I love when a plan comes together. This is never more evident than with a company's line plan. Once the designs for a program have been finalized...sign off from design team (yay!); sign off from merchandising team (yay!); and sign off from sales team (check!); then the line is past off to the product manager to create the line plan.
The line plan becomes the holy grail of the program to be used by sales to help sell the line to the customer as well as used by internal teams as a point of reference. It's going to answer questions such as wholesale price points, fabrication, and scheduled delivery. It holds a record of the latest and greatest design, merchandising, and/or sales changes
As the product manager, I was responsible for creating the line plan for sales presentations as well as the plan was kept current. The Child of Mine seasonal developments consisted of a total of 4 lines plus 2-3 end cap line developments depending on the season.