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NeXT Learning System 12 Month Subscription

NeXT Learning System 12 Month Subscription

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The NeXT Learning System and CPG & Retail Professional series of courses provides a complete foundation in the strategic thinking, data, and analytic competencies required in our CPG and retail industry.

Empowering companies to build skills and capabilities of employees to respond to this quickly evolving environment. 

The NeXT program is a competency-based program that is aligned to our exclusive Skills Quotient (SQ) Model, a metric that helps an organization understand and analyze the skills their employees have versus what they need for the future success.

The NeXT Skills Quotient categories and standards can adapt and evolve as roles and responsibilities in today’s Fast-Moving Consumer Goods and retail organizations change. The program includes updates for the impact of advanced analytic solutions (machine learning and AI), evolving shopper needs and data, and the transformed retail environment driven by both digital commerce and the 2020 global pandemic. 

INCLUDES ACCESS TO:

  • The new NeXT Learning System
  • 21 online courses
  • NeXT Skills Quotient Assessment
  • Comprehensive reporting dashboard
  • Resources and job aids
  • Video clips for every topic
  • Certificates of completion upon completion of each course
  • A digital badge upon completion of the curriculum

CURRICULUM / COURSES FOR 2021:

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Industry Basics
A review of overall retail landscape and channels, from traditional to the current omni-channel dynamic.  Includes review of strategies and terminology used by both manufacturers and retailers.

Category Management Foundations
A detailed examination of the Category Management process, creating a critical competency in the process and language of how retailers and manufacturers work together to meet shopper needs and deliver business results.

Retail Data Foundations: Overview
This short overview provides a big picture perspective of data types, sources, and solutions, kicking off a series of 5 detailed modules.

#1. Retail Data Foundations: Syndicated POS Data
A review of syndicated POS methodologies, metrics, and functionality, as well as the strategic applications of data.

#2. Retail Data Foundations: Syndicated Panel Data
A review of syndicated Panel methodology and uses, including shopper demographics, groups, and the components of sales volume.

#3. Retail Data Foundations: Retail POS Data
A review of retailer POS data, including core metrics not available in syndicated POS.  Strategic applications of retail POS data are explored, as well as online retail POS and measurement.

#4. Retail Data Foundations: Consumer and Geodemographic Data
Strategically separating the consumer and shopper, this module looks specifically at consumer data with a focus on geodemographics and advanced AI solutions.

#5. Retail Data Foundations: Shopper and Loyalty Data
Strategically separating the consumer and shopper, this module explores of shopper-centric data in today’s data-abundant world with a focus on understanding loyalty and applications.

Pricing Analysis
A detailed review of pricing strategies, measures, and calculations, with a focus on understanding how to assess pricing effectiveness and impact on the business. Includes review of advanced pricing solutions.

Promotion Analysis
A detailed review of promotion strategies, measures, and calculations, with a focus on understanding how to assess promotional effectiveness and impact on the business. Includes review of advanced promotion solutions.

Assortment Analysis
A detailed review of assortment strategies, measures, and calculations, with a focus on leveraging assortment strategies to maximize results.  Includes review of advanced assortment solutions.

Assortment Analysis
A detailed review of assortment strategies, measures, and calculations, with a focus on leveraging assortment strategies to maximize results.  Includes review of advanced assortment solutions.

Retail Analytics: Understanding Drivers and Leveraging Insights
The strategic thinking process of retail analytics is examined including issue identification, root cause analytics, examples of proven approaches and advanced solutions.

The Shopper: Understanding Behavior and Leveraging Shopper-Driven Strategies
Building from course Retail Data Foundations: Shopper and Loyalty Data, this course connects understanding shopper data to the strategies and tactics necessary to build shopper-focused solutions.

Retailer Economics and Supply Chain
A review of key retail P&L metrics with an in-depth review of supply chain measures and strategies, with both retailer and manufacturer perspectives.  Includes a review of advanced solutions.

Collaborative Partnerships and Planning
This course reviews traditional Joint Business Planning strategies and processes, with a focus on collaboration and the more integrated planning approaches made available by advanced data solutions.

Storytelling: Today’s Consultative Selling
A review of traditional presentation and communication skills required for both internal and external communication of insights and recommendations, with a special focus on data visualization and digital communications.

Case Study: Retail Financial Decisions in Action
An illustrative case study that combines a retailer-manufacturer interaction with the evaluation of financial metrics, revealing a valuable two-sided perspective.

Spreadsheet Development
A workshop course to build Excel skills that provides step-by-step instructions and leverages data and analytic examples relevant to everyday work.

Presentation Development
A review of the 5 advanced presentation competencies necessary in this industry, with practical workshops to build the necessary PowerPoint skills.