Modern Demand Planning Objectives, Methods and Implications
by Will Benton, GAINSystems, Inc.
When   September 17th, 2002- 6:00pm (cash bar) 7:00pm (Dinner) 7:30pm (Speaker)
Where   O`Hare Marriott
Cost   Members $35.00, Non-Members $45.00
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In today's environment of fierce competition, the only companies that will succeed are those that attain the highest customer service levels while maintaining their inventories and annual costs at the lowest possible levels through smart and effective demand planning principles.

This presentation will provide a comprehensive discussion about the implications, models and objectives of modern day demand planning. It will also include real life applications and approaches that can be included, considered and/or integrated into your Forecasting process. To learn more visit GAINSystems

After this presentation you will have an enriched understanding of:

•The Historical Overview of Forecasting's Development

•Modern Demand Planning Goals

•Laying the groundwork before initiating an Optimized Demand Planning Process

•Forecast Modeling and Model Selection

Collaborative Demand Planning - dispelling the myths

  Mr. Will Benton, Vice President Development and Professional Services from GAINSystems will be the presentor. Will has over 10 years experience in designing, developing, and applying demand planning and supply chain optimization systems. Will has served in his current position (above) for three years. He leads two groups within the company including those that design, develop, validate, and implement GAINSystems’ proprietary algorithms, processes and methods for optimizing demand planning, inventory planning, distribution planning, repair planning, and production planning. He has personally designed over 20% of all of the methods included in GAINSystems’ flagship product [GAINS (General Adaptive Inventory System)]. In this and his prior positions with GAINSystems, he has worked with clients in several industries in enhancing and applying GAINS methodologies. These include manufacturing (e.g., Abbott Laboratories, Cintas, ITT, Panduit, PPG), distribution (Vallen Safety, Red Man, Mitsubishi Engine), and maintenance and repair (i.e., MRO; e.g., Australian Air Force, Bell Helicopter, Diebold, Gulfstream, Raytheon).

Will earned a bachelor of science degree in applied economics (cum laude) a bachelor of arts degree in foreign language (cum laude) from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He has also earned an advanced degree from the University of Chicago where he concentrated in Econometrics and Business Strategy (from which he graduated ranked #1 out of a class of over 600 students). He holds the University of Chicago’s 1999 Bain Award for Corporate Strategy and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. .