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Carlos Londono
Carlos Londono
Chipotle Mexican Grill

VP - Head of Supply Chain

Carlos currently leads supply chain on a global level based in Newport Beach, California USA. In the past, he was Director of Value Chain Planning for Starbucks. And prior to that he was Director of Integrated Supply Chain with HJ Heinz where he implemented the next generation of S&OP. Carlos is fluent in German, Spanish and Mandarin. He holds an MBA from the Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University and an Industrial Engineering degree from EAFIT University in Colombia, South America.

Sara Park
Sara Park
The Coca-Cola Company

Vice President, E2E Integrated Planning
Sara has over 15 years’ experience in various planning roles at Heinz, Georgia-Pacific and now The Coca-Cola Company, where she has spent almost 6 years in Finance, Supply Chain, and Business Transformation. Her latest role is in North America Finance as leader for Volume and Revenue Forecasting. Before taking this position, Sara led teams in the Planning Center of Excellence for Supply Chain & Logistics, Integrated Business Planning, and Product Lifecycle Management, where Product Lifecycle Management processes were tightly integrated with S&OP and Shelf Planning. Having managed teams and developed professionals for over a decade, she is an advocate of mentoring, coaching, and sponsoring talent. Sara holds a degree in English from the University of California and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
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.

Tim Hotze
Tim Hotze
Target

SVP Enterprise Capacity Planning

Tim leads the newly created Enterprise Capacity Planning Team at Target, reporting into the COO. Prior to this he served for five years as SVP, Network Planning, Global Intelligence and Last Mile where he oversaw Target’s Supply Chain intelligence products and applications as well as end-to-end strategic and operational functions for Network and Topology Planning. Before joining Target in 2017, Tim held a number of leadership roles at Amazon covering Supply Chain Execution, Capacity Planning and Management, Inventory Placement and Labor Planning. He also spent more than a decade at Panalpina World Transport where he had responsibility for worldwide logistics and supply chain solutions. Tim sits on the Advisory Board for the Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning (IBF) and is a former Executive Director of The Warehouse Education and Research Council. Tim holds a Master’s degree in Electrical and Industrial Engineering as well as a degree in Logistics and Supply Chain from the University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany.

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.

Steven Hainey, CPSM, CPIM, CPF, MCIPS, C.P.M.
Steven Hainey, CPSM, CPIM, CPF, MCIPS, C.P.M.
Beckway

Senior Operating Director - IBP/S&OP/SIOP, Supply Chain & Operations
Steve specializes in implementing new S&OP/IBP processes and advancing existing ones for a variety of Fortune 500 Companies, Private Equity (PE) held corporations, and multi-billion-dollar family-run organizations. Within his current role as Senior Operating Director at Beckway Group, Steve works with the Beckway’s Trailblazer Team to advance IBP/S&OP and Supply Chain & Operations processes. Over the last 2 decades, Steve has led senior leadership positions at Newell Brands, Honeywell, Ashley Furniture and more. Steve is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) since 2014.
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.
Todd Dunn, CPF
Todd Dunn, CPF
Catalent Pharmaceutical

Director of Supply Chain
Todd Dunn is currently the Director of Supply Chain at Catalent Pharmaceutical. Most recently, he is IBF's 2018 "Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning" award winner. Todd has held several management positions in supply chain and production within his 28 years of manufacturing experience. He was the project manager to successfully lead his organization to Class A MRPII certification. He has facilitated the pre-S&OP and executive S&OP meetings for over 15 years. He holds a BSc degree in Business Management and obtained the Michigan Certificate from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He has been a speaker at several Supply Chain & Demand Planning events across North America for many years covering topics related to Demand Management and S&OP/ IBP. Todd is a Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF).
Carlos Madruga, ACPF
Carlos Madruga, ACPF
Mars, Inc.

