The impact of company culture on IBP part II: Change

Implementing Integrated Business Planning (IBP) processes may challenge many existing values and behaviours in a company. For IBP to be effective a set of behaviours ¬†are required. Some important behaviours are: 1. Group thinking: take a holistic business view rather then functional or silo view. 2. Feedback: the ability to provide and receive open and honest feedback on IBP effectiveness. 3. Collaboration: open and honest … Continue reading The impact of company culture on IBP part II: Change

The impact of company culture on IBP part I: Strategy

Most experts agree that advanced Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) or Integrated Business Planning (IBP) has a monthly check and balance with the strategic plan and objectives of a business. In this way, a well executed IBP, can monthly measure progress against business objectives and strategy with an 18-36 months horizon. The strategic plan itself is a reference in this process. It is usually updated … Continue reading The impact of company culture on IBP part I: Strategy