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Mike Lee
Mike Lee
Meta

Senior Director, Global Sales Operations, Reality Labs
Mike leads the Global Sales Operations function for Reality Labs, Meta’s Augmented/Virtual Reality business, with a scope that includes Global Demand Management as well as a number of classic Rev Ops functions. He is the co-leader of the organization’s S&OP Process. Mike has over 30 years of experience as a planning and operations leader, having built and led global demand management and supply planning organizations at Meta, Apple, and Levi Strauss. He is passionate about optimizing distribution channels and driving operational excellence and efficiency in organizations. Mike and his wife split their time between Oakland, CA and New Orleans, LA. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
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.
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.

Ana Martinho de Freitas
Ana Martinho de Freitas
BAT

Global Process Expert - Demand Forecasting

Ana is the Demand Forecasting Product Owner at British American Tobacco. Her remit covers Process, Capability & the Digital Functionality for global demand forecasting. Passionate about demand forecasting, Ana has held a variety of demand forecasting roles since joining BAT in 2007, building deep functional, strategic and commercial expertise which she has utilised to design and deliver demand forecasting transformations. She studied Applied Mathematics at the Lusiada do Porto University in Portugal.

Josh Liebman
Josh Liebman
Beckway

Operating Director
Josh is currently a director within Beckway’s IBP Practice. He helps organizations execute value-creation initiatives and drive EBITDA growth by implementing best practices in IBP/S&OP and Supply Chain. Josh began his career at KPMG and was formerly the Director of S&OP at the Georgia Nut Company, a privately held industry-leading manufacturer of snacks and confections. He has an MBA from the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management and a Master’s in Accountancy from the University of Illinois. He is also a licensed CPA (IL).
Kyle Crawford
Kyle Crawford
Kimray, Inc

Director of Business Intelligence — Sales
Kyle leads the demand forecasting process at Kimray, Inc, where he currently serves as Director of Business Intelligence. Passionate about the intersection of data and people, he has an established track record of leading forecasting initiatives, leveraging analytics, and creating effective storytelling through data visualization. His experience at Kimray includes spearheading a transformative overhaul of the forecasting function, implementing modern demand planning software, and embracing AI to enhance accuracy and efficiency. As a departmental leader in the organization’s S&OP process, he is committed to fostering collaboration and facilitating communication across teams.
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.
Scott Niemann
Scott Niemann
PING

Senior Production & Material Planner
Scott is currently PING’s Forecasting Manager, focused on demand and supply planning. Prior to this role, he was a Senior Production & Material Planner at PING for five years, responsible for component and finished good procurement across a variety of product lines. Before joining PING, Scott spent the first five years of his career with John Deere in various supply management roles. He graduated with degrees in Supply Chain Management and International Business from the University of Illinois and is currently pursuing IBF’s Certified Professional Forecaster designation.
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.

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

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.
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).
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).
Todd Gallant, ACPF
Todd Gallant, ACPF
Crocs

Former 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 Madruga, ACPF
Carlos Madruga, ACPF
Mars, Inc.

Global Capability Director

Carlos is currently Global Capability Director at Mars, Inc. He leads transformational initiatives in the Enterprise Planning and S&OP spaces for Pet Nutrition, Mars Wrigley, Food and Multi Sales segments. He is also the global process owner for Demand Planning and leader of a global community of practice. Prior to Mars, Carlos worked for IBM and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. He has been published in the Journal of Business Forecasting, is an IBF Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF) and was a speaker at the 2021 IBF Best Practices Conference. Carlos holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Raghav Jandhyala
Raghav Jandhyala
Microsoft

Principal Director, Supply Chain
Raghav is Principal Product Leader at Microsoft’s Dynamics Supply Chain Platform where he is responsible for the product direction, strategy and execution of the supply chain surround suite. Prior to Microsoft, he was VP at SAP for Supply Chain Integrated Business Planning. Raghav was one of the founding members of SAP IBP - Sales and Operations Planning and worked with hundreds of Customers in their IBP journey. He is author of four books covering digital supply chains, S&OP/IBP and Supply Chain Management. Raghav has more than 20 years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Retail and Finance along with a strong technical background in Big Data, Cloud, and Machine Learning. He holds a master’s degrees in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University and Advanced Machine Learning from Harvard. Raghav has been a guest speaker for several years at WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Laura Reynolds
Laura Reynolds
Talking Rain Beverage Company

