In-season Management

This series of five online modules is an introduction to in-season forecasting and how trading decisions and actions can optimise departmental performance.  A WSSI is a key in-season management tool, and best practice in using this is shared along with considerations, tips and techniques that support proactive and reactive ways to optimise departmental performance.

What you will learn

  • Why retailers re-forecast sales in-season
  • The techniques retailers use to forecast
  • The impact of forecasting for over and under performance
  • How you can manage end-of-season sales and stock to safeguard profit

Modules in more detail

What is in-season management? – an introduction to in-season management and why and how retailers forecast

The WSSI as an evaluation tool – how the WSSI is used as a tool to evaluate in-season performance

The WSSI as a forecasting tool – the different forecasting techniques and how to use the WSSI to re-forecast in-season

Taking action – tangible in-season management actions and how these might differ at various points and for over and under performance situations

Managing end of season product – managing terminal stock and seasonal product to maximise profit


Who is this course for

  • Intermediate merchandise planning roles involved with the management of in-season performance and reforecasting, particularly trainee/assistant levels with first time responsibility for this
  • Anybody wishing to refresh and validate their in-season management skills

$400.00 excl GST

or 4 payments of $100.00 with Wizit learn more

4 x fortnightly payments of $110 (inc GST)

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...

  • Five online modules
  • Total learning time = 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 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!

  • In-season Management + 1 of these two courses = SAVE $50
  • In-season Management + Evaluating Performance + Order Management = SAVE $100

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

4 x fortnightly payments of $96.25 (inc GST)


Order Management, Allocation & Replenishment

This series of five online modules deliver a fundamentally important understanding of the end-to-end process involved in stock management. The stages of this process cover…

$350.00 excl GST

or 4 payments of $87.50 with Wizit learn more

4 x fortnightly payments of $96.25 (inc GST)

Have more questions?  

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