Project Description

ECA Case Study: Project Staffing

Ops & Transformation Consultant

Merchandise Retail Store

PMO / Ops

New York, NY

Manager Level

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Project Details

Client / Situation
  • Our client is a large retailer who needed analysts to drive operational and transformational initiatives aimed at improving gross margins – this includes strategic cost assessment, inventory optimization, supply chain optimization, expansion plans, and investment allocation analyses
Objectives / Results Achieved
  • Constructed an integrated series of tracking sheets to catalog and review ~15,000 issues and communicate downstream activities with 6 teams across the organization
  • Synthesized activity into a status report shared organization-wise on a weekly basis
  • Conducted market research within a competitive landscape to analyze direct import and direct sourcing (DI/DS) infrastructure
  • Developed a 360 process map of the DI/ DS supply chain process identifying timelines, key stakeholders, SMEs, and operational pain points
  • Identified merchandise categories for competitive line reviews using financial and non-financial attributes to create a competitive roadmap
  • Mapped manufacturing processes for merchandize categories to outline competitive market intelligence and future product roadmap

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