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Tim Hotze
Tim Hotze

SVP Enterprise Capacity Planning

Tim leads the 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.

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.

Debbie Climer
Debbie Climer
Cummins Inc.

Director of Integrated Business Planning

Debbie has spent more than 20 years working in a variety of roles in manufacturing and quality across different business units at Cummins Inc. For the last 8 years, she has led Integrated Business Planning across the enterprise, responsible for deployment, assessment, education and improvements across all business segments. Debbie previously led the IBP process in the Engine business segment facilitating both the MBR and IR steps of the process. Prior to Cummins, she was an officer in the US Navy. Debbie holds a degree in Business Administration from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and an MBA from Ball State University.

Greg Spira
Greg Spira
Oliver Wight

Greg Spira has a broad background covering Integrated Business Planning, Forecasting and Demand Management, Finance/Accounting, and Information Technology. He currently leads Forecasting for Mondelēz North America, and prior to that he led Integrated Business Planning for the North American Biscuits category. Prior to Mondelēz, Greg led Global Demand Management at BlackBerry, and has 15 years of experience in a variety of industries. Greg has a passion for solving challenging problems and driving change with the right mix of people, process, and tools. He combines operational savvy with an agile approach to solving business problems to add value and achieve goals. He has a successful track record of leading teams through challenging transformations, and enjoys developing and motivating talent.
Amy Zabka, CPF
Amy Zabka, CPF
Compassion International

Senior Manager of Demand Planning and Global Inventory
Amy is the head of Demand Planning and Inventory Management at Compassion International, one of the largest charities in the United States. She has been with Compassion for over 13 years, starting in the distribution center during the evenings before working her way up to Senior Manager of Demand Planning & Global Inventory. In this role Amy leads a team of business intelligence and inventory analysts that plan, report, and manage the inventory for twelve fundraising offices around the world. She holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and is CPF Certified.
Kristie Bane, ACPF
Kristie Bane, ACPF
Reveal USA

Associate Partner, Thought Leader
Kristie Bane is an Associate Partner at Reveal.  She has over 20 years of practical integrated supply chain management experience across a variety of industries from fashion, retail and entertainment to consumer-packaged goods manufacturing and automotive accessories.  She specializes in organizational change management, decision support solutions, and integrated business planning processes for supply chains of all shapes and sizes. Kristie is an IBF Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF), certified DDLP/DDPP and certified SAP Solutions Practitioner for supply chain management.
Steve Queenan
Steve Queenan
SouthCo, Inc.

Master Planning Manager
Steve has over 30 years of experience in operations and supply chain across multiple industries, the last 14 of which have been focused on planning and S&OP. He has been with Southco since 1997, having worked in engineering, quality assurance, lean manufacturing, master planning and more, before moving into his current role as Continuous Improvement Manager. In this role Steve breaks down the silos between lean and ERP systems, and teaches people how these systems can support each other and work together in harmony. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University.
Michael Conley
Michael Conley
Wolters Kluwer

Associate Director, Technology Sales Support
Michael is a seasoned Supply Chain professional with over three decades of experience in industry and management consulting, spanning Food & Beverage, Retail, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Chemicals, and Industrial Manufacturing. He has extensive end-to-end expertise across the supply chain, including forecasting and demand planning, S&OP, inventory management, manufacturing and operations, logistics, and procurement. Recognized for leading enterprise-wide transformations that deliver maximum operational and financial performance, Michael consistently drives disparate functional groups into cohesive, connected planning teams.
Jeff Marthins, CPF
Jeff Marthins, CPF
John Galt Solutions

Senior Business Consultant
Jeff Marthins is no stranger to the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning, IBF as he is a regular workshop leader at conferences and IBF training programs. Jeff is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) since 2006. He has worked in all facets of manufacturing and planning. His current role is Director of Supply Chain Operations and oversees the Demand Planning Department. Jeff led the production module of a SAP and other software implementations at the company. His background includes many years of manufacturing, which has provided him with a solid platform for the creation and development of the Demand Planning Department. Even though Jeff oversees many facets of the Supply Chain Operation, he still has a passion for Demand Planning and Forecasting. He was also the recipient of IBF’s 2016 award for Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning.
Jeff Baker, CPF
Jeff Baker, CPF
Libra SCM

Managing Director
Jeff is a Supply Chain Planning expert with extensive experience in Demand Management, Integrated Business Planning/S&OP, and Advanced Planning and Scheduling. Jeff has extensive experience working with the world's best-known companies to improve their Supply Chain planning processes and capabilities, from design to implementation. Jeff holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, an MBA, and a Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management from MIT. He is also a recipient of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2019 Pros to Know award. Jeff is an advocate for advancing the Supply Chain Management field and does so through training, and speaking at IBF events worldwide. He is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF).
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).
Patrick Bower
Patrick Bower

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.

Sara Brumbaugh
Sara Brumbaugh
Ceres Analytics

Managing Principal

Sara Brumbaugh is Managing Principal of Ceres Analytics, a consultancy specializing in applied mathematics, statistics, and machine learning. Sara’s roots are in business forecasting: she’s worked with the IBF for over 20 years, and is the 2015 recipient of IBF’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Sara’s work in predictive analytics began with construction of forecast drivers to predict stock returns. Her recent work supported genetic brain research at Harvard Medical School. Other recent work includes, patent-pending algorithms to detect financial fraud, and genetic models to predict success of cancer chemotherapy. Sara holds a masters in Economics from Florida State University, and is a currently pursuing a second masters (Biology) at Harvard University.