Global Capability Director

Carlos is currently Global Capability Director at Mars, Inc. He leads transformational initiatives in the Enterprise Planning and S&OP spaces for Pet Nutrition, Mars Wrigley, Food and Multi Sales segments. He is also the global process owner for Demand Planning and leader of a global community of practice. Prior to Mars, Carlos worked for IBM and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. He has been published in the Journal of Business Forecasting, is an IBF Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF) and was a speaker at the 2021 IBF Best Practices Conference. Carlos holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Mike Lee
Mike Lee
Meta

Senior Director, Global Sales Operations, Reality Labs
Mike leads the Global Sales Operations function for Reality Labs, Meta’s Augmented/Virtual Reality business, with a scope that includes Global Demand Management as well as a number of classic Rev Ops functions. He is the co-leader of the organization’s S&OP Process. Mike has over 30 years of experience as a planning and operations leader, having built and led global demand management and supply planning organizations at Meta, Apple, and Levi Strauss. He is passionate about optimizing distribution channels and driving operational excellence and efficiency in organizations. Mike and his wife split their time between Oakland, CA and New Orleans, LA. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Kyle Crawford
Kyle Crawford
Kimray, Inc

Director of Business Intelligence — Sales
Kyle leads the demand forecasting process at Kimray, Inc, where he currently serves as Director of Business Intelligence. Passionate about the intersection of data and people, he has an established track record of leading forecasting initiatives, leveraging analytics, and creating effective storytelling through data visualization. His experience at Kimray includes spearheading a transformative overhaul of the forecasting function, implementing modern demand planning software, and embracing AI to enhance accuracy and efficiency. As a departmental leader in the organization’s S&OP process, he is committed to fostering collaboration and facilitating communication across teams.
Scott Niemann
Scott Niemann
PING

Senior Production & Material Planner
Scott is currently PING’s Forecasting Manager, focused on demand and supply planning. Prior to this role, he was a Senior Production & Material Planner at PING for five years, responsible for component and finished good procurement across a variety of product lines. Before joining PING, Scott spent the first five years of his career with John Deere in various supply management roles. He graduated with degrees in Supply Chain Management and International Business from the University of Illinois and is currently pursuing IBF’s Certified Professional Forecaster designation.
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.
Matthew Brown
Matthew Brown
BAT

Demand Forecasting Project Manager
Matthew is a digital transformation and supply chain professional currently leading the Demand Forecasting Initiative at British American Tobacco with global responsibility to deploy Process, Capability & Technology to deliver a step change in forecasting performance. Matthew is a passionate advocate of harnessing the power of process design, agile frameworks, and digital capabilities to drive value from innovation. Since joining BAT’s management trainee program in 2010, he has held various roles in supply planning, scheduling, marketing planning, inventory management, and forecasting. He holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Nottingham in the U.K.
Ana Martinho de Freitas
Ana Martinho de Freitas
BAT

Global Process Expert - Demand Forecasting

Ana is the Demand Forecasting Product Owner at British American Tobacco. Her remit covers Process, Capability & the Digital Functionality for global demand forecasting. Passionate about demand forecasting, Ana has held a variety of demand forecasting roles since joining BAT in 2007, building deep functional, strategic and commercial expertise which she has utilised to design and deliver demand forecasting transformations. She studied Applied Mathematics at the Lusiada do Porto University in Portugal.

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.
Jeffery Cook
Jeffery Cook
Coca-Cola NAOU

Group Director of Supply Planning & Material Forecasting
Jeff is a 17-year veteran of Coca-Cola’s Supply Chain and a 30+ year professional in the planning arena. He leads Coca-Cola’s Nutrition category and the supply planning of their 16 US and Canadian operations. Also under Jeff’s umbrella is the Material Forecasting team which provides monthly and annual volume projections for the billions of materials and ingredients sourced from Coke’s suppliers. Jeff and his leadership team are currently working through the acceptance, adoption, and then further development of a suite of fully integrated supply network optimization and planning applications. He holds a Business Management degree from Ohio University and an MBA in International Business from St. Edward’s University.
Dorette Pryce
Dorette Pryce
Coca-Cola NAOU

