Authors

Larry Lapide

Larry Lapide

Larry Lapide, Ph.D.
Director, Demand Management
MIT CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

Larry managed the launch of MIT’s Supply Chain 2020 Project.  He is currently the project director of CTL’s Demand Management Research Programs. He is also responsible for its Strategy Alignment Research and Training Program. He has extensive experience as a consultant, high-tech manager, and as a software market analyst. He manages is a column in the IBF’s Journal of Business Forecasting (JBF).  He is a frequent presenter at IBF events and well known supply chain events.  Plus, he has been published in numerous publications, including his co-authorship of a book on e-business and SCM. He has also worked at AMR.

Mark Lawless

Mark Lawless

Mark Lawless
Senior Consultant
IBF

Mark is a Senior Consultant for the IBF. He has held planning, forecasting, and financial management positions in the automotive, business systems, hospitality/ food service, consumer goods, financial services, publishing, and other industries. He has published numerous articles in the IBF’s Journal of Business Forecasting (JBF), as well as served as an editorial advisor to the publication. He has participated in the development of the IBF’s Certification Program and has provided on-site training for numerous companies. Mark has dedicated most of his professional career to forecasting and planning.

T. Wallace

Tom Wallace

Tom Wallace
President
TF WALLACE & COMPANY

Tom Wallace is a writer and teacher specializing in Sales & Operations Planning and Supply Chain Management. In his more than 30 years of experience, Tom has developed and taught a variety of seminars to over 10,000 executives, managers, and specialists throughout the globe. During his career as a consultant, he worked with companies in a wide variety of industries: consumer packaged goods, apparel, electronics, plastics, industrial equipment, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, furniture, medical equipment, and others. Tom is a distinguished Fellow at Ohio State University’s Center for Operational Excellence; he holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University and an MBA from Xavier.

Jeff Marthins www.ibf.org

Jeff Marthins

Jeff Marthins
Director, Supply Chain Operations
Tasty Baking Company

Jeff joined TastyKakes in 1985 and has worked in all facets of manufacturing and planning. Jeff is now Director of Supply Chain Operations and oversees the Demand Planning Department. His background includes several years of manufacturing, which has provided him with a solid background for scheduling and planning. Jeff accepted a position in the planning and scheduling department and has been intimately involved with it ever since. Jeff led the production module of a SAP implementation. Jeff is an Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning’s Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF).

Chaman L. Jain, Ph.D

Chaman L. Jain, Ph.D

Chaman L. Jain, Ph.D.
Professor
ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY

Dr. Jain has been working in forecasting & planning for most of his professional career as the editor of Journal of Business Forecasting, as well as his work as a consultant, researcher, speaker, and teacher. He has published over 100 articles, mainly in the area of forecasting and planning; co-authoring and editing six books. In a consulting capacity, He have worked for a number of organizations including Brown and Williamson, Sweetheart Cup, Eastman Kodak, CECO Door, Hewlett Packard, Jockey International, Union Fidelity Life Insurance Company, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, and DU-Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co., Dubai

A. Jain

Anish Jain

Anish Jain
Managing Director
Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning – IBF

As Managing Director at the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning, IBF, Anish has been fostering the growth of Demand Planning & Forecasting and the careers of those in the field for over 14 years. He is the Chairperson at IBF’s Forecasting & Planning conferences and guides the organization’s body of knowledge and content to reflect the current needs of those in the field.  Read more and Link-in with him by Clicking Here:  @: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/6/b29/549

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