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"Forecast Improvement - An Apparent Oxymoron - Or Why Can't We Learn to Forecast?" earn 1 CEU

October 21, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Join us for the joint APICS Chapters PDM on October 21st to hear about 

"Forecast Improvement - An Apparent Oxymoron - Or Why Can't We Learn to Forecast?"

Virtual PDM Schedule:

  • 5:45 – 6:00 PM: Virtual networking
  • 6:00 – 6:10 PM: All chapters – quick business notes
  • 6:10 – 7:10 PM: Presentation
  • 7:10 – 7:20 PM: Q & A

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"Forecast Improvement - An Apparent Oxymoron - Or Why Can't We Learn to Forecast?"

with Howard Forman

Today, companies are faced with increasingly complex and conflicting objectives as they strive to remain competitive in today's global marketplace.  Proper demand management is a critical ingredient needed to help companies meet financial and operational supply chain objectives.  Remember that failure to properly monitor and control the forecasting process places a company at a competitive disadvantage.

This interactive presentation is designed to provide each attendee with an understanding and knowledge of the forecast process and improvement tools.  Each attendee will learn how to assess and evaluate the forecast; how to improve the process; and how to help reduce the volatility of forecast error.  Finally, each attendee will leave the presentation with practical knowledge that can be immediately applied to help answer the following questions:

  • What is the financial impact of poor forecasting?
  • Why do I need to address the issue of data integrity and metrics?
  • How do I assess if the forecasting process meets supply chain objectives?
  • How does poor forecasting hurt customer service and delivery performance?


Howard Forman Bio
Howard Forman is president of PIM Associates, Inc. He has over 35 years of experience as a practitioner, consultant, educator, and author.  Howard specializes in operational, ERP, and supply chain improvements, inventory reduction, cycle counting, demand management / forecasting, and business process improvement.

Howard is an active member of the APICS Fairfield County Chapter.  He is a frequent speaker at various APICS meetings, seminars, workshops, and conferences.   He teaches all APICS certification courses plus tailored operations and supply chain management education and training classes.  He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with an MBA and BS in Business Management.


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