The ‘Why’ in S&OP: or How to Find More Meaning

There is a lot of evidence that S&OP is hard to implement and get right. And when S&OP is implemented it often stalls, doesn’t make enough progress and doesn’t deliver enough value. The reasons are plenty, but one of the core reasons is the lack of senior leadership support. Another reason is that employees just get tired of an overly dogmatic, bureaucratic process and data … Continue reading The ‘Why’ in S&OP: or How to Find More Meaning

The Purpose of Integrated Business Planning

There are many discussions on what S&OP and IBP is. Lately, there are even more discussion on the difference between S&OP and IBP. Check out http://ibpnews.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/the-difference-between-sop-and-ibp/ for 7 different blogs on this topic only. But did any of these bloggers ask the simple existential IBP question; what is the purpose of IBP? If you, confronted with this question, jump up and start talking about improved … Continue reading The Purpose of Integrated Business Planning