Thanks to Debbie Climer for providing an excellent introduction to yesterday’s iBsing pioneers call with the topic “Connecting IBP & Execution.” I also want to express my gratitude to the 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 for engaging in discussions and sharing valuable insights!
During the call, we discussed some key 𝐒&𝐎𝐄 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬 and came up with suggested solutions from the four breakout sessions:
1. 𝐋𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐈𝐁𝐏 → Ensure constraints are clearly communicated and actioned.
2. 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 → Implement a dashboard with daily updates to gain insight into the issues.
3. 𝐎𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 → Check order size vs. demand forecast and freeze major deviations.
4. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐨 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 → Run S&OE as a process culminating in meetings with a specific focus on exceptions and decisions.
5. 𝐋𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 → Promote a culture of transparency and build system capabilities to improve visibility.
6. 𝐏𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧-𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 → Identify essential priorities and establish clear escalation processes.
7. 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐂𝐌 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐒&𝐎𝐄 → Define, align, and monitor the quality of functional input.
8. 𝐌𝐢𝐱𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒&𝐎𝐏 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒&𝐎𝐄 → Clearly define the split of responsibilities and accountabilities between the two cycles (see picture).