Merchandise and Assortment Planning E-Learning Course

  • ID: 4581879
  • Training
  • Martec International
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This Course is Designed for Everyone Involved in Merchandise and Assortment/Range Planning Including Merchandisers and Planners and their Teams

This course is self-paced and online and you will have access to the course for 1 year.

Study Time:

5-6 hours.

Objectives of the Program:

The objective of the merchandise and assortment planning course is to examine the basic principles of merchandise and assortment planning and best practices.

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Course Overview:

Overview of planning

  • The merchandise management process
  • Planning flow
  • Why plan?
  • Plan approaches
  • Who builds the plans?

Merchandise and assortment planning pre-requisites

  • Business plan input
  • End of season review
  • Seasonal plans
  • Merchandise hierarchy

Top-down planning

  • Plan development exercise
  • Setting plan objectives
  • Plan phasing
  • Planning inventory
  • Planning margins
  • Class level planning
  • Unit planning
  • Auto-balancing

Range or assortment planning

  • Strategy
  • Range analysis
  • Range construction

Range architecture

  • Good, better, best
  • Competitor price point analysis
  • Price point planning
  • Assortment options
  • Rate of sale
  • Range plan
  • Product selection factors
  • Style curves
  • Market buy plan
  • End of season range review/style out

GMROI and turn

Channel store planning

  • Plan review
  • Merchandise plan checklist
  • Some tips
  • Sensibility checks

Mastery test

This course is self-paced and online. You will have access to the course for 12 months. Students who score 80% or higher in the post-course mastery test will be able to download a certificate of completion for the course.

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Target Audience:

This merchandise and assortment planning e-learning course is designed for everyone involved in merchandise and assortment/range planning including merchandisers and planners and their teams. IT departments and vendors supplying and selling merchandise and assortment planning systems will benefit from a better understanding of the key processes and best practices.

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