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September 28, 2018
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September 26, 2018
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September 20, 2018
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September 18, 2018
Demand Planning & Forecasting is both an art and a science. It requires informed judgment, business expertise, and technical skills. Done well, it can provide a true competitive edge and increased sales, while managing inventory and maintaining best-in-class customer service. Forecasting depends on both a structured process and modeling. Both are equally important. In this ...
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July 12, 2018
This free webinar is led by Tim Hotze, SVP at Target Corp., Keynote speaker at IBF’s flagship Business Planning, Forecasting and S&OP Conference in Orlando (October 16-19, 2018). Tim will share how cutting-edge S&OP, Analytics, Data Science and Demand Planning have transformed this brick and mortar stalwart into a major force in eCommerce. He will discuss the retail...
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May 2, 2018
The overall aim of the S&OP process is to be a vehicle for decision making and arrive at a game plan to manage and allocate the firm’s resources to meet the needs of customers and grow the business. A key driver for effective S&OP is demand planning and forecasting, which many companies find extremely challenging. Demand Planning and Forecasting drives the Demand...
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April 24, 2018
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April 24, 2018
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April 24, 2018
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April 24, 2018
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April 23, 2018
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April 23, 2018
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April 23, 2018
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April 23, 2018
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April 13, 2018
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March 29, 2018
In this session, we'll examine how the Analytics Team partners with the Demand Planning organization to transform the process, the roles, and the perception of Forecasting at Kellogg’s. We'll look at how the right data and analytics enhance the forecasting process, ensure adoption, and elevate the role of Demand Planner. Finally, we'll see how advanced...
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March 28, 2018
The S&OP process is over 30 years old. Since then, market dynamics have significantly changed but the process has not, meaning there are shortcomings that need to be addressed to reflect today’s reality. These include having inadequate mechanisms to effectively manage demand for new products; not having a strategy to replace well-established core products that...
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February 5, 2018
Whether you realize it or not, virtually every business decision and process is based on a forecast. Anything you plan is generally based on an assumption of something happening in the future which, by definition, is a forecast. Not all forecasts are derived from sophisticated methods, but an educated guess about the future is more valuable for the purposes of planning than no forecast at all.…
February 5, 2018
Demand Planning uses forecasts (link: see what is forecasting) to help highlight opportunities and threats; tell us ahead of time what we expect sales of a product to be; and which markets or channels of distribution are likely to expand or contract. Demand Plans also help in establishing goals and providing alerts about products and markets that require close monitoring. …
February 5, 2018
S&OP is a structured monthly process that aligns all functional areas under a unified set of assumptions to enable and coordinate decision making. It integrates demand, supply, operations, and financial planning into one game plan for business. It also links strategic plans to operational plans and attempts to provide a decision-making framework to maximize sales and profit.…
February 5, 2018
“Demand Planners Are Storytellers Who Use Numbers As Their Language”…
February 5, 2018
If something is not measured, it will never improve. To improve forecast performance, we must have metrics in place to measure and monitor them. There will be inherent volatility and variability in what we forecast and if there is any human judgement, there is the possibility of bias in our consensus Demand Plan. If we can measure and recognize the error, we can do something about it. …
December 13, 2017
The question of whether forecasts are necessary crops up from time to time. The inescapable conclusion is that no matter what type…
December 13, 2017
The Difference It is important to know the difference between forecasting software and forecasting systems. Forecasting software…
December 13, 2017
1.Mistake: The more sophisticated the model, the better. Correction: The sophisticated models are not necessarily better. Very…
December 13, 2017
Mention "forecasting," and most people think you're talking about their local meteorologist describing temperature ranges and cold…
December 13, 2017
There are basically three types of models, which are: (1) Time Series (2) Cause-And-Effect (3) Judgmental TIME SERIES MODELS A Time…
December 13, 2017
It is important to know the difference between forecasting software and forecasting systems. Forecasting software…
December 13, 2017
How to Win the Support of Top Management for Forecasting Step 1: Educate top management. Whether management realizes…
December 13, 2017
Very often questions arise how to convince upper management that the forecasting function is absolutely necessary. By calculating…
November 1, 2017
In this webinar, IBF thought leaders have shared keys to success, tips, and pitfalls to avoid for helping C-Suite executives/ top management to understand the benefits of S&OP / IBP and be active participants in the process. This webinar has also provided S&OP fundamentals that are must-haves to ensure your execution and process is successful. The program is a partial...
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May 15, 2017
What is demand planning and how does it differ to forecasting? How does S&OP fit into the overall business planning process? In the world of forecasting and planning, it is not only important to define and clarify these functions, but to also understand their relationships to one another. In this video, you will discover how an effective forecast drives S&OP...
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March 15, 2017
Rapid growth or dramatic changes in the business often expose company processes that are not scalable. Forward thinking companies recognize that implementing a well-functioning S&OP process is instrumental to operational success. But to achieve successful S&OP during periods of significant change, a new mindset needs to be instilled within the company’s culture....
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August 15, 2016
S&OP requires dedication, consistency and qualified key decision makers in order for a company to succeed in achieving its desired business objectives. Great effort must be made to identify individuals with the necessary leadership qualities so they can perform essential S&OP functions and drive it as a key strategic tool.In this session I discuss how a solid grounding ...
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July 12, 2016
This presentation focused on the challenge of creating and enhancing S&OP in a large and complex organisation. The session explored how GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have approached this challenge in its recent global deployment of S&OP and will summarise the development and execution of its change programme. There was a strong focus on the need for building strong...
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May 10, 2016
Successful product launches are essential to business growth and they often run on a different schedule than the monthly S&OP. With the success of new product ranges often dependent on S&OP, this creates a problem. How then do demand planners incorporate new product launches into scheduled forecasts to accurately gauge demand?In my experience from working in multiple...
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