You can now try out a sample of our “An Introduction to Merchandise Planning” online training course for 2 weeks before you commit to a purchase.

To take advantage of this offer please visit our training site and create an account.

The Planning Factory

… specialises in Retail Merchandise Planning, Open to Buy Planning, Weekly Sales, Stock & Intake Planning (WSSI), Range Planning, Assortment Planning Channel Planning, Financial Budgeting, and Merchandise Planning Training.

Our mix of experience, quality of design and rapid implementation is a winning combination for today’s cost conscious multi-channel retailer.

We understand why you needed to invest in merchandise planning systems and our unrivalled experience in this area helps you to make the right decisions first time.

We have specialised in merchandise planning for 30 years, and we bring this experience to bear in systems specification, selection and implementation.


We are also very proud of our innovation.

In 1995 this was the first web site in the world dedicated to merchandise planning

We established another first when we introduced our web based merchandise planning training course in 2004.

In 2005 we introduced our Impact Planner, WSSI / Open to Buy model, which has been used by companies as large as J Sainsbury and Carrefour to control and improve their return on inventory investment.

On this site you will be able to discover more information about Merchandise Planning as a discipline.

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