Forecast Center of Excellence Demand Manager for Nutrition Brands
Dorette is a 23-year supply chain professional with experience in materials planning, production planning, capacity planning, inventory deployment, and demand planning. Her specialty is in the demand planning space where she leads forecasting brands, business process transformation, change management, and org design. Her planning experience includes roles at Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, and now Coca-Cola. In her current role as the Demand Planning Manager for Nutrition brands, she has been a thought partner in the development, implementation, and enhancement of a series of forecasting tools and a suite of reports and dashboards leveraging data visualization tools. Dorette holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Florida A&M University and is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF).
Jeff Tackes
Jeff Tackes
Kraft Heinz

Sr. Manager of Data Science
Jeff is a Sr. Manager of Data Science for Kraft Heinz, headquartered in Chicago, IL. With over 10 years of industry experience, Jeff has developed a deep understanding of the intricacies of demand forecasting and has successfully built best-in-class demand forecasting systems for leading fortune 500 companies. He has led cross-functional teams in designing and implementing demand forecasting systems that have resulted in significant improvements in forecast accuracy, inventory optimization, and customer satisfaction. Prior to Kraft Heinz, Jeff worked for Stanley Black & Decker and AAR Corporation. He holds Master’s degrees from Northwestern University in Data Science and Northeastern Illinois University in Mathematics.
Adil Ali
Adil Ali
Kraft Heinz

Data Scientist
Adil is a Data Scientist at Kraft Heinz, headquartered in Chicago, IL. With over 6 years of industry experience, Adil has a strong command of the principles of mathematical and statistical prediction and forecasting, both in mathematical finance and in data science. He has built predictive models in quantitative finance, and logistics, all interpretable and responsive to business needs. Adil's expertise in machine learning and statistical learning have been leveraged to produce state-of-the-art models which capture and reflect changing market trends, often in highly volatile scenarios. Prior to Kraft Heinz, Adil worked for Wells Fargo and C.H. Robinson. He holds a PhD in Mathematics.
William Oda Moraes
William Oda Moraes
SLB

WCF Global Demand Manager
William is the Global Demand Manager for Well Construction Fluids, SLB. He implemented and leads the Demand Planning process in the Well Construction Fluids Business Line, aggregates the tactical demand, align activity and revenue forecasts and drive improvements in demand planning accuracy. He covers globally 30 different geographies and bridges the regional management with global Sales, Operations and Planning. He joined SLB in 2007, and for these 16 years he has been exposed to 6 different countries in various areas: from oilfield service operations (Syria and Jordan) to Sales and Business Development (Brazil), Training and Development and Digital Transformation (USA) and regional management (North Africa). He holds an MSc. In Petroleum Engineering from Brazilian Petroleum and Gas Institute, Rio de Janeiro Brazil and a degree in Control and Automation Engineering from Federal University of Itajuba (Unifei), Brazil.
Misty Eldridge
Misty Eldridge
GE Appliances

Sr. DT Manager, Planning and Fulfillment Systems

Misty is the Senior DT Manager, Planning and Fulfillment Systems for GE Appliances. She leads the digital team supporting planning and fulfillment systems across the organization. Prior to joining GE Appliances in 2022, Misty held several leadership roles in multiple industries ranging from food and packaging to CPG companies. She has a wide area of expertise including S&OP, Demand Planning, Inventory, and Supply Planning. She has been a driver of process improvements and leading digital transformations. Misty holds a degree from the University of Illinois. In 2022, she received the Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning award from IBF.

Lee Lagomarcino
Lee Lagomarcino
GE Appliances

Executive Director of Supply Planning & Fulfillment

Lee is currently the Executive Director of Supply Planning & Fulfillment at GE Appliances, a Haier company. He began his career at an early age, working at the family confectionery business from elementary school through college. In his near 20-year career at GE, Lee has held various leadership roles in Product Management, and Product Marketing and Global Sourcing. He is currently focused on the transformation of the Fulfillment organization, driving systems and process excellence, and designing a digital Customer first signal that travels through the entire Value Chain. Lee attended the University of Illinois, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

