Bayer CropScience is one of the world's leading innovative cropscience companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. Its supply chain planning team controls supply chain costs while improving customer service with superior forecasting and inventory management.
Bayer CropScience is one of the world's leading innovative cropscience companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company has a global workforce of more than 18,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. Bayer CropScience AG is a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of over EUR 6 billion (2008).
As the head of Consumer Forecasting at Bayer CropScience, Curtis Brewer leads the collaborative forecasting efforts and facilitates the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process for the Consumer Products group. His supply chain planning team leverages John Galt Solutions' Atlas Planning Suite to control supply chain costs while improving customer service with superior forecasting and inventory management.
The consumer forecasting team at Bayer CropScience gathers Point of Sale (POS) and other consumer data from channel sales and category marketing to generate an 18 month unit forecast. Then they convert this unit forecast into a financial forecast for use in the financial planning for the business. Finally, they work with the production planning group to generate a collaborative demand plan that will insure a 99% fill rate, and procurement to insure appropriate information is available for component price negotiations and advance purchasing.
Curtis Brewer speaks at the Institute of Business Forecasting (IBF) Demand Planning & Forecasting Conference, April 28 – May 1, 2009 at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. For more information, go to