Have you read the latest issue of the Journal of Business Forecasting (JBF)?

December 21, 2012
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Have you read the latest issue of the Journal of Business Forecasting (JBF)?

Tweet Volume 31 Issue 3 Fall 2012 Click here to become an IBF member and get a JBF subscription FREE Featured Articles: Successful Global S&OP: Leadership, Change Management, Behavior, & Cross-Cultural Differences Niels Van Hove explains as businesses go global, the expansion of the S&OP process must follow. He outlines why cultural issues are so…

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IBF Congratulates our 2012 Business Forecasting & Planning Recognition Awards Winners

December 11, 2012
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IBF Congratulates our 2012 Business Forecasting & Planning Recognition Awards Winners

Tweet The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning, IBF, wishes to congratulate our 2012 Business Forecasting & Planning Recognition Awards Winners. The IBF has established the Business Forecasting & Planning Recognition awards to recognize the best and most innovative thought leaders, solutions and ideas in the field. This year’s winners are: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN BUSINESS…

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Thoughts About Advancing Your Career in Forecasting & Planning from an IBF Member

November 27, 2012
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Thoughts About Advancing Your Career in Forecasting & Planning from an IBF Member

Tweet It was spring of 1999 when I was in Parkersburg WV looking for my next opportunity in Demand Management. I had just recently become a member of the Institute of Business Forecasting (IBF), and had begun using the career center to find possibilities for a more challenging position. Looking through the recent job postings…

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Leadership in Business Forecasting & Planning

September 18, 2012
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Leadership in Business Forecasting & Planning

Tweet At the IBF, we realize that executives are faced with unprecedented pressures to react quickly and maintain a healthy company track record, despite rising costs, shrinking margins, and lack of loyalty from customers. With a proliferation of new products in the marketplace, shorter product life-cycles, the difficulties in succeeding has become even greater. For…

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Operations & Sales: Playing on the Same Team with Accurate Forecasts

September 11, 2012
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Operations & Sales: Playing on the Same Team with Accurate Forecasts

Tweet As a Demand Planning Manager, a key responsibility is ensuring Sales has product to sell. Keeping inventory low to control capital and reduce out of date potential, limiting floor space to store inventory, and having good production practices to keep lines running efficiently and seasonality– all these present a fine line between success and…

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How Many SKU’s Can A Demand Planner Handle?

August 29, 2012
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How Many SKU’s Can A Demand Planner Handle?

Tweet Driven by a recent discussion at my company, I recently raised a question on the IBF’s Linkedin discussion group; can a demand planner do its job in half the time? The initial reaction, was, ‘of course not.’ But, as timed passed, the responses started changing. The most common answer was “it all depends.” The…

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