David Hovey, CPF
David Hovey, CPF
Country Pure Foods

Director of Supply Chain Planning
David Hovey is a Supply Chain transformation leader and is currently the Director of Supply Chain Planning for Country Pure Foods. He has supported planning transformation initiatives at CVR Energy, Farmland Foods, Hostess Brands, and now Country Pure. Additionally, David founded Velocity Advisors LLC in 2020 as a niche consultancy to help organizations with S&OP transformations with experiences supporting Commodity, Food and Beverage, Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, Industrial, and Start-up businesses. David was an Accounting graduate from Truman State University, a speaker at many Supply Chain industry events, and is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF).
Tim Cluer
Tim Cluer
Cornerstone Building Brands

Director of Production Planning & Scheduling
Tim is a supply chain enthusiast and professional who has experience in strategic sourcing, procurement operations, MFG network sourcing, and production planning. He has supported multiple transformation efforts focused on procurement and an S&OP implementation within the buildings materials industry. Other major efforts include supporting ERP integrations and building an offsite RPA / Data Science team for Operations. Tim currently leads production planning and scheduling for CBB’s largest business unit and provides extensive support to the supply planning process. He holds a BS in Business Mgmt. from California State University, San Marcos.
Matt Novosel
Matt Novosel
Cornerstone Building Brands

Director Sales & Operations Planning
Matt is an experienced Operations Leader in the Metal Buildings, Components, Insulated Panels, and Self-Storage industries in North America. He currently leads Sales & Operations Planning for CBB-Shelter Solutions and has served successfully in a variety of Customer Service, Manufacturing, Operations, and Supply Chain Leadership roles over his 25-year career. In addition to these roles, Matt has worked on several key initiatives including S&OP Planning, SaaS Tool Implementations, Business Digitization efforts, Global Item Design, ERP Planning/Implementation, Centralized Production Planning, Center-Led Procurement, and Transportation Management.
Laura Reynolds
Laura Reynolds
Talking Rain Beverage Company

Director, Sales & Operations Planning
Laura Reynolds is currently the Director of S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) at Talking Rain Beverage Company. She has 18+ years of experience leading demand forecasting, supply chain operations, and data analytics in the CPG industry. At Talking Rain Beverage Company, Laura is responsible for the demand planning, forecasting, and continuous improvement teams for commercial operations to drive profitable growth for Talking Rain and its customers. Prior to Talking Rain, she worked for Starbucks, Julep Beauty, Amazon, and Macy’s. Laura has received multiple awards for her contribution to the industry, including most recently, a recognition award from Starbucks for supporting the SIOP maturation process for quicker response time through COVID supply chain interruptions.
Josh Liebman
Josh Liebman
Beckway

Operating Director
Josh is currently a director within Beckway’s IBP Practice. He helps organizations execute value-creation initiatives and drive EBITDA growth by implementing best practices in IBP/S&OP and Supply Chain. Josh began his career at KPMG and was formerly the Director of S&OP at the Georgia Nut Company, a privately held industry-leading manufacturer of snacks and confections. He has an MBA from the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management and a Master’s in Accountancy from the University of Illinois. He is also a licensed CPA (IL).
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IBF's Leadership Forum is where executives and leaders in S&OP/ IBP, forecasting, demand planning, supply chain and analytics come together to discuss key developments, challenges and opportunities. It is designed to provide high-level management and their associates with the latest best practices.


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Establishing S&OP/ IBP as Your Organization’s Compass


Executive Stream 2: Leveraging Demand Planning, Business Forecasting & AI.
People, Process, and Technology in the New Age of Planning

Executive Stream 3:Optimizing Supply Chains to be More Efficient, Agile and Sustainable.
Key Pillars of a Resilient Supply Chain in the Face of Disruption

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  • Track 2: Next Level will be offered to professionals who want to improve on their existing skills and capabilities with more advanced insights
Event Speakers
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Carlos Londono
Chipotle Mexican Grill
VP - Head of Supply Chain
Sara Park
The Coca-Cola Company
Vice President, E2E Integrated Planning
Todd Gallant, ACPF
Crocs
Former Vice President of Global Planning
Conference Schedule
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  • Forum Schedule
    Oct 18, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Executive Stream 1: Making S&OP/ IBP A Competitive Advantage During Good Times & Bad. Establishing S&OP/ IBP as Your Organization’s Compass

