Leaders from St. John's University, Ciena, Combe and Medtronic discuss the future of S&OP, how to leverage Big Data, crucial forecasting metrics, and how to sell S&OP within the organization.
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.
Andrew Schneider is an award-winning Integrated Business Planning and Supply Chain Management professional. He is currently employed with Ball Corporation, the world’s largest sustainable & innovative beverage packaging company. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the Institute for Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF), a triple-fellow with the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) , and a regular international speaker at industry events. Andrew is a hands-on data scientist & practitioner, while also an inspirational industry leader with a passion for innovating & advancing the fields of demand planning, S&OP, and enterprise risk management. He is an IBF Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF).