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Improving Forecast Accuracy: Using Lean Principles to Improve the Forecasting Process

January 26, 2015
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Improving Forecast Accuracy: Using Lean Principles to Improve the Forecasting Process

Tweet Nearly all supply chain practitioners are familiar with, or have been trained on, the use of Lean/Six Sigma tools for reducing waste and improving processes. However, these tools are often thought of as techniques only for addressing manufacturing quality and efficiency. In recent years, Lean practitioners and educators have found the tool set to…

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Forecast Value Added (FVA) – Series 2 Interview

January 21, 2015
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Forecast Value Added (FVA) – Series 2 Interview

Tweet Interviewer: Michael Gilliland, SAS This month’s interview is with Shaun Snapp, founder and editor of SCM Focus, where he provides independent supply chain software analysis, education, and consulting. Shaun’s experience and expertise spans several large consulting companies and at i2 Technologies before staring SCM…

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IBF Webinar Series – Alan Milliken: Transforming Big Data into Supply Chain Analytics

January 16, 2015
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IBF Webinar Series – Alan Milliken: Transforming Big Data into Supply Chain Analytics

Tweet Alan Milliken recently presented an outstanding IBF webinar entitled Transforming Big Data into Supply Chain Analytics. Alan’s presentation on the use of Big Data was not only informative but extremely insightful.  Using practical examples, Alan explained the significance of using descriptive analytics (e.g. reports, KPI’s,…

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“Big Data” Takes Center Stage at IBF Best Practices Conference and Leadership Forum

December 20, 2014
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“Big Data” Takes Center Stage at IBF Best Practices Conference and Leadership Forum

Tweet I recently attended the IBF Best Practices Conference and Leadership Forum in Orlando this past fall. Prior to my current role, I was a 15 year veteran practitioner and…

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Forecast Value Added (FVA) – Series 1 Interview

December 10, 2014
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Forecast Value Added (FVA) – Series 1 Interview

Tweet Interviewer: Michael Gilliland, SAS This month our interview is with Jonathon Karelse, a recognized Demand Planning and S&OP thought leader, frequent speaker, moderator, and panelist at IBF and supply chain…

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New IBF Blog Series – Forecast Value Added (FVA)

November 24, 2014
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New IBF Blog Series – Forecast Value Added (FVA)

Tweet Beginning this December, the Institute of Business Forecasting is proud to publish a new blog series of case studies on Forecast Value Added (FVA). Michael Gilliland, Product Marketing Manager…

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