TECHNICAL SKILL
Learn the proven techniques for statistical modelling
LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Gain influence and buyin to leverage insight
CERTIFICATION
Validate your team’s skills with IBF’s prestigious certification program
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Nurture employees’ skills and provide pathways for staff to succeed

IBF Training is the cornerstone of effective demand planning. From building the foundations of a demand planning team to harnessing the cutting edge of forecasting technology, IBF certified professionals are recognized and respected drivers of growth. Contact us to find out why there is at least 1 Certified Forecasting Professional in every Fortune 500 company.

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TECHNICAL SKILL

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

CERTIFICATION

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

TECHNICAL SKILL

Build A Team of World Class Forecasters

IBF training builds the people you need to achieve forecasting and demand planning excellence. Our targeted training programs prepare your staff for our 3-level certification program, giving them the knowledge they need to become Certified Professional Forecasters. IBF training allows forecasters and demand planners at all levels to become confident and collaborative drivers of growth, capable of implementing and leveraging the most advanced forecasting techniques - including Big Data and predictive analytics.

You can choose from on-site training, e-Learning and Distance Learning delivery options, making IBF’s training the flexible way to build your demand planning and forecasting teams. Whether you need to quickly build your team’s skills for better operational performance, or you’re delivering a long-term strategic training program, we have the right options for you.

Flexible Training Designed Around the IBF Certified Professional Forecaster Exams

Training is designed around 12 educational modules that contain the basic knowledge to operate effectively as a forecaster, all the way to advanced techniques to leverage Big Data and predictive analytics. These modules are prepared around the IBF Certification exam, an optional exam at the end of the training course.

Flexible Training Options
ON-SITE TRAINING

2-6 day course for your employees at a location of your choice, anywhere in the world. Option to complete IBF exams.

ELEARNING

The flexible, remote way to learn with an online, 12 module course. Option to complete IBF exams.

DISTANCE LEARNING

Live remote learning from the New York training sessions. Login and join anywhere in the world. Option to complete IBF exams.

BLENDED LEARNING

A convenient of mix of on-site sessions at a location of your choice and live online training. Option to complete IBF exams.

What Do Forecasters and Planners Learn?

All Training Modules are designed to capture both the core fundamental knowledge that all demand planners and forecasters require to be effective, and the cutting-edge insight that allows your company to leverage the attest advancements and gain an indisputable competitive advantage. From gauging demand and effective allocation of resources, to shaping demand and streamlining inventory, IBF training empowers forecasters and planners to overcome challenges and exploit opportunities.

Sample course outline:
DAY 1
  • Fundamentals of Business Forecasting and Planning
  • Consensus Forecasting and the Roles of Cross-Functional Team Members
  • Consensus Forecasting and The Communication process
  • And More!
DAY 2
  • Performance Metrics
  • Selecting & Applying Forecasting Models
  • Averaging Models
  • And More!
DAY 3
  • CPF Review
  • Real-world applications
  • Industry Case Examples and Studies
  • And More!
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