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Demand-planning.com is the industry’s leading resource for the forecasting, demand planning, S&OP and analytics fields. It is operated by The Institute of Business Forecasting (IBF).

The IBF is the world’s leading membership organization for forecasting, demand planning, S&OP, and analytics, advancing the disciplines and their application as growth drivers, as well as the careers of those in the field. The IBF provides industry-standard forecasting, S&OP, and demand planning certification, training, research, advisory services, and conferences & seminars.

The IBF and the Journal of Business Forecasting (JBF) was founded by Dr. Chaman Jain, professor of Economics and Finance at St. John’s University, and author of several books including Fundamentals of Demand Planning and Forecasting. The origins of the IBF date back to 1981, when the Journal Of Business Forecasting was launched. Now in its fourth decade, the IBF has gone on to become the world’s most recognized organization of its kind in forecasting and planning.