Director, Sales & Operations Planning
Laura Reynolds is currently the Director of S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) at Talking Rain Beverage Company. She has 18+ years of experience leading demand forecasting, supply chain operations, and data analytics in the CPG industry. At Talking Rain Beverage Company, Laura is responsible for the demand planning, forecasting, and continuous improvement teams for commercial operations to drive profitable growth for Talking Rain and its customers. Prior to Talking Rain, she worked for Starbucks, Julep Beauty, Amazon, and Macy’s. Laura has received multiple awards for her contribution to the industry, including most recently, a recognition award from Starbucks for supporting the SIOP maturation process for quicker response time through COVID supply chain interruptions.
William Oda de Oliveira Moraes
William Oda de Oliveira Moraes
SLB

WCF Global Demand Manager
William is the Global Demand Manager for Well Construction Fluids, SLB. He implemented and leads the Demand Planning process in the Well Construction Fluids Business Line, aggregates the tactical demand, align activity and revenue forecasts and drive improvements in demand planning accuracy. He covers globally 30 different geographies and bridges the regional management with global Sales, Operations and Planning. He joined SLB in 2007, and for these 16 years he has been exposed to 6 different countries in various areas: from oilfield service operations (Syria and Jordan) to Sales and Business Development (Brazil), Training and Development and Digital Transformation (USA) and regional management (North Africa). He holds an MSc. In Petroleum Engineering from Brazilian Petroleum and Gas Institute, Rio de Janeiro Brazil and a degree in Control and Automation Engineering from Federal University of Itajuba (Unifei), Brazil.
Tim Cluer
Tim Cluer
Cornerstone Building Brands

Director of Production Planning & Scheduling
Tim is a supply chain enthusiast and professional who has experience in strategic sourcing, procurement operations, MFG network sourcing, and production planning. He has supported multiple transformation efforts focused on procurement and an S&OP implementation within the buildings materials industry. Other major efforts include supporting ERP integrations and building an offsite RPA / Data Science team for Operations. Tim currently leads production planning and scheduling for CBB’s largest business unit and provides extensive support to the supply planning process. He holds a BS in Business Mgmt. from California State University, San Marcos.
Jeff Tackes
Jeff Tackes
Kraft Heinz

Sr. Manager of Data Science
Jeff is a Sr. Manager of Data Science for Kraft Heinz, headquartered in Chicago, IL. With over 10 years of industry experience, Jeff has developed a deep understanding of the intricacies of demand forecasting and has successfully built best-in-class demand forecasting systems for leading fortune 500 companies. He has led cross-functional teams in designing and implementing demand forecasting systems that have resulted in significant improvements in forecast accuracy, inventory optimization, and customer satisfaction. Prior to Kraft Heinz, Jeff worked for Stanley Black & Decker and AAR Corporation. He holds Master’s degrees from Northwestern University in Data Science and Northeastern Illinois University in Mathematics.
Adil Ali
Adil Ali
Kraft Heinz

Data Scientist
Adil is a Data Scientist at Kraft Heinz, headquartered in Chicago, IL. With over 6 years of industry experience, Adil has a strong command of the principles of mathematical and statistical prediction and forecasting, both in mathematical finance and in data science. He has built predictive models in quantitative finance, and logistics, all interpretable and responsive to business needs. Adil's expertise in machine learning and statistical learning have been leveraged to produce state-of-the-art models which capture and reflect changing market trends, often in highly volatile scenarios. Prior to Kraft Heinz, Adil worked for Wells Fargo and C.H. Robinson. He holds a PhD in Mathematics.
Mark Fitzpatrick
Mark Fitzpatrick
Optum Rx

