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Description: Forecasting and demand planning serve to predict future events and simultaneously achieve maximum responsiveness to demand requirements through alignment within the organization and throughout the supply chain. Associates involved in these activities focus on forecasting and demand planning with a goal of synchronizing activities and processes throughout their organizations and their supply chain partners, including customers and suppliers.

Scope of session: Forecasting methods, software and technology, organizational processes for demand planning, S&OP leadership, performance metrics, Collaborative Planning and Forecasting for Replenishment (CPFR), and design of demand-driven supply chains.

Topics to be discussed: Best forecasting methods, benchmarks of performance, software and technology to use, organizational processes and structures for demand planning, S&OP leadership, performance metrics, Collaborative Planning and Forecasting for Replenishment (CPFR), and design of agile and responsive supply chains.

Who should attend: Professionals from the following functional areas should consider attending this session: Supply Chain Management, Sales, Inventory Management, Marketing, Analytics, Supply Chain Optimization, Product Supply / Sourcing, Operations, Forecasting, Demand Planning