Robert Kaufman

Chief Executive Officer

As an avid runner and tennis player, coupled with dabbling in the art of tracking hurricanes, Robert has a keen sense of understanding how to predict opportunities and threats in client situations—and quickly develop strategies to manage them.

Robert is a well-respected leader with more than 25 years of experience in the retail, soft goods, and home furnishings industries. His experience includes positions in IT as well as executive-level experience at multiple software and consulting firms. Robert focuses on leading clients through the design and implementation of key supply chain processes and system initiatives. His detailed understanding of the issues retailers and brands face provides exceptional credibility throughout all levels of an organization. He is a skilled project manager who specializes in product lifecycle management, sourcing, core merchandising, inventory management, order management, and logistics. Robert was born in Montreal, grew up in Florida, and is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Throughout his career, he has published several white papers and articles focused on product development, inventory management, and supply chain execution. When he is not leading The Parker Avery Group and client projects, Robert enjoys running, playing tennis, spending time with his grandchildren, and tracking hurricanes—not surprising as he lives on an island in the southern region of the United States.

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Recent Contributions

Retailer Improves Efficiency and Visibility with New Sourcing Application​
Client Case Study

Streamlined Retail Systems Portfolio and Architecture Roadmap Drive Efficiencies
Client Case Study

Wholesaler Sees Success With System Upgrades and New Acquisition Integrations
Client Case Study

Successful PLM Selection and Implementation Enhances Visibility and Efficiencies
Client Case Study

New PLM System Selected for Industry-Leading Product Development Processes
Client Case Study

New Core Merchandising System Selected to Support Retailer’s Expansion
Client Case Study

Order Management System Selection and Strategy to Unlock Growth
Case Study

Empower Your People with Meaningful Business Transformation
Parker Avery Blog, January 2024

Global Footwear Retailer Selects New Order Management System
Client Case Study

Ask the Experts: The New Role of Retail’s Chief Supply Chain Officer
Expert Q&A, November 2023

As supply chain disruption eases, apparel brands are tapping new leaders to manage operations
Modern Retail, November 2023

Designing a New Order Management System to Double Sales
Client Case Study

Rethinking Allocation and Replenishment to Drive Better Inventory Outcomes
Retail & CPG Advisor, July 2023

What’s Now? Inventory, Foundation, Learning, and AI
Parker Avery Blog, June 2023

The Expert Guide to Product Development
Parker Avery Insights, February 2023

Fifteen Years of Relationships, Partnerships, and Gratitude
Retail & CPG Advisor, November 2022

Product Development Deep Dive
Talk Retail to Me Podcast, November 2022

Holidays, Family, and Gratitude
Parker Avery Blog, December 2021

New Strategy for Master Data Supports Core Merchandising Transformation
Client Case Study

Product Design, Development, and Sourcing Process Redesign
Client Case Study

Opportunities Backed up with Belief
Parker Avery Blog, June 2021

Driving Success in 2021
Parker Avery Blog, May 2021

2021: The Year of Collaborative Decisiveness
Parker Avery Blog, February 2021

Strategic Sourcing in a Disrupted Supply Chain
Parker Avery Blog, October 2020

Core Merchandising and Finance System Implementation
Client Case Study

Integrated Supply Chain Implementation
Client Case Study