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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.
Patrick Bower
Patrick Bower
Actylis

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.

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.

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).
Tim Hotze
Tim Hotze
Target

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.

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.

Jim Barnes
Jim Barnes
VEOLIA WATER TECHNOLOGIES & SOLUTIONS

Global S&OP Leader
Jim Barnes is a supply chain planning and transformation executive, currently leading the global implementation of S&OP at Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions, a global organization dedicated to water conservation and re-use. Prior to Veolia, Jim was leading S&OP initiatives for Tecomet, a Private Equity-backed medical equipment manufacturer, and Johnson Controls, a global leader in building systems and products. He has also held executive positions at the Institute for Supply Management, KPMG, and multiple mid-tier consulting firms. His supply chain experience spans 3 decades across a wide variety of companies, including Apple, Cisco Systems, Exxon Mobile, Pepsico, General Electric, Kaiser Permanente, And Pfizer.
Inderdeep Brar
Inderdeep Brar
MCCORMICK & COMPANY, INC.

Director of Integrated Business Planning
Inderdeep has over 12 years of experience in various areas of IBP/S&OP implementation, Financial Integration, Procurement, Product Management, and Project Management. She has a proven track record in managing large scale projects to deliver true business value while driving cross-functional alignment at multiple levels. She holds a BS in Business Communication as well as an MS in Business & Technology Management from Stevenson University.
Jason Breault
Jason Breault
LifeWork Search

Managing Director
Mr. Breault is the Managing Director of LifeWork Search, a Management Recruiting firm. Jason has worked with leading soft goods, hard goods, and food and beverage companies—ranging in size from $50 million to $20 billion—to identify top talent in areas like demand planning, supply planning, operations planning, production planning, and S&OP. He is a board member of the New England chapter of IBF. He has also spoken at several APICS and IBF events and appeared in several SupplyChainBrain.com videos on the subject of Talent Management. Jason spent more than five years at AMR Research in Boston (now Gartner), a leading research and advisory organization focusing on the supply chain best practices and applications being leveraged to help cut costs and increase revenues.
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.

Dr. Sven F. Crone
Dr. Sven F. Crone
Lancaster University

Assistant Professor in Management Science
Dr. Sven F. Crone is an expert in forecasting, with over 15 years of expertise in both its theory and practice. As an Assistant Professor at Lancaster University and the Director of the Lancaster Centre for Forecasting (the largest thinktank dedicated to business forecasting) he has been published in over 40 scientific publications and has received international awards for developing new forecasting algorithms. He has trained over 500 Demand Planners, and consulted with industry leaders on improving forecasting methods, systems and processes. Sven is a regular speaker at IBF conferences, sharing insights from hands-on consulting projects and the latest research in forecasting for FMCG/CPG, Call Centres and Energy Markets.
Jonathon Karelse
Jonathon Karelse
NorthFind Management

CEO

Jonathon is a recognized thought leader in demand planning and S&OP and is CEO and co-founder of the consultancy NorthFind Management. Jonathon has been a long-term contributor to the IBF’s body of knowledge, with a specific focus on forecasting metrics, decision making, and behavioral science. Jonathon is the author of an Amazon #1 Best Seller for his book, “Histories of the Future: Milestones in the Last 100 Years of Business Forecasting”. He is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management, a member of the 2019 Management Excellence cohort at Harvard Business School and is a member of the Harvard Business Review’s Advisory Council.

Michael Kennamann, CPF
Michael Kennamann, CPF
MERZ AESTHETICS

Director of Global Sales & Operations Planning
Pamelyn G. Lindsey
Pamelyn G. Lindsey
L4 SERVICES LLC

President & Cofounder
Pamelyn G. Lindsey is an experienced IBP/S&OP and supply chain professional. She was formerly the Director of Global Supply Chain Operations and the global leader of Executive S&OP for Ciena Corp. Pam also serves as an Adjunct Professor in Operations Management and Supply Chain for the Graves School of Business, Morgan State University, and Business Advisor for Oliver Wight Americas. For most of her 25+ year career, Pam worked for the Dupont Company as an internal consultant and continuous improvement leader. Pam is a regular speaker at international industry conferences and for STEM programs. She is very active in APICS/ASCM and is also a Six Sigma Black Belt. Pam holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s in project management from the Graves School of Business, Morgan State University.
Christopher Mael
Christopher Mael
Precor, Inc.

