Shortages in raw material, parts, and finished product disrupt supply chains and cause poor customer service. Too much inventory erodes margins and stifles cash flow.
For more than 50 years, companies have used Integrated Planning and Control to align the connection points in their supply chains – from planning to suppliers to production to shipping and logistics.
The result: Excellent execution with fewer expedites, lower overtime, reduced inventory, and lower operating costs. Satisfied customers with on-time delivery exceeding 99 percent.
What Is Integrated Planning and Control
Integrated Planning and Control (IPC) is the essence of Supply Chain Management. It encompasses aligning the plans and flow of material and product at all connection points in a supply chain. It involves monitoring, managing, and controlling execution to achieve business plans and strategies. Finally, it is the process for adapting and re-optimizing the supply chain when changes occur that are either demand driven or supply driven.
How We Help Integrated Planning and Control
For more than 50 years, Oliver Wight’s team of experts have helped companies implement Integrated Planning and Control and sustain the process at excellent levels. Our team had hands-on experience with IPC before joining Oliver Wight. That makes them excellent advisors and educators with real-world experience who have walked in your shoes.
We offer the following IPC services:
- Advising, coaching, and mentoring on how to utilize the process to drive results
- Education and workshops how best to align the nodes on a supply chain and how to design the IPC process
- Diagnostic and progress assessments to identify needed areas of improvement. These assessments address decision making, collaboration, people skills and behaviors, process, and supporting tools
Value of Integrated Planning and Control
An effective Integrated Planning and Control process helps strip costs and waste from a supply chain – while improving customer service. Companies with excellent IPC processes are typically their customers’ preferred suppliers.
Companies that utilize IPC well are also better able to adapt to changes, including business growth, economic downturns, change of suppliers, and production of new products.
What Clients Say About Integrated Planning and Control
“We’re able to produce everything required of us on site, with no temporary labor or subcontracting, so our costs have come right down. We’re producing double the volume, yet everything runs incredibly smoothly; it’s getting made and getting shipped.” Michael Snape, Supply Chain Manager, AkzoNobel Packaging Coatings
“Oliver Wight taught us what excellence should look like. There were so many “aha” moments when the participants finally understood the connection between the work streams and why they were important.” Jaime Ochoa, SABMiller LatAm’s Overall Project Sponsor and Director of Supply Chain for the LatAm region
Insights on Integrated Planning and Control
White papers: authored by Oliver Wight thought leaders explaining the “whys and the hows” of making business process improvements
Webcasts and Videos: by Oliver Wight educators on Integrated Planning and Control