Building your assortments will require collaboration between the merchant/buying teams and the planning teams.
Merchant and Buying teams will be reviewing designs, new products, market trends, collections and gaps to fill in the market space. Whereas, the Planning teams will be using all relevant data to derive buy quantity, when to deliver, missed opportunities, breaks in inventory and channel penetration.
Building your assortment based on APW/APS (Average Per Week/Average Per Week Per Store)
Toolio - Line Building view is structured to build your assortment/line plans based on Average Per Week, Planned Weeks, Growth Rate and Gross ST%.
The average weekly sales rate based on previous like items used to derive a baseline selling rate.
The intended weeks you are buying for. This can be determined by lead-times and/or seasonality
The variance over the Item you are comping based on business trends. Example: Based on my trajectory if I sold 20 this year I should be selling 30 next year. This is a 50% growth rate.
The amount of the buy that will sell in the planned weeks.