| Certified Professional Forecaster
The Value of Business forecasting and how it drives better decision making
Virtually every business decision and process is based on a forecast. Anything you plan is generally based on an assumption of something happening in the future, which by definition is a forecast. It doesn’t matter which industry you are in, whether you manufacture or provide a service, whether your company is big or small but you must have forecasts to plan effectively. The more accurate the forecasts, the better the plan.
A forecasters goal is to go beyond what has happened and provide the best assessment of what will happen in the future to drive better decision making.
Business Forecasting can encompass anything that identifies the likelihood of a future outcome, provides comparative information using analytics, or drives data-driven business decisions.
Forecasting is an imperative that enables competitive advantage.
The course is best suited for:
Those in the position of planner, demand planner, MRP Planner, Operations Planning Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Supply Chain Manager . Anyone from manufacturing and distribution companies who work in an environment where the quality of forecasting and demand planning is important. This certification is targeted at anyone who would like to gain specific knowledge pertaining to forecasting and demand planning and gain an internationally recognised qualification.
Business Forecasting can be used for:
· Strategic planning and decision-making (long-term planning)
· Finance and accounting (budgets and cost controls)
· Marketing (consumer behavior, life cycle management, pricing)
· Operations and supply chain (resource planning, production, logistics, inventory)
What you will learn from attending the workshop:
· What you Need to Know about Demand Planning, Forecasting, and S&OP
· Data Management and time Series Forecasting Modeling
· Reporting, Presenting, New Product Forecasting and Planning
The workshop covers the content of the CPF (Certified Professional Forecaster)
Member - R6 500.00 excl. VAT
Non-Member - R7 250.00 excl. VAT
NB Please note this does not include exam fees and the recommended text reference material.
NB “This course or workshop is subject to a prescribed minimum number of registrations and if these are not achieved we reserve the right to re-schedule the course/workshop date. Any payment received in lieu of the course/workshop will be carried over to the future course/workshop date”.