Conference & Tutorials: Testimonials
What Professionals are Saying About our Events
Professionals with S&OP, demand planning, and forecasting responsibilities praise IBF's Best Practices and Supply Chain Conferences and Tutorials. Our events have been hailed "an excellent source of planning and forecast knowledge"
Here is a sample of their remarks:
"It has been [an] eye-opener about what forecasting and demand planning means for better performance of our company."
J. Villegas, Planning Director, C.I., HERMECO S.A.
"...I found the [Statistical Forecasting] Workshop very helpful. The instruction was clear, concise, and complete.
L. McDowell, Forecasting Analyst, INTUIT
"This conference offers real time opportunities to see how other industries are meeting/ exceeding forecast requirements and measurables."
D. Funk, Import Logistics Manager, PALLISER FURNITURE LTD.
"Some good, hands on information was shared. I see several opportunities, which I can implement immediately, as well as some opportunities that will require support from other functional areas. Met many kno
T. Vincenz, Ex Dir Demand Mgmt, CHANEL INC.
"Very interesting and exciting to share ideas with other members and see what other companies are doing."
A. Vasavilbazo, Global Demand Planner, JOHNSON & JOHNSON
"I received quite an education [from the tutorial]! Excellent seminar...the ability to move from one track to another was key!"
C. Heath, Forecast Manager, EASY DAY MANUFACTURING
"Tremendous opportunity to learn and keep up with the forecasting knowledge base. Appreciated the time and effort put forth by IBF Volunteers."
K. Sharma, Financial Administrator, THE VANGUARD GROUP
"Excellent. Seminars directly applicable to our company plans and process."
J. Vintar, Demand Planning Manager, SOURCE MEDICAL CORPORATION (CANADA)
"Attending an IBF conference is a great learning experience with great networking exposure. It's like being with the Who's Who of business forecasting."
N. Wilson, Director of Forecasting, INTEC
"Very enlightening. Coming from a financial background, I received an excellent overview of what supply-chain management is and how important it is. I walk away with many ideas on how I can make an impact in my own organization."
A. Van Pelt, Business Unit Controller, AGFA CORPORATION
"The conference was an excellent source of forecast techniques and practices. [It] provided examples of what it takes to develop a world-class forecast model."
E. Zahinser, Planning/Production Control Manager, MOTOROLA
"Excellent for Networking"
J. Grens, Forecast Manager, DISCOVER FINANCIAL
"All sessions were very informative. And more importantly, I can apply what I learned immediately."
T. Dennison, Demand Forecaster, LEVI STRAUSS
"This was extremely insightful and well worth the time. I am excited about getting back to work to implement the things I learned."
B. Ries, Business Planner, PERGO
"The conference exceeded my expectations"
C. Henderson, Sr. Manager -GPS Project, DELL COMPUTER
"This is a very important chance to meet colleagues from other major companies, and the IBF will always update our previous knowledge."
D. Hantrevrt, Logistics Manager, PFIZER-WARNER LAMBERT
"I was looking for an all encompassing overview to the world of forecasting, demand planning, and inventory control...This conference did just that...I leave with a very good idea of what the opportunities are and lots of good ideas for my business."
A. Nieuwenhuis, CFO, AVIVO USA
"Good conference with a wide diversity of attendees and presenters representing a wide cross section of industries...bound presentation slides before the conference were a pleasant surprise and very helpful too when attending the presentation."
D. Brueck, Manager Supply Chain Planning Systems, CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY
"Excellent introduction for me to learn the art/ science of forecasting. Well worth the trip all the way from 'down under.' "
G. Mackintosh., CEO, CONSOLIDATED APPAREL (AUSTRALIA)
"Thoroughly enjoyed the conference!"
M. Lathrop, Senior Demand Analyst, LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES
"Loved the conference. Great opportunity to hear new ideas."
G. Grimmett, System Manager Corporate Forecasting, DELTA AIRLINES
"I enjoyed the conference. It was very informative. It gave me an opportunity to interact with forecasting professionals and share forecasting experiences."
B. Carter, Manager Commercial Forecasting, GLAXO WELLCOM
"…these conferences bridge the gap between academia and business."
J. Schroeter, Dir. of Forecasting/ Inventory Planning, GENERAL CABLE
"The conference was excellent on all accounts. The location and content met my needs."
S. Philips, Project Manager, LEVEL ONE COMMUNICATIONS
"..I found something in all the lectures I attended."
J. Golankiewicz, Senior Analyst, WYETH AYERST
"Outstanding conference, as usual"
P. Gelly, Senior Forecasting Analyst, OCEAN SPRAY CRANBERRIES
"…many of the topics presented were very applicable to the current forecasting situation in our company. (e.g. examples of how to implement a forecasting system)"
J. Blais, Marketing Planning Analyst, ALCOA BUILDING PRODUCTS
"I enjoyed the conference thouroughly. This was my first conference attendance, and I would be interested in attending more."
W. Ellefson, Forecast Analyst, GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS
"…The ability to choose which speaker/topic to attend within each session was a great idea. An excellent way to allow each attendee to customize the seminar to their own situation"
C. Melander, Master Scheduling Manager, CORDIS WEBSTER
"...Surprised at how many organizations have similar questions & issues"
R. Brown, Manager, PEPSI-COLA
"…Very helpful for anyone who is specifically implementing or improving their forecasting process in the organization."
R. Boehme, Forecaster, EMBRACO- BRAZIL
"…It was good to meet other industry people who do similar work. I am pleasantly surprised that so many people do business forecasting"
S. Srivastava, Forecast Specialist, FEDEX
"Conference was excellent - well paced. Clear talks."
T. Andrea, Research Associate, DUPONT
"Enjoyed it. Top notch planning and execution."
H. Zaki, Solutions Director, UNISYS
"…Very well organized and implemented. Liked the handout manuals--very helpful"
J. Smith, Manager, DAIMLERCHRYSLER
"I enjoyed the conference very much. Speakers were excellent, exhibitors were excellent and very professional & helpful. I gained a lot of information on how to forecast better and more efficiently during the 2 day conference."
"I think this [the conference] is a great use of money. This is my third year, and it gets better every year. I also continue to learn new things as I grow in my company. New things I learn here take on new meaning and become far more applicable."
S. Kadarmanto - Olson, Forecast Analyst, INTELSAT
S. Grabhorn, Director of Marketing Sales/Product Forecasting, TUPPERWARE