#28 – Integrated Business Planning with Debbie Climer

In Algo Podcast Episode 28, Debbie Climer and Amjad Hussain discuss Integrated Business Planning.

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0:00 Episode Preview
0:21 Introduction
2:06 Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
6:17 IBP strategies & processes
9:30 IBP vs. S&OP
11:34 Components of IBP
15:39 Supply Chain IBP Considerations
17:56 Integrated Reconciliation & Management Business Review
18:19 IBP Tools
21:06 Is IBP relevant for every company?
23:25 Where IBP starts & ends
24:42 Balancing IBP & other methodologies
27:09 Supply Chain & Finance KPIs
28:21 IBP Organizational Ownership
32:34 IBP at European Subsidiaries of US Companies
35:40 Prerequisites Needed to Implement IBP
38:50 Data needed to implement IBP
41:38 Levels of granularity needed & efficient hierarchies for S&OP and IBP
46:38 IBP Methodology Best Practices & Vendor Evaluation Processes
52:22 Supply plans ​​≠ demand plans
56:21 Order Management
58:33 Using both Excel & IBP tools
1:02:20 Tool Selection Process & Considerations
1:09:14 Forecast & Inventory Accuracy
1:13:48 Defining Success with IBP

About the host

Amjad Hussain

Amjad Hussain is an entrepreneur at heart. He founded Algo where he is the CEO during the day and AI lego blocks designer at night. He has built an intrinsically motivated global team of deep business domain experts, AI architects, computer scientists and software engineers. Algo is an always on full stack platform with deep learning, augmented reality and workflow automation woven at its core. The platform has a conversational virtual business analyst persona as its primary user interface. The company is enjoying sustainable growth creating tremendous net new value for its customers world-wide.

Amjad completed his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with Honors from UET Lahore. He earned his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UMIST, in the United Kingdom and an Advanced Analytics MBA from MIT. He has completed general management programs at Harvard and Stanford business schools. Amjad deeply cares about ethical issues surrounding AI and its societal impact.

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