Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Capgemini Strengthens North America Supply Chain Technologies Practice with Addition of Planning, Allocation and Assortment Planning Team

Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, announced today the expansion of its North America Applications Services Supply Chain Technologies practice through the hiring of a team of specialists formerly of Applied Retail Technologies (ART), a New Jersey-based consulting firm that specialized in helping retail clients with their merchandising challenges. The new team members will enhance Capgemini's expanding planning, allocation and assortment planning capabilities with their experience in assortment planning, multi-channel planning and the addition of new client relationships.

"Theo Rose and the team from ART are the A-Team of planning, allocation and assortment planning, and we are excited to bring them to Capgemini to build out our Supply Chain Technologies practice" said Ben Pivar, vice president, Supply Chain Technologies Practice, Capgemini North America Applications Services. "This is the type of talent that will push Capgemini's growth in retail planning."

The new team members join Capgemini from a market-leading professional services firm that catered to the needs of retailers, catalogers and e-commerce companies. These experienced retailers, many with more than 15 years of senior managerial experience in a wide variety of retail and catalog companies, offer a wide array of business management competencies, including merchandise planning, merchandising operations and logistics to leading retail companies in women's fashion and cosmetics, athletics apparel, jewelry and general merchandise.

"The challenges that top retailers face today are complex and require business process transformation and technology," said Theo Rose, principal, Supply Chain Technologies Practice, Capgemini North America Applications Services and former president and founder of ART. "Our team is excited to be joining Capgemini, as we'll have expanded resources and capabilities that will allow us to contribute to a greater part of the transformation of our clients and future clients, and other leading retailers around the globe."

The Supply Chain Technologies Practice is a rapidly growing part of Capgemini's Applications Services team. The practice focuses on helping clients with their needs around supply chain planning, logistics, product lifecycle management and procurement, and supports all industry sectors.

About Capgemini

With around 115,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2010 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience(TM), and draws on Rightshore (R), its worldwide delivery model.

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