The Future Is Now: Transforming Your Supply Chain with Short-term Demand Sensing
The Future Is Now: Transforming Your Supply Chain with Short-term Demand Sensing

You will learn:

  • Why a short-term (one to eight week) forecast is critical to understanding and predicting shifting consumer demand patterns
  • How to use machine learning to understand the impact of promotions, weather, natural disasters and other events on sales demand
  • How to implement short-term demand sensing in your organization with practical takeaways
  • The different time series and machine learning models used in short-term demand sensing
  • A real-life case study of improving short-term forecasts at a large CPG company
Charles Chase, CPF
Executive Industry Consultant
SAS Institute

Mr. Chase is an author, thought leader and trusted advisor delivering demand planning and forecasting solutions to improve consumer packaged goods companies supply chain efficiencies. Prior to that, he worked for various companies, including the Mennen Company, Johnson & Johnson, Consumer Products Inc., Reckitt Benckiser PLC, Polaroid Corporation, Coca Cola, Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, and Heineken USA. He has more than 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, and is an expert in sales forecasting, market response modeling, econometrics, and supply chain management. He is the author of several books, including Next Generation Demand Management: People, Process, Analytics, and Technology and Demand-Driven Forecasting: A Structured Approach to Forecasting. In addition, he is co-author of Bricks Matter: The Role of Supply Chains in Building Market-Driven Differentiation. He is also the second recipient of the IBF Lifetime Achievement Award.