Virtual Town Hall (Part 7): Forecasting During A Pandemic - Are You Ready for What's Next?
We know that coronavirus has disrupted demand, and we know that ending lockdown is causing further demand disruptions. But once the pandemic is over, will demand return to normal? The answer is not a simple yes or no. This free, interactive town hall will reveal how leading companies are preparing for the post-lockdown business environment and the methodologies they are using to plan effectively - whatever happens. Our panel of senior forecasting and planning leaders will discuss how to be ready for any unexpected events that lurk on the horizon, how to react more quickly to new disruptions, and how to make use of all the data you have collected so far.
You will learn:
  • S&OP and forecasting in the post-pandemic environment
  • The importance of knowing your customers
  • How to identify when demand is stable
  • What to do with all the data we have collected
  • How to foolproof your forecasts for whatever happens next
  • How S&OP has to change in response to unplanned events
  • How to be more agile in forecasting and planning to respond to demand disruptions
Glenn Pascrell
Senior Vice President, Merchandise Planning & Market Analytics
Citizen Watch America
Glenn Pascrell is the Senior Vice President of Merchandise Planning and Market Analytics at Citizen Watch America. He is responsible for merchandise planning, inventory management, purchasing and product pricing for the US market. Competitive market research and analytics is his newest area of responsibility in this role. Prior to CITIZEN, Glenn held key merchandising and planning positions (including Director of Planning and Forecasting Manager roles) with Pfizer, VF Corporation and Cambridge Information Group. Glenn holds a bachelors’ degree in English Literature and Philosophy and a master’s degree in International Economics from Fordham University.
Lori Anter, CPF
Director, Demand Planning
Cardinal Health
Lori joined Cardinal Health in 2017 and has 20 years’ experience in Demand Planning and S&OP. In her current role as Director of Demand Planning, she oversees the Americas Demand Planning Department and Global consolidation of forecasts, develops new processes and drives change. Lori created a team of Demand Planners, developed the Demand Planning process and templates, and led the implementation of IBP during and through the completion of a Transition Service Agreement. Lori Anter is an active member of the New England IBF Chapter and has a passion for mentoring and coaching Demand Planners. She holds an MBA, Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain, from Bryant University.
Steve Tribou
Vice President of Sales Forecasting & Planning
Steve Tribou is the Vice President of Sales Forecasting & Planning for Carter’s. He leads a team that works with sales partners on planning the accounts’ retail plans and the related forecasts for receipts (shipments) from Carter’s. By managing both plans, the team helps analyze and facilitate conversations between Carter’s and the account on how much to buy, when and of what products to best serve the account and ultimately the consumers. Steve has been in demand planning roles for most of his 33 years with Carter’s, dating back to the company’s origins in Needham Heights, Massachusetts before moving with the company to Georgia in 1990. In addition to the demand planning experience, Steve had a two year stint mid-career with Carter’s overseeing the production planning area. This team planned the company’s production through dozens of textile, cut, embroidery, screen print and sewing facilities in the Western Hemisphere. Steve has been a presenter with the IBF for over 20 years and has served on the Board of Advisors.
Mark Burstein
President, Chief Strategy Officer
NGC Software
Mark Burstein is president and chief strategy officer for NGC, where he leads all the company’s sales, marketing, R&D, and strategic initiatives. Mark joined NGC in 2002 and has served in numerous executive sales, marketing and product development positions, including vice president of PLM and global sourcing solutions. He was named president in 2010. His vision for the future of retail and fashion guided the direction and development of NGC’s Andromeda Cloud Platform for digital supply chains. In recognition of Mark’s thought leadership, Supply & Demand Chain Executive named him a supply chain Pro to Know for eight consecutive years and chose him as the Pro of the Year in 2018. Mark is active in industry organizations including the National Retail Federation (NRF) and sits on the board of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), the California Fashion Association and Goodwill Industries. He earned an MBA from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida.
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