Delivers integrated planning solutions

Tito Thomas is a Principal with Columbus Consulting. He has spent over 18 years designing and developing systems for retail clients across multiple industry sectors, including specialty apparel, accessories, footwear, department store, discount retail and mass merchant.  He has implemented systems using multiple packaged solutions, as well as custom retail planning applications.

Experience

  • Ann, Inc.
    • Merchandise Financial Planning System Implementation – Oracle RPAS. Engaged with business users and technical resources to recommend changes to an Omni Channel planning solution design. Designed and developed primary planning calculations used for all areas of planning. Provided post go-live user training and best practices advisory
  • Eddie Bauer
    • Merchandise Financial Planning and Item Planning System Implementation – Oracle RPAS. Worked with business leaders and system users to define functional requirements for an Omni Channel Merchandise Financial and Item planning system. Designed planning system calculations and worked with developers to support technical build and implementation. Designed test strategy and led User Acceptance Testing of planning system and Oracle reporting
  • Tory Burch
    • Integrated Merchandise Planning Design and Implementation – JDA Enterprise Planning.  Supported design sessions across Planning, Merchandising and Finance, leading to a recommendation for an Integrated Merchandise Planning process. Created detailed Integrated Business Process design documentation. Developed functional designs for planning system enhancements to align to future process
  • Walmart – UK Divisions
    • Multiple projects on Merchandise Financial Planning System Implementations – Oracle RPAS. Defined functional requirements, created test strategy, configured application components and designed and developed multiple system enhancements

Specialization

  • Merchandise Planning
  • Omni Planning
  • Store Planning
  • Item Planning
  • Assortment Planning

Expertise

  • Functional Design
  • System Implementation
  • Development & Configuration
  • Testing

Clients Include

  • Ann, Inc.
  • Coach
  • David Yurman
  • Eddie Bauer
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Tory Burch
  • Urban Brands
  • Wal-Mart (US & UK)

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