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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 Keeping inventory low to control capital and reduce out of date potential, limiting floor space to store inventory, and having good production practices to keep lines running efficiently and seasonality– all these present a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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5 Keys to One-Number Forecasting & Planning Success @World Kitchen

August 24, 2012
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5 Keys to One-Number Forecasting & Planning Success @World Kitchen

Tweet YES…It is Really Possible to Create a One Number Forecast. Are you tired of everyone second guessing your forecast? No one believes the number…..and why should they? There are multiple variations of your forecast floating around the company. Finance has one, sales has one, marketing too! It is ok for people to have different…

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SKU Rationalization: Improving Forecast Accuracy and Profitability

August 16, 2012
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SKU Rationalization: Improving Forecast Accuracy and Profitability

Tweet IBF’s LinkedIn discussion group presently features a  lively conversation going on about SKU rationalization, a favorite topic of mine. Anthony Davidson initiated the conversation by posting the question,“…what key factors should be considered in determining which SKUs should be eliminated from the mix?” It is generally agreed upon that unchecked product proliferation will result…

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The Importance of Change Management in the Supply Chain

August 14, 2012
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The Importance of Change Management in the Supply Chain

Tweet Today’s rapidly changing market demands elasticity and flexibility from people, processes and technology. In the current economy, change is the only thing that is consistent and we must change in order to adapt to this constant. However, knowing this doesn’t make it any easier. The Summer 2012 issue of the IBF’s Journal of Business Forecasting provides…

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Should the Naïve Forecast be Your Default Forecast?

July 3, 2012
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Should the Naïve Forecast be Your Default Forecast?

Tweet Short answer: No. For the past month there has been a healthy discussion about forecast accuracy metrics on the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning discussion group on LinkedIn. This was all prompted by the question, “How does one establish an acceptable target to measure against?” posed by Catherine Waudby, Volume Planning Specialist at…

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The Science of Forecasting

May 31, 2012
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The Science of Forecasting

Tweet We’re familiar with application of the scientific method in certain industries, such as Pharmaceuticals. When a new drug is introduced, we expect that its safety and efficacy has been demonstrated through appropriately controlled experiments. For example, to test a new cold remedy we would find 100 people with colds, randomly give half the new…

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