Outcomes and Objectives

The best pre-season plans have elements of risk management embedded and space for our best business opportunities. Creating an accurate plan is, indeed, an art and a science. Accurate plans are also challenging to achieve. Robust business analyses and information from our retail partners will support our process. The objectives for the pre-season planning course include the following:

  • Develop an awareness of planning’s effect on cross-functional teams and the customer.

  • Understand and manipulate the underlying factors that contribute to a sound plan.

  • Build plans that drive profit, sales, and growth with responsible demand-planning practices.

  • Effectively plan inventory and anticipated in-season stock needs while balancing risks and opportunities.

Demand Planning

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