To ensure coordination with other transformation work streams, including the replacement of the core merchandising system, The Parker Avery Group assumed program management responsibility for the planning, replenishment, and markdown system implementation.
In addition, Parker Avery performed process design, developed test plans, coordinated testing activities, participated in solution and data validation, developed training materials, and supported change management and project communications efforts.
Key Parker Avery activities included:
- Creation and management of the program plan for the entire implementation
- Coordination with the IT organization and software vendor to deliver all modules within specified budgets and timelines
- Process design for forecasting, assortment / item planning, markdown optimization, and replenishment modules
- Organization and support of all testing activities prior to implementation