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Piotr Ostaszewski
Piotr Ostaszewski
Avon

Head of Operations Western Europe
Piotr has 10 years of experience in operations and transformation management, having successfully led global and regional business programs across multiple sectors. He has wide expertise in creation and integration of S&OP and IBP in private equity and global corporations. He is currently Head of Western Europe Operations at Avon where he is responsible for E2E Supply Chain, including redesign of IBP across the EMEA region. Prior to Avon, Piotr held a range of supply chain and S&OP roles at companies including McCormick & Company and INDYKPOL, and led supply chain improvement across Highland Partners’ portfolio of companies. He holds a master’s in Economics from WSHiP Business School in Warsaw, Poland.
Renuld Robinson, CSCP, CPIM
Renuld Robinson, CSCP, CPIM
Carhartt

Director of S&OE
Renuld has over 10 years of experience in Strategic Planning, Project Management, Analytics, and end-to-end Supply Chain Management. He is currently Director of S&OE at Carhartt and has implemented or refined SIOP and S&OE process at various Fortune 500 companies including Celanese and Collins Aerospace. Renuld is a proud alumnus of Florida Atlantic University where he earned a B.A. in Business/Operations Management.
Jorge Vargas
Jorge Vargas
Azelis

VP of Supply Chain and Operational Excellence
Jorge Vargas is a supply chain executive with almost 25 years of experience.He currently works as the VP of Supply Chain and Operational Excellence at Azelis, a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemical industry that offers a lateral value chain of complementary products with a revenue of €4.1 billion. Prior to this, he held various roles at companies such as American Standard, Philips, Lixil and Kohler. Jorge holds a Mechanical engineering degree and MBA from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) and became a Harvard Alumni in 2021 through their General Management Program (GMP).He became a certified Six Sigma Green Belt in 2004, earned a Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) in 2006, and received the Advanced Certificate for Executives (ACE) in Management, Innovation and Technology from the MIT Sloan School of Business in 2018. In his free time, Jorge loves to write articles for the Journal of Business Forecasting, read sci-fi or fantasy novels and spend time with his family. Jorge Vargas is a supply chain executive with almost 25 years of experience. He currently works as the VP of Supply Chain and Operational Excellence at Azelis, a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemical industry that offers a lateral value chain of complementary products with a revenue of €4.1 billion. Prior to this, he held various roles at companies such as American Standard, Philips, Lixil and Kohler. Jorge holds a Mechanical engineering degree and MBA from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) and became a Harvard Alumni in 2021 through their General Management Program (GMP). He became a certified Six Sigma Green Belt in 2004, earned a Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) in 2006, and received the Advanced Certificate for Executives (ACE) in Management, Innovation and Technology from the MIT Sloan School of Business in 2018. In his free time, Jorge loves to write articles for the Journal of Business Forecasting, read sci-fi or fantasy novels and spend time with his family.
Eric Wilson, ACPF
Eric Wilson, ACPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning

Director – Thought Leadership
Eric is a predictive analytics and business planning innovator, author, and speaker. He is the Director of Thought Leadership at the IBF. Prior to this he worked as the Director of Demand Planning at Escalade Sports, Director of Demand Planning at Berry Plastics, and Director of Demand Planning & S&OP at Tempur Sealy International. In 2016, he received the Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning award from the IBF. He is an IBF Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF) with over 20 years of experience. Eric is a visionary in his field, a frequent speaker and panelist for many executive forums and professional conferences, and has written numerous articles in publications such as The Journal of Business Forecasting and APICS Magazine. He is also the author of the books Cultural Cycles and Predictive Analytics for Business Forecasting & Planning.
Patrick Bower
Patrick Bower
Actylis

Sr. Director of Supply Chain

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.

Denise Sena
Denise Sena
Celularity, Inc.

