Vanguard Software Attends 2018 Best of the Best

Best of the Best S&OP Conference, 2018

Celebrating 11 years of gathering the brightest minds in the industry, APICS and the Institute of Business Forecasting Planning (IBF) are hosting The Best of the Best S&OP Conference from June 14-15, 2018 in Chicago, IL.

Experts across all industries plan to attend, with 16 influential speakers lined up. Sara Park, VP of Business Development at The Coca-Cola Company, is the keynote speaker. Others on the impressive list of speakers include:

  • Rizwan Asim, Supply Chain manager at Five Guys International
  • David M. Hovey, Director of Supply Chain at Hostess Brands, LLC
  • Greg Spira, Head of Forecasting-NA at Mondelez International

If you plan to attend Best of the Best, stop by our booth to see how industry leaders leverage Vanguard IBP to support their S&OP process. We pride ourselves on uniting roles, teams, and departments by delivering the sharpest forecasting within Supply Chain Planning, Integrated Business Planning (IBP), and S&OP Process.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Effectively use forecasting and demand planning in the S&OP process
  • Employ integrated business planning techniques
  • Enhance collaboration across sales, marketing, finance, and supply chain
  • Extend S&OP outside your organization and throughout the supply chain
  • Manage and mitigate risk
  • Use S&OP to enhance new product launches
  • And more!

The 11th annual Best of the Best S&OP Conference is June 14-15, 2018 in Chicago, IL.


APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management, and the leading provider of research, education, and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation, and resilience.

About the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning (IBF)

IBF is a membership organization recognized worldwide as the premier full-service provider of demand planning, forecasting, business analytics, S&OP education, bench-marking research, training, certification, world-class conferences, and advisory services.

Vanguard Software

About Vanguard Software

Vanguard Software introduced its first product for decision support analysis in 1995. Today, companies across every major industry and more than 60 countries rely on the Vanguard Predictive Planning™ platform to reduce overstocks, optimize inventory distribution, reduce supply costs with an agile platform based on advanced algorithmic modeling. Based in Cary, North Carolina, Vanguard Software makes every supply chain more resilient through better forecasting, scheduling, and replenishment.