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Mary Tan, ACPF
Mary Tan, ACPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning

Sr. Consultant/Facilitator
Mary Tan is an accomplished demand planning professional with over 20 years’ Supply Chain leadership experience. She has a track record of driving substantial improvements in operating performance through E2E Supply Chain Planning, Executive S&OP management and building world-class planning teams. She has held various key leadership roles in the Technology, FMCG and Pharmaceutical industries in companies such as GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Schneider Electric, Flextronics, Pfizer Nutrition, Cisco Systems, SCM Microsystems and HP. Her most recent roles were as Regional Director of Demand Planning and S&OP at GSK and Schneider Electric. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Murdoch University and a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Mary is also a Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) from IBF.
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VIRTUAL ASIA: DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING BASIC TRAINING BOOT CAMP
Improve Supply Chain Performance and Increase Cash-Flow with Better Forecasting & Planning
(Singapore Time UTC +8)
March 23 – 24, 2023
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“This event was very informative and there were great ideas presented that I will be using to improve our forecasting process.”
Barbara Thomas, Demand Planning Manager, Ecolab, Inc.

This Virtual IBF Boot Camp is designed for forecasting and planning professionals in Asian time zones. It is a 2 day session that offers participants a concrete, best practice view of demand planning, S&OP/ IBP and the forecast process, while leading you through an understanding of your current forecasting software and the techniques it uses. IBF will provide expert instruction that will both introduce newcomers to the most used tools and processes, while enhancing the capabilities of long time forecasters, demand planning, and analytics professionals. You’ll also expand your professional network and improve your knowledge at this unique and powerful, one-of-a-kind event.

Why YOU should Attend:

  • Get expert instruction that will both introduce newcomers to the most used processes and tools, while enhancing the capabilities of long time Forecasting, Demand Planning, and Analytics professionals.
  • Meet and network with S&OP, Demand Planning, Forecasting, Predictive Analytics & Data Science professionals
  • Learn best practice forecasting examples in Excel format
  • Gain concrete knowledge of your software’s capabilities and its ability to correctly interpret your software’s output, while understanding the techniques it uses
  • Learn Data Science applications and predictive analytics for forecasting
  • Prepare for the IBF certification exams: CPF & ACPF
  • Earn 10 points towards IBF recertification
  • All this and much more...
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Mary Tan, ACPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning
Sr. Consultant/Facilitator
Virtual Boot Camp Schedule
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  • Boot Camp Day 1
    Mar 23, 2023
  • Boot Camp Day 2
    Mar 24, 2023
Day #1: Introduction to Business Forecasting, Planning & Leadership
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Singapore Time)
MODULE 1: Fundamentals of Business Forecasting & Planning
  • Learning Objectives
  • S&OP Overview
  • Demand Planning Overview
  • Why do Businesses Forecast and Plan?
  • Summary
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM (Singapore Time)
Morning Break
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (Singapore Time)
MODULE 2: The Forecasting Process and the Roles of Cross-Functional Team Members
  • Learning Objectives
  • Forecasting Process & Roles of Cross-Functional Team Members
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain/Production and Logistics
  • Human Resources
  • Natural Biases
  • Summary
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Singapore Time)
MODULE 3: Consensus Forecasting & the Communication Process
  • Learning Objectives
  • Problems of Multiple Number Plans
  • Consensus is Critical
  • Best Communication Practices
  • Gaining Upper Management Buy-In Agenda
  • Reporting Forecasts
  • Presenting Forecasts
  • Summary
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (Singapore Time)
Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Singapore Time)
MODULE 4: Driving Business Value
  • Learning Objectives
  • Major Characteristics of S&OP
  • S&OP Monthly Cycle Timeline
  • Ingredients of Successful S&OP Process
  • Summary
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM (Singapore Time)
Afternoon Break
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM (Singapore Time)
MODULE 5: External Collaboration and CPFR
  • Learning Objectives
  • What is CPFR
  • CPFR Model
  • CPFR: Challenges and Keys to Success
  • CPFR Benefits
  • Summary
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Singapore Time)
MODULE 6: Data Management
  • Learning Objectives
  • What you Need to Know about Data
  • Univariate Time Series Model Elements
  • Pattern Recognition: Linear Patterns
  • Exponential Smoothing Models
  • Data Analysis
  • Random Noise
  • Forecastability Analysis
  • Data Analysis Checklist
  • Summary
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Mary Tan, ACPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & PlanningSr. Consultant/Facilitator
Pricing
Super Early Bird Rate
(Expires in 6 days 5 hours)
SILVER PACKAGE
$999.00 / S$1,310.00
$799

Member’s discount: -$50

S$1,140
SILVER GROUP PACKAGE
(2 PERSONS)
$1,898.00 / S$2,550.00
$1,498
S$2,210
GOLD PACKAGE
$1,299.00 / S$1,695.00
$1,099
S$1,525
4th FREE - GOLD GROUP
Best Value (Group) (4 persons for price of 3)
$3,897.00 / S$5,085.00
$3,297
S$4,575
GOLD CPF CERTIFICATION PACKAGE
Best Value (+CPF Certification)
$2,549.00 / S$3,683.00
$2,349
S$3,513
GOLD GROUP PACKAGE
(2 PERSONS)
$2,498.00 / S$3,320.00
$2,098
S$2,980
ASIA VIRTUAL DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING BOOT CAMP
23-24 MARCH 2023
1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO JOURNAL OF BUSINESS FORECASTING
(INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
ACCESSS 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
BOOK: FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING
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Become an IBF Member and Start Improving Your Forecasting & Planning Performance Today.

The IBF Advantage:

IBF members include well-known company professionals that span a broad array of business sectors. By joining our organization, you can make certain that your company sets up the right forecasting & planning process and uses the best techniques available. Moreover, you can be sure that your forecasting and demand planning staff has the proper knowledge and skill set for success.

As an IBF member you receive:

  • A subscription to the Journal of Business Forecasting, which is primarily written by and geared toward practitioners.
  • Our Research Reports which include valuable benchmarking information and provide you with eye opening information on various topics in Business Forecasting and Planning.
  • Special discounts on our Conferences, Workshops, Training Seminars, Certification Program, as well as on any new products and services we will offer in the future.
  • Access to Journal of Business Forecasting Past Articles (FREE)Access to our growing online Knowledge section & Action Templates
  • Complimentary 1-day Tutorials at select Global events ($1000 USD Value)
Upcoming Events & Trainings
February 15-17, 2023
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w/ 1-Day Supply Chain Planning Workshop...
March 15 – 17, 2023
Chicago USA
w/ Hands-On Predictive Analytics and Use Of Big Data Workshop...

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • 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.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be received in writing a minimum of 15 days prior to the scheduled IBF event. Cancellations received less than 15 days prior to the event are subject to a $195 (USD) service charge. However, the fee is waived if a credit is selected. For cancellations made on the event date or thereafter, a credit will be applied, no refunds. If you have received training material for the event, then regardless of time before the event, only a credit will be given, no refunds. Furthermore, if your package includes IBF Membership, membership is non-refundable. Therefore any approved refunds that include IBF Membership will be returned minus IBF Membership at the advertised price.
  • MATERIALS: Any materials delivered by IBF in reference to this program are for personal use only.
  • SPEAKERS: The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning - IBF, reserves the right to substitute, eliminate, and/or reschedule sessions and speakers if necessary.
  • Plus, as a registrant or speaker, you agree that you may be included in group pictures or videos taken at the event that could be used for IBF services, including marketing in the future.
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