Former VP of Global Supply Chain

Denise Sena is a strategic and forward-thinking executive with a proven track record of accelerating revenue and enhancing customer experience in the life sciences industries. With more than 25 years of comprehensive achievements at Fortune 500 Companies, her career includes positions within Global Planning, Strategic Marketing, Patient Centricity and End-to-End Supply Chain Optimization. Ms. Sena is known for her ability execute S&OP strategies for Fortune 500 and startup companies including Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Celgene, Gilead Sciences, and Celularity. Additionally, she advocates and mentors female leaders as a committee member with the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association while also competing as an endurance athlete and coaching first-time triathletes.

Amy Augustine
Amy Augustine
Uscellular

Senior Director Network Supply Chain
Amy Augustine has worked at UScellular more than ten years and is currently Senior Director Network Supply Chain with responsibility for supporting network infrastructure programs, including procurement, material delivery, distribution, inventory planning, forward kitting logistics and warehouse management. Amy holds a B.S. from Miami University with a major in Engineering Management with a specialty in Manufacturing Engineering, and an MBA in Operations Management and International Business from Loyola University. Amy has been published in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics & Procurement and was awarded the ASCM Award of Excellence – Supply Chain Leader 2022. She also serves on the Board of Directors for ASCM.
Jim Barnes
Jim Barnes
Tecomet

Global Supply Chain Director
Jim Barnes is Director of Global Supply Chain at Tecomet, a manufacturer of precision engineered products for the Medical and Aerospace industries. With more than 30 years of experience in supply chain and procurement, Jim has pioneered leading practices in S&OP for a variety of companies, including Del Monte Foods, Johnson Controls and Tecomet. Other areas of expertise include supply chain strategy, sourcing strategies, and working capital management. Jim’s holds an M.B.A from Suffolk University and a B.A. in Economics, from St. Lawrence University.
Mauricio Cubillos
Mauricio Cubillos
Tecomet

SIOP Business Transformation Leader
Mauricio Cubillos performs leadership roles in Operations and Planning at Tecomet, a manufacturer of precision engineered products for the Medical and Aerospace industries. Prior roles include SIOP Director at Chromalloy, Materials Management Director at Paradigm Precision, and Operations and Supply Chain Manager at Technetics Group. Mauricio’s areas of expertise are strategic planning, team building, Lean Six-Sigma implementation, and KPI’s and analytics. Mauricio holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Eastern Connecticut State University.
Seth Friberg
Seth Friberg
Shamrock Foods

Director, Supply Chain Planning
Seth Friberg is a supply chain leader with 15 years of experience in supply chain with various roles across supply planning, demand planning, procurement, and operations. Seth’s background includes CPG, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage manufacturing, and food service distribution. During his tenure, Seth has worked in supply chain roles for Dell and Nestle, and has extensive experience in supply chain process optimization as well as S&OP implementation and execution. Currently, Seth is the Director of Supply Chain Planning at Shamrock Foods where he leads supply planning and inventory management for multiple business segments across the enterprise. Seth holds an undergraduate degree in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing an Executive MBA at the University of Texas at Austin.
Timothy Gladden
Timothy Gladden
Rolls Royce Aerospace

Supply Chain Projects Manager

Timothy Gladden is a supply chain process and forecasting specialist with experience in Project Management, Inventory Optimization, and Automated Forecasting. He is currently providing project leadership for Rolls Royce businesses supporting aerospace service and turbine power applications. Over the last 20 years he has worked in operations/services with previous roles for Rockwell Automation, as well as Baldor Electric (ABB). Tim is an alumnus of Purdue University where he earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technologies, and holds an MBA from Indiana University. He has maintained a CPIM certification since 2005.

Raghav Jandhyala
Raghav Jandhyala
Microsoft

Principal Director, Supply Chain
Raghav is Principal Product Leader at Microsoft’s Dynamics Supply Chain Platform where he is responsible for the product direction, strategy and execution of the supply chain surround suite. Prior to Microsoft, he was VP at SAP for Supply Chain Integrated Business Planning. Raghav was one of the founding members of SAP IBP - Sales and Operations Planning and worked with hundreds of Customers in their IBP journey. He is author of four books covering digital supply chains, S&OP/IBP and Supply Chain Management. Raghav has more than 20 years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Retail and Finance along with a strong technical background in Big Data, Cloud, and Machine Learning. He holds a master’s degrees in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University and Advanced Machine Learning from Harvard. Raghav has been a guest speaker for several years at WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Chris Koenig, CPIM
Chris Koenig, CPIM
Thermal Acoustical Solutions

