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Fashion Buying and Merchandising Advanced Techniques Online Short Course

Course description

This advanced-level fashion buying course is for those who have already completed 'Introduction to Fashion Buying & Merchandising' and 'Fashion Buying & Merchandising: Buying and/or Merchandising Techniques'. The course gives you a more in depth understanding of the Buying and Merchandising roles. Through the use of lectures, workshops, practical exercises and group work you will explore aspects of the fashion buyer and merchandiser roles including analysing macro and micro research to draw up a merchandise plan and create a range plan for a specific fashion retailer.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.

Details

Topics covered

  • An exploration of ECR (efficient consumer response), CRM and an insight into consumer demand theories
  • Merchandising analysis and stock management at store level and across omni-channels
  • An insight into the Open to Buy calculation 
  • Different ways to spend the Open to Buy
  • The link between store grading, distribution mix, stock management and allocation with profitability
  • Supply chain analysis and integrated supply chain strategies 
  • The changing buying and merchandising roles in the current global market

The projects you'll be asked to undertake involve mathematical formulae therefore it's essential you have an understanding of maths to GCSE level C or equivalent.

Materials

Online short course materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here - https://www.speedtest.net

Please bring for the first session:

  • notebook and pen
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Our Fashion Buying and Merchandising Advanced course explores fashion buyer and merchandiser roles including analysing macro and micro research to draw up a merchandise plan and create a range plan for a specific fashion retailer.

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