IBF Video S&OP Unplugged: Predictive Analytics / Uses in Demand Planning
Leaders in demand planning, forecasting, and S&OP discuss the opportunities and challenges they're facing today.
  • Predictive Analytics / Uses in Demand Planning
  • Building Talent / Demand Planning & Forecasting
  • Getting into the Demand Planning Role / Career Journey
  • Encouraging Women / Demand Planning
  • Why is Demand Planning Great? / Value of the Profession
  • Where Demand Planning Belongs? / Organizational Design
  • Success in S&OP / The Magic of People
Alan Rozendaal
Director, Demand Planning, Emerging Markets
Charity Lopez, CPF
Marketing Forecasting Manager
Mondelēz International
Erin Marchant
Director, Aftermarket Planning and Strategy
Collins Aerospace
Erin Marchant is the Director, Aftermarket Planning and Strategy at Collins Aerospace, located outside of Dayton, OH. She has over a decade of varied experience in Supply Chain, from strategic sourcing to material planning, production scheduling to her favorite area, demand management. Erin holds a B.S. in Economics from Heidelberg University, an MBA from Ashland University and a M.S. in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management from Kent State University.
Patrick Bower
Sr. Director of Supply Chain

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.

Eric Wilson, ACPF
Director – Thought Leadership
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning
Eric is a predictive analytics and business planning innovator, author, and speaker. He is the Director of Thought Leadership at the IBF. Prior to this he worked as the Director of Demand Planning at Escalade Sports, Director of Demand Planning at Berry Plastics, and Director of Demand Planning & S&OP at Tempur Sealy International. In 2016, he received the Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning award from the IBF. He is an IBF Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF) with over 20 years of experience. Eric is a visionary in his field, a frequent speaker and panelist for many executive forums and professional conferences, and has written numerous articles in publications such as The Journal of Business Forecasting and APICS Magazine. He is also the author of the books Cultural Cycles and Predictive Analytics for Business Forecasting & Planning.
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