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New Learnings from Day 1 of IBF’s Business Forecasting & Planning Academy: An Attendee’s Perspective

August 25, 2015
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New Learnings from Day 1 of IBF’s Business Forecasting & Planning Academy: An Attendee’s Perspective

Tweet Last week I had the opportunity to attend IBF’s Business Forecasting & Planning Academy held in Las Vegas. The two days were filled with fourteen educational sessions, three roundtable discussions, and multiple opportunities for connecting with peers and instructors. Each educational session, organized as introductory or advanced level, was two hours in length allowing…

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How Many SKUs Can A Forecaster Manage? —IBF Research Report 14

August 3, 2015
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How Many SKUs Can A Forecaster Manage? —IBF Research Report 14

Tweet   It is difficult to arrive at one fixed number of SKUs that a forecaster can manage, because situations vary from industry to industry and company to company. There are several factors at play. It depends on how easy or difficult it is to forecast, what the…

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Passion & Spice Missing From Your S&OP Relationship?

June 25, 2015
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Passion & Spice Missing From Your S&OP Relationship?

Tweet During a recent IBF conference in Chicago I was asked numerous times about how to make Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) less boring.    It is not the first time.    This is a very common question.    I suspect this is becoming more common place as…

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Organizational Agility: S&OP and Financial Integration Creates Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

June 16, 2015
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Organizational Agility: S&OP and Financial Integration Creates Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

Tweet Does your S&OP process require you to integrate plants across a global organization?  Do you have multiple forecasts for different functions and possibly different regions?  Increasingly, companies are challenged…

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Dominate Your Competition with Forecasting, Demand Planning, and S&OP

June 11, 2015
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Dominate Your Competition with Forecasting, Demand Planning, and S&OP

Tweet How effective is your company at seeing the future? I’ll answer that for you, “I wish we were better at it.” The better you plan, the smoother all business…

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Forecasting, How Well Can You Do It?

June 8, 2015
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Forecasting, How Well Can You Do It?

Tweet I am a big fan of a ubiquitous fast food restaurant called Chipotle. Black beans, brown rice, grilled chicken, both habanero salsa and pico de gallo, cheese on a…

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