Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Overview

    • The Art and Science of Buying and Merchandising

    • The Art and Science of Buying and Merchandising

    • Introducing Susanne Tide-Frater

    • Introducing Susanne Tide-Frater

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    1. Art vs Science – Buying and Merchandising

    • Contents

    • 1.1. What Does Art vs Science Mean?

    • 1.1. What Does Art vs Science Mean?

    • 1.2. What Does a Buyer Do?

    • 1.2. What Does a Buyer Do?

    • 1.2. Test Your Learning

    • 1.3. What Does a Merchandiser Do?

    • 1.3. What Does a Merchandiser Do?

    • 1.3. Test Your Learning

    • 1.4. Key Learnings

    • 1.5. Essential Reading

    • 1.6. Learning Activity

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    2. Future vs Past – Trend Prediction and Planning

    • Contents

    • 2.1. What Does Future vs Past Mean?

    • 2.1. What Does Future vs Past Mean?

    • 2.1. Test Your Learning

    • 2.2. What Is The Buying Cycle?

    • 2.2. What Is The Buying Cycle?

    • 2.2. Test Your Learning

    • 2.3. What Is Comp Shopping and Trend Prediction?

    • 2.3. What Is Comp Shopping and Trend Prediction?

    • 2.3. Test Your Learning

    • 2.4. What is Customer Profiling?

    • 2.4. What is Customer Profiling?

    • 2.4. Test Your Learning

    • 2.5. Key Learnings

    • 2.6. Essential Reading

    • 2.7. Learning Activity

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    3. Gut vs Numbers – Sourcing and Selection

    • Contents

    • 3.1. What Does Gut vs Numbers Mean?

    • 3.1. What Does Gut vs Numbers Mean?

    • 3.1. Test Your Learning

    • 3.2. What Is Open-to-Buy (OTB)?

    • 3.2. What Is Open to Buy (OTB)?

    • 3.2. Test Your Learning

    • 3.3. What Is Going to Market?

    • 3.3. What Is Going to Market?

    • 3.3. Test Your Learning

    • 3.4. What Is Range and Collection Planning?

    • 3.4. What Is Range and Collection Planning?

    • 3.4. Test Your Learning

    • 3.5. Buying For Own-Brand

    • 3.5 Buying for Own-Brand

    • 3.5. Test Your Learning

    • 3.6. Key Learnings

    • 3.7. Essential Reading

    • 3.8. Learning Activity

    • 3.9 Your Feedback

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    4. Depth vs Breadth – Allocation and Analysis

    • Contents

    • 4.1. What Does Depth vs Breadth Mean?

    • 4.1. What Does Depth vs Breadth Mean?

    • 4.1. Test Your Learning

    • 4.2. Stock Allocation and Analysis

    • 4.2 Stock Allocation and Analysis

    • 4.2. Test Your Learning

    • 4.3. What Is The Critical Path?

    • 4.3. What Is The Critical Path?

    • 4.3. Test Your Learning

    • 4.4. Key Learnings

    • 4.5. Essential Reading

    • 4.6. Learning Activity

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    5. Inside vs Outside – Internal and External Challenges

    • Contents

    • 5.1. What Does Inside vs Outside Mean?

    • 5.1. What Does Inside vs Outside Mean?

    • 5.1. Test Your Learning

    • 5.2. Internal Challenges

    • 5.2. Internal Challenges

    • 5.2. Test Your Learning

    • 5.3. External Challenges

    • 5.3. External Challenges

    • 5.3. Test Your Learning

    • 5.4. Key Learnings

    • 5.5. Essential Reading

    • 5.6. Learning Activity

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    6. Summary

    • Contents

    • 6.1. Career Advice

    • 6.1. Career Advice

    • 6.2. Challenges, Achievements and Inspirations

    • 6.2. Challenges, Achievements and Inspirations

    • 6.3. Final Key Learnings

    • 6.3. Final Key Learnings

    • 6.4. Test Your Learning

    • 6.5 Your feedback

    • Your feedback is very useful

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    Glossary

    • Glossary of Key Terms

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    References

    • References