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Miranda Beer
Miranda Beer
Lonza

Senior Program Manger
Miranda has worked in a variety of supply chain, operations and training roles during her career, including stints as Regional Operations Manager at Adecco, and various supply chain management roles at Amgen, one of the world’s largest biotechnology companies. At Amgen she led many programs where she combined process and system data analysis with academic research to drive decision making and to transform business culture. Miranda holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Groningen, and a Master’s in educational science from the University of Amsterdam.
Dare Fadeji
Dare Fadeji
P&G Nigeria

Business Operational Planning Leader
Dare Fadeji has worked in P&G’s supply chain for 7 years and in its Demand Planning/Business Operations for 4 ½ years. His current role is Business Operations Planning Leader. Prior to embarking moving into Demand Planning, he worked as P&G’s Distributor Logistics Leader, covering 22 countries. Prior to joining P&G in 2012, he had an interesting career cutting across Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Telecoms/Network Engineering, and Pension Fund Administration. Dare holds a B.Sc. in Systems Engineering from the University of Lagos and an MBA from IE Business School, Spain.
Aurélie Stefens
Aurélie Stefens
Oleon

Global Demand Manager
After graduating University in 2005 with a Master’s in Applied Economics, Aurélie became a Demand Planner for TerBeke-Pluma in Belgium. Then, she joined BD where she worked in many aspects of the supply chain including Supply Planning, Demand Planning, S&OP, DRP, and SAP Implementation. She currently works as Global Demand Manager for Oleon, a Belgian chemicals company, working on maturing their S&OP process and developing the Global Demand Planning Department.
Toni Sirviö
Toni Sirviö
Konecranes Plc

Director, Head of Planning
Toni has been working at Konecranes Plc. since 2005 with various responsibilities within sales, supply chain, and demand planning. Since 2010 he has led the operational process along with the development of global demand and supply planning. In his current role as Director and Head of Planning, Toni is responsible for Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). Prior to joining Konecranes, he worked in the Telecommunications industry at Tellabs Inc. where he was responsible for the demand-supply planning operations within the Customer Logistics organization. He holds a degree in Business Administration from EVTEK University of Applied Sciences in Finland.
Vera Khabarova-Velikaya
Vera Khabarova-Velikaya
Estee Lauder Companies EMEA

IBP Education Manager

Vera has worked in demand planning since 2004. She started with Aroma Prom, a perfumery producer in Russia where she was involved in many planning processes, from product design and creation to financial planning and production. She has spent 12 years at the Estée Lauder Companies, starting as local Demand Planner in Moscow, moving to an Affiliate Demand Planning Manager role, then Regional Demand Planning Lead in Paris, and then on to her current role as IBP Education Manager. Vera has spoken at several S&OP conferences in Russia. She has extensive knowledge of demand planning and forecasting in the beauty industry.

Audrey McClain
Audrey McClain
HARRY’S

Sr. Forecast and Replenishment Analyst
Gildas Bah
Gildas Bah
Harvard Business School Online

Data Scientist
Gildas Bah is a Data Scientist with 15 years of experience in data analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He is currently working on the Data Management team at Harvard Business School Online. His current projects include student enrollment forecasting using Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing and Text Analytics to develop composite metrics for measuring student engagement. Recent projects included the development of quantitative and visual computation graphs for explaining multiple stages and concurrent A/B Testing results. Gildas has a passion for sharing his expertise with others to help advance their careers and improving data science methodologies. He holds an MBA and a Master's Degree in Actuarial Science.
Luca Suriano
Luca Suriano
Brooks Brothers

Former SVP Sourcing and Production
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Miranda Beer
Lonza
Senior Program Manger
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P&G Nigeria
Business Operational Planning Leader
Aurélie Stefens
Oleon
Global Demand Manager
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    Nov 18, 2020
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Fundamentals of Demand Planning & Forecasting Workshop (Gold Package/IBF Members Only)

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 MANAGEMENT AND DATA CLEANING

  • Data identification and definition
  • Structure of time series data
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Identifying and adjusting for anomalies

FORECAST ERROR MEASUREMENT

  • Importance of error measurement and analysis
  • Sources and remediation of error
  • Interpretation and application of error metrics
  • Mean Absolute % Error (MAPE)
  • Weighted Mean Absolute % Error (WMAPE)
  • Error analysis and cost of error

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

REGRESSION ANALYTICS – FORECASTING AND EVALUATING CAUSES OF VARIATION IN DEMAND

  • An Overview of Regression Analysis
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Application in estimating effects of promotions, pricing, advertising, and other program actions

NEW PRODUCT FORECASTING – FORECASTING OVER LONGER TIME PERIODS WITH GREATER UNKNOWNS

  • Challenges of New Product Forecasting
  • Product lifecycle structure and estimation
  • Qualitative forecasting methods
  • Overview of Quantitative and Qualitative forecasting methods
  • Expected error and accuracy
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