Vaco Supply Chain Solutions, LLC

Partner Tier: Silver

The combined powers of Vaco and MEBC represent 40+ offices across the globe, 800+employees, 4,300 consultants and over $500M in revenue. Comprehensive JDA Service Offerings: - We offer one of the most comprehensive JDA solutions set across Supply Chain Planning, Merchandise Planning, and Category Management. - Full-Service JDA software hosting: we provide the highest levels of uptime availability, network security, disaster recovery, and infrastructure scalability in the industry to a portfolio of Fortune 500 clients. Flexible and Scalable Solutions: - We provide a variety of project solutions to fit companies and budgets of any size, from full-service implementations to our Agile Methodology and Toolkit™ implementation, which enables us to deliver a JDA Planning solution in as little as 20 weeks.

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3901 Westerre Pkwy. Suite 120
Richmond, Virginia 23233 United States




Our niche expertise is creating supply chain value for retailers, consumer goods companies, and manufacturers. We understand the connection between clients and suppliers in business processes and technologies – and we know how to make those connections effective. Providing best-practice business guidance, effective supply chain solutions, and current technical knowledge from experienced professionals, we offer an alternative to traditional consulting firms. Our seasoned, onshore team holds more than 60 active JDA certifications and has completed more than 170 successful supply chain and retail planning software implementation, integration, and upgrade projects.

Vaco partners with retailers to deliver innovative Merchandise Planning solutions that ensure the open flow of information between business and technology. Our deep experience in the retail planning domain has given us an excellent understanding of the challenges retailers face in today’s environment–and how to address them . Our consulting team has the experience and insights gained from over 170 unique engagements. We leverage this expertise to partner with our clients to advise on strategies designed to optimize inventory, improve integration and increase profitability.

Space and Category Management software is both a significant investment and an integral component of a successful supply chain. Poorly-implemented systems lead to significant lost time, productivity, and money. We implement leading-edge space and category management tools, fine tune existing software, and help plan for future upgrades. Our software implementation consulting team consists of some of the most experienced professionals in their respective fields. Our goal is to build the best possible team, and deliver their expertise in a right-size model to meet your needs, from large-scale, turnkey projects to small, quick-win initiatives. Our seasoned, U.S- and Canada-based team holds more than 60 active JDA certifications and has completed more than 170 successful supply chain planning and category management software implementation, integration, and upgrade projects.

Our Advisory team consists of the most experienced professionals in their respective fields, with years of involvement in retail, CPG, and manufacturing industries. We help align your processes to the applications you use and bring your team up the supply chain maturity curve through knowledge transfer from some of the leading consultants in the field. During a Supply Chain Planning Consulting engagement, we work with clients on the processes, technologies, and capabilities – from the time a finished good is planned to the time it ends up in the consumer’s shopping cart. Whether implementing new software solutions, assessing your current technology, or providing best-practice guidance and custom development, we’ve got you covered. Our consultants are experts in demand and supply planning, inventory optimization, forecasting, S&OP, and functional alignment. We utilize a holistic approach which encompasses people, process, and technology to address to full picture, maximizing your success in change management activities, strategic planning, and tactical execution.

Vaco’s Merchandising on Demand is a scalable, “as you need it” service that provides your organization with the breadth and depth of our extensive space and category management experience without the burden of a long-term contract. Merchandising on Demand (MOD) enhances your space and category management practices, from ensuring optimal process and software utilization, to providing the resources and skills to analyze, create, maintain, and enhance clusters, assortments, floorplans, and planograms. Properly managed categories lead to increased sales, improved margins, and reduced inventory—MOD enables you to deliver impressive cost savings while improving performance and driving continuous improvement.