I love dogs. Not to the extent that Rick Santorum has to be concerned. And not to the extent of actually having a dog as a pet. But man-dog love has become an issue in the 2012 US presidential campaign, and I thought The BFD readers should know my stance in favor of it. (I like cats as well -- here are my two.)
IBF Conference Reminder
Just a reminder that on Monday February 27, Ryan Rickard (of Newell Rubbermaid) and I will be delivering a morning workshop at the Institute of Business Forecasting's Supply Chain Forecasting Conference that runs from February 26-28 in Scottsdale, AZ.
Entitled "What Management Must Know About Forecasting," the 1/2 day workshop has three sections:
- Review of fundamental forecasting issues like definition of demand, forecastability, demand volatility, accuracy expectations, and evaluating performance.
- Step-by-step instructions for conducting Forecast Value Added analysis, including data collection, data analysis, and reporting.
- Case study on how Newell Rubbermaid is applying these approaches.
Ryan and I will also be moderating a round table discussion on "worst practices" Monday afternoon.
Our Gift to Attendees
As our gift to all conference attendees, we'll be handing out signed copies of The BFD (the book) during the breakfast hour on Tuesday.
While at the event, be sure to visit my colleagues Ed Katz and Phil Weiss at the SAS exhibit booth, and catch Charlie Chase's presentation (with Arnaud Joliff of Nestle) on "Demand Sensing, Shaping and Managing a Promotion-Driven Business: A Case Study from Nestle."
Also, we'll be providing free 30-minute consulting sessions to discuss your forecasting problems -- whatever they may be . (Sign up at the SAS booth, or contact me in advance (email@example.com) to reserve a time.)
Photo courtesy of Constance Korol of the IBF, from the IBF Best Practices Conference in Dallas, May 2011.