David Birdsall

Senior Manager

Dave navigates the often choppy waters of retail system implementations leveraging several decades of experience plus a solid sense of serenity — and humor.

Dave has over 35 years of experience in the retail industry, leading clients through process design and software implementations. The first 15 years of his retail career were spent handling in-store operations management for a big box retailer, where he focused on inventory management, retail profit and loss reporting, store operations, employee development, customer service, and problem-solving. His experience also includes leading and participating in many large, complex supply chain process improvement initiatives and key business systems implementations within retail and manufacturing disciplines for Fortune 1000 companies. Dave now specializes in project management, business process improvement, system design, and implementations. He has held the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, as well as an undergraduate degree in criminal justice from George Mason University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Dave has also authored a number of white papers, blogs, and articles focused on product lifecycle management, supply chain, and system implementations. Dave and his family live on a lake in Georgia, where he enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, playing fantasy football, yard work, and reading.

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Recent Contributions

10 Project Management Trends Emerging in 2021
Replicon Blog, July 2021

PMO Driving Enhanced Coordination and Visibility
Client Case Study

Plan to Succeed
Commencing a Large-Scale Retail System Implementation

7 tips for leading multiple IT projects at once
CIO.com, December 2020

Mobile PLM
Enabling Efficiency in an On-Demand World

Retail Solution Implementations
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Total Cost to Serve
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Client Case Study

Core Merchandising and Finance System Implementation
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Core Merchandising and Finance Solution Selection
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PLM System Implementation
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