Best-Selling Business Forecasting Textbook Author to Outline How to Build a Forecasting Process

CHICAGO – May 14, 2007 – John Galt Solutions, the leading provider of affordable planning solutions for the consumer-driven supply chain, today announced that over 150 attendees have already registered for the next webinar in its ongoing educational series. The webinar, entitled “How to Grow a Forecasting Process.” will feature University of Notre Dame professor Barry Keating, author of the best-selling forecasting textbook used in colleges and universities. The free webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 2:00 EDT.

The upcoming webinar will outline the process, participants, tools and data required to create a highly accurate forecast. Founded on the principle of right-sized solutions, John Galt helps companies find the best starting point and then teaches them how to grow as needed to increase forecast accuracy, optimize inventory levels and maximize supply chain performance.

Webinar participants will learn:

  • How companies with large amounts of data can build an accurate forecasting process from the ground up
  • What information is and is not contained in the statistics and accuracy measures of a forecast
  • How to determine the “forecastability” of a process
  • Who should collaborate in creating and reviewing a forecast
  • What input is needed in order to produce the most accurate forecast possible

A well-known authority on supply chain forecasting, Professor Keating is a Heritage Foundation Fellow and a Heartland Institute Research Fellow. He has published more than 80 articles for professional journals and business publications. Professor Keating is also a former President of the Economic Club of Michiana, former Chair of the Department of Finance at Notre Dame, and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Indiana Policy Review Group.

Pre-registration for the free educational webinar is required at

About John Galt Solutions

John Galt Solutions helps increase forecast accuracy and optimize inventory levels in consumer-driven supply chains. With the ForecastX Wizard and the Atlas Planning Suite, we provide a wide range of affordable, easy to implement, supply chain planning solutions designed for growing mid-market companies. Over 5000 customers have benefited from our deep industry expertise and innovative technologies. Industry leaders such as Bayer Crop Science, DuPont, Fidelity Investments, Hasbro Games, Huhtamaki, Sealy, Syngenta Crop Protection, and The Container Store have improved their bottom line through increased revenues and inventory cost reductions. To learn more, please or call 312.701.9026.


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