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Mary Tan, CPF
Mary Tan, CPF
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.

The IBF Boot Camp is a 2 day session that offers participants a concrete, best practice view of demand planning and the forecast process, while leading you through an understanding of your current forecasting software and the techniques it uses. IBF will provide expert instruction that will both introduce newcomers to the most used tools and processes, while enhancing the capabilities of long time forecasters, demand planning, and analytics professionals. You’ll also expand your professional network and improve your knowledge at this unique and powerful, one-of-a-kind event.

Why YOU should Attend:

  • Get expert instruction that will both introduce newcomers to the most used processes and tools, while enhancing the capabilities of long time Forecasting, Demand Planning, and Analytics professionals.
  • Meet and network with S&OP, Demand Planning, Forecasting, Predictive Analytics & Data Science professionals
  • Learn best practice forecasting examples in Excel format
  • 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 Data Science applications and predictive analytics for forecasting
  • Prepare for the IBF certification exams: CPF & ACPF
  • Earn 10 points towards IBF recertification
  • All this and much more...
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Mary Tan, CPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning
Sr. Consultant/Facilitator
Boot Camp Schedule
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  • Boot Camp Day 1
    Apr 11, 2019
  • Boot Camp Day 2
    Apr 12, 2019
Day #1: Introduction to Business Forecasting, Planning & Leadership
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Morning Refreshments & Registration
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
MODULE 1: Fundamentals of Business Forecasting & Planning
  • Learning Objectives
  • S&OP Overview
  • Demand Planning Overview
  • Why do Businesses Forecast and Plan?
  • Summary
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Morning Break
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
MODULE 2: The Forecasting Process and the Roles of Cross-Functional Team Members
  • Learning Objectives
  • Forecasting Process & Roles of Cross-Functional Team Members
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain/Production and Logistics
  • Human Resources
  • Natural Biases
  • Summary
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
MODULE 3: Consensus Forecasting & the Communication Process
  • Learning Objectives
  • Problems of Multiple Number Plans
  • Consensus is Critical
  • Best Communication Practices
  • Gaining Upper Management Buy-In Agenda
  • Reporting Forecasts
  • Presenting Forecasts
  • Summary
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
MODULE 4: Driving Business Value
  • Learning Objectives
  • Major Characteristics of S&OP
  • S&OP Monthly Cycle Timeline
  • Ingredients of Successful S&OP Process
  • Summary
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Afternoon Break
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
MODULE 5: External Collaboration and CPFR
  • Learning Objectives
  • What is CPFR
  • CPFR Model
  • CPFR: Challenges and Keys to Success
  • CPFR Benefits
  • Summary
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MODULE 6: Data Management
  • Learning Objectives
  • What you Need to Know about Data
  • Univariate Time Series Model Elements
  • Pattern Recognition: Linear Patterns
  • Exponential Smoothing Models
  • Data Analysis
  • Random Noise
  • Forecastability Analysis
  • Data Analysis Checklist
  • Summary
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Mary Tan, CPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & PlanningSr. Consultant/Facilitator
Pricing
Onsite Rate
(Expires in now)
DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING BOOT CAMP
9-10 April 2019
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)
ACCESS TO COST OF FORECAST ERROR TEMPLATE
(Included With IBF Membership)
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & LUNCH
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)
IBF CPF CERIBF CPF CERTIFICATION EXAMSTIFICATION EXAMS
FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING BOOK
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SILVER GROUP PACKAGE
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4TH FREE - GOLD GROUP
(4 PERSONS FOR PRICE OF 3)
GOLD CERTIFY PACKAGE
$1,299
$2,498
$1,549
$2,998
$4,647
$2,749
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)
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