Forecastability and Demand Planning with Jeff Metersky of Chainalytics

By August 15, 2013

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Today’s show is on Forecastability and Demand Planning with guest Jeff Metersky, Vice President, Sales Inventory & Operations Planning Practice at Chainalytics. Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, leads the discussion as they examine the evolution of Sales and Operations Planning and how the Forecastability Index helps companies understand what their forecasting should look like.

On this episode of Straight Talk with Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights, interviews Jeff Metersky, Vice President, Sales Inventory & Operations Planning Practice at Chainalytics on Forecastability and Demand Planning. Hear Jeff talk about the evolution of sales and operations planning and his thoughts on the state of forecasting. Jeff also gives us insights on the Sales and Operations Variability Consortium.


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Author Lora cecere

Lora Cecere is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights. The research firm Supply Chain Insights is paving new directions in building thought-leading supply chain research. She is also the author of enterprise software blog “Supply Chain Shaman. The blog focuses on the use of enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence. Her book, Bricks Matter, will be published in August 2012. As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Current research topics include the digital consumer, supply chain sensing, demand shaping and revenue management, market-driven value networks, accelerating innovation through open design networks, the evolution of predictive analytics, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery. She comes to the stage with over forty years of diverse supply chain experience. She has spent nine years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and is now the founder of her own firm Supply Chain Insights. Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent fifteen years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and twenty years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyers Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestle).

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