IBF Video S&OP Unplugged: What's New In S&OP
Leaders in demand planning, forecasting, and S&OP discuss the opportunities and challenges they're facing today.


  • What's New in S&OP
  • What Does the Next Level and Vanguard S&OP Look Like?
  • Lessons From Keynote Speaker
  • Meeting So Many New People
  • Women and Diversity in S&OP
  • Getting Back together
Misty Eldridge
Sr. DT Manager, Planning and Fulfillment Systems
GE Appliances

Misty is the Senior DT Manager, Planning and Fulfillment Systems for GE Appliances. She leads the digital team supporting planning and fulfillment systems across the organization. Prior to joining GE Appliances in 2022, Misty held several leadership roles in multiple industries ranging from food and packaging to CPG companies. She has a wide area of expertise including S&OP, Demand Planning, Inventory, and Supply Planning. She has been a driver of process improvements and leading digital transformations. Misty holds a degree from the University of Illinois. In 2022, she received the Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning award from IBF.

Rich Gordon
Advanced Analytics Manager
Standard Process Inc.
Rich Gordon is the Advanced Analytics Manager at Standard Process, a 92-year-old food supplements company. Working in forecasting and analytics since 1992, Rich was an early member of IBF, and has presented at multiple IBF conferences and contributed articles to the Journal of Business Forecasting. Rich is an innovator and team leader in consumption-based forecasting. He has held forecasting and S&OP roles at Kraft, L’Oreal, and Duracell. He spent a decade on IRI’s Analytical Team for ConAgra. He has an MBA in Quantitative Analysis from Saint John’s University and a BS in Marketing from SUNY Old Westbury.
Debbie Climer
Director of Integrated Business Planning
Cummins Inc.

Debbie has spent more than 20 years working in a variety of roles in manufacturing and quality across different business units at Cummins Inc. For the last 8 years, she has led Integrated Business Planning across the enterprise, responsible for deployment, assessment, education and improvements across all business segments. Debbie previously led the IBP process in the Engine business segment facilitating both the MBR and IR steps of the process. Prior to Cummins, she was an officer in the US Navy. Debbie holds a degree in Business Administration from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and an MBA from Ball State University.

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.
Imane Sabeh, CPF
Associate Director of Global S&OP
KBI Biopharma (a JSR Company)

Imane Sabeh is a Supply Chain expert specializing in S&OP with extensive experience covering demand planning, supply planning, and product lifecycle planning at companies including Clorox, Coca-Cola, PODS and Sunbrella. She currently works as an Associate Director of S&OP at KBI Biopharma. Prior to this, she worked as Global S&OP Manager with Teleflex Incorporated where she managed key medical device portfolios in the fields of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesia. Imane is an IBF Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) and holds an MBA in Supply Chain Management and Marketing Strategy from the University of South Florida.

Mike Zinkewich
Senior Director, North America S&OP
Beam Suntory

Mike has deep experience in CPG, having helped many large food companies improve their planning processes to support strategic growth. He is currently Head of North America S&OP at Beam Suntory where he is responsible for analyzing medium and long-term business demand and assessing risk and market opportunities to support company strategy. In his prior role as Director of Integrated Business Planning at Kraft Foods, he developed and led the deployment of IBP which achieved Class A recognition. Prior to that, as Sr. Director of Integrated Business planning at Kellogg’s, he deployed an end-to-end analytics platform reducing slow-moving goods. He has also served in various Senior Director roles at Mondelēz and Cadbury. He holds a degree in Political Science and Economics from Western University and is a certified CPA.

Scott Salzler
Supply Chain SIOP Lead
Amazon Diagnostics
Scott is an SCM professional with 15 years of experience in Supply Chain Planning, Master Scheduling, S&OP, Project Management, ERP implementation and Organizational Change Management. As head of SIOP at Amazon Diagnostics during the COVID-19 pandemic, he developed structured, agile planning processes for mitigating business risk. Prior to Amazon, Scott held a variety of management roles in Aerospace, Biotech, Pharma, Retail and Cloud Infrastructure. He now leads Integrated Business Planning implementation at Oracle. Scott holds a BS in Business Administration from California Coast University and an MBA from Colorado State University.
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