Integrated Business Planning - Beyond Traditional Sales and Operations Planning
And The Next Step on The Journey to Business Excellence ...

    With Mike Gray, CIRM, C.P.M.

    As companies expand through growth, acquisitions, and offshore operations, the need to connect the planning functions, improve organizational alignment, and enhance financial performance across the enterprise becomes critical. As oftentimes is the case, accurate communication between assimilated systems can be inconsistent to say the least. By deploying a single model across the enterprise, Integrated Business Planning (IBP) helps planning managers evaluate their plans and identify the activities that deliver the greatest financial impact across the company. Much of this success is the result of recent developments in business intelligence and the ability to enable users to build multivariable models in their assessments.

    So as companies progress on their Path to Excellence and begin to demonstrate competent S&OP processes, the next step is IBP. IBP expands the scope and provides an integrated planning platform across marketing, operations, and finance, optimizes strategic planning and resource allocation, balances S&OP for profitability, and increases business flexibility. Its applications include both product and customer profitability, capital expenditures, manufacturing operations and the supply chain, business processes and policy, market demand, and competitive strategy.

    Join us for a very informative session on this leading-edge business process improvement. During his presentation, Mike Gray, an Oliver Wight affiliate based here in Austin will discuss the evolution of planning processes, the benefits leading edge companies are getting and some points to consider when implementing IBP.
    Mike Gray, C.P.M., CIRM is an energetic leader, creative teacher, tenacious problem solver and resilient human with the ability to explain complex processes simply and lead other humans through difficult challenges. He has made over 800 presentations across the planet on supply chain topics at venues varying from university settings to industry conferences to executive boardrooms. He has held positions at IBM, Square D, Dell Computers, and most recently is a consultant for Oliver Wight Americas, He is also on the faculty at Smeal College of Business for Penn State University. Mike Gray is certified as a Lifetime Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) at the Institute for Supply Management and is also Certified through APICS in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM).


    When: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    Where: Norris Conference Center

    5:30p Registration and Networking
    6:15p Dinner and Table Topics
    6:45p Announcements
    7:00p Presentation
    7:45p Q&A
    8:00p Adjourn

    Cost: $20.00 Members and Guests, $10.00 Students and Transitional Professionals