Chris Jones and the JBSO Group provide deep experience, insights into markets, processes and technology, and the capability to
drive your strategic transformation by aligning people, processes, and technology.
Thirty years of experience working with brands, retailers, manufacturers, software innovators, and service providers, in the Fashion Supply Chain, Sales and Revenue Operations, Interim Management , and other industries, has enabled a range of services centred around three main pillars.About
Optimising Fashion supply chain processes and technology driving efficiency and sustainability.
Driving transformation aligning people,
processes, and technology via project or interim management engagements.
Creating and managing Sales Operations and Revenue Operations functions, processes, and integrated technology to support.
Advisory services powered by experience in fashion supply chain processes & technology, and Sales Operations / RevOps processes & connected Microsoft Dynamics 365 technology.
Business Value Assessment (BVA) of processes, calendars, technology with deliverable of executive summary with recommendations and a prioritised action plan.
Market analysis and technology insights for investors and and companies entering the market. Analysis services supported by many years of data, experience and relationships.
A range of project services are offered, such as process mapping, process re-engineering, technology evaluation, technology implementation, project management and oversight.
Interim management services are supported by the experience gained in leadership roles mentoring teams to successfully create and transform functions in global organisations.
After originally training and working as an engineer, Chris joined a fashion services and technology company 30 years ago to implement ISO9001. Since then, he has helped over a hundred fashion brands, retailers, sourcing agents, and manufacturers to optimise their processes supported by new technologies and concepts, working in offices, showrooms and factories world-wide. He has worked in leadership roles and as trusted partner, with the largest and best-known global brands, retailers and manufacturers, not only in the fashion supply chain, but also in other industries, such as Sales Operations and Revenue Operations, Management Consultancy, Marketing Services, Financial Services, Publishing, Pharma, CRO and other regulated industries.
Chris has the rare combination of business, process and technology knowledge and skills. Aligned to a creative, pragmatic and adaptable approach, innovative solutions are implemented in the most effective method according to the situation. An ability to quickly get up to speed in new situations and technologies enables both the big picture view, and to dive into the details. This is invaluable when mentoring teams to deliver transformation projects on time, on budget, and with lasting impact for the business.
He has brought leading process mapping and re-engineering skills and methodologies to transformation projects in many industries for nearly 30 years.
Architecting, integrating and implementing a wide range of processes, software, solutions and data for brands, retailers, sourcing agents, and manufacturers for 30 years.
End to end knowledge of the fashion supply change from budgets, planning, design, development, costing, manufacturing and shipping to retail operations.
Extensive knowledge of solutions such as: Product Lifecycle Management, Retail Planning, CAD/CAM, 3D and Digital Product Creation, Supply Chain Collaboration, Factory Order Planning, Costing, Fabric Optimisation. Sustainability measurement tools.
Experience creating Sales Operations 'from the ground up' and tranforming existing functions.
Defining, implementing and managing business processes for FY Planning, Quotas, Pricing, GTM, Commissions, Sales process including lead acquisition, qualification and opportunity to close, digital contract management, onboarding, knowledge team, etc..
Architecting and integrating connected business systems centred around CRM, including Marketing Automation, pricing, proposal and contract management, finance accounts, invoices and payments, Licensing Mangement, Time capture, Customer Data Platform, and data insights via real time dashboards and complex analysis.
Expertise in Microsoft D365 Customer Engagement, Customer insights and Power Platform, and have worked with Microsoft Product Groups, and been member of D365 Customer Advisory Board.
Feeling Overwhelmed by Fashion's Future? I Have Your Back. Navigate disruptive changes with confidence. Let's define, prioritize, and action your success plan.
Feeling stuck in the mud with outdated technology and inefficient processes? You're not alone. Many fashion brands, retailers, and manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the ever-changing landscape. But there's good news! I can help you navigate the challenges and unlock your full potential.
Here's how I can help:
✨ Reduce Chaos: Ditch those clunky, disconnected systems and embrace modern technology solutions that streamline your day-to-day operations. Save time, reduce errors, and improve productivity across the board .
✨ Boost Innovation: Don't just keep pace, get ahead of the curve! I'll help you identify and implement the latest innovations that will give you a competitive edge.
✨ Slash Costs: Tired of seeing profits squeezed by inefficiency? I'll work with you to optimise your processes and find cost-saving solutions, freeing up resources for what matters most.
✨ Increase Revenue: Want to see your sales skyrocket? I'll help you unlock new opportunities and maximize your reach using data-driven insights and targeted strategies.
✨ Gain Visibility & Traceability: The future is transparent. I'll help you c onnect your entire supply chain for clear visibility and control, building trust and boosting customer confidence.
No more overwhelm: I'll guide you through a phased digital transformation, mapping your best-practice workflows, and identifying the perfect technology to fit your needs.
