WSSI: Use and Interpretation (Online Short Course)

The WSSI (Weekly Sales, Stock and Intake Report) is one of the best known management tools in fashion retail. Sadly, it is also one of the least understood. This is because it is not just a measurement of the stock you have in a business at a point in time...

Taught by: Malcolm Newbery.


The WSSI (Weekly Sales, Stock and Intake Report) is one of the best known management tools in fashion retail. Sadly, it is also one of the least understood. This is because it is not just a measurement of the stock you have in a business at a point in time. It is an estimate of where you will be at the end of a selling season, and hence whether action is necessary. It EMPOWERS merchandisers.

The course includes:

  • How a WSSI works
  • Who it is designed for
  • Who will use it
  • How they will use it
  • What they will use it for

At the end of your learning, you will understand how to use the WSSI in fashion retailing. The course will use an interactive on-line WSSI which you will operate week by week. This will equip you better for a role in fashion Buying and Merchandising. 

Why choose an LCF online learning short course?

Our online learning short courses allow you to experience London College of Fashion wherever you are in the world. The real-time chat sessions are fully interactive allowing you to communicate easily with the tutor at the same time as fellow students. You will participate in the live classes each week and you will undertake weekly assignments to be completed in your own time. 

Online learning:

Please make sure you are available to participate in the live online chat sessions which are run to UK time.

All online learning courses include weekly chat sessions with your tutor and other students on the course, which are conducted through an interactive seminar (called Blackboard Collaborate). The chat sessions will include text and voice/video chat, as well as an opportunity to 'share' your tutor's desktop so that s/he can navigate you through websites, powerpoint presentations and other work. These sessions are essential to attend each week, so please check the times of the course when you book and take into account any local time differences.

You may also be required to undertake weekly assignments between sessions. These will be housed on our Workflow website, along with additional resources and discussion forums which can be used to interact with fellow students in between classes. You may be expected to dedicate between one - two hours a week to these self-study projects. A full technical specification is listed in 'Materials'.


Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.


Please book as early as possible. This will allow us enough time to provide you with login for the online short course learning software. 

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If no dates are available for this course please 'Make an enquiry' using the link below and we will contact you when new dates are published.

Tutor information

Malcolm Newbery is an independent consultant specialising in retailing and fashion industry marketing and supply. He has more than twenty-five years' experience of consulting experience in the business planning, marketing and distribution of consumer products. This experience allows him to relate to issues of concern for senior management, particularly in profitability and competitiveness, buying and merchandising and supply chain management. Malcolm works either as a consultant or inside business in an interim manager capacity. As well as consulting, he is involved in writing, public speaking, training and, more recently, teaching at London College of Fashion as an Associate Lecturer.


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please have the following materials/equipment for the first class:

  • Notepad and pen

In addition to the materials listed above, you will need:

  • A recent computer with a recent operating system    
  • An up-to-date web browser. (It would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers eg Safari and Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and Internet Explorer)    
  • Microphone (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)    
  • Headphones    
  • Webcam

Finally, a good broadband connection is also recommended. (Mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle might not provide sufficient bandwidth).

Further information on the online learning system requirements.


Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
20/04/2017 - 25/05/2017Thursdays10:00 - 11:306 Weeks£500Available Online Add to Basket
14/06/2017 - 19/07/2017Wednesdays17:00 - 18:306 Weeks£500Available Online Add to Basket