Research Reports
IBF's Research Report #18
It is widely recognized that success in S&OP depends on people, process and technology. But what kind of people, process and technology do we need? To answer this question, we data mined the responses to an Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning (IBF) survey to ascribe a forecast error...
IBF's Research Report #15
The Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process is regarded as the greatest innovation for managing demand. Many books are written on the process. Speakers at S&OP, demand planning, and forecasting conferences tout about its value, and talk about what they have achieved. They have significantly...
IBF's Research Report #9
This is a highly specialized study in which we have benchmarked demand planning, forecasting, and S&OP practices in the Aerospace industry. Although there are not too many players in this industry compared to other industries such as CPG, its role in the economy is quite significant with...
Articles
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Articles
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,...
Virtual Conference Recordings
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Virtual Conference Recordings
June 16 – 18, 2021
Improve FP&A, financial forecasting and budgeting with S&OP/IBPw/ Business Forecasting...
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Virtual Conference Recordings
April 20 – 22, 2021
Demand Planning Conference With Data Science Workshop
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Virtual Conference Recordings
November 18 – 19, 2020 (10 am to 2 pm CET)
w/ Fundamentals of Demand Planning & Forecasting Workshop
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Virtual Conference Recordings
October 21 – 22, 2020
Business Planning, Forecasting & S&OP/ IBP
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Designed to deal with sporadic demand (no seasonality) with a two-step process. The main goal is to provide a good safety stock, resulting in a situation where there is neither over or under stock. This is accomplished by considering two aspects of the data: the demand size and the…
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