Integrated Business Planning is the set of processes, practices and technologies used to unite a company on a Consensus Business Plan. Integrated Business Planning includes Sales and Operations Planning and extends it, unifying the volume and financial forecasts across the business. A company conducting true IBP will have a single consensus forecast across all functions, which is often referred to as a “one number forecast”.
The Consensus Business Plan is the key input for ongoing strategic decision making. It enables senior management to make informed decisions tactically and operationally, driving profitability and revenue and improving customer relationships.
John Ryan, IBP Supply Manager will take us through his and Kimberly Clark’s experience in implementing IBP over the last several years. This will be a unique insight into the challenges and wins experienced to date.
Come along and hear about their journey and share your expertise on this topic with the group.