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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog
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FDC 240 - Fashion Merchandising Planning and Control

4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Survey of analytical skills for the process of merchandising. Includes evaluation of merchandise in clothing sales, merchandise planning, developing the presentation of apparel lines, and finalizing apparel lines through merchandising and budget review. Also includes the application of Web PDM.

Prerequisite(s): FDC 140  

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze the issues involved in retailing clothing, focusing on planning, pricing, and promotion.
  2. Compose a merchandising plan for an apparel store including various product lines and inventory controls.
  3. Create an apparel plan that incorporates various merchandising and promotional tools.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Describe the issues in evaluating clothing businesses for retail sales.
  2. Develop the apparel line, plan inventory and business goals of the apparel store.
  3. Create and plan various store events and coordinate with visuals.
  4. Present a plan for merchandising, promotion, and open-to-buy.
  5. Present a tech package with the use of Web PDM.

  1. Evaluation of Merchandise in Clothing Sales
    1. Fabrics
    2. Fundamentals of merchandising as business
    3. Compare merchandising technology
    4. Planning and calculating merchandise systems
  2. Merchandising Planning
    1. Develop traditional line planning
    2. Calculate strategic pricing
    3. Forecast on regional and local economies
    4. Planning and controlling merchandise budgets and assortments
  3. Develop the Presentation of Apparel Lines
    1. Negotiations’ with vendors
    2. Purchase order specifications
    3. Process of apparel global sourcing
    4. Concepts of merchandise presentation
    5. Art of a store layout, windows and signage
  4. Finalize Apparel Lines through Merchandising and Budget Review  
    1. Time and action calendar of sourced product lines
    2. Forecasting assortments with the assessment of fashion change
    3. Open to buy plan
    4. Promotion of events and coordinating with store presentations
    5. Apparel store budget
  5. Print out a tech package from Web PDM software.
    1. Style summary
    2. Measurement evaluations
    3. Construction detail (spec sheet)
    4. Design and cost sheet
    5. Text forms
    6. Line sheet

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/21

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