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Eric Wilson, CPF
Eric Wilson, CPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning

Director of Thought Leadership
Eric is the Director of Thought Leadership at the IBF and a predictive analytics and business planning innovator, author, and speaker. 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. 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 'Predictive Analytics For Business Forecasting' and 'Cultural Cycles'.
Todd Dunn, CPF
Todd Dunn, CPF
Catalent Pharmaceutical

Director of Supply Chain | IBF's 2018 Excellence Award Winner
Todd Dunn is currently the Director of Supply Chain at Catalent Pharmaceutical. Most recently, he is IBF's 2018 "Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning" award winner. Todd has held several management positions in supply chain and production within his 28 years of manufacturing experience. He was the project manager to successfully lead his organization to Class A MRPII certification. He has facilitated the pre-S&OP and executive S&OP meetings for over 15 years. He holds a BSc degree in Business Management and obtained the Michigan Certificate from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He has been a speaker at several Supply Chain & Demand Planning events across North America for many years covering topics related to Demand Management and S&OP/ IBP. Todd is a Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF).
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IBF’S S&OP AND IBP BOOT CAMP is an interactive, immersive program that will offer attendees the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and learn from IBF thought leaders in the field. It will help you to learn how to successfully implement S&OP and advance the process with Integrated Business Planning (IBP). You will also learn how to improve your forecasting and demand planning process from the ground up which is the critical initial step of the overall S&OP process. This will help you maximize the value from your planning software investments, as well as reach S&OP and IBP excellence.

CASE STUDIES will feature actual demand and supply scenarios that organizations will face working towards an aligned path forward within the process.

FURTHERMORE, THE EVENT IS GEARED TOWARDS PROFESSIONALS dealing with the same challenges as yourself in S&OP, Demand Planning, Forecasting, and Predictive Analytics. It’s the forward thinking professionals that recognize we don’t have all the answers within our own 4 walls.

Plus, add to your credentials! This program will support preparation for the IBF Certification exams.

This event is part of the IBF's Boot Camp Series. See IBF's Demand Planning & Forecasting Events.

1-Day Supply Chain Planning Workshop
The 3rd day is dedicated to a 1-day workshop on Supply Chain Planning. Get a full review of the whole planning process, from the production plan to the detailed master scheduling process.

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Eric Wilson, CPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning
Director of Thought Leadership
Todd Dunn, CPF
Catalent Pharmaceutical
Director of Supply Chain | IBF's 2018 Excellence Award Winner
Virtual Boot Camp Schedule
  • Boot Camp Day 1
    Feb 22, 2021
  • Boot Camp Day 2
    Feb 24, 2021
  • Boot Camp Day 3
    (optional)
    Feb 26, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
Morning Session

S&OP & IBP OVERVIEW (WHAT, WHY)

An introduction to Integrated Business Planning (IBP) & S&OP and why its important

  • IBP/S&OP Process Overview
  • Maturity model & barriers to advancement
  • Cross-functional involvement
  • External collaborative processes

DATA GATHERING

How to select, clean, and manage data for greater IBP & S&OP performancet

  • The nature and characteristics of data
  • Selecting data hierarchies that facilitate collaboration
  • How to account for structural changes in your data
  • How to handle outliers and adjust for missing data
  • How to adjust for market anomalies, natural disasters and unplanned events

DEMAND REVIEW – DEMAND PLANNING FUNDAMENTALS

Fundamentals of Demand Planning in the IBP & S&OP process

  • Role of Demand Planning and Forecasting in the Organization
  • Responsibilities/Accountability
  • Benefits and its impact on supply chain, management decisions, financial plans
  • Forecast versus the Financial Plan
  • How and When to Override the forecast

DEMAND REVIEW – FORECASTING FUNDAMENTALS

Fundamentals of Forecasting in the IBP & S&OP process

  • Forecastability analysis
  • Forecasting techniques – qualitative, time series, and regression
  • Translating brand/family forecasts to SKU level through disaggregation
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Break
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (ET)
Afternoon Session

DEMAND REVIEW – PRODUCT PORTFOLIO & LIFE-CYCLE MANAGEMENT

Fundamentals of Product Portfolio Management, New Product & End of Life Planning in the S&OP & IBP process

  • Reducing complexity through portfolio management
  • New product introduction forecasting
  • End of Life management

DEMAND REVIEW - FORECAST ERROR MEASUREMENT

Metrics for assessing forecasting & planning performance

  • Importance of error measurement and analysis
  • Monitoring, reducing, and cost of error
  • Measuring accuracy, bias, and value add
  • Introduction to Scenario Planning: Upsides and Downsides

SUPPLY REVIEW

Fundamentals of the Supply Review in the IBP & S&OP process

  • Capacity Management
  • Bill of Resources and Resource Planning
  • Inventory planning
  • Additional constraints to consider
  • How and When to Override the forecast

Q&A

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Eric Wilson, CPF
Institute of Business Forecasting & PlanningDirector of Thought Leadership
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1-Day Supply Chain Planning Workshop ONLY
$799.00
$599

Member’s discount: -$50

S&OP and IBP BOOT CAMP
FEBRUARY 22 & 24, 2021
1-DAY SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING WORKSHOP
FEBRUARY 26, 2021
1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO JOURNAL OF BUSINESS FORECASTING
(INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
ACCESS TO 30+ YEARS OF ARTICLES AND IBF RESEARCH
(INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
COST OF FORECAST ERROR CALCULATOR
(BUILD BUSINESS CASE FOR PLANNING RESOURCES (INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNTS AT FUTURE IBF EVENTS
(INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
FREE FORECASTING TUTORIAL AT SELECT IBF EVENTS
(INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP, $1000 Value)
BENCHMARKING RESEARCH REPORTS
(INCLUDED WITH IBF MEMBERSHIP)
CPF CERTIFICATION EXAMS
3 EXAMS
BOOK: FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMAND PLANNING & FORECASTING
(FREE SHIPPING)
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