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IBF Certification OverviewCPF & ACPF

Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning - IBF

Tel:+1.516.504.7576 (New York)

Email:[email protected]

web:www.ibf.org


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Why Get Certified?

How does it benefit the company and the Demand Planning & Forecasting Professional?


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Benefits: For Employees

  • Validate your experience, knowledge, and skill-sets

  • Enhance your credentials, and advance your career

  • Set an example for others in your department

  • Become more recognized at your company, as well as in the field

  • Pre-qualify yourself for new positions in the field

  • Improve your career opportunities


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Benefits: For Employers

  • Certified individuals are pre-qualified, allowing you to identify the right person for a Demand Planning & Forecasting position with ease

  • Increase the value of your forecasting & planning staff, department, and company

  • More likely to improve company performance

  • Save time and resources in training! CPF or ACPF professionals already have a verified body of knowledge


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IBF Certification Program Board of Advisers

  • Key Forecasting Management & Professional from:

    • Amgen

    • Nestle

    • Bayer

    • Maidenform

    • Astrazeneca

    • BASF

    • SAS Institute

    • Boeing Company

    • P&G

    • Lowe's Companies. Inc.

    • MIT

    • University of Notre Dame

    • Carter’s


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Companies with CPF or ACPF (Partial List)

Abbott

Acuity Brands Lighting

ADC Telecommunications

Alberto Culver

Alcatel-Lucent

American Italian Pasta Company

American Red Cross

American Textile Company

Amway

Anderson Windows

Andrew Corporation

Anteon Corp

AOL

AstraZeneca

Aveda

Aventis Pharmaceuticals

Baker Oil Tools

Barnes Distribution

BASF Corp

Baxter Healthcare

Bayer

Best Buy

Biomarin

Black & Decker

British Gypsum

Brown Forman

Capital One

Carhartt

Cartech

Caterpillar

Celgene

Char-broil

Chemtura

Chevron Texaco

Cisco Systems

Cleco, Inc.

CNH Global

Con Edison

Conros Corporation

Continental Tire

Cooper Lighting

Cordis

Corning Cable Systems

Coty Inc.

Cummins

Day Spring Cards

Dealer Tire

Delta

Delta Faucet

Deluxe Corporation

Depuy Orthopaedics

DePuy Spine

Discover Financial

Disney

Dorel Juvenile Group

Dorman Products

Dow Corning

Dupont

E & J Gallo Winery Canada

EAS

East Penn Manufacturing

Eaton Filtration GmbH

Edmund Optics

Eircom

Elkay

EMD Chemicals

Emerson Process

Emirates Telecommunication Cooperation

Emyco

ESAB

FedEx

Fisher Scientific

Fruit of the Loom

Fuji Photo Film USA

Gap

GE

General Mills

Georgia Pacific

GlaxoSmithKline

Globe Electric

Goodyear

Graco Children's Products

Grundfos Pump Corp.

Hanes Brands

Heineken

Heinz

Hewlett Packard

Hollister

Hypro Pumps

Infosys Technologies Ltd

Intuit

Invitrogen

Ipex Inc.

John Deere

Johnson & Johnson

Juno Lighting Group

Lafarge North America

Land O'Lakes

Lifescan

Lilly

Logitech

MAC

Manhattan Toy

Maple Leaf Foods

Mead Johnson

Melaleuca

Mepha Ltd.

Merrill Lynch

Michelin

Microsoft

Mine Safety Appliances

Monster Cable Products

Motorola Inc

Nature's Path Foods

Neiman Marcus

Nestle

Netjets

Nordstrom

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Noveon

Novozymes

Nuskin

Oberto

Ogio, Intl.

ON Semiconductor Corp.

OnStar

Oracle Corporation

Panasonic

Pepsico

Pfizer, Inc.

Pharmavite

Philip Morris

Prevost Parts

Primus Canada

Procter & Gamble

Quantum Corporation

Rand McNally

Research In Motion

Revlon

Rich-Sea Pak Corp

Roche Diagnostics

Rubbermaid

Sanford

Sappi Fine Paper

Sara Lee

Sartomer

Satyam

Saudi Aramco

SBC Communications

SC Johnson

SCA Tissue

Scholastic Book Fairs

Scunci International

Sealed Air

Sears

Shire Pharmaceuticals Inc

Sigma Aldrich

Smith & Nephew

Sony

Spring Industries

Standard Textile, Inc.