Director, Sales & Operations Planning
Christopher currently works as the Director of Sales & Operations Planning at Precor Inc., where he holds the global responsibility for Master Production Scheduling, Supply Planning, Supplier Scheduling & Purchasing, and Master Data. Throughout his career, he has created and led new planning teams, including training, professional development, implementation of end-to-end planning tools and standard operating procedures. These efforts were part of corporate turnarounds of brands or business units from losing money into best-in-class EBITDA with positive cash flows. Christopher has had global responsibility for planning teams in Europe, North America, and Asia for more than 15 years, and works regularly with executive leaders to facilitate timely decisions for delivering customer success stories, while making business stakeholders happy.
Brian Nagy
Brian Nagy
West Marine

Sr. Director, Planning and Replenishment
John Piechule, CPF
John Piechule, CPF
Arkema Inc.

Senior Manager, Supply Chain
Mr. Piechule is Senior Manager, Supply Chain at Arkema Inc.’s Sartomer Business Unit headquartered in Exton, PA. Sartomer is a producer of high quality specialty chemicals. At Sartomer he is responsible for supply chain process optimization, sharing best practices within the Sartomer organization and other Arkema business units. He is experienced in demand management, production planning/scheduling, inventory management, quality assurance and quality control. Prior to working at Sartomer he spent significant time in the aerospace and heavy industry business sectors. Mr. Piechule currently holds the APICS CSCP and CPIM and the IBF CPF certifications. He received his MBA and undergraduate degrees at Widener University in Chester PA.
Renuld Robinson
Renuld Robinson
Carhartt

Former Director of SIOP & S&OE

Renuld Robinson is a visionary Strategic Planning Executive with over a decade of experience in SIOP/S&OP, S&OE, IBP, PFEP, Project Management, Analytics, and end-to-end Supply Chain Management. Recently, he embarked on an entrepreneurial journey, founding RENascence Solutions, a consulting firm dedicated to transforming business operations. Previously, Renuld served as the Director of SIOP & S&OE at Carhartt and refined SIOP and S&OE processes at Fortune 500 companies, including Celanese, Collins Aerospace, and Corning. He is a proud alum of Florida Atlantic University and holds a B.A. in Business/Operations Management. He also holds both highly coveted APICS certifications of Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), as well as IBF’s own S&OP and IBP Certificate. Renuld’s commitment to excellence and innovation continues to drive his success in the field.

Sanobar Syed
Sanobar Syed
BeiGene

Associate Director - Market Insights and Strategy
Andre Teixeira
Andre Teixeira
JAMIESON WELLNESS

Vice President of Global Supply Chain
Andre Teixeira is the Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Jamieson Wellness, a leading Canadian manufacturer of vitamins, supplements, and minerals, with a presence in over 50 countries. Andre holds an MBA in Human Resources and brings more than 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. He has a distinguished track record of leading supply chain transformations at renowned companies such as Natura & Co., Kraft Heinz, and Johnson & Johnson. Andre is known for his strategic leadership and expertise in optimizing supply chain operations, contributing significantly to the success and growth of the organizations of which he has been a part.
Cynthia Trevino
Cynthia Trevino
Mexilink Inc.

CPF, CFO
Sergio Winter, CPF
Sergio Winter, CPF
Grifols

Associate Director, Demand Planning
Sergio is a global S&OP leader with over 20 years of experience in different roles and organizations around the globe including Brazil, Denmark, Canada and the US. He is passionate about change management and process improvement. In his current role as Associate Director of Demand Planning NA with Grifols, he is one of the key contributors to the current global IBP implementation process. Prior to joining Grifols, Sergio worked for Novozymes, where he implemented S&OP processes and supported overall IBP maturity development throughout the organization. Sergio holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a master’s in Economics from FAE Business School, Brazil.
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Event Speakers
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Eric Wilson, ACPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning
Director – Thought Leadership
Patrick Bower
Actylis
Sr. Director of Supply Chain
John Hellriegel, CPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning
Sr. Advisor/Facilitator
Past Conference Schedule
  • Pre-Conference Tutorial
    Oct 22, 2024
  • Leadership Forum
    Oct 23, 2024
  • Conference Day 1
    Oct 24, 2024
  • Conference Day 2
    Oct 25, 2024
IBF Members Only – Exams will be offered on October 22, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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
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