Demand Management & Forecasting Workshop
(Understanding & communicating true demand)

Workshop Date: 2018-11-15

The need to be a customer-driven enterprise has pushed companies to pursue supply chain projects that are designed to serve the customers better, cheaper, and faster. The implementation of an ERP system facilitated most of the downstream supply chain processes. This enabled users to spend more time analyzing their organization's performance and improvement areas, which further improve the company's supply chain scorecard.

However, these improvements are not enough. As competition intensifies and consumers becoming more value conscious, over reliance on the supply improvements alone resulted in an "over-stretched" supply system resulting in high cost of operation or poor customer service.

To address this issue, companies implemented a process to capture and communicate customer demand. This process is called Demand Management and Forecasting (DM&F) and has enabled companies to tailor fit their supply systems to customer demand patterns resulting in lower production cost and higher customer service levels. Learn how best companies manage demand and design a supply infrastructure to efficiently and effectively serve customer demand.

Workshop Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic concepts of demand management and forecasting
  2. Describe the drivers of demand volatility throughout the entire supply chain
  3. List the different issues in forecasting and how to deal with them
  4. Explain the role of Demand Management and Forecasting in planning for capacity and inventory

Who should attend?

Supply Chain Managers, Production Planning Managers, Sales Managers, Demand Managers, Materials Planning Managers, Production Managers, Purchasing Managers, Finance Managers, Inventory Control Managers, Production Planners, Materials Planners, Production Schedulers, ERP Implementation teams

What Previous Participants Say

  • "The overall package/discussions is worth spending time & money on."
  • "I liked the new methods of forecasting, I learned something new aside from the traditional techniques that we usually do. I’ve got new ideas which made me change my perspective on forecasting."
  • "The discussion on Demand Management helped me understand the causes of demand volatility."
  • "The exercises allowed us to apply what we have learned from the discussions"

Your Speaker/Workshop Facilitator

Mr. Jovy Jader is presently a Partner of Prosults Consulting LLP. Prosults Consulting LLP is a management consulting firm helping companies design and implement business improvement projects, and has helped client companies improve cost, reduce working capital/inventory, increase revenues, and improve delivery performance. Prosults' clients include multinational companies in the food, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, energy, and export industries. Other clients include domestic enterprises which are leaders in their respective industries.

He is the author of Speed Kills...Your Competition "Driving Growth Through Supply Chain Excellence", and has been a regular contributor to BusinessWorld with his monthly column, Eliminate, Simplify, Integrate, sharing his insights and experience in various supply chain management and business improvement topics.

Mr. Jader was previously connected with Procter & Gamble Philippines and PriceWaterhouseCoopers Consulting (formerly Coopers & Lybrand), assisting companies across Asia in Supply Chain Management improvement projects.

Workshop Details

Location: Discovery Suites, 25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines
Date and Time: November 15, 2018 (Thursday), 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop Fee:
Early bird rate ― US $ 350.00 per participant for payment received on or before October 15, 2018
Regular rate ― US $ 450.00 per participant

Fee covers full course materials and refreshments.

Payable to: Prosults Consulting LLP

Account name: PROSULTS CONSULTING LLP
Account number: 019-903996-4
Development Bank Of Singapore (DBS)
Bank code: 7171
Swift code: DBSSSGSG

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