Jim Barnes

Jim Barnes
Jim Barnes
CEO
enVista
Jim Barnes is CEO of enVista, the only global retail software solutions and consulting services firm with the depth and breadth of capability to truly optimize and unify both physical and digital commerce end-to-end, from order capture through fulfillment and from source to consumption.

For the past 30 years hundreds of world-leading brands like Sephora, Best Buy, Spencer’s, Kellogg’s, Spouts, GNC, Toys ‘R’ Us Canada, Pepsico, Tractor Supply, Giant Eagle, Advance Auto and Urban Outfitters have partnered with enVista to overcome complex supply chain, IT and omnichannel challenges in order to improve profitability, customer service and competitive advantage.

In 2014, Barnes recognized that omnichannel retailers needed agile, next generation unified commerce solutions that would rapidly integrate and accelerate omnichannel profitability, optimize enterprise order orchestration and fulfillment, and enhance the customer experience and engagement. Under Barnes’ direction, enVista strategically built from the ground up a full suite of omni-channel solutions on a single commerce platform, data model, microservices architecture and integration framework. Today, enVista’s omnichannel order management system (OMS) on its Unified Commerce Platform and nimble consulting teams are recognized by leading analyst firms and are leveraged by today’s top retailers to power omnichannel transformation - with agility and profitability.
Barnes sits on the executive board for several retail brands. He is regularly featured in industry and business publications, serves as a Forbes contributor and a Retail Brain Trust contributor, and annually speaks on retail and supply chain topics at National Retail Federation’s Big Show, Operations Summit, Future Stores, IRCE, the Retail Industry Leaders Association Supply Chain Conference, and other partner and supply chain conferences. Barnes was also recently recognized as a 2020 RIS News Influential Mover and Shaker.

Speaking in:

Monday
January 17
11:45 am12:15 pm
Expo, Level 3, Expo Stage 3
Brands that have a strong direct-to-consumer strategy and enabling technology are realizing clear competitive advantage. An agile omnichannel order management system with enterprise inventory visibility and shipment experience management is key to optimizing order orchestration, fulfillment and the customer experience. Find out how some of the most recognized brands in eyewear, wine and spirits,… Read more
Monday
January 17
1:30 pm2:00 pm
Expo, Level 3, Expo Stage 4
GNC’s leadership strategically invested in omnichannel strategies and technology to enable buy, fulfill, return anywhere commerce in 2019. Their timing couldn’t have been better. During the shutdown, the global retailer was able to expose store inventory available to promise (ATP) online and successfully stand up BOPIS and curbside pickup in only two weeks! Hear firsthand from GNC technology… Read more