Event in Copenhagen

Future-proof your supply chain

Steer your company’s decision-making process with Integrated Business Planning


23 January 2020

Today, companies face greater uncertainty than ever. Constantly changing business conditions create a volatile business landscape, and in order to future-proof your business, you need a resilient supply chain with a competitive edge. With Integrated Business Planning, you can take advantage of the uncertainty in the business landscape.

For a business to survive in a volatile world, you need to have a supply chain that is resilient to disturbances. You do not need to plan for every possible outcome, but you must have the right processes in place to react to unforeseen events.

However, having a resilient supply chain is not enough to thrive in a volatile world. You need to create a competitive edge, and to do so, your business needs to be anti-fragile. The best-in-class supply chains are anti-fragile – they can take advantage of disturbances by learning from each disruption and using these learnings to improve their business.

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A day of supply chain insights on the latest trends and practical cases

Do you want inspiration on how to gain a competitive advantage and become anti-fragile? Then join us on 23 January where you can learn more about how to take your supply chain to the next level with sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP). You will also get the opportunity to hear other companies share their learning and experience from their journey with S&OP and IBP.

The event will focus on various inspiring aspects of IBP, binding together operations, sales and finance. You will learn about the latest trends in supply chain planning from IBP experts, supported by practical cases on companies that have already started their IBP journey.

Integrated business planning

S&OP/IBP is a cross-functional decision-making process that you can use to steer your organisation towards better balancing of demand and supply. It brings the functions in the organisation together and helps them speak the same language and align on the same plan. It also helps bridge the gap between long-term strategic plans and short-term operational plans.

With S&OP/IBP in place, you can make timely decisions that are driven by company profitability rather than silo targets, base decisions on clearly mapped fact-based scenarios rather than gut feeling and integrate rolling business plans with financial budgets on a continuous basis. By doing so, you will achieve continual focus, alignment and synchronisation among all functions of the organisation.


  • At the event, we will combine supply chain concepts with practical cases to cover topics such as the human factor that needs to be considered in IBP and Alfa Laval will talk about how top management involvement can positively impact a successful implementation.
  • You will learn about anti-fragility and how you can use it to create a competitive advantage. Furthermore, we will discuss the results from the 2020 IBP maturity assessment. The assessment runs from 2 December 2019 to 10 January 2020.
  • You will also hear more about why short-term collaboration is increasingly important and how machine learning and demand sensing can be used to optimise your planning/execution.
  • Finally, Royal Greenland will present you with an outline of how financial planning can be used to steer profit-driven decision-making, and you will learn more about how scenario planning can support better decision-making in the IBP process, and how segmentation can help focus planning efforts.

Introduction and welcome


Keynote talk: Future-Proof your supply chain

By Thomas Holm, Implement Consulting Group


Case talk: “How Alfa Laval implemented Integrated Business Planning”

– How Alfa Laval involved top management

By Alfa Laval


Key Note: The human factor of Integrated Business Planning

By Connie Køhler Gudum, Implement Consulting Group




First café session

With 4 parallel tracks


Second café session

With four parallel tracks 


Third café session

With four parallel tracks 


The next steps: “Why companies need to collaborate even better on the short term”

By Jacob Bønnelycke, Implement Consulting Group


Wrap-up and networking


Implement Consulting Group
Strandvejen 54
2900 Hellrup

23 January 2020
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Laurence Mets
Please register before

21 January 2020
14:00 (CET)


Free of charge.