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 organization 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 1980s. Today it is a process that drives the alignment of all functions across an organization, models and creates readiness for alternate outcomes, drives deployment of strategy, and enhances collaboration across supply chains.
Early identification of gaps in the business plan and strategy deployment, creating time to close them
An integrated view of performance and projection of your business over a 24-month horizon or more
Alignment of functional operating plans and financial projections with ‘one set of numbers’
Application of scenario planning and modelling to areas of your business where there may be uncertainty or impact
Increased responsiveness to uncertainties and unplanned events to minimise negative impacts and seize opportunities
Creation of transparency and clear accountability across the business/organisation
Simplification of the budgeting or annual planning process
Integration of strategy deployment with operational plans
Increased employee engagement and efficiency
Growth in revenue
Improved customer service
Organisational visibility of planned product changes, future demand from sales and marketing, and supply chain performance and planned supply chain capability and flexibility, plus bottom-up plans and the actions and decisions required to deliver ‘best for business' outcomes
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 Integrated Business Planning process
Change Management – planning, monitoring and supporting the implementation of change and its impact on your people
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.
Coaching IBP process users as you introduce the new ways of working
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
Integrated Business Planning: An Executive Guide - Virtual
IBP – Planification Intégrée de l’Entreprise : un guide pour les responsables et les membres des comités de direction
Scenario Planning Trigger Points – Creating an Integrated Response to Scenarios
Getting the Most From Integrated Business Planning
From Disorder to Agility
Integrated Business Planning for High Performance Businesses
Boost Performance - Connect Strategy and Execution through Integrated Business Planning
Business Transformation in Global Organisations - Lessons learned and successes earned
Successful S&OP through Integrated Business Planning
Who Owns Inventory? Stop the Blame Game
Why Annual Planning Should Be a Significant Non-Event
Transitioning from Sales and Operations Planning to Integrated Business Planning
The Day Exuberance Trumped a Proven Process
Sustainable High Performance and Profitability
The Oliver Wight Class A Standard for Business Excellence
Le Standard Classe A d’Oliver Wight pour l’Excellence en Entreprise
Der Class A Standard für Business Excellence nach Oliver Wight
El Estándar de Clase A para la Excelencia Empresarial de Oliver Wight
Orchestrating Success: Improve Control of the Business with Sales & Operations Planning
Enterprise Sales and Operations Planning
The Transition from Sales and Operations Planning to Integrated Business Planning
An Executive's Guide to Achieving Class A Business Excellence
Watch the video to see Oliver Wight's CEO Les Brookes explains how to drive End-to-End supply chain transformation with IBP.
Oliver Wight Partner, Dawn Dent spoke to Eminox's Managing Director Mark Runciman, who shares his experience of working with Oliver Wight.
Supply Chain Resilience with Integrated Business Planning - a chat with SAP and Oliver Wight.
Oliver Wight’s Paul Ducie joins Olivehorse Consulting to discuss how to assess your organization’s maturity, and define the correct approach for implementation.
The right collaboration between process and tools can deliver the IBP promise efficiently and dynamically.
Does your business truly understand measuring and analysis? Do you apply the data and learn from it? Or are there conflicting or biased measures happening behind the scenes?
Oliver Wight's Andy Walker and EY's Jocelyn Hallum discuss what business leaders are talking about today.
Join Oliver Wight Partners Monte Maritz & Lucy Jacobs for this webinar in our ongoing series focused on the evolution of Integrated Business Planning.
Oliver Wight Partners Gary Connors and Steve Rowntree lift the lid on why data accuracy (or inaccuracy) is so prevalent in the healthcare industry.
The third in our webinar series for the Industrial Sector exploring ways to measure and drive improvement in business performance.
In an era of rapidly changing consumer needs, the need to effectively align your business strategy with all your business processes is vital to stay ahead of your competitors.
The Power of Moving from S&OP to Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
Hands-on application workshops, tailored to meet your organization'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
Creating, influencing and managing demand
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
For dynamic management of product, demand, and supply plan execution
For working through change and identifying key business issues and opportunities
For focused and rapid intervention
For breaking down functional silos, leveraging technology, and extending IBP benefits