WWA defines the Front-End as activities that occur between the start of a new product or collection until the collection is approved for bulk (final) production.
Analyzing workflow, technology, and teams in key functional areas is required to optimize front-end operations. Key functional areas include:
Assessment of existing processes, calendars and technologies. Deliverable is an Executive Summary PowerPoint with Recommendations and a Prioritized Action Plan. A typical Phase 1 is performed by a team of two to five Advisors over a period of five to ten days (this may be over a multi-week period).
Often starts with vendor selection support, determining the best tools and vendor partner for the organization. A successful implementation requires a project manager and project oversight; WWA Advisors is well experienced in both of these roles. Additionally, supporting the change management for the project.