IBF Video S&OP Unplugged: Episode #3
Watch the video with leaders in S&OP, Demand Planning, and Forecasting

IBF has been providing S&OP/ IBP, demand planning, forecasting, and supply chain practitioners with thought leadership on how to improve the value of their roles and company performance for over 30 years.

Topics:

  1. 01. Future of S&OP / Where is the Field Going?
  2. 02. Talent Management in S&OP / Where do we Find Them?
  3. 03. Big Data / How Do We Leverage it?
  4. 04. Advancing S&OP / Obstacles that Hold it Back
  5. 05. etrics / Forecast Value Add (FVA)
  6. 06. Forecast Error / Monetizing the Impact of Reducing it
  7. 07. Selling S&OP / Why Do We Need to?
  8. 08. Ingredients of Success / Secret Sauce for the Next Decade
author
Dr. Chaman L. Jain
Professor of Economics
St. John's University
Dr. Jain is Professor of Economics at St. John's University based in New York USA, where he mainly teaches a graduate course on business forecasting. He is also Chief Editor of the IBF's Journal of Business Forecasting. He has written over 100 articles, mostly in the area of forecasting and planning, and has authored/co-authored/edited nine books, seven in the area of forecasting and planning. His new book, "Fundamentals of Demand Planning and Forecasting," is the basis of IBF's body of knowledge. In a consulting capacity, he has worked for Brown and Williamson, Hewlett Packard, Union Fidelity Life Insurance Company, Prince Manufacturing, CECO Doors, Taylor Made Golf and Bilgore Groves. He has conducted workshops on business forecasting and planning for various organizations including Sweetheart Cup, Eastman Kodak, Jockey International, SABIC, Saudi Aramco, DU-Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co. -Dubai UAE, and Symbios Consulting Group-Egypt, Goody-Saudi Arabia, Al-Nahdi Medical. He has made presentations on business forecasting and planning at IBF conferences / workshops, Council of Supply Chain Management, Informs, DMDNY in New York, John Galt Solutions and SAS. He has been invited by various institutions to speak on business forecasting & planning including University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia, School of Future Studies & Planning, Devi Ahilya University, India, and Apeejay Svran Institute of Management, India. He is the recipient of 1994 award of the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation for his best paper.
author
Patrick Bower
Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain Planning & Customer Service
Combe Inc.

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.

author
Andrew D. Schneider, ACPF
Sr. Transformation Manager of Corporate Quality
Medtronic
Andrew is an award-winning Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and Supply Chain Management professional. He is currently employed with Medtronic, the world's largest medical device company. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF), and a regular international speaker at industry events, including the IBF. Andrew is a hands-on data scientist; but also an inspirational industry leader with a passion for innovating & advancing the fields of demand planning, S&OP/IBP, and enterprise risk management.
author
Robert Sliter
Global Sales & Operations Planning Leader – Composites
Owens Corning
Rob is currently the Global S&OP Leader for the Composites Business Unit at Owens Corning. He has held several management positions during his 15 years with the company, having led teams in pricing, supply chain, and finance. Prior to joining Owens Corning, Rob worked as an ERP Systems Implementation Consultant during the Y2K boom period. During the past year, his Global Supply Chain Team has worked to transform the S&OP sequence of meetings for OC Composites with an emphasis on efficiency, focus, and decision making. Through this process, Rob’s team has delivered EBIT savings, 15% FGI reduction, and greater alignment between marketing, finance, and supply chain. Rob holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Michigan, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
author
Pamelyn G. Lindsey
Director, Global Supply Chain Operations
Ciena
Pamelyn is an experienced integrated business planning, S&OP and supply chain risk management professional. She is currently the Director of Global Supply Chain Operations for the Ciena Corporation, implementing best practices to improve revenue predictability, profitability and working capital. Prior to joining Ciena, Pam worked at DuPont for 25 years as an internal consultant and continuous improvement leader. Her experience includes leading a global SAP ERP supply chain improvement and transformation project, which resulted in successfully implementing advanced S&OP and scenario planning processes. Pam’s industry experience spans pharmaceuticals, chemicals, fluoro, and agricultural products. She is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional and certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
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