What if I’m not ready for Assortment Planning? Item Planning in Enterprise Planning at American Eagle Outfitters

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Andy Harwood – Director, Product Systems (American Eagle Outfitters)

Floyd Brown – Practice Lead, Retail Planning (Vaco)

Session Summary

American Eagle Outfitters and Vaco Supply Chain Solutions recently completed an implementation of JDA Enterprise Planning (EP). In addition to upgrading EP from the legacy Arthur Planning system and designing for multiple countries, learn how AEO and Vaco designed EP for Item Level merchandise planning. The project finished in 2017, ahead of schedule and under budget.

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About American Eagle

AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is a leading global specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under its AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS® and Aerie® brands. The company operates more than 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom and ships to 81 countries worldwide through its websites. American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie merchandise is also available at 141 international stores operated by licensees in 22 countries. For more information, please visit ae.com.

About Vaco Supply Chain Solutions

Vaco Supply Chain Solutions is a consulting firm focused on implementations, upgrades, and integrations of supply chain, category management, and planning applications. Vaco’s team of supply chain and technology experts ensures the success of a diverse array of retail and manufacturing clients through an exceptional level of expertise and a principled approach to client partnerships.

Arising from a specialized practice within the larger Vaco family of companies, Vaco Supply Chain Solutions was separately incorporated in January of 2010 and now serves as a financially strong, growing, stand-alone entity. For more information about Vaco Supply Chain Solutions, please visit www.vacosupplychainsolutions.com.


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