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Challenge: A mobile-device case manufacturer was experiencing astronomical growth at a breakneck pace. Without enough resources to serve customers, the company’s core value of integrity was at stake.
Solution: The manufacturer implemented Oliver Wight’s Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and adopted assumption-based planning — in which company leadership uses a “roughly right” approach for big-picture planning. Planning over a 24-month rolling horizon is an IBP best practice. Integrating product development with demand and supply plans also allowed the company to see product roadmaps for 15 months (giving them an advantage).
Results: Within a year of implementation, the company saw operational, financial and cultural results. IBP exposed old problems and allowed company leaders to hold themselves accountable for decisions and promises — reinforcing the company’s core values and strengthening its cultural footing.
About the Solution Provider: Oliver Wight is the recognized leader involving IBP implementations. Our approach is based on education, business process design facilitation and coaching focused on people/ behavior, processes and tools. Our expertise encompasses IBP, Demand Management, and Supply Chain, and with our FastTrack methodology we ensure a significantly compressed time to benefit.
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