Tuesday 10/4/16

6:00-8:00 pm
Welcome Reception
Join us for lively conversation and refreshments before the conference opens.

Wednesday 10/4/16

7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Opening Remarks
8:30 am Keynote Address
Michael GillilandThe Business Forecasting Deal: Exposing Myths, Eliminating Bad Practices, Providing Practical Solutions
Michael Gilliland, SAS Product Marketing Manager, Foresight Editor for Forecasting Practice, and author of The Business Forecasting Deal: Exposing Myths, Eliminating Bad Practices, Providing Practical Solutions
Session
Use and Abuse of Judgmental Overrides to Statistical Forecasts
Paul Goodwin, Professor Emeritus of Management Science, University of Bath, coauthor of Decision Analysis for Management Judgment
Session
Chris GrayWorst Practices in S&OP and Demand Planning
Chris Gray, Principal of Partners for Excellence, coauthor of Sales & Operations Planning – Best Practices: Lessons Learned
12:00 pm Lunch
Session
Forecasting and Inventory Optimization: A Perfect Match Except When Done Wrong
Anne Robinson, Verizon Wireless, Executive Director, Supply Chain Strategy and Analytics, 2014 President of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Session
Forecasting Myths – and How They Can Damage Your Health
Steve Morlidge, coauthor of Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting, former Finance Director at Unilever
Session
Avoiding Dangers in Sales Force Input to the Forecasts
Wallace DeMent, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, Demand Planning Manager responsible for forecasting and data analysis
5:30 pm Sessions End
6:00-8:00 pm
Dinner
Continue the conversation and network while you enjoy dinner with conference speakers and delegates.

Thursday 10/6/16

7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Opening Remarks
8:30 am Session
Worst Practices in Forecasting Software Implementation
Erin Marchant, Moen Inc., Senior Analyst in Global Demand Management
Session
Forecast Accuracy Measurement: Pitfalls to Avoid, Practices to Adopt
Len Tashman, Foresight Founding Editor, Director of the Center for Business Forecasting
12:30pm Program Closes