Merchandising 3745: Product Line Development Library Guide
Management 3745: Product Line Development deals with the theory and practice of sewn products development. It includes technology applications and practical experience in product development for fashion influenced textile goods.
The Merchandising: Fashion and Interiors program prepares students for a broad range of careers related to the fashion and interiors industries. Merchandising is a specialized management function within these industries. Graduates find employment in manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of apparel, accessories, personal care products, home furnishings, home interiors goods, and other housing related products. In both fashion and interiors merchandising positions, planning, development and presentation of product lines for identified target markets with regard to price, assortment, style, and timing are the main activities. Some of the possible work activities merchandising graduates may find themselves engaged in are: attending market functions where styles and trends in the industry are showcased; making seasonal visits to wholesale markets, e.g., New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, High Point and Atlanta; managing the major functions of merchandising, i.e., analyzing influences on market trends, managing the movement of merchandise from concept to production to distribution; researcing and developing new products; planning and designing visual displays of merchandise; maintaining a showroom in a market center; or selling to clientele at trade shows or at their own location.
Merchandising 3745 Handout & Presentation Slides
Merchandising 3745 Presentation in Parts:
◊ Finding Books: MaagNET, OhioLINK & Ebooks
◊ Research Databases: Finding Articles
◊ Industry Codes
◊ Industry Reference Sources
◊ Business Source Complete
◊ Other EBSCO Databases
◊ LexisNexis Academic
◊ Mergent Online
◊ Reference USA
◊ Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
◊ Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County
◊ Business Insights Global
◊ D&B Million Dollar Database / First Research
◊ Gale Power Search 2.0
◊ Demographics Now
◊ Print Statistics & Demographics
◊ Bureau of Economic Analysis: BEARFACTS
◊ Bureau of Labor Statistics: Economy at a Glance
◊ Bureau of Labor Statistics: Industries at a Glance
◊ Bureau of Labor Statistics: Consumer Expenditure Survey
◊ Bureau of Labor Statistics: American Time Use Survey
◊ Census Bureau: American Fact Finder
◊ Census Bureau: State & County Quick Facts
◊ Census Bureau: Community Economic Development HotReport
◊ Census Bureau: County / ZIP Code Business Patterns
◊ Other Web Statistics Sources
◊ Maag Journal Finder: Specific Sources
◊ Trade Associations & Websites
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