Supply Chain Services

Parker Avery helps companies improve their supply chain capabilities from initial sourcing through fulfillment to the end consumer. Our experience across a wide variety of retailers and consumer brands enables us to provide expert counsel on improving forecasting and visibility, along with managing risk across the supply chain to drive revenue, margin, and operating efficiencies.

We design uniform, best-practice supply chain processes utilizing common systems to streamline logistics, achieve greater efficiencies, and reduce supply chain costs. Our hands-on experience evaluating and implementing solutions from IBM, JDA, Logility, Manhattan Associates, Oracle, SAP, and other providers gives us deep insight into industry leading practices and solutions for our clients.

Demand Forecasting

Our objective is to vastly improve our clients’ forecast accuracy, minimize exceptions, and optimize sales. We implement solutions, design the business processes and organizational roles to most effectively adopt new forecasting tools and skills. Further, we provide several implementation alternatives for Parker Avery’s advanced-analytics-driven demand platform to address a client’s appetite to absorb new forecasting approaches and their level of sophistication. Visit our Demand Forecasting services page to learn more.

Product Development & Sourcing

We support initiatives and strategies throughout the entire product lifecycle, from initial product inception through detailed design, vendor identification, sampling, costing, and product adoption. We help reduce product development timelines and align them with merchandising calendars, enable collaboration with key trading partners, and focus event management on key pre-production and production milestones. Further, Parker Avery focuses on optimizing sourcing, collaborating with vendors, and identifying enabling tools to improve the quality and execution of bringing new products to market.

Allocation & Replenishment

Our subject matter experts help retailers develop and improve their omnichannel allocation and replenishment processes, as well as help select and implement solutions as part of a total distribution strategy.  We help define the best approach to optimizing product to the right place at the right time and managing overall inventory levels to best support sales and strategies.  Our approach includes analysis of store grading, prioritization rules, forecasting, release logic, and distribution capacity. Our objective is to drive turn, improve service levels, and optimize margins, while reducing inventory and carrying costs.

Inventory Optimization

We help you accurately and efficiently manage inventory across channels to ensure efficient buying and in-season management. We assess the current inventory management environment and outline a roadmap with prioritized initiatives to deliver desired capabilities. This actionable roadmap focuses on business processes, supporting systems, and organizational roles and responsibilities. Further, we provide deep experience evaluating and implementing inventory management solutions from leading application vendors. Typical results include higher margins, increased operating efficiency, and reduced inventory investment.

Supply Chain Case Studies

We invite you to read a few of our latest client case studies focused on Parker Avery’s supply chain services. For a full understanding of our experience, please visit our Case Studies page.

Contact us to discuss how Parker Avery can solve your challenges.

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