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Mary Tan, ACPF
Mary Tan, ACPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning

Sr. Consultant/Facilitator
Mary Tan is an accomplished demand planning professional with over 20 years’ Supply Chain leadership experience. She has a track record of driving substantial improvements in operating performance through E2E Supply Chain Planning, Executive S&OP management and building world-class planning teams. She has held various key leadership roles in the Technology, FMCG and Pharmaceutical industries in companies such as GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Schneider Electric, Flextronics, Pfizer Nutrition, Cisco Systems, SCM Microsystems and HP. Her most recent roles were as Regional Director of Demand Planning and S&OP at GSK and Schneider Electric. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Murdoch University and a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Mary is also a Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) from IBF.
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“This event was very informative and there were great ideas presented that I will be using to improve our forecasting process.”
Barbara Thomas, Demand Planning Manager, Ecolab, Inc.


As we enter the data age, leading organizations are leveraging advanced methods, models, and approaches to improve forecast accuracy, automate forecasting processes, and better understand consumer behavior. The results are tangible: increased cash-flow, reduced inventory, and improved customer service. IBF’s Advanced Demand Planning & Forecasting Boot Camp is a training program designed to give practitioners the tools to take business planning performance to the next level. This is both for practitioners looking to build models themselves, as well leaders who need to understand inputs and outputs to lead advanced analytics projects.

This program takes forecasters and demand planners beyond time series forecasting and opens up the world of AI and predictive analytics, allowing you to extract unprecedented value from the data your company holds, as well external data including social media, product reviews and much more. You’ll learn the different analytics models including Regression, Clustering, Artificial Neural Networks, Decision Trees and others, and how to prepare and manage data to leverage these next level techniques. This includes approaches that can be used for scenario planning and what-if analysis allowing you to react to whatever the future brings, including black swan events that provide the kind of extreme demand and supply shocks we saw in 2020 and 2021.

Why YOU should Attend:

  • Get expert instruction that takes you beyond Time Series forecasting to advanced analytics including AI, predictive analytics and machine learning.
  • Learn cause-and-effect techniques that drive unprecedented consumer insight and improved forecast accuracy.
  • Designed for both practitioners looking to use advanced models and leaders looking to understand the predictive analytics landscape.
  • Learn how to manage and prepare data for advanced analytics.
  • Put your questions to leading S&OP, Demand Planning, Forecasting, Predictive Analytics & Data Science professionals.
  • Gain concrete knowledge of your software’s capabilities and its ability to correctly interpret your software’s output, while understanding the techniques it uses.
  • Learn advanced models like Regression, Decision trees, Clustering, Artificial Neural Networks and more.
  • Prepare for the Advanced IBF certification exams: ACPF
  • Earn 10 points towards IBF recertification
  • All this and much more...
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Mary Tan, ACPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning
Sr. Consultant/Facilitator
Virtual Boot Camp Schedule
  • Boot Camp Day 1
    Sep 20, 2022
  • Boot Camp Day 2
    Sep 21, 2022
Day #1: Introduction to Business Forecasting, Planning & Leadership
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Singapore Time)
MODULE 1: Key Pillars of Advanced Business Forecasting
  • The role of AI in demand planning and forecasting
  • Types of analytics and uses
  • Traditional business forecasting vs. predictive analytics
  • External data and uses
  • What-if Scenario Planning
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM (Singapore Time)
Break
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM (Singapore Time)
MODULE 2: Worst Practices
  • How to Identify common worst practices across processes, data analytics, people and technology
  • What can go wrong if worst practices are followed
  • Misconceptions surrounding demand planning and forecasting
  • How to avoid worst practices and implement best practices
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Singapore Time)
MODULE 3: Predictive Analytics and The Business Forecasting Process
  • Key elements of the forecasting process
  • Defining the project and business need
  • Exploring data
  • Predictive modeling
  • Training models
  • Collaboration
  • Communicating outputs
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (Singapore Time)
MODULE 4: Data Analysis & Management
  • Data analysis and data mining
  • Types of data
  • Data mining techniques
  • Data cleansing and cleaning
  • Data visualization
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM (Singapore Time)
Break
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM (Singapore Time)
MODULE 5: Clustering
  • Segmentation, classification and clustering
  • Application of clustering in business forecasting
  • Constraint based clustering
  • K-means method
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM (Singapore Time)
MODULE 6: Types of Models
  • When to use which approach
  • Advanced statistics and data models
  • Building a model
Pricing
Onsite Rate
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SILVER PACKAGE
$899

Member’s discount: -$50

S$1,393
SILVER GROUP PACKAGE
(2 PERSONS)
$1,698
S$2,717
GOLD PACKAGE
$1,199
S$1,703
GOLD GROUP PACKAGE
(2 PERSONS)
$2,298
S$3,337
4TH FREE - GOLD GROUP PACKAGE
(4 PERSONS FOR PRICE OF 3)
$3,597
S$5,110
GOLD CERTIFY PACKAGE
$2,449
S$3,641
ASIA VIRTUAL DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING BOOT CAMP
SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2022
1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO JOURNAL OF BUSINESS FORECASTING
(INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
ACCESSS TO 30+ YEARS OF ARTICLES AND IBF RESEARCH
(INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
COST OF FORECAST ERROR CALCULATOR
(BUILD BUSINESS CASE FOR PLANNING RESOURCES (INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNTS AT FUTURE IBF EVENTS
(INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
FREE FORECASTING TUTORIAL AT SELECT IBF EVENTS
(INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP, $1000 Value)
BENCHMARKING RESEARCH REPORTS
(INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
CPF CERTIFICATION EXAMS
3 EXAMS
BOOK: FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING
(FREE SHIPPING)
Put the IBF to Work for You!

Become an IBF Member and Start Improving Your Forecasting & Planning Performance Today.

The IBF Advantage:

IBF members include well-known company professionals that span a broad array of business sectors. By joining our organization, you can make certain that your company sets up the right forecasting & planning process and uses the best techniques available. Moreover, you can be sure that your forecasting and demand planning staff has the proper knowledge and skill set for success.

As an IBF member you receive:

  • A subscription to the Journal of Business Forecasting, which is primarily written by and geared toward practitioners.
  • Our Research Reports which include valuable benchmarking information and provide you with eye opening information on various topics in Business Forecasting and Planning.
  • Special discounts on our Conferences, Workshops, Training Seminars, Certification Program, as well as on any new products and services we will offer in the future.
  • Access to Journal of Business Forecasting Past Articles (FREE)Access to our growing online Knowledge section & Action Templates
  • Complimentary 1-day Tutorials at select Global events ($1000 USD Value)
Upcoming Events & Trainings
December 7 – 9, 2022
Seattle, Washington USA
w/ Hands-On Predictive Analytics and Use Of Big Data Workshop...
February 15-17, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada USA
w/ 1-Day Supply Chain Planning Workshop...