September 25-26, 2013
The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
Columbus, Ohio

A lively group of S&OP executives and managers, forecasting and planning practitioners, business leaders and top researchers convened at Fisher College of Business to share the lessons they’ve learned from their experiences and their research. Presenters and participants all benefited from the excellent discussion and high-level learning.

Presentations are available below. Click the session title to download.

Changing a Corporate Culture with S&OP

Crosman Corporation, Rochester, NY

Kevin Farrelly, Director of Supply Chain (Design Team Leader)
Bob Beckwith, Chief Financial Officer (Executive Champion)



Implementing S&OP while in Start-Up Phase: Bringing S&OP in with the Bricks & Mortar

Elevance Renewable Sciences, Chicago, IL

Robin Weitkamp, Senior VP, Lubricants and Additives

Sustaining Performance after S&OP Implementation

Jarden Branded Consumables, Daleville, IN
Brad McCollum, Senior Manager Logistics and S&OP

Ned Finch, VP Global Supply Chain


The Impact of Sales Forecast Game Playing on Supply Chains

John Mello, Author and Researcher on Collaborative Forecasting and Planning, Arkansas State University.


How S&OP and Conflict Resolution Tools Align Human Energy: Bringing S&OP to the Next Level

Stewart Levine, Conflict Resolution Author & Thought Leader


Creating a Collaborative Forecasting Process

Coca-Cola Refreshments
Julie Stone, Director of Forecasting


Perspectives on Day 1 Program (no presentation)

Phil Dolci, President & CEO, Crosman Corporation


Beyond Short-Range Planning: Tracking the Technology Revolution

TechCast Global
William E. Halal, PhD, President and CEO
Ari Palttala, COO




Panel Discussion: S&OP and Collaborative Forecasting (no presentation)

Bob Stahl, Moderator

All speakers, along with Phil Dolci, President & CEO, Crosman Corporation, will be available at this panel discussion for questions.

Meet the speakers