Technology study for Fortune 100 drug store chain
Conducted a technology feasibility study for a 2,500-store drug store chain to develop financial justification for major capital investment in scanning technology.The project involved detailed analysis of the company’s store operations, merchandise management, seasonal & promotional pricing and distribution center operations.The analysis identified over $50,000,000 in annual benefits from operational savings and gross margin improvements, leading to chainwide implementation of identified technologies.
POS replacement project for major specialty apparel retailer
Managed the replacement of point-of-sale systems for a 500-store chain of women’s apparel headquartered in New York.This included defining the retailer’s short and long-term business requirements, RFP preparation, assessment of vendor proposals, hardware and software selection, pilot implementation and rollout planning.
Management of POS for major Florida department store chain
The pioneering POS system consisted of redundant dual servers, as many as 120 non-intelligent POS terminals and feature-rich transactions software.This was only the second POS system installation in the U.S.
POS selection committee chair for #1 North American airport/hotel retailer
Led the committee tasked with defining system requirements and vendor selection for a 500-store chain of specialty stores operating at major U.S. airports and hotels.Pre-qualified the vendors via a parallel process that resulted in a faster and more efficient selection process, leading to a system pilot well ahead of schedule.
Best practices definition for electronics superstore chain
For a California-based superstore chain of electronic consumer goods, conducted best practice study of 15 comparable superstore chains dealing with electronic goods, office supplies, and large appliances.The objective was to assemble a set of best practices in the utilization of sales data for better inventory management and improved customer service.
Design of effective store automation portfolio for Hawaii’s top retailer
Managed a team of consulting specialists and client personnel in defining the requirements for total store automation for the leading department and specialty store chain in Hawaii. This assignment involved the selection of a scalable system to meet the needs of a 170-register flagship department store down to the smaller specialty stores.
Strategic advisory role for largest retailers in America
Served as vendor liaison to store automation advisory committees of the two largest discount store chains in the U.S.Participated in defining advanced store system architectures and technology applications.
Member of the Corporate Advisory Committee for a global quick service restaurant chainServed as advisor to the committee charged with consolidating unique and varied POS and food inventory systems in restaurants located around the world.
Established and managed an offshore software development company in Calcutta, IndiaFor the world’s leading manufacturer of POS terminals and bank ATM’s, successfully converted the company’s second generation manufacturing software suite to current generation hardware/software.