Assortment Planning & Range Building

The skills and techniques needed to assortment plan, balance range width and depth and range build are fundamentally important. They require a deep understanding of the multiple levers which blend together to achieve optimum results. This series of comprehensive seven online modules equips you to create an option-based framework, that supports a balanced customer-focused omni-channel range.


What you will learn

  • Why stores are grouped for planning purposes
  • How space can be used to drive out stock and inventory requirements
  • How to determine range width and depth through option and quantity planning
  • How to create the optimum range through manipulating assortment planning levers
  • The purpose of the range sign-off meeting

Modules in more detail

Introduction & overview – the assortment planning and range building process

Space planning – how to plan, measure and use space

Planning options – using sales plans to determine options and buy quantities

Grouping stores – the benefits of grouping stores for assortment planning

The assortment plan – how sales, space, options and quantities come together to create an assortment plan

Range building – populating the range framework with actual products; considering sourcing and supplier options

Sign off – how to hold an effective range sign off meeting

Who is this course for

  • Entry or intermediate buying or merchandise planning roles involved with the creation of ranges and range plans; particularly assistant/trainee levels new to this responsibility
  • Anybody wishing to refresh and validate their assortment planning skills and knowledge

$400.00 excl GST

or 4 payments of $100.00 with Wizit learn more

Unsure if a course is right for you...

If you are uncertain whether a course is at the right level for you, then take an assessment through the Numensa Assessment Centre.  We have six different assessments, three for buying and three for planning.  

  • Entry – for anyone new to retail or working in a buyer’s admin or allocator level
  • Intermediate – for anyone working at the assistant/junior buyer/planner level
  • Advanced – for anyone working at a buyer/planner or senior buyer/planner level

At a glance...

  • Seven online modules
  • Total learning time = 2 hours
  • Gamified self-led learning
  • Works across PC, tablet and phone
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Video and eLearning format
  • Digital activities, quizzes and action plans
  • Practical application of best practice
  • Full access for 6 months
  • Developed by retail buying & planning professionals
  • Digital certificate on completion

Combine with these courses and SAVE!

  • Assortment Planning & Range Building + 1 of these two courses = SAVE $50
  • Assortment Planning & Range Building + Merchandise Planning + Evaluating Performance = SAVE $100

Merchandise Planning

Merchandise planning is a critical pre-season process which enables the development of robust financial plans to deliver weekly sales, stock and intake (WSSI) targets, at department and category level. This comprehensive series of…

$400.00 excl GST

or 4 payments of $100.00 with Wizit learn more

Evaluating Performance

The ability to evaluate the effectiveness of your trading efforts, decisions and actions is key in meeting the departmental targets that contribute to business goals. This series of…

$350.00 excl GST

or 4 payments of $87.50 with Wizit learn more

Have more questions?  

Or call 1300 969 560 to speak to Beverley Chambers about the best course for you.