Richard Pedott is a Partner with Columbus Consulting. Rich has over 34 years of experience across multiple functional disciplines including: Planning and Allocation, Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, and Store Operations. He has led strategy, process, and systems development initiatives at several leading US and International Retailers and has a track record of successful implementations that deliver bottom-line results. He is the co-author of “Omni-Channel Retailing: How to Build a Practical, Effective Plan of Action.” His areas of expertise include Omni-Channel, Assortment Planning, Merchandise Planning, Product Lifecycle Management, Allocation, and Supply Chain. Prior to joining Columbus, Rich held senior business leadership positions in Sourcing, Planning, and Allocation at Goody’s Family Clothing, HSN, Eastern Mountain Sports, and The Limited. He is a graduate of the Macy’s Executive Training program and was part of the team that first launched the Merchandise Planning discipline at Macy’s. He was most recently the Chief Executive of the Retail and Wholesale operation for The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2006, he was recognized as a Computerworld Laureate for his work in designing and implementing an interactive, web-based Merchandising Dashboard at Eastern Mountain Sports.
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