Proven Leadership In Retail and Wholesale Planning

Claudia Andrade is a Consultant with Columbus Consulting with 17 years of experience in Retail and Wholesale Planning, Business Intelligence, Business Process Design and Reengineering, and Retail Application Design.  Systems experience includes Oracle Retail (formerly Retek) Merchandise Financial Planning, Assortment Planning, Demand Forecasting, Size Profile and Pack Optimization; Predictix Merchandise Planning, Location Planning, Assortment Planning, Item Planning, Demand Forecasting, Assortment and Space Optimization, Markdown Optimization, Store Clustering; Torex (Compass) Assortment Planning; STS Open Planning; Arthur Merchandise Planning; Adaytum Sales Planning; Quick Response; Retailink Decision Support System; Proclarity; MMS Allocation; Business Objects; MicroStrategy; MS Excel with VBA.


  • Predictix – Business Consultant/Solution Lead
    • Areas of concentration included incorporating Business Process Design, Application Design, Project Management, Client Relationship Management, Project Team Management. Conducted Business Process Analysis (As Is) and Design (To Be).  Incorporated process improvements in To Be design. Documented in written and graphical process flow form.  Designed Merchandise, Location, Assortment and Item Planning applications (Oracle Retail and Predictix).Conducted replenishment forecast optimization analysis
  • AnnTaylor, Inc. – Business Analyst/Store Planner
    • Designed and documented functional specifications for Assortment Planning reporting in MicroStrategy. Led all design sessions. Created design and process presentations for user community and executive leadership; wrote training documentation and conducted training classes and forums. Identified opportunity for expansion of new business in additional stores (new bridal line). Utilized store traffic and conversion analysis using Proclarity
  • David Yurman, Inc. – Business Analyst
    • Designed and developed all corporate sales and budget reporting using Business Objects.  Created all sales projections with input from Sales team.  Implemented opportunity and risk assessment and the P & L projection review process, conducted monthly with Finance


  • Merchandising and MP&A
  • Ml/AI & Business Integration


  • Project Management
  • System Implementation
  • System Design
  • Process Re-Engineering
  • Retail Consultant


  • Predictix
  • Ann Taylor, Inc.
  • David Yurman, Inc
  • Atari
  • American Museum of Art

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