Jack Hirsch


Material Requirements Planning professional with extensive experience in forecasting customer demands in consumer good products.  Key strengths include extensive knowledge in forecasting inventory and service level requirements for a variety of customers including Wal*Mart, Sam's Club, Costco, and Target Stores. Possess substantial knowledge of inventory and ordering systems coupled with training and development skills for staff forecasters/planners.  Expertise in aligning cross-functional teams to achieve enhanced customer service levels and corporate goals.  Strong Excel and Access skills.

  • Material Requirement Planning (MRP)
  • Demand Planning
  • Sales Forecast
  • Retail Link
  • Collaborative Planning & Forecasting (CPFR)
  • i2 Demand Planner
  • Advanced Excel and Access
  • EDI 852 830
  • Cost Control
  • IBM Query
  • BOM Control
  • AS400
  • Team Development and Leadership
  • Inventory Control
  • Production Control
  • Phase-Out Planning

Work History

Work History
Oct 1988 - Dec 2008

Sr. Manager Demand Management

Leiner Health Products

Managed a team responsible for developing a Sales Forecast for over 3,500 products which achieved sales over $750MM.

  • Increased the Sales Forecast accuracy 20% by implementing the i2 Demand Planner forecasting software.
  • Developed and maintain specific sales analyses for our top 40 customers.
  • Developed tools and ad hock reports to assist top executives decisions and exectutions.
  • Increased customer service levels five points by publishing the Forecast Analysis Report which highlighted specific reasons for forecast inaccuracies.
  • Strengthened corporate attention for accurate Forecasts by establishing cross functional teams for each customer to review and develop individual forecasts, determine corporate inventory and delivery schedules.
  • Developed a comprehensive training program which developed Forecast Analyst and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) specialist which increased market share and improved inventory investment.
Feb 1984 - Oct 1988

Manager Production Control

Vita Fresh Vitamin Company

Successfully managed a team responsible for developing the company production plans for bulk manufacturing and scheduling the finished goods production.

  • Increased the company's Bulk supply on time delivery performance 25% by implementing the weekly Bulk Planning Meeting which initiated a formal Bulk production schedule prepared by my team.
  • Improved Finished Goods delivery performance over 15% by implementing bi-weekly cross functional meetings addressing specific customer's demand and adjusting production schedules to meet the customer's expectations.


1984 - 1986

Business Administration and Economic

California State University-Fullerton
1964 - 1971

Associate Degree




I use Access to gather data, process numbers and build reports using multiple sources which I import into Excel spreadsheets for publication.


I use Excel for my main reporting tool as I find it very flexible and standard throughout the business community.



Retail Link

Wal*Mart Corporation

Behavior Based Interviewing"Can Do, Will Do, Fit Factors"

Leiner Health Products

Effective Documentation and Discipline

Leiner Health Products

Problem Solving and Decision Making For Supervisors

Leiner Health Products

IBM Query

Medel and Associates

Manufacturing Resource Planning II

Williams & Company


American Production and Inventory Control Society