John Hellriegel, CPF
John Hellriegel, CPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning

Sr. Advisor/Facilitator
John is a Senior Supply Chain and Demand Planning, CPF leader with over 25 years of experience across multiple industries. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University. He has worked across industries for companies such as Estee Lauder, Honeywell, Diageo, Pepperidge Farm, Accenture, and GE. John has worked in demand planning, inventory optimization, capacity planning, deployment planning, and SIOP development. John is passionate about developing people within companies to lead change. John lives in Mendham, New Jersey with his wife and two boys.
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.

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

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.
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.
Lori Anter, MBA, CPF
Lori Anter, MBA, CPF
MacDermid Alpha

Director of Sales Inventory, and Operations Planning

Lori has over 25 years’ experience in Global Planning and S&OP having served in multiple leadership roles at Element Solutions/MacDermid Alpha, Cardinal Health, Honeywell and Hasbro. She has a proven history of driving successful results in S&OP implementations, leading teams, developing talent, and managing cross-functional relationships. Lori’s background also includes several complex multi system conversions into a single forecasting software solution. She holds an MBA with a focus on Logistics, Planning and Supply Chain Management from Bryant University and is an IBF Certified Professional.

Vishal Bahl
Vishal Bahl
CHS Inc.

Senior Director of Supply Chain, Global Planning

Vishal Bahl is a Supply Chain and Operations executive and leads the Global Planning organization for the Agriculture sector of CHS corporation, a $48B company with operations in energy, chemicals, food production and commodity trading. He leads a team of demand, supply, inventory and network optimization professionals who are laser focused on driving profitable growth for the company. Prior to CHS, Vishal held progressive leadership roles in Strategic Planning, M&A, Integrated Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing Operations at Ecolab and Eaton corporation. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Meredith Cannon
Meredith Cannon
Bimbo Bakeries USA

Senior Director of Sales and Operations Planning

Meredith has led demand planning teams across multiple industries. She is currently the Senior Director of Sales and Operations Planning at Bimbo Bakeries USA. Prior to this she was Director Integrated Business Planning, Implementation Lead at Campbells Snacks, Director of Demand Planning and Customer Fulfillment at Ball Corporation and also led demand planning at WhiteWave Foods and L’Oreal. She holds a BA in Economics from Davidson College.

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).
Rym Khelil
Rym Khelil

Division Sales and Operations Planning Manager
Rym has extensive expertise in planning and supply chain with an industrial engineering background. She currently manages Schlumberger’s Well Construction Division S&OP process at a global scope covering $9bn in revenue and 28,000 employees. Rym has 15 years’ experience within Schlumberger, having worked in various roles in planning and supply chain and across multiple segments and location including France, the UK and currently the US. Prior to her current role, she was supply chain manager for the Schlumberger Drilling Bits business. Rym has an advanced knowledge in strategic planning, Sales and Operations Planning, resource management, inventory management, distribution, logistics, category strategy, demand management, sourcing, supplier quality, and supplier management. She holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the National Polytechnic School in Algiers and a masters’ degree from Ecole Central de Paris.
Gregory Schlegel
Gregory Schlegel
SherTrack LLC


Lehigh University

Adjunct Professor, Supply Chain Risk Management

Greg has over 25 years of experience with several Fortune 100 companies across multiple industries. He has held executive positions in the systems, staff and plant operations environments and has been Supply Chain Director, Materials Director, Logistics Manager, Plant Operations Manager, CIO and Systems Director with companies such as Hercules Chemical, Sandvik Specialty Steel, International Harvester, Schlumberger, Loral Aerospace & Defense Electronics, GAF/ISP Specialty Chemicals and IBM Supply Chain Solutions. Greg is presently teaching MBA supply chain risk management at Lehigh University. Plus, he is VP Business Development/Principal for SherTrack LLC that provides Demand-Driven Predictive Manufacturing solutions. He has also implemented CPFR, collaborative planning, forecasting & replenishment systems, S&OP Processes, and more. Greg was APICS’ 1997 International Society President. He is a frequent speaker at IBF conferences and seminars, globally. Greg is widely published in many well known supply chain and logistics publications, including IBF’s Journal of Business Forecasting. He is a graduate of Penn State, holding a B.S. in Operations Research and Computer Science, and has attended Lake Forest College of Graduate Studies.

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SVP Enterprise Capacity Planning
Carlos Londono
Chipotle Mexican Grill
VP - Head of Supply Chain
Debbie Climer
Cummins Inc.
Director of Integrated Business Planning
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    Oct 19, 2022
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    Oct 20, 2022
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    Oct 21, 2022
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  • Benefits and its impact on supply chain, management decisions, financial plans
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  • Consensus development and management support
  • Relationship to other decision and planning processes
  • Cross-function participation and involvement
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data identification and definition
  • Structure of time series data
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Identifying and adjusting for anomalies


  • Importance of pattern identification
  • Time series model development
  • When to use time series models
  • Advantages and disadvantages of time series
  • Event adjustments and when to use
  • Underlying assumptions
  • Widely used time series methods – averages, naïve model, exponential smoothing, decomposition, trend, seasonal, and other time series methods


  • An Overview of Regression Analysis for Scenario Planning and What-if Analysis
  • Application in estimating effects of promotions, pricing, advertising, and other program actions
  • New Product Forecasting
  • Overview of Quantitative and Qualitative forecasting methods
  • Demand sensing


  • Overview of the S&OP process and why it is important
  • Fundamental process building blocks
  • Review meetings overview, timing and participants
  • Meeting Inputs/Outputs
  • Maintaining the S&OP process with Management organizational changes
  • Roles, who is supposed to do what and how?
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