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Virtual Town Hall: Forecasting & Planning During The Chaos of a Global Pandemic

March 19, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

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Join the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11 am EST for a virtual town hall on how to forecast and plan effectively during this global pandemic. There is no cost to attend.

Myself and 3 forecasting and planning experts including veteran Directors of Demand Planning and Heads of Supply Chain at global companies will answer whatever questions you may have.

We will discuss the impact of Covid-19 on business planning, and draw from our experience in managing other crises and economic turndowns to reveal how to react. This interactive panel discussion is designed to mitigate risk and protect your company’s bottom line.

Topics include

  • How to be more agile in forecasting and planning to respond to demand disruptions caused by coronavirus
  • How long the coronavirus outbreak will impact your business and what to plan for
  • Importance of knowing your customers in times of crisis
  • Cost of over or underreacting to unforeseen events like a pandemic
  • How S&OP helps or has to change in response to unplanned events
  • The role of forecasting and demand planning and stepping up to mitigate risk
  • Working remotely and building forecasts without face to face interactions
  • Omnichannel and how customers in different channels will react, and how we can build channel specific responses