Liz Rice

Liz Rice

Planning Analyst
Currently: Planning Analyst at Vans
Location: Costa Mesa CA
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• Established a cross dock process to reduce inventory holding costs during the back to school season • Created a monthly reorder program for socks and reduced lead time by 4 weeks • Prepared the monthly inventory roll by incorporating current ship forecast, receipts and retail OTB • Organized and formulated a new process of ordering salesman and seeding samples to increase accuracy and reduce order lead time • Supported forecasting by analyzing historical demand and current trends for seasonal forecasts Created seasonal buy date calendars using lead times from vendors in numerous countries to meet established customer delivery dates • Created & issued monthly long term capacity requirements based upon forecasts • Managed the global buy for identified delivery dates by adhering to production minimums and capacity constraints • Worked with managing offices in Asia, India, and the Americas to purchase finished goods for global markets • Monitored inventory to reduce carrying costs by identifying and changing purchase orders as needed • Critical member of the Speed to Market team allowing the company to react quickly to customers’ needs Facilitated cross functional communication and meetings between sales, merchandising, customer service, managing offices, retail buyers, and marketing • Maintained planning systems in SAP and web based PSE • Created reports for the monthly Sales & Operations Planning presentation for senior management • Reacted quickly to problem solve and communicate to customers production shortages and delays • Effectively managed off calendar buys to service key account needs

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