Certified Demand Planning and Forecasting Professional (CDPFP) 

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.

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

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

Who Should Participate

CDPFP is beneficial for:

♦ New Demand Planners and forecasters ♦ Experienced Demand Planers looking to upgrade their skills ♦ Those who wish to shift into a demand planning role ♦ Head of Sales ♦ Product Managers  ♦ Marketing Managers ♦ Corporate Planners ♦ Market Researchers  ♦ Analytics Professionals

Certificate Requirements

To obtain the CDPFP certification you should successfully complete classroom sessions, submit all assignments on time, and pass an examination at the end of the program.

Program Structure

The CDPFP Program 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
    • Sales and Operations Planning
    • Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP)
    • Introduction to Integrated Business Planning
  • Evaluation of integrated planning systems
  • Role of demand planner in an organization

Course Material

ISCM will provide comprehensive reading material for each module. In addition, for distance education candidates, ISCM will offer e-mail and skype based mentoring.

Eligibility – Graduates with three years’ work experience in Demand Planning and forecasting.

Evaluation and Certification

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

Components of Course Evaluation Weightage
Discussion in Class 10 %
Case Analysis 20%
Assignments 20%
Final Exam 50%


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

Fee Structure:

CDPFP has a layered fee structure:

Certification – INR 10,000/-*

Enrollment and study Material Fee – INR 30,000/-*

Exam Fee – INR 20,000/-*

*The above fee does not include GST. GST of 18% will be applicable on the above fees.

ISCM can offer CDPFP as an In-House program for organizations who wish to develop their demand planning and forecasting teams. Ideally, ISCM would look at a team size of 10 for the program. Fee structure for such In-House programs can be mutually decided.

Successful candidates will receive one year free subscription for Supply Chain Planning Review – an annual publication on demand planning from ISCM Media.

For further details contact: yvonne@iscmindia.net

Cerified Demand Planning Professionals

Dilip D. Darbha

Asst. Manager

Arpit Raj

Demand Planner

Nikhil Lambat

Manager - SCM
Mahindra Vehicles

Rajiv Parekh

G.M - S&OP Lead
Ultra Tech

Anjali Karan

Data Scientist

Radish Suvarna

Demand Planner

Tushit Nath Das

Fermenta Biotech

Amit Borye

Demand Planner

Sachin Navale

Deputy Manager
Mahindra Vehicles

Yunus Shaikh


Vijay Kumar M

Sr. Op. Analyst

Preeti Grover

Sr. Manager

Manita Dhyani

Sr. Mgr - D. P
Terumo (India)

Utsav Kedia

Asst. Mgr – Data

Sanskriti Agarwal

Asst. Mgr – Planning

Sana Grover

Asst. Mgr – Sales

Darpan Khurana

Demand Planner

Puja Kapoor

Market Demand Planner
Continental (India)

Can Çavlı

Head of Demand Planning

Kunal Gupta

Director of Supply Chain