If you don’t transition your company to be analytics driven, you could be left behind. We now compete not so much on price or quality, but on our ability to interpret data. And given that predictive analytics and AI have reached a tipping point, we must look at organizational design for Demand Planning differently. Big Data and predictive analytics are exploding with a growing number of variables and complex relationships that can be analyzed and understood – and technology underpins every element of this evolution.
We will be discussing whether functionality updates are growing faster than our maturity levels, whether we should invest in new and “advanced” technology and expect our teams to play catch-up, and whether we should blame poor results on systems or the lack of best practices and qualified talent. And of course, we’ll dive into the role of advanced analytics during times of disruption
THE KNOWLEDGE YOU WILL GAIN INCLUDES:
Eric Wilson, CPF, Director of Thought Leadership, Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning
Joe Eschenbrenner, ACPF, Director of Demand & Supply Planning, Puma
Tim Hotze, SVP Global Network Planning and Global Intelligence, Target
Jon Ostrom, Director of Planning Applications and Supply Chain Analytics, Columbia
Andrew Schneider, ACPF, Sr. Transformation Manager of Corporate Quality, Medtronic
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).