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!

Merchandise Planning Design and Implementation Services

Once you have decided that you need to improve your planning process, you may wish to consider expert input to the process.

Planning System Process Definition & Selection

We can help you to define the planning processes that you require and create and manage Invitations to Tender

Implementations of custom solutions

We can create solutions tailored to your requirements using industry standard software like Excel and the TM1 multi-dimensional database (used by more than 50% of the USA Fortune 100 companies). These solutions can be surprisingly cost effective and can easily bridge the gap between finance and merchandise departments in ways that traditional merchandise planning systems can not.

For example Thresher, the off-licence chain, have a custom built TM1 system in both merchandising and finance department

Implementation of 3rd Party Systems

We can code and implement your requirements using a variety of 3rd party systems.

For example Peacock's the Cardiff-based value retailer retained The Planning Factory for the implementation of the Makoro system. The Planning Factory helped to create the conceptual design and then translated this into a successfully implemented system.