Andrew Billings

Andrew Billings

Andrew Billings is a principal and senior leader in the retail supply chain practice at North Highland, a global consulting firm. He is an expert within the areas of merchandising, product lifecycle management and supply chain transformation. His experience spans across strategy definition, process improvement and systems implementation. Andrew has a passion for partnering with large and mid-market retailers to drive profitable and sustainable growth.

What Retail Executives Will Focus on in 2020

As we move further into 2020, retail executives continue to respond to the ever-growing expectation for differentiated customer experiences and margin growth. North Highland’s annual Beacon survey of industry executives indicates that two themes will be top of mind for 2020: Customer Experience (CX): 93 percent of retail leader cite this as a 2020 strategic…

Tips for Shifting From Back-to-School to the Holiday Season

In a previous article, I reviewed inventory management strategies that retailers can implement after the back-to-school (BTS) season to help make room for the holiday product line. Now I'll focus on the opportunities retailers have to incorporate learnings from the BTS shopping cycle into the critical holiday season. BTS activity serves as an excellent testing ground…