Apparel Sourcing, Costing and Merchandising

On Campus Short Course Fashion Business

Learn the various techniques and concepts in costing, sourcing, and production tracking to hone your skills as a merchandiser in the fashion industry!

This module covers the elementary knowledge and skills of the various techniques and concepts in costing, sourcing, and production tracking. You will cover the following topics to hone your skills as merchandiser – Costing which includes computation of fabric consumption and apparel costs based on given technical package and costs of materials and labour of fashion apparel. Sourcing and computing of LDP/DDP for fashion apparel. Production tracking which includes establishment of a Critical Path management (CPM) diagram and Time and Action Calendar (TAC) based on given order and delivery and how to solve problems to achieve on time delivery and efficiency. This unit is delivered through lecture, demonstration and in class activities including online sourcing. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

The Details


    Registered Title: (Apparel Sourcing, Costing and Merchandising (Classroom & Asynchronous))

    TPGateway Code:TGS-2022014413

  • total hours


  • Mode of Learning

    On Campus


Course Duration

SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:30:00 Trainer Facilitated Hours (On Campus/Virtual):21:00 Self-Directed E-learning Hours:06:00 Assessment Hours:03:00
  • Source for suppliers and make price comparisons given by suppliers using Landed Duty Paid (LDP)/ Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) according to INCOTERMS and using standard unit of measurements to determine competitive source
  • Estimate fabric yield based on given specs and sketch without markers
  • Compute apparel costs
  • Compute retail price based on given LDP/DDP and retail mark-up
  • Perform tracking of materials and apparel productions
  • Propose solutions when faced with common problems in order coordination
Key Learning Areas
  • Major textile and apparel exporting countries
  • Incoterms
  • Factors affecting computations of LDP and DDP
  • Product category and duty rates for selected importing countries
  • Free trade agreements (FTA)
  • Marker efficiencies
  • Fabric consumption calculation
  • Components of apparel costs
  • Product development process
  • Types of samples and their functions
  • Production tracking tools
  • Common lead times
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Items Required For Class

You will need a laptop OR computer OR tablet*, whichever you prefer, for viewing your E-books and E-Learning.
*Devices need to have a working camera and a microphone.


Yes! You can use any SkillsFuture Credits you have to pay for course fees.

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