Director, Supply Chain
Chris has over 25 years' experience driving supply chain improvements at plant, divisional and corporate levels in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He has led over 30 S&OP implementations in the automotive, life science, industrial machining, and water management industries and has held supply chain and lean leadership positions at ThermoFisher Scientific, Rexnord Industries, Delphi, and AlliedSignal. He is currently the Director of Supply Chain for Thermal Acoustical Solutions, a tier 1 automotive supplier. Chris holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and is CPIM certified.
Jasjit Singh
Jasjit Singh
Mars Wrigley

Global Director, Head of Connected Insights
Jasjit Singh is a purpose-led executive leader in digital transformation, commercial strategy, data science, and analytics. He is currently the Global Head of Connected Insights in One Demand Data and Analytics Solutions at Mars Wrigley. In his previous role, he was a consultant to Mars Digital Technologies, leading data and analytics transformation programs for the Pet Care, Mars Wrigley, and Food segments. Jasjit leads a global analytics team of data scientists, data engineers, product strategy leads, and business translators to create a connected decision eco-system to drive profitable growth for Mars and its customers. Before Mars, Jasjit worked in strategic roles at Mu Sigma driving business growth. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and a degree in Engineering from Punjab Technical University.
Thiru Viswanathan
Thiru Viswanathan
Mars Wrigley

Data Scientist - Innovation & Portfolio Analytics
Thiru is a seasoned professional in the CPG industry, specializing in advanced analytics, innovation, R&D, and commercialization. Currently serving as the data science lead for portfolio, innovation, and R&D analytics at Mars Wrigley, Thiru leverages his expertise to develop cutting-edge AI/ML solutions for application in forecasting, profitability optimization, and demand transference. Thiru holds a master’s degree in Biological Engineering from the University of Georgia and an MBA in Business Analytics from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
Sergio Winter, CPF
Sergio Winter, CPF
Grifols

Associate Director, Demand Planning
Sergio is a global S&OP leader with over 20 years of experience in different roles and organizations around the globe including Brazil, Denmark, Canada and the US. He is passionate about change management and process improvement. In his current role as Associate Director of Demand Planning NA with Grifols, he is one of the key contributors to the current global IBP implementation process. Prior to joining Grifols, Sergio worked for Novozymes, where he implemented S&OP processes and supported overall IBP maturity development throughout the organization. Sergio holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a master’s in Economics from FAE Business School, Brazil.
Todd Gallant, ACPF
Todd Gallant, ACPF
Crocs

Former Vice President of Global Planning

Todd has extensive experience in coordinating demand planning processes and S&OP. He was involved in Finance, Customer Service, Supply Chain, and Sales Planning. He is an Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF) and holds a BS degree from Boston College and an MBA from University of New Hampshire with a focus in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. Todd is also a member of the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF) Board of Advisors and has served as a keynote speaker & panelist for IBF Executive Forums and conferences. Todd has also published in the IBF’s Journal of Business Forecasting.

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Whether you are new to implementing S&OP or looking to take S&OP/IBP to the next level, leaders from top global companies will lead you down two maturity streams that will either help you take your first steps in S&OP or evolve an existing process to best in class:

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Piotr Ostaszewski
Avon
Head of Operations Western Europe
Renuld Robinson, CSCP, CPIM
Carhartt
Director of S&OE
Jorge Vargas
Azelis
VP of Supply Chain and Operational Excellence
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    Jun 12, 2024
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1. S&OP/IBP ESSENTIALS
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  • Cross-functional involvement

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  • Building the bench for a sustainable process in the future

3. NEXT LEVEL S&OP PLANNING REVIEWS
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  • Who needs to be involved and when
  • Key inputs and outs of every step

4. PERFORMANCE METRICS
  • Importance of measurement and analysis
  • Monitoring, reducing, and cost of error
  • Introduction to key performance indicators you need

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