O Alliance Continues Expansion With Addition of Olson-NG Retail Consulting

Enhanced Capabilities in Inventory Management and Business Intelligence

New York, NY – September 27, 2017The O Alliance, a consulting firm helping  retailers and consumer brands create seamless, circular commerce, today announced that Olson-Ng Retail Consulting has joined its premier network of transformational practitioners. Olson-Ng focuses on the shift of brick and mortar retailing to digital platforms including redirection of merchandising, planning and forecasting, digital metrics and re-engineering work processes to gain speed and efficiencies, lower costs, and better integrate the strategic needs of e-commerce. Their clients have included leading brands and retailers, such as Adidas, Godiva Chocolatier, J. Jill, Echo Design Group, Frontgate, Garnet Hill and Solstice Sunglasses.

Olsen-Ng was founded in 2001 by Rod Olson and Kim Ng, two former retail executives who held senior leadership roles with companies including Ann Taylor, Liz Claiborne and Macy’s. Ng holds an MBA in Finance from Boston College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Queens College. Olson holds an MBA in Finance from The University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Vincent College.

Andrea Weiss, founder of The O Alliance, commented on the expanding reach of The O Alliance stating, “I am very excited to have Olson-Ng in our network. Their experience across the US, Canada and Europe in the areas of inventory management, process improvement, merchandise planning and allocation, and business intelligence complements and strengthens The O Alliance suite of expertise for our clients. We are building the strongest network of former C-suite leaders, capable of partnering with existing management teams to address the new shopping ecosystem.” 

Like others in The O Alliance network, Olson-Ng combines hands-on industry experience with tactical consulting work to develop an extensive and well-versed financial and operational base of knowledge.  As a member of The O Alliance, Olson-Ng will lend its expertise to a growing client base in the US, Canada and Latin America.  Rod Olson, Principal of Olson-Ng said, “I am pleased to be joining a group of highly knowledgeable consultants, who are dedicated to addressing the radical change within the retail industry, with laser focus on adding value. Our demonstrated ability to streamline work processes will help retailers become more responsive to customer’s demands”.

About The O Alliance

The O Alliance is a new consulting model that leverages a network of highly experienced transformation practitioners with expertise in all critical areas that will unlock value and empower a retailer- digital/technology, operations, change management, data analytics, inventory management, marketing efficiency, and talent. Designed to align a retailer’s organizational practices with today’s digitally savvy consumer, The O Alliance’s holistic approach, called “The O Method”, replaces conventional “Omni-channel” theories to deliver customer focused strategy and solution driven execution that creates a circular shopping experience. For more information visit www.theoalliance.com

About Olson-Ng

Olson-Ng brings 40 cumulative years of industry experience and best practice implementation and prides itself in being the “no Power Point” consultants: their engagements are fully hands-on. Deep expertise in business strategy creation and Implementation, process improvement, change management, budgeting, forecasting, retail and e-commerce merchandise planning, allocation, replenishment, system selection and implementation.

For more information visit: www.olsonng.com

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