Agile Replenishment in a SKU Intensive Environment

  • November 05, 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
  • Levi Strauss & Co. Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco, CA

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A number of companies in SKU intensive businesses like apparel and footwear often take bets on merchandise placement- what product to send, where to send and how much to send. However, given that a vast majority of products are sourced in Asia and have long lead times, the ability to analytically inform product placement and subsequently replenish based on demand has become a critical competitive advantage in today’s fickle fashion world.

At Levi Strauss & Company; we have had considerable success in leveraging our rich Point-of-Sale (POS) data at the lowest level of detail- style/color/size and store to better inform product placement and support demand-driven replenishment for both our owned & operated channels and our wholesale partners, thus allowing us to become more consumer-centric.

In this round-table, we would like to share with you the key challenges we faced, how we tackled these issues, discuss the impact of this initiative on our top and bottom line and finally, share the key success factors that made this initiative successful.

Speakers

Malcolm Goonetileke

SVP, Global Planning and Inventory Management, Levi Strauss & Co.

Malcolm joined Levi Strauss & Co. in the summer of 2014 as the COE for Integrated Planning. In October, he was appointed to the newly created position of SVP Global Merchandise Planning & Inventory Management. In his new role, Malcolm is responsible for monetizing all product strategies as he leads the global planning organization designed to drive revenue and profitability by region and channel. His immediate focus is on transforming the planning function through best-in-class capability building and systems implementation.

An accomplished planning veteran with almost 20 years of experience in retail, Malcolm has worked for multiple global brands including Reebok, Guess, Gap, Ann Taylor, J Crew and Coach. He joined Levi’s from Coach where he led the Global Merchandise Planning team.

Malcolm has a successful track record of building planning competencies having led major functional transformations at both Ann Taylor and Coach.  He is passionate about fostering talented and cohesive planning teams that know how to shape demand to drive growth.  Malcolm views planning as the analytical muscle that enables design and merchants to create game changing, profitable assortments while driving regional category leadership with effective inventory investment strategies.


Manik Aryapadi

Sr. Consultant, AT Kearney

Manik Aryapadi is a Senior Manager in A.T. Kearney’s retail & operations practices and has led and delivered multiple engagements in the Apparel and Footwear industries at the intersection of Planning/Forecasting, Systems Enablement, Supply Chain and Big Data Analytics. Manik holds a graduate degree in Engineering Management from Northwestern University and a degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University; he is a certified supply chain professional (APICS).


Event Time - Thursday, November 5, 2015

  • 5:30 PM Registration, Networking, Heavy Hors d'oeuvres with Wine and Beer
  • 6:30 PM Program Speakers plus Q&A
  • 7:30 PM Dessert and Networking
  • 8:30 PM Program ends

Event Location



Levi Strauss & Co. Corporate Headquarters
1155 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111


Event Chair

Hector Gutierrez


Global Leader Sponsor:

 arvato

Friend of The Roundtable Sponsors:



Global Supply Chain Logistics


Prism Logistics


CH Robinson

Supporter of the Roundtable Sponsors:

     
ALOM: The Strategic Link in Your Supply Chain 

Carrollco

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