Scoping & Sensemaking is Important

11. Juni 2024

The recent IBP/IBSing practitioners call provided excellent insights on implementing ๐ˆ๐๐ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ. I’d like to share ๐š ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ค๐ž๐ฒ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ from the session.

Our guest speaker, Dale Edwards, CSCP, Head of IBP at The Royal Mint, introduced his ๐’๐‚๐Ž๐๐„ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค for IBP implementation. Here are the five essential steps he outlined:
1)ย ย ย ๐“ขcan and understand: Gain a comprehensive overview of the existing landscape and identify areas for integration and improvement.
2)ย ย ย ๐“’ultivate and develop: Lay the groundwork for IBP implementation through education, team formation, and setting benchmarks.
3)ย ย ย ๐“žrganise and Build: Start the active phase of IBP implementation, focusing on structured development and alignment of business plans.
4)ย ย ย ๐“Ÿropel and Mature: Drive the organisation towards full IBP maturity, ensuring ongoing adaptation and improvement.
5)ย ย ย ๐“”valuate and Enhance: Sustain IBP as a dynamic, ever-improving process that continually adds value to the business.

During the breakout sessions, we divided the ~20 IBP experts into five groups to identify โ€œEnablers and Best Practicesโ€ and โ€œBottlenecks and Challengesโ€ for each stage. After consolidating the ideas, I found that:
โ–ถ 30% โ— of the inputs focused on โ€œ๐’๐œ๐š๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐โ€ (Step 1/5)
โ–ถ 46% โ— on โ€œ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉโ€ (Step 2/5)

This clearly highlights the critical importance of the ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ of IBP implementation. In my work with HELIBLICK GmbH customers, I always start with an IBP/IBSing Fitness Check. We ๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž the current Planning & Execution Standard Processes with the transformation lead and conduct ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  interviews with key stakeholders and change agents to identify essential cultural enablers to immediately ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ-๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐›๐ž๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ, which will lead to the success of the transformation.

The exercise and insights from the 20 IBP practitioners underscored the significance of these initial steps. Thank you to Dale Edwards and the fantastic group of IBP practitioners and supply chain leaders for engaging in this enriching learning and networking forum!


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