US: Charming Shoppes adjusts supply chain team
Plus-size women's wear retailer Charming Shoppes Inc has made changes to its supply chain team, including the promotion of Bryan Eshelman as its new chief supply chain officer.
Eshelman joined Charming Shoppes in 2010 as senior vice president - operations, overseeing technology, logistics, technical design and quality assurance. As chief supply chain officer, he will also be responsible for the company's global direct sourcing operations, including, its buying offices in Hong Kong, China, and India, strategic sourcing across all product categories and brands, vendor compliance, and international trade and customs compliance.
In his expanded role, Eshelman is charged with accelerating the expansion and penetration of the company's vertical model and leveraging its supply chain to its fullest across all brands.
Since joining Charming Shoppes, he has led a number of key initiatives relating to Charming Shoppes' IT systems transformation and multi-faceted supply chain strategies. Eshelman continues to report directly to Anthony Romano, company president and CEO.
"During his tenure at Charming Shoppes, he has driven dramatic improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of our operations and is working on a number of strategic initiatives that will help us maximize results and drive profitability," Romano said.
The retailer has also hired Donna Isralsky as senior vice president - strategic sourcing, reporting to Eshelman.
Isralsky, who has retail sourcing experience at Williams-Sonoma, Reebok, and Target/Mervyns, will be responsible for a range of strategic initiatives and managing relationships with key suppliers.
Charming Shoppes operates 1,929 retail stores under the Lane Bryant, Cacique, Lane Bryant Outlet, Fashion Bug, Fashion Bug Plus and Catherines Plus Sizes names.
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