Foresight Practitioner Conference

2014 dates to be announced soon!
The Ohio State University
Fisher College of Business
Columbus, Ohio

2013 Conference presentations available here.

Practical professional development for planners and forecasters

Foresight and The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business invite you to join forecasting and planning practitioners, S&OP executives and managers, business leaders and top researchers for 1.5 days of professional development on the Fisher College of Business campus in Columbus, Ohio.

Immerse yourself in real-world experiences, lessons learned, and cutting edge research

Foresight's Editor, Len Tashman, and S&OP Editor, Bob Stahl have created a program to feature practical insights that have spelled success for countless planners and forecasters as they improve their S&OP and forecasting practices.

Insights gained from first-hand experience

You’ll learn from practitioners who have earned their expertise in the field at companies like Crosman Corporation, Jarden Branded Consumables, Driveline Retail Merchandising, Intel, Dell Computer, Eastman Kodak, Dean Foods, Coca Cola, and more, along with world-class researchers who will bring you the practical applications of their cutting edge research. You won’t find vendor sales pitches disguised as educational sessions.

Improvement-enabling lessons you can put to use right away

Wherever you are in your process — implementing new practices or upgrading existing ones — you'll return to your organization with a deeper understanding of the forecasting methods, processes and practices that will equip you to enable better business decisions on both the supply and demand side.

Limited registration for maximum interaction

This is a deliberately intimate event, designed to encourage interaction with our expert speakers and to ensure that you have maximum opportunities for peer-to-peer networking.

Learn how your S&OP and collaborative forecasting efforts can enable more successful decision making in your organization.

 2013 Registration Rates
Foresight Subscriber, COE Member or IIF Member $ 1195
Nonmember $ 1295
 Teams of 3 or more save $100 off each registration!  
 Teams of 3 or more from Subscriber/Member companies $1095 
 Teams of 3 or more from Non-Member comanies $1195 


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2013 Conference Sessions

Creating a Collaborative Forecasting Process: The Coca Cola Experience
Julie Stone Director of Forecasting, Coca-Cola Refreshments

The Impact of Sales Forecast Game Playing on Supply Chains
John E. Mello Ph.D Assistant Professor of Marketing, Department of Management and Marketing at the Arkansas State University

Implementing S&OP while in Start-Up Phase: Bringing S&OP in with the Bricks & Mortar
Robin Weitkamp SVP, Lubricants and Additives, Elevance Renewable Sciences

Beyond Short-Range Planning: Tracking the Technology Revolution
William E. Halal PhD President, TechCast, Professor Emeritus of Management, Technology & Innovation George Washington University
Ari Palttala, Chief Operating Officer, TechCast

Changing a Corporate Culture with S&OP
Crosman Corporation
Kevin Farrelly Director of Supply Chain
Bob Beckwith Chief Financial Officer

How S&OP and Conflict Resolution Tools Align Human Energy: Bringing S&OP to the Next Level
Stewart Levine Author, Getting to Resolution: Turning Conflict into Collaboration

Sustaining Performance After S&OP Implementation
Jarden Branded Consumables
Brad McCollum Senior Manager Logistics and S&OP
Ned Finch VP Global Supply Chain

S&OP and Collaborative Forecasting Panel Discussion
Moderator: Bob Stahl
Get answers to your questions from the panel of speakers along with guest panelists Phil Dolci President & CEO of Crosman Corporation and Tom Wallace S&OP Author and Thought Leader.

2013 Conference Schedule