Ready to say goodbye to frustration and hello to success?
✅ Get a Business Value Assessment with a prioritized action plan.
✅ Discover the process and technology strategies that will unlock your growth.
✅ Benefit from expert guidance and mentorship every step of the way.
➡️ Let's transform your fashion business together! Contact me today to discuss.
Got groundbreaking tech, but struggling to navigate the fashion industry labyrinth? You're not alone. Bringing a revolutionary idea to market requires insider knowledge and strategic support. That's where I come in.
Here's how I can help your fashion tech startup soar:
✨ Market Mastery: Confused by the complex fashion landscape? I'll provide a detailed analysis of your target market, helping you position your solution for maximum impact.
✨ Pain Point Powerhouse: Identify and address critical industry challenges that your tech uniquely solves. Boost confidence with compelling data and measurable ROI projections.
✨ Supply Chain Savvy: Navigate the intricate web of the fashion supply chain. I'll help you demonstrate your value as a key player in the future digital ecosystem.
✨ Proof Positive: Want to see your tech in action? We'll collaborate on proof-of-concept projects and minimum viable product development, validating your concept before market launch.
✨ Investment Ignition: Craft a winning business case and compelling pitch that attracts investors and fuels your growth. Maximize exposure with targeted marketing strategies.
✨ No More Stumbling Blocks: Avoid common startup pitfalls. I'll provide expert guidance and mentorship every step of the way, ensuring your smooth and successful journey.
Stop spinning your wheels and start making waves!
✅ Get a comprehensive market sector landscape analysis tailored to your tech.
✅ Gain insightful guidance through the fashion supply chain, present and future.
✅ Benefit from expert feedback and validation on your solution.
✅ Develop a winning business case and investment pitch that stands out.
✅ Access my network of industry connections and potential partners.
Let's turn your innovative spark into a fashion industry wildfire!.
➡️ Contact me today for a free consultation and see how I can help you achieve your entrepreneurial dreams.
Seeking fashion tech startups with disruptive potential? Navigating the complexities of this exciting yet challenging landscape can be daunting. That's where I come in, your expert guide to smart and lucrative investments.
Here's how I empower you to make informed decisions and maximize your returns:
✨ Market Maven: Confused by the ever-evolving fashion tech scene? I'll provide a comprehensive analysis of key trends, identifying high-growth areas and emerging opportunities.
✨ Pain Point Powerhouse: My deep understanding of the fashion industry's critical challenges allows me to evaluate tech solutions that truly address them, ensuring your investments tackle real problems and deliver measurable ROI.
✨ Startup Savvy: I go beyond the surface, providing in-depth due diligence that assesses the viability, potential, and market fit of each startup. Avoid risky bets and make confident choices.
✨ Value Whisperer: Uncover the hidden potential of promising startups. I'll help you understand how their tech seamlessly integrates into the fashion ecosystem, adding genuine value and driving growth.
✨ Investment Ignition: Craft a winning investment strategy tailored to your goals. I'll assist with deal negotiation and structuring, ensuring you secure the best terms for your portfolio.
✨ Network Navigator: Leverage my network of industry experts and potential partners , opening doors for your chosen startups and fueling their future success.
Stop wondering, start investing with confidence!
✅ Get a thorough market sector landscape analysis focused on fashion tech.
✅ Benefit from expert guidance through the evolving fashion supply chain.
✅ Gain in-depth due diligence on promising startups before making a move.
✅ Develop a winning investment strategy that aligns with your goals.
✅ Access my network of industry connections and potential partners.
Let's turn your fashion tech investment vision into a reality!
➡️ Contact me today to discuss and discover how I can help you build a thriving portfolio.
Feeling the pressure to stay ahead in the ever-evolving fashion tech landscape? You're not alone. Established vendors face the challenge of balancing legacy systems with cutting-edge innovation. That's where I come in, your partner in reimagining your offerings and securing sustainable growth.
Here's how I help established fashion tech vendors thrive:
✨ Market Maverick: Gain a deeper understanding of emerging trends and disruptive technologies to future-proof your solutions. Stay ahead of the curve and uncover new market opportunities.
✨ Pain Point Pro: I'll help you identify and address the evolving pain points of fashion brands, retailers, and manufacturers. Develop solutions that truly resonate with their needs and drive adoption.
✨ Innovation Ignition: Fuel your creative spark with strategic guidance and collaboration. Explore new technologies, refine your product roadmap, and unleash the full potential of your offerings. This includes aligning best practice processes for your strategic customers, ensuring their unique needs are met and their success fuels your own.
✨ E cosystem Integration: Navigate the increasingly complex fashion tech ecosystem. I'll help you seamlessly integrate your solutions with emerging technologies and build strategic partnerships for mutual success.
