Welcome to the John Galt Forecast Xperts® blog! We have created this blog to bring you relevant sales forecasting, demand planning and sales & operations planning education and discussion. We will feature some of the supply chain industry’s most respected thought leaders. Additionally, you will hear from John Galt Xperts® giving you the latest updates from the field.

Some thought leaders you will hear from on our blog:

  • Bob Stahl – Co-creator of Executive S&OP, Bob Stahl’s more than thirty years of manufacturing experience give him a unique ability to influence operational excellence. While holding management positions in the industry, Bob's efforts contributed to improvements in ROI from 8% to 48%. Since leaving industry in 1981, Bob has helped many companies in varied environments make similar improvements in their performance, crafting an implementation methodology that is low cost, low risk and high impact with quick results. This approach is explained in several of the six books Bob has co-authored with Tom Wallace.
  • Barry Keating, PhD. – Barry P. Keating is a professor of Finance at the University of Notre Dame. Keating’s expertise is in business forecasting, experimental economics, economic regulation and not-for-profit organizations. Recent research has examined data mining and its use. Keating has written or co-authored 15 books, including the best-selling Business Forecasting with ForecastX used in colleges and universities (McGraw-Hill).
  • Larry Lapide, PhD. – Dr. Lapide has over 30 years of experience in industry, consulting, business research, and academia. Most recently he was the Director of Demand Management at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL). He also managed the launch of MIT’s Supply Chain 2020 Project and is responsible for CTL’s Strategy Alignment Workshop. He concurrently served as the Research Director for the Demand Management Solutions Group, a consortium of companies that sponsored a multi-year research project focused developing advanced strategies, principles, and methods to optimally match supply and demand.

John Galt employees will also write for the blog, offering first-hand knowledge of supply chain planning best practices and trends, derived from the years of experience in working with our thousands of customers.

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