Anthony Chaplin is the Managing Partner and Co-CEO at Claris and has extensive experience in the retail and service industries. Tony was an executive and internal consultant in a large distribution company before he joined KPMG Consulting from the New York Office. Tony was instrumental in the Supply Chain Software and Transportation Optimization Practice and eventually began working in the process efficiency and labor management area. Tony joined Claris Solutions and has worked on several key client projects that have made Claris what it is today. Tony has led the implementations of several large Work Force Management software projects for Claris -including designing and developing a “Big Data” labor forecasting solution to enhance existing Work Force Management Software. This software solution is still in use with companies to optimize their labor forecasting using large multi-year data sets at the quarter hour increment. Tony has also designed a labor schedule testing tool to insure state labor laws are configured correctly by the scheduling algorithm. Tony has presented with clients and software partners at the National Retail Federation and Exhibited at the Retail Industry Leaders Association. He is also a guest speaker and facilitator for Off-Site Management Strategy Meetings focusing on cost savings and productivity enhancement. Tony has a BS in Operations Management and his MBA.
Tony.Chaplin@Claris-Solutions.Com 307. 502. 6229
Wade Mosteller, PE is the Senior Partner and Vice President of Engineering Services at Claris Solutions. Wade started his career at Telex Computer Products and worked his way up to become Manager over Industrial and Systems Engineering. From there he joined Webb and Shirley Management Consulting, a firm founded by one of his professors in graduate school. Webb and Shirley grew as a Consulting firm – working with several key clients across the country until it was finally acquired by KPMG Consulting. Wade became a Senior Manager at KPMG in the Consumer Markets Practice, leading several large engagements for the firm. In 1998 Wade teamed up with key Webb and Shirley founders and started the independent firm Claris Solutions. Since 1998 Claris has developed into a leading Work Force Management Consultancy working with Fortune 500 companies across North America. Wade is now the Co-CEO. Wade has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Oklahoma and has his Supply Chain Strategy Certification from MIT. Wade has been featured as a speaker on labor and process efficiency at the National Retail Federation, International Mass Retailer Association, Food and Marketing Institute and the National Association of Convenience Stores. He has been featured in “Stores Magazine” and has written several web articles.
John Legg is a Partner at Claris Solutions and has over 20 years of experience in Supply Chain management within the wholesale, retail and e-commerce / direct to consumer sectors. Throughout his career he has focused on developing and optimizing distribution and logistics networks domestically and globally. He spent 5 years living abroad charged with establishing a global supply chain platform for Liz Claiborne in The Netherlands. In his role as EVP Supply Chain for Global Brands Group, he provided strategic direction of all Business operational areas including Distribution, Logistics, e-commerce Order Fulfillment, Inventory Management, Customs & Compliance, ERP Systems Implementation & Change Management, Facilities Management, and Loss Prevention & Corporate Security. His focus on centralizing & consolidating the distribution network and optimizing the freight transportation network resulted in cost reductions of over $14M in the first 18 months. Prior to joining GBG, John was the SVP of Supply Chain for The Zale Corporation. Focused on supply chain strategy, he was responsible for Distribution & Logistics, Ecommerce Operations, Indirect Sourcing, Quality, and Internal Jewelry Production and Repair centers. At Zale’s, he was a member of the Senior Leadership Team responsible for the successful turn-around and return of the company to profitability, as well as the successful sale and integration to Signet Corporation. Prior to joining Zale’s in August of 2010, John founded Management Services International, providing clients with Supply Chain solutions for customers in all retail channels. Prior to founding MSI, he worked for Tory Burch, Warnaco, Liz Claiborne, Caldor and Toys R’ Us. John is a graduate of Northeastern University, in Boston, MA., and holds a BS in Business Administration, Transportation and Distribution Management.
Justin Mosteller, Esq is an Associate Partner and legal counsel for Claris Systems. Justin has been on many projects integrating client IT systems with Claris software, and engineering business solutions. Justin has been principally involved in the development of DCPRO, a software package designed to improve productivity in distribution centers. He has experience in the implementation and testing of warehouse and labor management systems, tailoring the configuration to the business needs of the client. He has a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a Law degree from Tulsa University. Justin is based in Tulsa.
Eric English is an Associate Partner at OnTask and a Systems Engineer at Claris Systems and is responsible for the design, implementation, and integration of custom web-based and desktop applications. Some of Eric’s projects include a workforce management system for a 13,000 associate retail chain, a goal planning tool used to monitor sales volume and bonusing of retail employees at a10,000 associate retail chain, and a staffing demand curve algorithm and accompanying application used to develop standardized time standard metrics. He was also responsible for Claris test script compilation tool used to generate pay and schedule rules for US states and Canadian provinces. Eric has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering from Oklahoma State University and is based in New York City.
Josh Carroll, PMP is an Associate Partner at OnTask and a Senior Project Manager at Claris working with new technology to drive process improvement in operations. He has led initiatives including process analysis and improvement, engineered labor standards, and backroom redesign. Specialties include Work Force Management systems and labor demand forecasting. He is also the quality assurance and testing guru for OnTask software products, working directly with the development team. Before joining Claris, he worked for the Department of Defense developing testing, simulation, and optimization programs. Josh has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and is a certified Project Management Professional.firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Judy is a project manager at Claris and is focused on leading warehouse management system implementations. Rick has been involved in many large, complex implementations involving interfacing WMS to corporate systems, automated material handling, and labor management. Rick has a bachelors degree in business administration. Rick is based out of Austin.
Claris also has many other professionals available for projects including software developers,financial experts, database developers, and data analysts.