Integrated Tactical Planning (ITP) is a process for the functional alignment of daily and weekly changes in your product portfolio, demand or supply plans, to drive the best customer outcomes, while re-optimising financial performance. ITP can be implemented and delivering results in just six weeks.
ITP operates within the short-term horizon, inside the ‘planning time fence’, where focus moves from planning to effective execution, and when expenditure on variable and semi-variable expenses begins. ITP is complementary to Integrated Business Planning, which focuses on the medium- to long-term planning horizon. A tightly orchestrated set of weekly and daily processes, the successful deployment of ITP will define and calm the process of management and communication within the one- to three-month tactical horizon, integrating the key functions within your organisation, and ultimately leading to improvements in customer service, inventory levels and other key metrics.
Your IBP process is stuck in the short-term
Regular crisis and emergency meetings are consuming senior managers’ time
There is an intense focus on delivering ‘this month’s numbers’
Inventory seems to have a life of its own
There is a culture of not following the plan because customer requirements ‘keep changing’
Everyone is blaming inaccurate forecasting as ‘the problem’
Customer delivery performance is less than 90% on time
Everyone seems to have a view of the future, but there is no ‘single version of the truth’
Purchasing is making ‘best guesses’ on long-lead-time items – often with costly errors
There have been many initiatives to fix ‘the problem’, but results seem to slide back once the project is completed
A diagnostic assessment of your current process, including identifying the root cause of any performance issues
Transfer of our knowledge to your people so they can apply an effective ITP Process to your business
Assessment and validation that your ITP process has achieved a Class A level of effectiveness – firmly embedded as ‘the way you do things’ and delivering the benefits you wanted
Scoping of an action plan to define standards, address issues and take advantage of the opportunities identified, including resourcing, timelines and performance improvement expectations
Facilitate design of an ITP process to best fit your organisation and its needs
Change Management – monitor and support the implementation of changes and its impact on your people
Coaching ITP process users as you introduce the new ways of working
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Hear the four authors, Rod Hozack, Todd Ferguson, Stuart Harman and Dawn Howarth, discuss why they wrote the book and explain some of the business problems it is intended to help readers solve.
The ITP process is tightly orchestrated into weekly and daily activities enabling the monthly Integrated Business Planning process to be executed as efficiently as possible.
Oliver Wight Asia Pacific Partner Mike Reed explains more about ITP – the essential process for regularly re-aligning product, demand, and supply plans in the short term.
In this podcast, Mike Reed, shares the difference between a weekly process (ITP) and monthly process (IBP), why a weekly process is important and how to ensure yours is robust.
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