✨ Competitive Edge: Gain a distinct advantage over your competitors. I'll help you differentiate your offerings, target the right audience, and maximize your market share.
✨ Sustainable Success: Develop a comprehensive growth strategy focused on long-term success. I'll help you optimize your operations, improve customer satisfaction, and secure lasting partnerships. This includes creating use cases and aligning your product roadmap to address evolving market needs and ensure your solutions remain relevant and impactful.
Stop playing catch-up, start leading the pack!
✅ Get a customized market analysis highlighting emerging trends and opportunities.
✅ Benefit from in-depth user research to identify unmet needs and pain points.
✅ Develop a winning innovation roadmap aligned with your brand and market goals, incorporating best practices for key customers and use cases.
✅ Forge strategic partnerships that expand your reach and impact.
✅ Access my extensive network of industry experts and potential clients.
Let's transform your established fashion tech brand into a future-proof leader!
➡️ Contact me today for a free consultation and discover how I can help you achieve your strategic vision.
I have had the pleasure of
working together with Chris on and off for over 30+ years. His career in
the fashion sector started when he came to work for Microdynamics helping build
CAD/CAM systems this gave Chris first-hand experience in pattern design and lay
planning, and from this point onward I have tracked his career linked to
design, development and manufacturing.
In later years his career moved on to PLM which took him from factory operations to brands and retail processes. His PLM & Merchandise Planning technology and process experiences have challenged him to become deeply knowledgeable both from a technology design standpoint and business process expertise.
He possesses an all-around understanding of the technologies and digital workflow across the fashion value chain. I have recently had the pleasure to work with Chris again on a series of articles relating to environmental sustainability and its return on investment, it was refreshing to work together with a like-minded individual that possesses a vision for the future of the fashion industry. I would gladly recommend Chris to any fashion business that is looking for deep expertise in both technology and fashion best practice processes.
I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Chris and their team on multiple supply chain projects over the years. Chris is truly a world-class expert in the apparel systems and process space, and I would eagerly work with them again without hesitation. The fashion supply chain solutions in the apparel industry can be challenging and risky, but Chris and their team have a deep understanding of the nuances of our vertical. They have been invaluable in navigating the complexities and have consistently delivered exceptional results.
I worked with Chris during the formation of Coats Digital. He worked with the leadership team, driving several initiatives primarily focused on building the operating backbone necessary to create a high-growth software business… i.e., streamlined processes, supported by integrated business solutions, and underpinned by data architecture to generate insights that provided a significant positive impact on the business. Chris utilized his deep knowledge of the fashion industry, processes, and technical capabilities to prioritize objectives, create innovative solutions and powerful tools to increase productivity and deliver valuable insights for business decision-making. Chris collaborates well across the organization, dives into the detail / hands-on and drives outcomes. I have no hesitation in recommending Chris
I directed Chris to create a Business & Sales Operations function to enable greater control and visibility of the business for the Leadership Team, which he achieved rapidly with implementation of processes, cadence and tools to support business operations and deliver data driven insights. Chris is driven to achieve high level strategic objectives, whilst also being able to get hands on with the detail, and coach the team to success. His ability to easily collaborate with Partners, Vendors, and colleagues across the Group, with formation of cross-functional teams that deliver outcomes with positive impact to the business, is key to his successful achievement of transformation projects. Chris can rapidly get up to speed on new challenges and uses creative yet pragmatic solutions to deliver successful outcomes.
I've worked closely with Chris across a number of functional areas within senior leadership roles at Coats Digital. Initiallly, we worked together on customer facing PLM implementations where Chris expertly supported strategic direction of the product in addition to providing invaluable fashion industry contextual expertise. More recently we have worked on internally facing projects to support digitisation of process, process streamlining and internal business system implementations. Chris's work ethic is second to none, he has excellent attention to detail, strives for a successful delivery and is a pleasure to work alongside. I have no hesitation in recommending Chris
I have worked with Chris in different capacities over the last three years. Chris is a brilliant project manager with a strong work ethic. He has intricate knowledge of the Rev Ops function and was able to drive large automation projects around CRM, EDM, and connectors to Sales NAV. He has been pivotal in harnessing the internal systems to create meaningful insights in dashboards and reports, that have proven invaluable in driving the growth of the business.
Chris is very strong in communication, strategy, and execution, able to manage stakeholders on multiple levels, with clarity and focus, to achieve the desired outcome. Chris comes highly recommended by me for any senior Rev Ops/PMO/ Strategic role.
Chris, thank you and your team for the great partnership and for your
excellency – the conversations on innovative topics resulting in technology
improving the business with real ROI is what we are all striving for.
I want to thank you again personally for the great partnership – it has been one of the most positive rides and one of the best conversations on innovative topics with a customer we have had since GA of our product close to 4 years ago, also benefitting Microsoft. I am looking forward to the next project with you.