Areas of Expertise

Integrated Business Planning 

“Where Business Strategy meets Operations Management”


Companies have been achieving improved business performance for close to three decades by implementing and operating with an integrated business management process known as Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP).

A significant number of companies have led the evolution of S&OP from fundamental demand and supply balancing to an integrated strategic deployment and management process. This evolving process is known as Integrated Business Planning (IBP).

IBP is a process led by senior management that evaluates and revises time-phased projections for demand, supply, product and portfolio changes, strategic projects, and the resulting financial plans. This is done at the aggregate level on a monthly basis, typically over a 24-month or greater rolling planning horizon. It is a decision-making process that realigns the tactical plans for all business functions in all geographies to support the company’s strategies, business goals, and targets.

A primary objective of Integrated Business Planning is to reach consensus on a single operating plan to which executives of the management team hold themselves accountable and allocate the critical resources of people, equipment, materials, time, and money to most effectively satisfy customers in a profitable way.

Through their involvement, both in steady-state operational roles as well as in design / development and implementation / deployment project roles, in a variety of different industries, members of the Accelerate Evolution team are very well positioned to assist organizations with their IBP/S&OP projects.

Our Associates are often deployed in an Interim Management capacity to revive an existing S&OP or IBP process and help making it sustainable, or in a Advisory / Project Management role to help organisations to either design and deploy their first iteration of basic S&OP or indeed help them move up the ladder towards advanced S&OP / IBP.

Contact us to find out more about how we can best help your organization design, deploy and/or run an impactful and effective business planning process.

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