Project Description

Conducting a detailed gap analysis of current systems to identify short- and long-term opportunities for improvement

The Client

A mid-size custom manufacturer of specialty apparel with brick-and-mortar and online businesses.

The Challenge

This retailer was experiencing growing pains stemming from a number of factors, including:

  • Home-grown systems providing only basic functionality
  • Increasingly complex supply chain operations
  • A recent business acquisition that brought on additional systems and process integration challenges

The Parker Avery Solution

The Parker Avery Group assisted the retailer in examining their current systems, including processes, functionality, timing, integration, roles, and tools to identify opportunities for improvement. Parker Avery developed a technology and capabilities roadmap, which focused on key areas requiring immediate attention, including:

  • Product sourcing
  • Inventory control
  • Master data

Key Parker Avery activities included:

  • Discussion of industry leading practices
  • Detailed gap analysis of current systems
  • Examination of database architecture
  • Analysis of system and network architectures