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Watch our free online video tutorials and webinars focused on buying, merchandise assortment and financial planning topics.

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  • Assortment Planning

AP1: Overview of the Assortment Planning (AP) Process

Every retailer must buy products in order to sell products. The art and science of the buy is commonly known as Assortment Planning. This short video series covers the every merchandising team goes through in planning and executing their buy - the Assortment Planning process.

  • Assortment Strategy

AP2: Assortment Strategy

In the unit, you'll learn how to begin the buying and assortment planning process. This is where the strategic Merchandise Financial Plans are translated into a buying framework. The first step in this is the Assortment Strategy, often called the range plan or the skeleton plan.

  • Assortment Creation

AP3: Assortment Creation

In the unit, you'll learn how to transform your assortment skeleton plans into actual products, determine depth and breadth of your assortment, and visualize your buy to ensure the right balance and mix.

  • Buy Quantification

AP4: Assortment Quantification

Learn how to quantify the buy: to wedge or not to wedge; tailoring the buy to your customers; clustering your stores; and calculating the right buy quantities to meet customer demand.

  • Buy Commitments

AP5: Commit your Buys

In the final step, we'll review all the work done in Assortment Strategy, Creation, and buy Quantification to finalize your assortment for purchase order commitments.

  • Inventory Planning

MFP3: Inventory Planning in Retail

Learn the retail math fundamentals commonly used by planners. This short video series covers the basics you need to know in Merchandise Financial Planning.

  • performance metrics

MFP7: Performance Metrics in MFP

Learn the retail math fundamentals commonly used by planners. This short video series covers the basics you need to know in Merchandise Financial Planning.

  • margin planning

MFP9: Margin Planning in Retail

Learn the retail math fundamentals commonly used by planners. This short video series covers the basics you need to know in Merchandise Financial Planning.

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