6th Demand Planning & Forecasting Forum – Mumbai,
13th June 2020

Join 100 of India’s elite demand planners from across the industry spectrum at the 6th DPFF – the premier forecasting conference in India. DPFF provides an opportunity to interact with India’s leading forecasting practitioners and researchers.

This year, at DPFF we explore the interlinked themes of collaboration, real time planning, analytics and technology. Disruptive consumers are redefining response times. The world is moving towards sensing changes in consumer expectations and responding to with real time supply chain planning capabilities. This means the ability to assimilate vast amount of real time data, integrate it into planning function, and work seamlessly across organizational silos.

Who should attend

  • Chief Supply Chain Officers
  • Heads of Demand Planning & Forecasting
  • Head of Supply Chain Planning
  • Head of Sales & Operations Planning
  • IBP Leaders
  • Head of Analytics
  • Demand Planners
  • Forecasting Professionals

Why Attend DPFF

When you attend, you become a part of a unique community focused on helping Indian Demand Planning Professionals elevate their practices to the next level. With a 100 senior demand planning, forecasting, and supply chain professionals, the forum offers you an opportunity to:

  • Exchange ideas and notes on what works and how to make it work.
  • Applaud the best in class practices at the Demand Planning & Forecasting Awards
  • Develop a perspective on what your planning and forecasting function should be in a technology assisted, data driven world.
  • Extensive networking with the best in the business

Key Themes

Forecasting for a fast changing geography

We are fast moving towards a global village – where the boundaries of the markets we serve are expanding, and the demographic profiles of demand changing. This puts pressure on demand planners to expand their footprint for data. This session takes us through the changing face of demand, and how demand planners need to factor in geography into their plans.

Demand Planning & Forecasting for Omni Channel and E-commerce

E-Commerce customers will choose where and how they will engage with a firm. Traditionally firms have evolved multi pronged forecasts – aligning them with the channel. This is a sub-optimal solution. The need of the hour is a forecast for omni channel, integrating e-commerce, modern retail and traditional retail. This session explores how demand planning has to evolve to meet the omni channel and e-commerce challenges.

Use of Social Media Analytics in Demand Planning

Demand sensing is the biggest challenge for a firm. Traditional sources of demand are too slow to understand the gen next consumer. If there is a single version of the truth, it is social media. This session will explore how demand planners can integrate social media sources into their planning process.

Changing role of Demand Planning in a connected world

It is time to break the silos – internal and external and integrate across the value chain. Firms need to connect data, people, and plans to increase the efficiency, agility, and productivity of their planning teams. During the session, panelists will discuss how you can transform planning into a continuous process that leverages the latest technologies, and how foster widespread involvement and collaboration

Next Gen Tech in Demand Planning

In an age of deep learning, IoT and other paradigm altering technologies, we explore the ways and means of harnessing these in the demand planning process. The session will trace the technology from an idea to its implementation, and the process changes it entails.

Measuring Forecast Performance in a technology embedded world

As companies improve planning and control, the issue of forecast accuracy always surfaces. An effective demand planning process measures forecast accuracy in different ways for different purposes. But doing this in a technology embedded world has its own challenges. This session explores how firms can improve forecast performance in a world defined by technology.

IBP – Making it work

Traditional demand planning is no longer flexible, or capable, to respond to rapidly changing business environment. Increased data complexity, digital advances and an increasingly global marketplace make it challenging to plan ahead with accuracy, or consider all variables when making decisions. This is where IBP steps up. This session will deal with what it takes to make IBP work.

Three best Practice presentations from the winners

Three innovative, interesting and path breaking submissions from those received will present their ideas under the “Best Practice” series.


Delegate Fee for the Forum is Rs. 10,000/- Plus 18% GST


Further Details

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