Led a Hierarchy analysis project to determine re-classifications at Ross Stores. Conducted a planning diagnostic to determine areas of process improvement. 
    • Implemented Arthur Location and Flow Planning for dd’s division of Ross Stores.  Responsible for Business Process Design, Functional Application Design, and User Acceptance Test Planning and execution.
  • Kiabi
    • Functional Design of a multi-country, multi-channel Merchandise and Location Planning application for an international apparel retailer.  
  • Solutions Expertise
    • Assortment Planning for Fashion – 7th Online, Oracle Retail, Torex (Compass)
    • Blue Yonder – Retail Merchandise Financial and Location Planning
    • Oracle Retail – Merchandise Financial, Location, and Assortment Planning; Demand Forecasting; Size Profile and Pack Optimization
    • Infor – Merchandise, Location, Assortment and Item Planning; Demand Forecasting; Assortment and Space Optimization; Markdown Optimization; Store Clustering


  • Merchandise Planning
  • Location Planning
  • Assortment Planning
  • Item Planning
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Store Clustering
  • Size Profile & Optimization


  • Business Requirements
  • Business Process Re-engineering & Design
  • Functional Analysis & Design 
  • Retail Consultant


  • Eileen Fisher
  • Ross Stores
  • Kiabi
  • Cato Corporation
  • Nike

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