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MKF5140 - Merchandise planning and control

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Andrew Cavanagh


Caulfield Second semester 2008 (On-campus split block of classes)


A conceptual framework for the planning, integration and control of the retail merchandise management function.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • identify the elements within the process of merchandising
  • explain how the various components of a merchandise plan fit together
  • analyse the increasing impact of ethical considerations on retailer-supplier relationships
  • critically evaluate a retail supply chain
  • analyse the increasing impact of technology on the merchandising function.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact hours

3 hours class contact or equivalent per week



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