Led by your executive team, Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is a common sense process designed for effective decision-making. It allows senior management to plan and manage your entire organisation over a 24-month horizon or more, aligning strategic and tactical plans each month, and allocating critical resources, people, equipment, inventory, materials, time and money; to satisfy your customers in the most profitable way.
IBP represents the evolution of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) from the supply and demand balancing process developed in the early 1980's. Today it is a process that drives the alignment of all functions across an organisation, models and creates readiness for alternate outcomes, drives deployment of strategy and enhances collaboration across supply chains.
You are constantly in ‘fire-fighting’ mode
You have a misaligned management team
You are continually missing the financial plan
You are experiencing rapid growth and can no longer manage effectively using an informal process
Your budgeting process is ‘painful’
You are struggling to get on top of service issues
You cannot keep up with growth in demand
You have excessive inventory
You are experiencing excessive rework and cost
Departments or sites are working in silos
There is no ‘single source of the truth’ or ‘single set of numbers’ to run the business
You feel like “we never get the time to look at the strategy”
There is poor deployment and execution of the strategic plan
You have poor employee engagement
You feel like you are not getting a return on the effort put into your existing S&OP/IBP process
A diagnostic assessment of your current S&OP or IBP process, including its effectiveness and identifying any performance issues
Transfer of our knowledge to your people so they can create and manage an effective IBP process
Assessment and validation that your IBP process has achieved a Class A level of effectiveness – firmly embedded as the ‘way you do things’ and delivering the benefits you wanted
Facilitate the design of an IBP process to best fit your organisation and its needs
Scoping of an action plan to address issues and take advantage of the opportunities identified, including resourcing, timelines and performance improvement expectations.
Change Management – planning, monitoring and supporting the implementation of change and its impact on your people
Coaching IBP process users as you introduce the new ways of working
Oliver Wight has developed a series of five questions, which can be used in each of the five Integrated Business Planning review meetings to ensure they address the key issues facing the business.
Mike Reed provides real-life examples of how accounting for vulnerabilities and opportunities within the monthly Integrated Business Planning process can drive improvement,
We spoke to many business executives over twelve months of the pandemic to understand if their IBP process was helping them navigate the uncertainty.
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In partnership with Professional Advantage, Australia's leading solution providers, Oliver Wight Partner Stuart Harman summarises the key problems and challenges with the annual budgeting process.
In partnership with Professional Advantage, Oliver Wight Partner Stuart Harman reveals how Australian businesses are embracing Integrated Business Planning and the missed opportunities.
In partnership with Professional Advantage, Oliver Wight Partner Stuart Harman addresses the importance of integration across the whole of an organisation for IBP to work.
In partnership with Professional Advantage, Oliver Wight Partner Stuart Harman covers the required planning horizon and importance of looking ahead for effective IBP.
In partnership with Professional Advantage, Australia's leading solution providers, Oliver Wight Partner Stuart Harman summarises what IBP is and the benefits it gain bring to an organisation.
Stuart Harman, Anne Marie Kilkenny and Liam Harrington explain how to identify when S&OP is being mis-sold as IBP.
Hands-on application workshops, tailored to meet your organisation's specific business objectives
For integrating functional plans, deploying business strategy and driving business management
For delivering customer value, optimal supply chain performance and sustainable advantage
For driving growth and margin through effective planning and management of your product and service portfolio
For gaining control of operational planning and execution to drive business performance