Foresight’s Editorial team and Advisory Board make it possible for us to bring our readers the very best combination of research from top academics and insights drawn from earned experience from business forecasters in the field. They’re an impressive group — read on to meet them!

Carolyn Allmon, Senior Demand Planner, Interventional Cardiology and Radiology, Teleflex Inc.

Carolyn Allmon is a Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) with extensive experience creating, leading, and improving demand and revenue forecasting modeling and processes in both public and private organizations.  The State of Minnesota, Tennant Company, ConAgra Foods, Zimmer Spine, and Det-tronics and Michael Foods are among her past employers. Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Augsburg College and a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Hawaii. Her writing appears in a number of forecasting-related publications including the International Journal of Forecasting, Foresight, and Business Economics.

Ellen Bonnell, Consultant

Ellen Bonnell is responsible for the forecasts that support sales and operations planning in every region on the planet. Ellen leads a team that provides not just sales forecasts for supply chain, but also analytics and insights for the demand chain.  Ellen’s unique approach to forecasting is a combination of time series models, multivariate insights, marketing intelligence, an understanding that every business is unique and the practicalities of working with data that is never perfect. She is well known for her approach to measuring forecast quality as well as her ability to deliver highly accurate, small frequency forecasts for time periods less than a day. Ellen is the author of one of the most widely praised articles in Foresight,  “How to Get Good Forecasts from Bad Data” [Issue 7, Summer 2007]. Ellen completed her Bachelor of Science in business economics at Indiana University and Master of Science in supply chain management at the University College Dublin, Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. Ellen is currently based in Manchester, United Kingdom.

John Boylan, Professor of Business Analytics, Lancaster University

John Boylan is a professor of Business Analytics at Lancaster University. He has a history of extensive research and work with companies on forecast improvement and inventory management.

Henry Canitz, Director, Product Marketing & Business Development, Logility Inc.

Henry Canitz is Director of Product Marketing and Business Development for Logility Inc., a leading provider of supply chain planning and optimization solutions. Henry has 25+ years of experience building high-performance supply chains, including evaluating, implementing, and using supply chain technology as a practitioner at leading companies. He also has extensive experience in developing and marketing business solutions with leading enterprise software providers. Henry has an undergraduate in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, a graduate degree in supply chain management from Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, APICS CPIM and CSCP certifications, and a lean/6-sigma black belt certification. Henry is an active contributor to supply chain periodicals, including recent blogs and articles in Foresight, APICS Magazine, CSCMP Supply Chain Quarterly, CIO Applications Magazine, Consumer Goods Technology, Food Logistics Magazine, IBF Journal of Business Forecasting, Inbound Logistics, Supply Chain Digest, Supply Chain Management Review, Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine, and Supply Chain Brain. Henry is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including the Foresight Practitioners Conference, CSCMP Edge Conference, IBF Conferences, APICS Annual Conference, and others. Henry is a member of the CSCMP Edge Conference Planning Committee.