Technical lead delivers business solutions

Tuncay Tekle is a Principal with Columbus Consulting. He has been consulting for retail clients, with CCi and other firms, for the last 10-plus years. His projects and areas of focus have included allocation, merchandise planning, forecasting, replenishment, markdown optimization, and all kinds of implementations for correct and fast retrieval of data. The concentration of the work has been on the technical implementation side, but he interacts with the business design to understand the precise client needs and helps shape the business design with technical feedback as well.


  • J. Crew – Technical Lead
    • Design and implementation of a brand new JDA Allocation deployment incorporating various business requirements
  • Soft Surroundings – Technical Lead
    • Design and implementation of a Data Warehousing solution in Amazon Redshift to support Business Intelligence functions in conjunction with Tableau
  • PepsiCo – Technical Lead
    • Design and implementation of an Azure SQL Server database improvement solution to improve latency and disk space usage for a multi-million user app backend resulting in UX improvement and cost savings
  • Carhartt – Technical Lead
    • Design and implementation of a Planning solution that consisted of multiple modules, implementing Merchandise Planning, Assortment Planning, Line Planning, and Contract Planning
  • Additional Experiences
    • Is an adjunct assistant professor at Stony Brook University with a focus on efficient implementations
    • Teaches data modeling and processing at Sabanci University


  • Allocation
  • Data Warehouse
  • Merchandise Planning
  • Assortment Planning
  • Forecasting & Replenishment
  • Lifecycle Price Optimization


  • Data Management
  • System Architecture
  • System Integration
  • System Implementation
  • Development & Configuration
  • Retail Consultant


  • Nike
  • Walgreens
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Ascena Retail

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