In this 2nd part of our Forecasting During A Pandemic series sponsored by John Galt Solutions, we have demand planning experts who will touch on the current financial crisis and what it could mean for the economy and different sectors going forward.
Join a panel of renowned thought leaders and top demand planning professionals and hear them discuss how to manage demand during the current disruptions by adding the relevant assumptions into your forecast and plans. We will deal specifically on what models they are using and what assumptions will work best.
You will be able to put your questions to the panel. Here are just a few of the questions/topics we will be addressing:
Jonathan has been with WD-40 Company since 2010 and almost immediately gained the opportunity to create the S&OP process from scratch and build the systems and processes required to support it. In his current role, he manages the collaborative forecasting process, participates cross-functionally to build the annual financial plan, ensure reasonable forecast processes and systems through continuous improvement activities. His responsibilities as Demand Manager also include identifying opportunities within the organization to grow sales, decrease inventory, and improve EBITDA. Jonathan is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster(CPF) and holds a degree in Business Administration.
Matt Hoffman is the Customer Success Leader at John Galt Solutions. Matt has led countless successful software implementations utilizing best in class supply chain planning platform Atlas Planning. He has saved companies hundreds of millions in inventory cost through both transformational and tactical projects delivered across distributors, manufacturers and retailers.
Matt has worked with a wide range of clients in manufacturing, distribution, and retail. While he is a subject matter expert when it comes to implementing solutions across numerous ERP and Planning packages, he is adamant that the process has to drive the tools in order to foster adoption and deliver superior, measurable results.
Matt is currently working with key John Galt clients to adjust their process and technology to fit the new challenges brought on by the global health crisis.
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.