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Fazlur Rahman is responsible for Global IBP and Demand Planning at Kraft Heinz Food Company at its Global Center of Excellence in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Kraft Heinz is the fifth largest food and beverages company in the world. Fazlur leads the global planning projects, and currently leading o9 implementation. Previously, Fazlur was responsible for Logistics Analytics and Demand/Supply COE for the Kraft Heinz US business based in Chicago, IL.
Fazlur has an MBA degree from Duquesne University. Fazlur has given professional seminars at APICS and IBF Conferences, and currently serves in the Editorial Board of Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Procurement.
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.