CPDF III Certification . . . 

You can master collaborative forecasting approaches, S&OP process and business integration practices by completing an additional 50 hour curriculum beyond CPDF_Master;  20 hours for a two-day Instructor-led, hands-on training Workshop and 30 hours comprised of six (6) self-paced, e-learning workshops combined with self study. There are no prerequisites for the training Workshop. However, job related topics are covered at a more advanced level.

To register for this industrial training workshop, visit the workshop registration page.

To register for the e-learning workshop exercises for certification, complete e-Learning Registration form. You must complete the training workshop before beginning the self-paced e-learning program.

 

Day 1

Time

Instructor-led Hands-on Training Workshop

9:00 AM 

Part 1 - The Demand Forecasting and Planning Cycle  in the Supply Chain

  • Concepts of Change and Chance for capturing modeling and uncertainty in demand forecasting
  • Role of demand forecasting in the supply chain
  • Contrasting simple, complicated and complex processes
  • Understanding the respective roles of demand forecasters, demand planners, and demand managers
  • Establishing a Budget forecasting cycle for a forecasting simulation game
  • The PEER model
  •  Internal and external drivers of demand (good factors)

 

 

Workshop A (28): Targeting the Environment - How To Assess Drivers of Demand

  10:15

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

Part II - Characterizing a Data Framework for Creating a Forecast Decision Support System

  • Ways to characterize demand
  • Types of activity being forecast
  • Budget data for a rolling forecast
  • Lead-times and rolling forecast horizons
  • The on demand dashboard and forecasting system
  • Who is the customer?: Determining forecasting requirements by organization
  • Internal factors likely to influence forecasting
  • Establishing a database framework for efficient storage and retrieval of data and information
    Computer Workshop B (29): Understanding the Data Structure in the Forecasting Game

 

 

Part III - Creating Rolling Baseline Forecasts for a Budget Forecasting Cycle

  • Improving the quality of data in preparation of a statistical forecast
  • Selecting the appropriate aggregation level at which statistical forecasts are to be generated
  • Using a statistical forecasting engine to create unconstrained rolling baseline forecasts
  • Allocating unit and revenue forecasts to lowest levels: SKU and customer/locations
  • Recognizing the implications of making subjective judgments and overrides to multi-level forecasts
  PM

Lunch

 

 

Computer Workshop C (30): Adjusting Baseline Forecasts With Managed Overrides

    Part IV - Goals and Objectives of the Forecast Simulation Game
   

Coffee/Tea Break

 

Submission of First Rolling Forecast

   

Start of Second Rolling Forecast (six months remaining)

 Day 2

9:00 AM 

Part V Bias and Precision: Establishing Forecast Error Metrics With Statistical Models

  • Defining bias and precision as the basis for determining forecast accuracy
  • Interpreting prediction limits in statistical models and predictive visualizations
  • Indentifying accuracy measures for evaluating demand forecasts
  • Defining Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for uses of forecasts
   

Computer WorkshopD (31):  Handling Exceptions: How To Use Evaluation Criteria To Measure Forecasting Performance

 

10:15

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

Submission of Second Rolling Forecast

   

Start of Third Rolling Forecast (three months remaining)

 

PM

Lunch

 

 

Submission of Final Rolling Forecast

 

 

Coffee/Tea Break

   

Team Presentations

 

 

Part VI - Recap of Simulation Game and Presentation of Game Awards

 

After you complete this two-day instructor-led workshop, you will need to complete and submit six (6) self-paced computer workshop exercises re-enforcing the management principles, forecasting techniques and best practices used by demand forecasters worldwide to qualify for CPDF III certification. Upon completion of this phase your CPDF III designation will increase your proficiency and stay competitive in your discipline, while enhancing your salary opportunities of your chosen profession. To register, complete e-Learning Registration form.

 

Self-paced e-Learning  Workshops

32

Data Framework Checklist for Forecast Decision Support Systems


33

Data Quality Checklist


34

Forecast Modeling Checklist

35

Forecast Model and Accuracy Assessment Checklist

36

Sales & Operations/IBP Checklist

37

Forecast Management Checklist

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