Histories of the Future

Conversations on 100 Years of Business Forecasting & Planning

The intricacies of global value chains have led to the localization of variability and risk, causing an array of unforeseen consequences. Each week join Jonathon Karelse, an expert in demand planning, sales, and operations planning, and predictive analytics, as he speaks with innovators and creative thinkers who have successfully and strategically transformed their teams. If you’re looking for best practices and pitfalls to avoid in global value chain planning, from AI to the use of computer-based forecasting to the role of human judgment, this is the podcast for you: Histories of the Future, Conversations on 100 Years of Business Forecasting & Planning, with Jonathon Karelse, a production of Forbes Books.

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Jonathon Karelse

Jonathon is leading the conversation that Behavioral Economics represents the next important differentiator for effective decision-making in most companies. He believes that by understanding the causes of biases and heuristics in planning, organizations can make rapid improvements in real-world performance. As a frequent contributor to the Supply Chain Council of Canada, the Institute of Business Forecasting, and the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), Jonathon tracks trends and directly influences best practices in Demand Planning and Integrated Business Planning (IBP). His work with NorthFind was recognized in 2020 and 2021 by Supply Chain Brain – Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners – and by Supply and Demand Chain Executive: Top 100 Supply Chain Projects in both 2020 and 2021. He has further been recognized in both 2021 and 2022 as one of the SDCE’s Top 100 “Pros to Know”.

He has been cited for his work on Forecast Value Add (FVA) analysis; the integration of Judgment and Behavioral Economics into statistical forecasting; and Conflict Resolution in consensus forecasting. He is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management, a member of the 2019 Management Excellence cohort at Harvard Business School, and is a member of the Harvard Business Review’s Advisory Council.