TPF Merchandise Planning Services

The Planning Factory offer a full service in all areas of merchandise, range and assortment planning

You may need:

  • An audit to measure the effectiveness of your current merchandise planning process
  • Assistance with implementation of 3rd party merchandise planning solutions
  • Design and implementation of custom planning solutions
  • A quickly implemented off the shelf solution
  • Training in merchandise planning concepts and techniques

Whatever your requirements, we will do our best to provide a solution that fits your business

TPF Financial Budgeting Services

We can help you escape from spreadsheet Hell!

We can also integrate your financial plans with other business areas

If you want to replace silos of information with JOINED-UP PLANNING contact us now!

Swiss Rolling OTB

VF Corporation

In 2012 we completed a merchandise planning audit for VF Europe, as a result of which we have now gone on to work closely with their B&M brand teams to develop a bespoke rolling WSSI model TM1

French Leave


We were approached by the CEO of Carrefour France to see if we could help with the implementation of enhanced Open to Buy controls using our Impact Planner model. Working closely with KSA (who provide the project management resource) we have defined processes and provided a model to be implemented that will closely match the company's particular requirements.

Making the most of every pound


TPF worked closely with Poundland to define and implement systems to assist with the planning of key lines in the business, focusing on optimising purchase quantities and maintaining availability.

Soysal Welcomes TPF to Turkey

Soysal - Retail Days

Turkish based training & consultancy company Soysal have partnered with TPF to provide Merchandise Planning Training and consultancy for the Turkish market. Soysal will localise and deliver TPF's training materials in this growing market.

In late November 2007 John Hobson presented two sessions on Merchandise Planning theory and practice at the Soysal “Perakende Gunleri - Retail Days” conference in Istanbul. This conference attracted over 3,000 delegates. John's sesssions were on Merchandise Planning as a Strategic Activity and the Anatomy of the Open to Buy.

Jewson carry on building

Jewson Logo Builders’ merchants Jewson have extended the use of their TPF designed financial budgeting model to further areas of the business. Jewson have been a client for 10 years now.

Domino plans for success

Domino Logo

Cambridge based Domino Printing Sciences are creating a TM1 based financial budgeting system with the help of TPF. The implementation was completed within budget and on time for this year’s budgeting round.

Liwa Get Introduced

Liwa Training Class

In June 2007 Liwa Enterprises of Abu Dhabi invited John Hobson to present the “Introduction to Merchandise Planning” course for their brand managers and buyers. The 3 day event at the Sheraton Towers Resort Hotel in Abu Dhabi was a great success. Liwa’s delegates also spent time completing the on line course by way of reinforcement.