Plan a merchandise product range

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SIRRMRM006, 'Plan a merchandise product range'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine merchandise-range requirements.

1.1. Access and review category financial plan to determine range requirements.

1.2. Profile target market and identify relevant trends to inform range planning.

1.3. Source input from relevant stakeholders and use feedback to inform range planning.

1.4. Review product performance information and use findings to plan range optimisation and exit strategies.

2. Generate options for merchandise range.

2.1. Generate range options that respond to target market and trend information.

2.2. Confirm commercial viability of range options to maximise profitability and minimise risk.

2.3. Determine assortment planning including core and seasonal, and width, depth and breadth, of the range.

2.4. Identify aged and carry-over stock and action strategy for clearance.

2.5. Determine range option planning for Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) requirements.

2.6. Accurately quantify product units to be ordered based on open-to-buy or space capacity method.

2.7. Review merchandise promotional plan and ensure range aligns with planned activity.

2.8. Refine range options through consultation with cross-functional teams and gain approval as required.

2.9. Document finalised range identifying key features, costs and benefits.

3. Plan merchandise range sourcing.

3.1. Determine critical path for range sourcing and distribution.

3.2. Review supplier strategy and determine range sourcing.

3.3. Brief product development teams on new range.

3.4. Identify product branding needs and develop branding strategy accordingly.

4. Purchase merchandise.

4.1. Place merchandise order with supplier and confirm delivery schedules as per agreed supplier arrangements.

4.2. Document and exchange order and invoice information according to organisational procedures.

4.3. Implement and adjust orders as required.

5. Plan range distribution.

5.1. Communicate relevant merchandise information to stores.

5.2. Determine strategy for stock allocation, replenishment and distribution based on individual store requirements.

5.3. Communicate planned merchandise ranges to relevant personnel.