Certified Demand Planning and Forecasting Professional

Virtual Classroom, Starts from 12th December, 2020


As we emerge from the pandemic, we need to re-focus on the demand planning and forecasting function in our organizations. At a time when historical trends are not relevant, and as supply sources are highly volatile and complex, demand planners have to significantly raise their game. The worlds best companies understand this, and are able to bring their entire organizations into an integrated planning and execution mode.
CDPFP is integrative and practice-oriented. It integrates concepts in business planning, demand, and supply planning, forecasting to present a holistic approach, allowing you to choose the best practices suited to your industry and firm. It discusses emerging and futuristic trends in planning and forecasting, and the framework to build resilience in the process.

Learning Objectives

The CDPFP will provide you with you the ability to navigate through both the technical and analytical aspects of the profession. With CDPFP, you will be able:
• To understand how the demand planning process should function
• How to develop an effective and realistic baseline forecast that drives better planning
• What are the different approaches to demand planning and their evaluation.
• Role of demand planner in an organization

Our Differentiators

• The only course that introduces you to multiple approaches – DDMRP, S&OP, IBP and Connected Planning to build multiple views.
• Integrating multiple methodologies and approaches – Causal, Judgmental, Time Series and Probabilistic and provides a framework on how to choose.
• The Only Course that helps you to evaluate the right method for your Industry and Company
• Taught by leading academicians and industry experts
• Immersive learning integrating case studies and assignments
• India’s only home grown certification

Program Structure

The CDPFP course covers the following core modules:
• Introduction to Integrated Demand Planning & Forecasting
• Critical pillars of demand planning and forecasting
• Identifying the gaps in demand planning and forecasting
• Root cause analysis and predictive modelling.
• Forecasting Models and their evaluation.
• Measuring Forecast Performance
• A framework for understanding Uncertainty through scenario planning
• Machine learning, AI and Analytics for Demand Planning
Demand Planning: Various Approaches
a) Sales and Operations Planning
b) Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP)
c) Introduction to Integrated Business Planning
• Evaluation of integrated planning systems
• Role of demand planner in an organization


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Conceptual lectures, Case studies, Peer to peer discussions and industry insights by experts


Every Saturday evening 6.00 PM to 8.30 PM, for eight weeks.


CDPFP has a continuous evaluation framework incorporating quizzes, case analysis, quantitative methods and brief answers.

Certification Requirements

To qualify for the CDPFP certification, you have to complete all sessions, submit your assignments, and clear an end of term exam.

Program Mentors

Dr. Rakesh Paras Singh
Chairman – Institute of Supply Chain and Management 

Dr. Rakesh Sinha
CEO Reflexive Supply Chain Solutions, Former Global Supply Chain Head at GCPL 

Dr. Suhas Rane
Ex Director (Planning), NMIMS and Associate Dean IBS Mumbai

Dr. K T Upadhyaya
Trainer and consultant in the areas of Project Management and Data Analytics  


Girish V S
Executive director at ISCM and Editor of SCMPro Knowledge

Certified Demand Planners and Forecasters

Dilip D. Darbha

Arpit Raj

Nikhil Lambat
Mahindra Vehicles

Rajiv Parekh
Ultra Tech

Anjali Karan

Akanksha Jain
Ultra Tech

Radish Suvarna

Tushit Nath Das
Fermenta Biotech

Amit Borye

Sachin Navale
Mahindra Vehicles

Yunus Shaikh

Vijay Kumar M
Aetos G. Partners LLP

Preeti Grover

Manita Dhyani
Terumo (India)

Utsav Kedia

Sanskriti Agarwal

Sana Grover

Darpan Khurana

Puja Kapoor
Continental (India)

Can Çavlı

Kunal Gupta


After attending the class, one can be assured to understand the demand planning & forecasting process holistically.
The practical examples shared as part of case studies were very relevant.
Training was great. We got lots of new insights and got to know different techniques used by different companies to improve demand planning. The factors which we ignore during the forecasting and how those affect our planning, idea of selecting correct forecasting methods, measuring our error will be surely help to great extend in our planning process.

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  • Cancellations received up to 7 business days prior to date of training will not be charged the course fee.
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