October 29, 2008
This past summer, Dr. Chaman Jain, a Professor of Economics and
Finance at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, sat down with
Wall Street Journal's Carol Hymowitz about how collaborating with
vendors and suppliers can help make planning more effective, plus
what it takes to make that kind of collaboration happen. An article
entitled, “Thinking About Tomorrow: Seven Tips for Making
Forecasting More Effective,” was written by Dr. Jain, in
collaboration with Mark Covas of Proctor & Gamble Company, and
was printed in the July 7th issue of The Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Jain has written over 100 articles, mostly in the area of
forecasting and planning; and has authored, co-authored and
co-edited eight books, six in the area of forecasting and planning.
In a consulting capacity, he has worked for a number of
organizations including Saudi Aramco, Brown and Williamson,
Sweetheart Cup, Eastman Kodak, CECO Door, Hewlett Packard, Jockey
International, Union Fidelity Life Insurance Company and Bilgore
Groves. He is the recipient of the 1994 award of The Direct
Marketing Educational Foundation for best paper.
Mark Covas is based in Guangzhou, China, where he is responsible
for building demand planning capability in the region. Prior to
that, he worked for Gillette Company as the Director of Global
Demand Planning. In that role he provided strategic leadership and
direction to the Demand Planning Groups across the company's five
geographic regions. Before that, he worked for a number of
companies including Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Straus,
LifeScan, and Colgate-Palmolive in the areas of Forecasting, Sales
- View the interview
- View the article here.
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business has provided the highest
quality business education for over eighty years. Many alumni
have risen to senior executive positions in the financial services
community in New York and around the world. Degrees offered
include the Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration
and Master of Science. The College encompasses the School of
Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, which is housed
at the University’s Manhattan location in the heart of the New York
financial district. For further information, please
contact Jennifer Maizel at (718) 990-6218 or email Maizelj@stjohns.edu.