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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.
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SUPPLY & DEMAND PLANNING BOOT CAMP
w/ 1-Day Hands-on Concept to Practice in Supply & Demand Planning Workshop
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
AUGUST 7–9, 2024
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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.

IBF's Supply & Demand Planning Bootcamp is an interactive, immersive, and practical program that provides participants with a concrete, best-practice view of demand planning, supply planning, S&OP/IBP, and the end-to-end process. It guides you through an understanding of how these elements are connected and work together. IBF will provide expert instruction that introduces both newcomers and experienced professionals to essential tools and methods that enhance Supply Planning, Demand Planning, and S&OP capabilities. You will also expand your professional network and enhance your knowledge at this unique and powerful, one-of-a-kind event.

Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to extend your learning beyond the first 2 days with our optional 3rd-day "1-Day Hands-on Concept to Practice in Supply & Demand Planning Workshop."

Why YOU should Attend:

  • Receive expert instruction that introduces both experienced professionals and newcomers to the best tools and methods for enhancing Supply Planning, Demand Planning, and S&OP capabilities.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire planning process, from demand planning to the master plan to inventory and execution processes.
  • Network with professionals in S&OP, Demand Planning, Forecasting, Inventory, and Supply Chain management.
  • Optional 3rd-day workshop to put concepts into practice and further enhance networking.
  • Learn best practices in forecasting and supply planning.
  • Develop a solid understanding of your software’s capabilities and its ability to correctly interpret its output while understanding the underlying techniques.
  • Explore the most commonly used applications and predictive analytics for forecasting.
  • Earn 10 points towards IBF recertification.
  • And much more...
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Eric Wilson, ACPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning
Director – Thought Leadership
Past Boot Camp Schedule
  • Boot Camp Day 1
    Aug 7, 2024
  • Boot Camp Day 2
    Aug 8, 2024
  • Boot Camp Day 3 (optional)
    Aug 9, 2024
8:30 AM - 11:55 AM
MORNING SESSION

MODULE 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS FORECASTING & PLANNING

  • Why Demand Planning is the Forum for Driving Business Value
  • Key Principles of Forecasting
  • The Relationship Between Forecasting & Demand Planning

MODULE 2: GAINING CONSENSUS WITH COLLABORATIVE FORECASTING & PLANNING

  • Why Cross-Functional Team Participation is Critical to Successful Forecasting
  • The Roles and Responsibilities of Team Participants
  • How Team Member Bias Can Potentially Impact Forecasting

MODULE 3: DATA ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT

  • What & How Data is Used in Forecasting
  • How to Identify the Basic Components of Demand Data
  • How to Analyze Data Issues & Determine Correct Treatment
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LUNCH
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
AFTERNOON SESSION

MODULE 4: SELECTING & APPLYING FORECASTING MODELS

  • Understand Types of Models Available
  • Identify Components of Time Series Data
  • Understand How to Segment Products by Forecastability

MODULE 5: SALES & OPERATIONS PLANNING DRIVING BUSINESS

  • The S&OP Process as a Key Business Driver
  • The S&OP Process
  • Process Implementation Best Practices

MODULE 6: EXTERNAL COLLABORATION & CPFR

  • The Collaborative Planning, Forecasting & Replenishment Process
  • The Key Drivers for CPFR
  • Challenges, Keys to Success & Benefits of External Collaboration
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Eric Wilson, ACPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & PlanningDirector – Thought Leadership
Pricing
Super Early Bird Rate
(Expires in 93 days 11 hours)
SILVER PACKAGE
$1,899.00
$1,699

Member’s discount: -$100

GOLD PACKAGE
$2,149.00
$1,949
PLATINUM PACKAGE
$2,599.00
$2,399

Member’s discount: -$100

DIAMOND PACKAGE
$2,849.00
$2,649
4th FREE - DIAMOND GROUP
Best Value (Group) (4 persons for price of 3)
$8,547.00
$7,947
DIAMOND CPF CERTIFICATION PACKAGE
Best Value (+CPF Certification)
$4,099.00
$3,899
DIAMOND GROUP
(2 PERSONS)
$5,598.00
$5,198
PLATINUM GROUP
(2 PERSONS)
$5,098.00
$4,698
WORKSHOP ONLY: 1-DAY HANDS-ON CONCEPT TO PRACTICE
$1,549.00
$1,349

Member’s discount: -$100

ADD-ON: Certificate in S&OP/ IBP
$899.00
$899
ADD-ON: CERTIFICATE IN SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING
$899.00
$899
SUPPLY & DEMAND PLANNING BOOT CAMP
AUGUST 8-9, 2024
1-DAY HANDS-ON CONCEPT TO PRACTICE WORKSHOP
AUGUST 7, 2024
BREAKFAST & LUNCH
1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO JOURNAL OF BUSINESS FORECASTING
(INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
ACCESSS TO 40+ YEARS OF ARTICLES AND IBF RESEARCH
(INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
COST OF FORECAST ERROR CALCULATOR
BUILD BUSINESS CASE FOR PLANNING RESOURCES (INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
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)
CPF CERTIFICATION EXAMS
3 EXAMS
BOOK: FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING
(FREE SHIPPING)
CERTIFICATE: S&OP/ IBP - INCLUDES EXAM FOR KNOWLEDGE-CHECK
CERTIFICATE: SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING - INCLUDES EXAM FOR KNOWLEDGE-CHECK

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Sponsors
Exhibitors
  • John Galt
  • Kinaxis
  • Ikigai Labs
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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