Sun Chemical

Syngenta

SYSCO Food Systems

TastyKake

Tektronix

Tennant Company Manufacturing

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA

Texas A&M University

The Boeing Company

The Hartz Mountain Corp

The Scotts Company

The Toro Company

Thermatru

Timberland

T-Mobile

Turtle Wax, Inc.

Tyson Foods

Under Armour

Unilever

UnitedHealthcare

University of Notre Dame

USAA

USG

Victoria's Secret Stores

Vi-Jon Laboratories

Wal-Mart Stores Inc

Walt Disney World

Welch's

Woodward

World Kitchen

Wrigley

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Xcel Energy

Yokohama Tire

Zytec


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Levels of IBF Certification Offered

  • Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF)

  • Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF)


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IBF CPF – The Exams

  • 3 Exams –100 to 150 questions

  • Exams Taken Individually – Objective Tests, Multiple Choice

  • 2 Hours per Exam


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IBF CPF Exam Content

Exam 1

  • Role of Forecasting & Planning in Decision Making

  • Demand Planning (Demand Sensing, Shaping, & Creating)

  • Forecasting & Planning Process

  • Consumption (POS Data) Based Forecasting & Planning

  • Consensus Forecasting & Planning

  • Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Process

  • Collaborative, Planning, Forecasting, & Replenishment (CPFR)

  • Inventory Management

    Exam 2

  • Data Analysis & Treatment

  • Fundamentals of Models & Modeling

  • Types of Models

  • Time Series Models

  • Model Selection

  • Metrics: Measuring Forecast Error and Performance

    Exam 3

  • Forecast Reporting & Presentation

  • Forecast Communication

  • Winning Support and Confidence of Management

  • Getting Buy-in from Stakeholders


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IBF ACPF – The Exams

  • 2 Exams

  • Exams Taken Individually – Objective Tests (Multiple Choice)

  • 2 Hours per Exam

  • Must be CPF


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IBF ACPF Exam Content

  • Module 4

    • Regression Modeling

    • ARIMA Modeling/Box-Jenkins

  • Module 5

    • Forecasting Systems/Package


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Study Materials Provided and Preparation Related Events

  • Study Materials

    • CPF

      • Suggested Reading List

      • Practical Guide to Business Forecasting

    • ACPF

      • Suggested Readings List

      • Regression Analysis: Modeling and Forecasting

  • Preparation Related Events

    • IBF Tutorials

    • IBF Statistical Workshops

    • IBF In-House Seminars

    • IBF Online Training

    • IBF Certification Review Course

    • Professional Experience


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Certification Period &Renewal Requirements

  • Initial Certification Period = 4 Years

  • Certification Renewals Every 4 Years

  • Requirements for Renewal without Reexamination

    • CPF

      • 40 CE Points for Renewal

    • ACPF

      • 50 CE Points for Renewal


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How to Keep Certification Current for Renewal

  • IBF Conferences, Tutorials, and Workshops

  • IBF In-House Training Program

  • IBF Membership

  • Other Forecasting Related Conferences

  • IBF Board or Committee Member

  • Publish a Forecasting Book

  • Publish Original Research on Forecasting or related

  • Publish an Article on Forecasting or related

  • Speak at a Forecasting or related Conference

  • Successful Completion of an Academic Course in Forecasting

  • Plus, we’re open to considering others means not listed above


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Certification Examination Locations

  • Same Locations Globally as:

    • IBF Conferences

    • IBF Tutorials

    • IBF In-House Training/ Your Company

    • IBF Workshops


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Win-Win For Both Employer & Employee

  • Enhance Demand Planning & Forecasting Skills & Knowledge

  • Improve Business Decisions

  • Increase Business Performance

  • Build Staff with Relative Ease

  • Increase Recognition in the Demand Planning & Forecasting Field


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For More Information

  • Visit the IBF Website

    • www.ibf.org

  • Call the IBF for more information

    • +1.516.504.7576 (9am to 6pm EST, New York)

    • Skype: IBF_NY

  • Find IBF on Social Networks

    • LinkedIn

    • Twitter.com/DemandPlanning

    • Facebook.com/DemandPlanning

    • IBF Blog: www.demand-planning.com


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