IBF consulting services are designed to identify and improve a company’s maturity level in demand planning, forecasting and S&OP. We identify gaps in your process, and recommend a path forward to reach a higher level of company performance.
Companies that perform at a higher level of demand planning maturity benefit from:
- More accurate forecasts
- Lower inventory turns
- Increased sales
- Greater cash-flow and EBITDA
- Greater shareholder value
- Achieving strategic goals
- High functioning teams that collaborate effectively, both internally and externally
We evaluate companies based on four interdependent dimensions: People, Process, Analytics & Data, and Technology.
Once complete, IBF presents a score for each dimension to the client. The scores are placed on a maturity curve and measured against IBF’s proprietary maturity model, which reveals to the client how they compare to best practices as well as best-in-class companies. Based on this score, the client is then categorized as:
- Next Level
- Vanguard or Best-in-Class
Along with scoring, IBF provides actionable recommendations to the client towards reaching the next level of maturity, and eventually, best-in-class levels. And through IBF's Consulting, we can provide the ongoing support you're looking for.
Try Our Free-To-Use S&OP Maturity ModelIdentify your current level of S&OP maturity and get specific recommendations across People, Process, Analytics and Technology to take you to the next stage in your S&OP evolution. It’s free and easy to use. Try it now.
With IBF’s 4 decades of experience in business planning support, and its extensive knowledge base, IBF is in a unique position to add value to companies and drive transformational change. IBF is trusted to provide an unbiased, independent view of companies' planning and analytics capabilities. And although IBF provides services to support companies in their technology/software selection with its knowledge of the many planning systems available, we are not affiliated with any one software vendor, unlike many consultancy firms.
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