Certified professional Forecaster (CPF)
Demand Planning, Forecasting & S&OP Certification Program
As we move into a more demand driven environment the pressure to forecast and plan accurately is no longer an option, but an absolute must. As a result, this has created an unmet demand for Demand Planners, Forecasters, and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) professionals in the field.
How do you pre-qualify yourself and prove to management and/ or prospective employers that you have what it takes to do the job? How can you improve your career opportunities and maintain job security? And for employers, how can you build confidence that you have the right team to help you increase market-share and profitability, the fruits of improving forecast accuracy? IBF certification answers all of these questions. IBF’s certification program is based on its verified body of knowledge which it has been maintaining for over 30 years. This knowledge is built on best practices that are flexible and grow as economies evolve and change.
IBF Certified professionals also demonstrate that they are passionate about the field and often receive greater compensation and recognition. They are more likely to foster change, encourage collaboration & consensus, build critical relationships, and improve company performance.
The Facilitator : Liezl Smith
Liezl is an Industrial Engineering graduate with a passion for Supply Chain Management, both from a process and an optimisation point of view.
For the last 8 years, she has been running her own consulting and training business, speicialising in the fields of demand management, S&OP and warehouse management.
She is a lecturer for CPIM, CSCP, and CPF material and occasionally presents a course at the University of Pretoria. She has served on the Board of Directors of SAPICS, the Association for Operations Management in South Africa, and has served for two terms as president of the organisation.