The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global disruption in retail supply chains presenting SMB retailers with inventory challenges unlike any other holiday season. Join experts from Deloitte, Square and gourmet retailer Sciabica’s California Olive Oil as they discuss:
- How retailers can strike the right inventory balance
- Ways to better forecast demand this season
- The role e-commerce will play in retailers’ holiday plans
- Tools and tips to create a nimble inventory strategy
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
Information About The Speakers
Sciabica’s California Olive Oil
Jonathan Sciabica is a fourth generation California olive oil miller. His great-grandfather brought the knowledge of olive oil milling from Sicily in the late 1800’s and began cold-pressing California olives in 1936. Today Jonathan heads the Sales, Marketing, and Technology side of by far the oldest olive oil miller in the country!
Leah Walkiewicz leads Square for Retail’s advanced inventory and machine learning teams. Prior to joining Square for Retail, Leah worked on Square’s Developer Platform making Square’s Catalog management tools more accessible to third party developers and partners. Before Square, Leah was a Product Manager making American Express’s website more useful and engaging through Messaging, Ads and Offer features
Merchandise Transformation Practice Lead
Jamie leads Deloitte Consulting’s Merchandising Practice. He has over 25 years of both consulting and retail experience in merchandising and planning and has helped many leading retailers change how they do things. He is known as an innovative problem-solver who brings both a strategic and operational perspective to delivering client outcomes. He is recognized for his deep expertise at the heart of merchandising and planning, helping clients transform across people, process, and technology – such as through omni-channel transformation, end-to-end integrated planning, assortment planning, and automation / analytics.