Mature forms of integrated planning enable businesses to manage customer expectations while optimizing cost and profit. While Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) processes often meet the needs of smaller manufacturers, this is not always the case for global manufacturing organizations. In this article I discuss how four critical capability gaps are falling between the cracks of IBP and FP&A processes and technologies, ones that prevent GMOs from optimizing enterprise costs, profit, cash flow, working capital and enterprise ...

From Issue: The Finance of Forecasting (S&OP is Only the Start)
(Fall 2022)

IBP Isn’t Working For Larger Companies —What’s the Solution?