Join us March 29th as students from Northeastern University, Bryant University, and Bentley University participate in the 1st ever IBF New England Chapter Case Competition on the topic of Forecasting & S&OP! The case will address people, process, and technology and will have a quantitative component. Final presentations will be judged by a panel of 3 experts in Forecasting & S&OP.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm: Team presentations and lunch
  • 2:30pm - 2:45pm: Judges select winning team
  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm: Presentation of winner(s) and prizes
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm: Networking
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.

Tony Balliro
Senior Director of Supply Chain
Becton Dickinson

Tony currently works in the Medical Device industry and has over twenty years of increasingly senior responsibility in Supply Chain Management. He has significant experience driving measurable results in Sales & Operations Planning, Inventory optimization, technology enhancements, business process improvement and organizational design.

Muhammed Zaman
Vice President, Global Demand Planning

Muhammed currently works in the consumer goods industry with 15+ years’ experience in Supply Chain Management.Muhammed is a driver of continuous improvement, with a track record of value addition in six completely different industries.

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