Over the years, the IBF has identified the companies that lead the way in S&OP/ IBP and what it takes to become truly best-in-class. For many organizations, however, this transformation is a struggle, with many being unclear as to where they are currently and how to build the right road map to maturity. This makes successful implementation of S&OP/ IBP and sound forecasting principles a key competitive advantage - both during business as normal and when crises like Covid-19 hit. You’ll learn how, during difficult times, S&OP/ IBP ensures your supply chain remains intact and helps maintain sufficient inventory to meet demand while your competitors face existential threat. We'll also cover how supply chains were overly optimized for lean principles and had insufficient slack to withstand disruptions like COVID.

This leadership stream is your opportunity to learn how the world’s best ensure all assumptions are met for better business planning, and how they manage processes to achieve true cross-functional participation, alignment and accountability across all departments. What’s more, you’ll hear how industry leaders are using best practices and fundamentals of forecasting to deliver results in the age of Artificial Intelligence. Together we will address the changing world and how to mature your planning processes to meet your needs and build on future capabilities. This is your chance to do what most companies have failed to do – deliver a robust, value-adding process that works for today and tomorrow and can handle whatever lies around the corner.

THE KNOWLEDGE YOU WILL GAIN INCLUDES:

  • How to integrate internal and external variables into your planning and S&OP/ IBP processes
  • How to better assess risk during times of disruption like Covid-19 and use scenario planning and demand shaping to respond proactively to changing demand
  • How to achieve true cross-functional participation, alignment, and accountability across all departments, including Finance, Sales, Commercial, Supply Chain and more
  • How to track and measure S&OP/ IBP and demand planning effectiveness
  • Tools you can use to help evaluate where you are in your S&OP journey including IBF’s advanced maturity model
  • Key pitfalls to avoid when building your S&OP/ IBP roadmap
  • What benchmarks to use and which to avoid
  • How to measure if your S&OP/ IBP process is successful
  • How COVID revealed that supply chains were over-optimized and vulnerable to any demand/supply shocks
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Patrick Bower
ActylisSr. Director of Supply Chain
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Steven Hainey, CPSM, CPIM, CPF, MCIPS, C.P.M.
BeckwaySenior Operating Director - IBP/S&OP/SIOP, Supply Chain & Operations
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Sara Park
The Coca-Cola CompanyVice President, E2E Integrated Planning
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Tim Hotze
TargetSVP Enterprise Capacity Planning
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Kyle Crawford
Kimray, IncDirector of Business Intelligence — Sales
2:15 PM - 2:35 PM
Break | Visit With Exhibitors
2:35 PM - 3:50 PM
Executive Stream 2: Leveraging Demand Planning, Business Forecasting & AI. People, Process, and Technology in the New Age of Planning

As a leader, it is up to you to provide insights and build demand planning and business forecasting capabilities. That’s hard enough at the best of times but is even more challenging when a crisis hits and teams must think outside the box to predict and manage demand. We now compete not so much on price or quality, but on our ability to interpret data. And given that predictive analytics and business forecasting have reached a tipping point, we must look at organizational design for Demand Planning differently.

In this executive stream, you’ll hear senior level panelists from a variety of companies and industries sharing strategies that have worked to best recruit required talent, develop sustainable processes, and select technology that enables them to succeed. You’ll see what companies are doing differently now to invest in the future of planning and managing big data and artificial intelligence capabilities. This is a unique opportunity to see how senior leaders see the bigger picture, envision future requirements, and be inspired to adapt your demand planning and business forecasting capabilities.

