Proven Expertise in System Implementation

Tim Phelan is a Principal with Columbus Consulting. Tim has over 20 years of experience in the Retail Enterprise Software industry working for retailers, software vendors, and as a consultant. Tim’s project experience includes design and implementation of Merchandise Planning, Item Planning, Assortment Planning, Location Planning, and Allocation systems. Tim has worked with European clients, as well as clients in the US and has experience with Oracle Retail, Infor Retail, Predictix, Blue Yonder Planning, Blue Yonder Allocation, Just Enough Allocation, and Anaplan systems. Prior to joining Columbus, Tim worked for Predictix and Macy’s Department Stores.


  • CitiTrends – Anaplan Model Builder
    • Model Builder for an implementation of Anaplan for Merchandise Planning
  • Whole Foods Market – Business Lead/Technical Lead
    • Lead Consultant for an implementation of Infor Retail (formerly Predictix) Assortment Planning. At various points during the project have filled the following roles: Technical Lead responsible for technical design and leading a team of developers and Business Lead responsible for requirements definition and supporting testing and training efforts
  • Under Armour – Testing/QA Lead
    • Testing lead for an implementation of Just Enough Allocation
  • Michael Kors – Testing QA Lead
    • Testing lead for an implementation of JDA Allocation and JDA Merchandise Planning
  • Dollar Tree – Technical Lead
    • Responsible for design and configuration of Oracle Retail Merchandise Planning and Assortment Planning


  • Merchandise Planning
  • Item Planning
  • Allocation
  • Assortment Planning


  • System Implementation
  • System Design
  • Development & Configuration
  • Business Requirements
  • Quality Assurance
  • Training
  • Retail Consultant


  • CitiTrends
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Michael Kors
  • Dollar Tree
  • Macy’s
  • Under Armour

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