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Forecast Value Added (FVA) – Series 3 Interview

March 2, 2015
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Forecast Value Added (FVA) – Series 3 Interview

Tweet Interviewer: Michael Gilliland, SAS This month’s interview is with Steve Morlidge of CatchBull. Steve has 30 years of practical experience in designing and running performance management systems at Unilever, and is the author of Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting. His book is aimed at a general business audience, although he has also…

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S&OP and Culture Change: How To Stay The Course

February 19, 2015
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S&OP and Culture Change: How To Stay The Course

Tweet We have all read, discussed and used the famous quote from Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” and S&OP is definitely a strategic approach to managing business outcomes that can get derailed in a culture clash. For those of us in the supply chain world we all know the value proposition of Sales…

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Developing a Formal S&OP Process – Entrematic’s Forecast Journey

February 16, 2015
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Developing a Formal S&OP Process  – Entrematic’s Forecast Journey

Tweet Over the years, Entrematic’s Amarr Door division has grown into North America’s leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial garage doors. The company operates over 70 Distribution Centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and also exports to distributors in over 40 countries. Fundamental to its success has been its people, products,…

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IBF Webinar Summary – The Timken Corporation: Organizational Alignment and Consensus: How to Engage All Functional Areas within the Forecast Development Process

February 11, 2015
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IBF Webinar Summary – The Timken Corporation: Organizational Alignment and Consensus: How to Engage All Functional Areas within the Forecast Development Process

Tweet Joe Eschenbrenner CPF, General Manager of Demand Management at The Timken Corporation, recently presented an extremely informative IBF Webinar entitled Organizational Alignment and Consensus: How to Engage All Functional Areas within the Forecast Development Process. Joe’s amazing presentation focused on how demand planning professionals can engage functional areas within the forecast development process.  Joe…

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Special Edition: Leveraging Predictive Business Analytics – Journal of Business Forecasting Winter 2015

February 3, 2015
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Special Edition: Leveraging Predictive Business Analytics – Journal of Business Forecasting Winter 2015

Tweet Predictive Business Analytics, the practice of extracting information from existing data to determine patterns, relationships and future outcomes, is not new; it has been used in practice for many years. What is new, however is the massive amount of data, so-called Big Data, now available, that can better support decision making and improve planning…

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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 Focus. He has a strong interest in comparative software design,…

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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, dashboards) to report performance, how the use of predictive analytics…

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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 conference presenter in forecasting, S&OP, and planning. I’ve had the privilege of attending many presentations from experts all over the globe discussing S&OP, demand planning…

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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 events. Jonathon is graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management’s Executive Program in Value Chain and Operations Management. He was the youngest ever Executive…

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