IBF Video S&OP Unplugged: Investing & Developing People / Talent Management
Leaders in demand planning, forecasting, and S&OP discuss the opportunities and challenges they're facing today.
  • Investing & Developing People / Talent Management
  • Collaboration w/ Internal Functions / Demand Planning
  • External Collaboration / Demand Planning
  • Big Data / New Sources
  • Predictive Analytics / Future of Planning
  • Advice / New to the Function
  • IBF Conference / Why Come Back & Attend
Jonathan Schwartz, CPF
Supply Chain Analysis Manager

Jonathan has been with WD-40 Company since 2010 and almost immediately gained the opportunity to create the S&OP process from scratch and build the systems and processes required to support it. In his current role, he manages the collaborative forecasting process, participates cross-functionally to build the annual financial plan, ensure reasonable forecast processes and systems through continuous improvement activities. His responsibilities as Demand Manager also include identifying opportunities within the organization to grow sales, decrease inventory, and improve EBITDA. Jonathan is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster(CPF) and holds a degree in Business Administration.

Lori Anter, CPF
Director, Demand Planning
Cardinal Health
Lori joined Cardinal Health in 2017 and has 20 years’ experience in Demand Planning and S&OP. In her current role as Director of Demand Planning, she oversees the Americas Demand Planning Department and Global consolidation of forecasts, develops new processes and drives change. Lori created a team of Demand Planners, developed the Demand Planning process and templates, and led the implementation of IBP during and through the completion of a Transition Service Agreement. Lori Anter is an active member of the New England IBF Chapter and has a passion for mentoring and coaching Demand Planners. She holds an MBA, Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain, from Bryant University.
David Hovey, CPF
Senior Director Planning and Services
Hostess Brands, Inc.
David Hovey is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) who provides a broad knowledge base in the areas of Demand Planning, Process Design and Deployment, Building High Performing Teams, and Connecting Supply Chain parties end-to-end within the organization. Since joining Hostess Brands in 2013, he has helped support the redemption of an iconic consumer brand by connecting cross functional teams that excel with high inventory turns, customer focus, and partnership with everyone downstream who has to execute the Demand Plan. In his role, David has oversight over Demand Planning, Supply Planning and Scheduling, Materials Management, and Customer Services. He is a regular at Supply Chain conferences and is looking forward to sharing a piece of Hostess' great turnaround story.
Jeff Marthins, CPF
Senior Business Consultant
John Galt Solutions
Jeff Marthins is no stranger to the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning, IBF as he is a regular workshop leader at conferences and IBF training programs. Jeff is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) since 2006. He has worked in all facets of manufacturing and planning. His current role is Director of Supply Chain Operations and oversees the Demand Planning Department. Jeff led the production module of a SAP and other software implementations at the company. His background includes many years of manufacturing, which has provided him with a solid platform for the creation and development of the Demand Planning Department. Even though Jeff oversees many facets of the Supply Chain Operation, he still has a passion for Demand Planning and Forecasting. He was also the recipient of IBF’s 2016 award for Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning.
Eric Wilson, CPF
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 Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) 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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