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Todd Gallant, ACPF
Todd Gallant, ACPF
Crocs

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.
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.

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.
Tim Hotze
Tim Hotze
Target

SVP Global Network Planning and Global Intelligence
Tim Hotze is Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Global Intelligence for Target. He oversees Target’s future Supply Chain intelligence products as well as end-to-end operational functions for Network and Topology Planning, S&OP, and Guest Order and Availability Management. Before joining Target in November 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 as well as innovation management. He sat on the board of The Warehouse Education and Research Council and currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning (IBF). Tim holds a joint Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Logistics and Supply Chain from the University of Technology in Darmstadt (Germany).
Patrick Bower
Patrick Bower
Aceto

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. Manager, Planning and Fulfillment Systems

Misty currently works as the Senior Manager of Planning and Fulfillment Systems at GE Appliances. Prior to this, she was the Supply Planning Manager at Escalade Sports with over 20 years of experience in Demand and Supply Planning. She has led demand review meetings, product review, inventory, and executive S&OP meetings as part of the S&OP process. Her experience covers multiple industries including packaging, food, beauty products, party supplies and sporting goods. Misty led the implementation of the inventory and replenishment modules of Arkieva at Escalade. Prior to joining Escalade in 2018, Misty worked as Demand Planning Manager at multibillion-dollar consumer packaging company Berry Global and, prior to that, as Inventory Planning Manager at cosmetics company Coty. Misty holds a degree from the University of Illinois.

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.

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

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.
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Todd Gallant, ACPF
Crocs
Vice President of Global Planning
Carlos Londono
Chipotle Mexican Grill
VP - Head of Supply Chain
Eric Wilson, ACPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning
Director – Thought Leadership
Conference Schedule
  • Pre-Conference Tutorial
    Oct 18, 2022
  • Leadership Forum
    Oct 19, 2022
  • Conference Day 1
    Oct 20, 2022
  • Conference Day 2
    Oct 21, 2022
IBF Members Only – Exams will be offered on October 22, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
TUTORIAL REGISTRATION
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING TUTORIAL (IBF MEMBERS ONLY– FREE)

ROLE OF FORECASTING IN THE ORGANIZATION

  • Benefits and its impact on supply chain, management decisions, financial plans
  • Responsibilities/Accountability
  • 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

HOW TO FORECAST WITH TIMES SERIES MODELS – THE MOST WIDELY USED METHOD OF FORECASTING

  • 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

OTHER FORECASTING MODELS AND APPLICATIONS

  • 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

SALES & OPERATIONS PLANNING (INTERNAL & EXTERNAL COLLABORATION)

  • 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?
  • Proven implementation steps and keys to success
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
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BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE
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OCTOBER 21, 2022
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