A progressive approach to Integrated Business Planning

Managing Director and Founder of I-Plan

Alan was the founder of the I-Plan® Concept in 2000 and leads the strategic product development activity supported by the I-Plan functional and technical teams. He provides strategic direction and lead implementation consultancy to I-Plan® projects globally. An original thinker in the field of S&OP and IBP, working in several industries and specifically in the paper industry experience dating back to the mid 1990’s.

We have found that the most successful IBP initiatives have been progressive, starting with clear short-term goals and a shared belief in its value amongst senior management and the people who are instrumental to making it happen.

Expect the first tangible business benefits to take 3 to 6 months to materialise, a functioning executive level S&OP process to be in place in 9 to 12 months and a fully integrated IBP with S&OP and integrated sales, production and inventory execution process to take 2 years.