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.

Use your time during the pandemic to enhance your skill set!

Get 3 month’s access to our Introduction to Merchandise Planning course for just £299 (+VAT where applicable)

For more information visit our Training Page

Here is our take on Merchandise Planning and Covid 19 from earlier in the year:

Planning your way back from 2020

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

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


We are also very proud of our innovation.

In 1995 TPF was the first company in the world to create a web site 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.

We continue to seek new ways of doing things and new platforms for delivering cost effective range and merchandise planning solutions to our clients.

On this site you will be able to discover more information about The Planning Factory and our Merchandise Planning solutions.