Breakout Session – Asics

ASICS Running with Proportional Profile Planning

ASICS is a Japanese athletic equipment company founded in 1977. The North American business has grown from a few forecasting and planning team members to more than a dozen, while planning a dynamic and growing business that is now greater than $1 billion in revenue. The ASICS supply chain transformation has spanned people, process and technology in a rapid deployment and tangible ROI.

Hear how ASICS is leveraging statistical forecasting and Voyager Proportional Profile Planning to:

  • • Increase planning precision and boosting accuracy in demand to supply translation
  • • Create flexible multi-tier profiles with any number of levels
  • • Apply attribute-based proportional profiles for demand disaggregation

Speakers: Bill Hamilton, Director, Inventory and Planning | Junya Nakamura, Planning Manager | Jessie Padgett, Lead Forecast Analyst and Project Lead

Bio: Bill Hamilton is currently Director Of Forecasting And Planning at Asics America where one of his most recent projects has been the successful implementation of Logility. Bill is a supply chain professional with 15 years of experience and prior to Asics he spent seven years at VF Contemporary Brands as Director Of Operations. He holds an MBA in Finance from Wharton and Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University Of Virginia, and he is an avid surfer.


Bio: Junya Nakamura is Planning Manager for Footwear at Asics America and an expat from Japan. As a Lead during Logility Implementation, he successfully implemented the Inventory Planning and Replenishment Planning Modules. He has contributed to the rapid growth of ASICS whie working for the company for 8 years in various departments, such as Sales, Footwear, and Planning. He enjoys playing golf and baseball on weekends.


Bio: Jessie Padgett, with a Bachelors in Economics / Statistics from University of Chicago, is the Lead Forecast Analyst and Project Lead at Asics America. Her experience includes designing and automating business processes, developing reports, troubleshooting, and performance tuning mainly utilizing technologies such as Logility, JDA, BOBJ, VBA, and R. In her free time, Jessie enjoys working out and traveling.