IBF members will receive expert instruction on the Fundamentals of Demand Planning & Forecasting, based on IBF’s body of knowledge used by 1000’s of global companies. You’ll hear about what works and what successful companies are doing today to improve business performance.
This workshop is an excellent step in preparing and becoming a Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF®).
The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF) is a membership organization recognized worldwide as the premier full-service provider of demand planning, forecasting, business analytics, S&OP education. We also routinely conduct and offer our members benchmark research, advanced training, industry certification, world-class conferences, and advisory services. Since 1981, the IBF has been helping businesses improve their forecasting and planning performance in an effort to enhance growth, optimize supply chains, and improve their bottom line. It has been said that no other organization on the globe has as much depth in its educational content for Demand Planning & Forecasting as the IBF.
Having some of the world’s most well known global companies as its members, the IBF is constantly finding and disseminating better ways to manage demand, improve organizational efficiency, and company performance. By becoming an IBF member, you can ensure that you stay current with proven best practices, link with global professionals facing similar challenges, ascend in your career, and bring your organization to best-in-class levels in performance. The IBF is a pioneer in developing a Demand Planning, Forecasting, and S&OP Certification program that can help boost your credentials, as well as, give management greater confidence in its people. The IBF is known for two levels of certification: Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF®) and Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF®).
MORNING | 9:00 AM–12:10 PM
ROLE OF FORECASTING IN THE ORGANIZATION
S&OP & FORECASTING PROCESS
FORECAST ERROR MEASUREMENT
DATA MANAGEMENT AND DATA CLEANING
12:15 PM–1:15 PM | LUNCH
AFTERNOON | 1:20 PM–4:30 PM
HOW TO FORECAST WITH TIMES SERIES MODELS – THE MOST WIDELY USED METHOD OF FORECASTING
HOW TO FORECAST WITH REGRESSION ANALYTICS – FORECASTING AND EVALUATING CAUSES OF VARIATION IN DEMAND
NEW PRODUCT FORECASTING – FORECASTING OVER LONGER TIME PERIODS WITH GREATER UNKNOWNS
MS-EXCEL will be Used for Demonstration Exercises. Bring Along Your Laptop (Optional)
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