Sr. Analyst – Procurement and Inventory
Mark Fitzpatrick is a 20-year veteran in Supply Chain Management, working with various organizations in the Consumer Goods, Full-Service Restaurant, Consulting, Telecommunications, and Healthcare industries. Mark’s current responsibilities include optimizing demand and supply processes for Optum Rx’s domestic Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders division. He has successfully implemented demand forecasting software applications domestically and abroad, originated S&OP processes, and has consistently improved profitability by collaborating with leaders and stakeholders to introduce successful change management practices. Mark holds an MBA from Mid America Nazarene University and an undergraduate degree from Grand View University.
Dorette Pryce
Dorette Pryce
Coca-Cola NAOU

Forecast Center of Excellence Demand Manager for Nutrition Brands
Dorette is a 23-year supply chain professional with experience in materials planning, production planning, capacity planning, inventory deployment, and demand planning. Her specialty is in the demand planning space where she leads forecasting brands, business process transformation, change management, and org design. Her planning experience includes roles at Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, and now Coca-Cola. In her current role as the Demand Planning Manager for Nutrition brands, she has been a thought partner in the development, implementation, and enhancement of a series of forecasting tools and a suite of reports and dashboards leveraging data visualization tools. Dorette holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Florida A&M University and is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF).
Jeffery Cook
Jeffery Cook
Coca-Cola NAOU

Group Director of Supply Planning & Material Forecasting
Jeff is a 17-year veteran of Coca-Cola’s Supply Chain and a 30+ year professional in the planning arena. He leads Coca-Cola’s Nutrition category and the supply planning of their 16 US and Canadian operations. Also under Jeff’s umbrella is the Material Forecasting team which provides monthly and annual volume projections for the billions of materials and ingredients sourced from Coke’s suppliers. Jeff and his leadership team are currently working through the acceptance, adoption, and then further development of a suite of fully integrated supply network optimization and planning applications. He holds a Business Management degree from Ohio University and an MBA in International Business from St. Edward’s University.
Tim Hotze
Tim Hotze
Target

SVP Enterprise Capacity Planning

Tim leads the newly created 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.

Matt Novosel
Matt Novosel
Cornerstone Building Brands

Director Sales & Operations Planning
Matt is an experienced Operations Leader in the Metal Buildings, Components, Insulated Panels, and Self-Storage industries in North America. He currently leads Sales & Operations Planning for CBB-Shelter Solutions and has served successfully in a variety of Customer Service, Manufacturing, Operations, and Supply Chain Leadership roles over his 25-year career. In addition to these roles, Matt has worked on several key initiatives including S&OP Planning, SaaS Tool Implementations, Business Digitization efforts, Global Item Design, ERP Planning/Implementation, Centralized Production Planning, Center-Led Procurement, and Transportation Management.
Lee Lagomarcino
Lee Lagomarcino
GE Appliances

Executive Director of Supply Planning & Fulfillment

Lee is currently the Executive Director of Supply Planning & Fulfillment at GE Appliances, a Haier company. He began his career at an early age, working at the family confectionery business from elementary school through college. In his near 20-year career at GE, Lee has held various leadership roles in Product Management, and Product Marketing and Global Sourcing. He is currently focused on the transformation of the Fulfillment organization, driving systems and process excellence, and designing a digital Customer first signal that travels through the entire Value Chain. Lee attended the University of Illinois, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Matthew Brown
Matthew Brown
BAT

Demand Forecasting Project Manager
Matthew is a digital transformation and supply chain professional currently leading the Demand Forecasting Initiative at British American Tobacco with global responsibility to deploy Process, Capability & Technology to deliver a step change in forecasting performance. Matthew is a passionate advocate of harnessing the power of process design, agile frameworks, and digital capabilities to drive value from innovation. Since joining BAT’s management trainee program in 2010, he has held various roles in supply planning, scheduling, marketing planning, inventory management, and forecasting. He holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Nottingham in the U.K.
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Meta
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The Coca-Cola Company
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Chipotle Mexican Grill
VP - Head of Supply Chain
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    Oct 18, 2023
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    Oct 19, 2023
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    Oct 20, 2023
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FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING TUTORIAL (IBF MEMBERS ONLY– FREE)

ROLE OF FORECASTING IN THE ORGANIZATION

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  • Data Cleansing
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  • Structure of time series data
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  • 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

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  • An Overview of Regression Analysis for Scenario Planning and What-if Analysis
  • Application in estimating effects of promotions, pricing, advertising, and other program actions
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