I had the pleasure to join the CParity Event in Amsterdam with >200 S&OP IBP experts and to learn from many awesome speakers about all aspects of IBP. I contributed with two sessions.
In the presentation “𝐒𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐩 𝐈𝐁𝐏 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧” I had the opportunity to explain that a good mix of Integrated Business 𝑷𝑳𝑨𝑵𝑵𝑰𝑵𝑮 (IBP) and Integrated Business 𝑺𝑬𝑵𝑺𝑰𝑵𝑮 (iBsing) will generate a virtuous cycle of better culture, better engagement, and better performance.
In the roundtable “𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐧 𝐒&𝐎𝐏 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐋𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐌𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐦” we have conducted a live sensemaking experiment. Based on real examples from the participants we identified the areas, where the S&OP process is getting typically stuck. We identified “𝑳𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒐𝒇 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝑽𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏” and “𝑳𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒐𝒇 𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒏𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕” as the two key challenges resonating to most members in our group. The participants shared excellent best practises and ideas how to overcome those types of obstacles.
I shared some of the 𝐢𝐁𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 that we offer for our customers such as iBsing sense-making, IBP conflict management based on the PRINT motivational model, iBsing evolutionary workshops and weekly iBsing governance, iBsing (de-)escalation and decision-making, iBsing organisational alignment….
I have been asked by one participant to share the 7 𝐢𝐁𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. Happy to do so:
1. Do you have a shared 𝘐𝘉𝘗 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 across the organisation (beyond financial health)?
2. Are 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘴 resolved in a collaborative way?
3. Relevant 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 is available in an effective way?
4. Are 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘴 aligned and accountabilities fulfilled?
5. Is the right person taking 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 at the right time?
6. Do people understand the 𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 to bring the organisation to the next level?
7. Does a 𝘨𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 structure exist where tensions related to the IBP framework are addressed?
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody with whom I could interact for a lot of inspiration and especially Tina McKenzie, who was the considerate mastermind behind that fabulous event, and Steven Hainey, who created a perfect learning and networking environment in his role as chairman.