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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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S&OP/ IBP Boot Camp
With 1-day Supply Chain Planning Workshop
Earn A Certificate In S&OP/IBP

Making Integrated Business Planning a Reality at Your Organization.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
February 15-17, 2023
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IBF’S S&OP AND IBP BOOT CAMP is an interactive, immersive program that will offer attendees the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and learn from IBF thought leaders in the field. It will help you to learn how to successfully implement S&OP and advance the process with Integrated Business Planning (IBP). You will also learn how to improve your forecasting and demand planning process from the ground up which is the critical initial step of the overall S&OP process. This will help you maximize the value from your planning software investments, as well as reach S&OP and IBP excellence.

GET AN S&OP/IBP CERTIFICATE when you complete this program. Once you've completed the training, take an optional knowledge check exam to validate what you've learned. If you pass, you will receive a shareable digital certificate that demonstrates your knowledge in the field.

CASE STUDIES will feature actual demand and supply scenarios that organizations will face working towards an aligned path forward within the process.

FURTHERMORE, THE EVENT IS GEARED TOWARDS PROFESSIONALS dealing with the same challenges as yourself in S&OP, Demand Planning, Forecasting, and Predictive Analytics. It’s the forward thinking professionals that recognize we don’t have all the answers within our own 4 walls.

Plus, add to your credentials! This program will support preparation for the IBF Certification exams.

This event is part of the IBF's Boot Camp Series. See IBF's Demand Planning & Forecasting Events.

1-DAY SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING WORKSHOP
The 3rd day is dedicated to a 1-day workshop on Supply Chain Planning. Get a full review of the whole planning process, from the production plan to the detailed master scheduling process.

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Eric Wilson, ACPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning
Director – Thought Leadership
Boot Camp Schedule
  • Boot Camp Day 1
    Feb 15, 2023
  • Boot Camp Day 2
    Feb 16, 2023
  • Boot Camp Day 3
    (optional)
    Feb 17, 2023
8:30 AM - 11:55 AM
MORNING SESSION

S&OP & IBP OVERVIEW (WHAT, WHY)

An introduction to Integrated Business Planning (IBP) & S&OP and why its important

  • IBP/S&OP Process Overview
  • Maturity model & barriers to advancement
  • Cross-functional involvement
  • External collaborative processes

DATA GATHERING

How to select, clean, and manage data for greater IBP & S&OP performance

  • The nature and characteristics of data
  • Selecting data hierarchies that facilitate collaboration
  • How to account for structural changes in your data
  • How to handle outliers and adjust for missing data
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LUNCH
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
AFTERNOON SESSION

PRODUCT PORTFOLIO & LIFE-CYCLE MANAGEMENT AND REVIEW

Fundamentals of Product Portfolio Management, New Product & End of Life Planning in the S&OP & IBP process

  • Role of Product in S&OP / IBP
  • Reducing complexity through portfolio management
  • New product introduction forecasting
  • End of Life management

DEMAND MANGEMENT AND REVIEW

Fundamentals of Demand Planning in the IBP & S&OP process

  • Role of Demand Planning and Forecasting in S&OP / IBP
  • Responsibilities/Accountability
  • Forecast versus the Financial Plan
  • How and When to Override the forecast

RESOURCE / SUPPLY MANAGEMENT AND REVIEW

Fundamentals of the Supply Review in the IBP & S&OP process

  • Role of Supply Planning and Operations in S&OP / IBP
  • Capacity Management
  • Inventory planning
  • Additional constraints to consider

PRE-S&OP OR FINANCIAL RECONCILIATION REVIEW

Preparing in Advance for the S&OP Meeting

  • Inputs from prior meetings
  • Meeting objectives, role of facilitator and participants
  • Facilitation skills to gain alignment with Pre-S&OP stakeholders
  • Development of key actions and recommendations for the Executive S&OP meeting

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Pricing
Super Early Bird Rate
(Expires in 9 days 0 hours)
SILVER PACKAGE
$1,849.00
$1,649

Member’s discount: -$100

GOLD PACKAGE
$2,099.00
$1,899
PLATINUM PACKAGE
$2,549.00
$2,349

Member’s discount: -$100

DIAMOND PACKAGE
$2,799.00
$2,599
4th FREE - DIAMOND GROUP
Best Value (Group) (4 persons for price of 3)
$8,397.00
$7,797
DIAMOND CPF CERTIFICATION PACKAGE
Best Value (+CPF Certification)
$3,999.00
$3,799
Diamond Group Package
(2 Persons)
$5,498.00
$5,098
PLATINUM GROUP PACKAGE
(2 PERSONS)
$4,998.00
$4,598
1-Day Supply Chain Workshop ONLY
$1,549.00
$1,249

Member’s discount: -$100

ADD-ON: CERTIFICATE IN S&OP/ IBP
MUST BE REGISTERED FOR BOOT CAMP
$899.00
$899
IBP/ S&OP BOOT CAMP
February 15-16, 2023
1-DAY SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING WORKSHOP
February 15-17, 2023
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & LUNCH
1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO JOURNAL OF BUSINESS FORECASTING
(INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
ACCESS 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
S&OP/ IBP CERTIFICATE - INCLUDES EXAM FOR KNOWLEDGE-CHECK
BOOK: FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING
(FREE SHIPPING)

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  • PAYMENT: Payment in full is required prior to the scheduled date of IBF event. Unless payment is received before the start of the scheduled event, your registration will be canceled.
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