by Stephen Garner

fit fashion institute of technologyRetail systems and process organization Columbus Consulting International has announced that it will be supporting and investing in the future of the fashion industry by extending its relationship and involvement in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Global Fashion Management graduate program seminar series.

The organization has a broad set of skills and resources, as well as specific industry-leading expertise in merchandising, planning and allocation, financial and operational planning, reporting and analysis, and IT strategy/leadership and system implementation. Projects range from steering and delivering large, long-range, multi-disciplinary projects, to managing short-term, high-impact, executive-level interim and advisory services. The company has delivered solutions for many of the world’s largest and well-known retailers, including American Eagle, Asos, Big Lots, DSW, J.Crew, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, Ross Stores, Target, Tory Burch, and Tuesday Morning.

“Focusing on non-profit retail institutions, we provide the students with real world critical situations that we have been called upon to resolve as retail specialist consultants,” said Rich Pedott, Partner at Columbus Consulting. “This gives them direct insight into the kinds of challenges that our customers face on a day-to-day basis. We support the students in their situational analysis and final strategies, and compare those to the actual resolutions provided by our consulting team to the client.”

“We are delighted once again to have Columbus Consulting supporting our event and contributing valuable industry experience to the students,” added Pamela Ellsworth, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Global Fashion Management, Fashion Institute of Technology.

The event runs between September 19 and September 28, 2016, with Columbus Consulting running an interactive session on Monday September 26 at the SUNY Global Center, as well as hosting a cocktail reception for participants on Thursday September 22 at the Century Association, New York.