THE KNOWLEDGE YOU WILL GAIN INCLUDES:

  • How to determine the optimal demand planning structure for your organization
  • The right balance of specific skills needed to succeed, including the skill sets required to handle disruptions and the “new normal”
  • How to manage more with limited or less people and resources
  • How to start a technology search and avoid technology pitfalls, and tips and tricks for quick, easy access to data and decision making
  • How to develop analytics driven roadmap and sell it to leadership
  • How to use predictive analytics technology to predict and respond to massive demand disruptions like Covid-19
  • How to provide analytics insight to all areas of the business
  • How to identify key demand drivers and incorporate them into your forecasts
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Todd Gallant, ACPF
CrocsFormer Vice President of Global Planning
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John Hellriegel, CPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & PlanningSr. Advisor/Facilitator
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Carlos Madruga, ACPF
Mars, Inc.Global Capability Director
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Sergio Winter, CPF
GrifolsAssociate Director, Demand Planning
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Mike Lee
MetaSenior Director, Global Sales Operations, Reality Labs
3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
Break | Visit With Exhibitors
4:10 PM - 5:25 PM
Executive Stream 3: Optimizing Supply Chains to be More Efficient, Agile and Sustainable. Key Pillars of a Resilient Supply Chain in the Face of Disruption

Supply chain is repeatedly looked at to deliver value and service despite the challenges that are accelerating amidst ongoing volatility, disruption, and gridlock. How supply chain leaders are ready to reduce risk and negotiate uncertainty in a more dynamic and difficult environment is even more crucial as the effects of the pandemic, the global conflict, climate change, and other things persist.

In this executive stream, it will focus on the ability to respond to and adapt to changing economic and environmental circumstances, as well as achieving customer and business objectives. This informative leadership panel will examine how planners have led during times of disruption and how they are currently developing strategies for regeneration and expansion. Learn how to manage risks and navigate uncertainties in the complex environment of today. Discover how planners are guiding through change and preparing for regeneration and growth by looking at examples from the real world. Learn how to establish flexible and robust supply chain skills to position your company for the future.

THE KNOWLEDGE YOU WILL GAIN INCLUDES:

  • How to optimize supply chain operations for efficiency and sustainability
  • Strategies to mitigate risks and navigate uncertainties in a dynamic environment
  • Real-world examples of how supply chain leaders are planning for renewal and growth
  • The key pillars of a resilient supply chain: efficiency, agility, and sustainability
  • How to lead through disruption and plan for supply chain renewal and growth
  • How to address challenges and uncertainties impacting supply chains globally
  • Strategies to enhance efficiency, agility, and sustainability in your supply chain
  • Business models to build resilience and set your organization up for future success
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Todd Dunn, CPF
Catalent PharmaceuticalDirector of Supply Chain
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Patrick Bower
ActylisSr. Director of Supply Chain
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Sara Park
The Coca-Cola CompanyVice President, E2E Integrated Planning
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Todd Gallant, ACPF
CrocsFormer Vice President of Global Planning
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John Hellriegel, CPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & PlanningSr. Advisor/Facilitator
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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)
Event Location
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
+1.480.948.7750
6333 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona
85250-5428 USA
IBF Group Rate: $244 /night + Tax
(Resort fee of $35/night + tax waived for IBF attendees)
If any issue with date availability via the link or by phone, please email support@ibf.org and we will assist with your request within 24 hours.
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TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • PAYMENT: Payment in full is required prior to the scheduled date of IBF event. Unless payment is received before the start of the scheduled event, your registration will be canceled.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be received in writing a minimum of 15 days prior to the scheduled IBF event. Cancellations received less than 15 days prior to the event are subject to a $195 (USD) service charge. However, the fee is waived if a credit is selected. For cancellations made on the event date or thereafter, a credit will be applied, no refunds. If you have received training material for the event, then regardless of time before the event, only a credit will be given, no refunds. Furthermore, if your package includes IBF Membership, membership is non-refundable. Therefore any approved refunds that include IBF Membership will be returned minus IBF Membership at the advertised price.
  • MATERIALS: Any materials delivered by IBF in reference to this program are for personal use only.
  • SPEAKERS: The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning - IBF, reserves the right to substitute, eliminate, and/or reschedule sessions and speakers if necessary.
  • Plus, as a registrant or speaker, you agree that you may be included in group pictures or videos taken at the event that could be used for IBF services, including marketing in the future.
  • For event packages that include IBF membership, registrants will be billed annually for each member. Membership can be cancelled at any time by unselecting membership renewal on your IBF profile.