Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Definition

20. Juni 2024

After hearing many definitions of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) throughout my career, I believe it’s time to add the current HELIBLICK GmbH version to the list!

1️⃣ 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 (𝐈𝐁𝐂):
Establishing standard processes and clear roles and responsibilities to ensure end-to-end planning and execution work like a Swiss clockwork. When every function reliably plays its part, the major part of planning and execution flows reliably and efficiently and any significant deviations are measured.
That builds trust within the organization and with the customer.

2️⃣ 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 (𝐈𝐁𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐠):
Responding consciously to exceptions, disruptions and new challenges in the timeframe of 0-12 weeks. Whether it’s addressing mistakes or adapting to new business needs, quick mitigation ensures cost efficiency and customer satisfaction.

3️⃣ 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 (𝐈𝐁𝐏):
Proactively managing risks and opportunities over a tactical horizon of 3-24 months (tactical IBP). In a volatile and complex environment, this element ensures we minimize risks and maximize opportunities by aligning all functions to navigate challenges effectively. Getting prepared for the optimal supply chain network design choices by planning the next 3-10 years (long-term IBP) and designing your organisation for sustainable success.

4️⃣ 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝐈𝐁𝐓):
Using insights from exceptions in sensing and planning to drive continuous improvement and structural change. This ensures our processes, systems, and competencies evolve, enhancing our clockwork’s efficiency and reliability.


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