When: Monday, September 24, 2018

Where: UMass Lowell

Day in the Life of the Demand Planner

Demand planning is a cyclical process. A month ends, work begins, mostly varying week to week and even day to day - and then the month closes and the cycle re-starts.

At the IBF Chapter Meeting, you will learn:

  • What does the work of the demand planner look like within the month
  • How do you prep for a demand consensus meeting
  • What is the agenda for the meeting
  • Who is in the meeting
  • What materials or tools are used during the meeting
  • What are the outputs
  • How does demand planning enable S&OP
  • When do you review statistics and so on...
  • Patrick will be leading a panel that will focus on how demand planners lead the forecasting process through the cycle. The panel – made up of experienced demand planners and S&OP experts from Consumer Products, Medical Device, Industrial Distribution and Hi-Tech - will discuss ‘A Day in the Life of a Demand Planner” to help enrich the understanding of the role and process. Often times best practices are ones that work best for your company. By learning about how the demand planning cycle works at other companies, it will help attendees build, refine or tune their own process.

    Agenda
    • 05:00 - 06:00
      Registration & Light Dinner
    • 06:00 - 06:15
      IBF NE Chapter Overview
    • 06:15 - 06:30
      Sponsor Overview
    • 06:30 - 07:15
      Day in the Life of a Demand Planner Panel Discussion by Pat Bower
    • 07:15 - 07:30
      Q&A
    • 07:30 - 07:40
      Complete Feedback Surveys
    • 07:40 - 08:30
      Optional Networking (Location TBA)
    author
    Patrick Bower
    Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain Planning & Customer Service
    Combe Inc.
    Patrick Bower has a wide area of expertise, including S&OP, Demand Planning, Inventory, Network Optimization, and Production Scheduling. A recognized expert on demand planning and S&OP, and a self-professed “S&OP geek” - Patrick was previously Practice Manager of Supply Chain Planning at the consulting firm, Plan4Demand where his client list included Diageo, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Foster Farms, Cabot Industries and American Girl. Patrick’s experience encompasses tenures with Cadbury, Kraft Foods, Unisys, and Snapple. Patrick also worked for the supply chain software company - Numetrix, and was Vice President of R&D at Atrion International. He was also the recipient of IBF’s 2012 award for Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning.
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