Month: March 2012

My Experience at IBF’s Supply Chain Planning & Forecasting Conference

  This happened to be my first of what I hope to be many encounters with the folks at Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF) events.  I will never be able to understand how I came to be where I am today in my career, but I am very thankful all the same and feel a strong sense of conviction toward this field.  I can recall at the welcoming luncheon, Anish Jain… Read more>>

IBF Scottsdale Seminar on Forecasting

As I write this I am currently flying back from Scottsdale Arizona to Jacksonville Florida after attending IBF’s  Supply Chain Forecasting  & Planning Conference and find myself taking some time to review the last 3 days in my mind. When I arrived in Arizona, I had no idea what to expect. I had never attended an IBF event. My alarm goes off at 5AM on Sunday and I started my morning… Read more>>

Forecasting Confessions of IBF Conference Attendees

At last weeks IBF Supply Chain Forecasting & Planning Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, I had the somber responsibility of facilitating three round table sessions on “Worst Practices in Business Forecasting.”  Thirty-eight of the biggest sinners in the forecasting/demand planning profession confessed to a variety of irresponsible and embarrassing behaviors that we can all learn… Read more>>