Integrated Business Planning (Advanced S&OP) Course
The business results from Integrated Business Planning are impressive. But knowing how to align all company plans to achieve those benefits may seem daunting.
The purpose of Oliver Wight’s IBP course is to show how to implement a best practice process and align functional plans every month. It introduces each step of the process.
Class participants learn what it takes to successfully implement the process. They will also understand how top companies use IBP to identify gaps in business performance with enough time to avert a crisis.
What Is the Integrated Business Planning (Advanced S&OP) Course
This course takes participants through each step of a best practice IBP process. Participants learn how to make each review step in the monthly IBP cycle worthy of business leaders’ time.
The class addresses what it takes to align product, demand, supply, and financial plans over at least a 24-month planning horizon. Participants also learn the decision-making process to close gaps between the latest plans and the business strategy and goals.
What You Learn
The instructors have long experience in guiding companies to implement Integrated Business Planning. Using their wealth of experience, they share insights on the nuances of IBP in both single division and multi-division companies.
Participants will learn:
- Best practices for structuring each step in the IBP process
- Management and the executive team’s roles in the process
- How Integrated Reconciliation is used to align functional plans and create a picture of the company’s future position in one integrated plan
- How to revise and optimize company plans in the face of changing business conditions
- How to assess demonstrated performance as the realistic basis for forward projections
This course provides the foundation for structuring an Integrated Business Planning process. Participants learn the pitfalls to avoid in setting up the process. They also learn an approach for quickly implementing IBP – and realizing the business and financial benefits from the process in a short amount of time. What is Integrated Business Planning?
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- Senior executives and all members of the leadership team who are involved in the IBP process
- People responsible for implementing the process or improving an existing process
- Direct reports to senior leaders who are involved in preparing for specific review steps
- Analysts that create what-if evaluations and scenarios for the executive team
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Day One 8:00am-5:00pm
Day Two 8:00am-4:00pm
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This course provides a holistic view of corporate profitability and supports effective complexity management. Learners will discover the challenges of today’s operating environment with big data, cross-functional consensus, and strategies that impact profitability. Gain an understanding of the integrated business planning (IBP) building blocks to solve these challenges. Breakout sessions give you the chance to apply these IBP concepts with an interactive tool.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SALES AND OPERATIONS PLANNING (S&OP) AND INTEGRATED BUSINESS PLANNING (IBP) ACTIVITIES
THE VALUE OF IBP TO INCREASE PROFITABILITY AND DECREASE NET LANDED COST TO SERVE BY DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING TARGETED OPERATING STRATEGIES (I.E. CUSTOMER/PRODUCT SEGMENTATION ACTIVITIES)
HOW DECISION MAKERS CAN MAKE SMARTER DECISIONS AND CREATE LASER-SPECIFIC STRATEGIES USING DETAILED AND ACTIONABLE PERFORMANCE INSIGHTS
THE THREE MAIN BUILDING BLOCKS FOR CREATING AN EFFECTIVE IBP SOLUTION
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Previous sessions, who should attend.
This course is designed for chief financial officers; supply chain finance, marketing or sales executives (managers, directors, vice presidents, executive vice presidents); supply chain and logistics managers, consultants, supervisors, planners, and engineers; supply chain education and human resource management personnel, inventory planners, procurement and sourcing analysts and managers; and transportation planners, managers, and engineers.
What You Will Learn
- The fundamentals for building IBP
- IBP techniques application
- Big data techniques
How You Will Benefit
- Develop a solid understanding of IBP in terms of definition, challenges, and competitive benefits.
- More effectively champion the need for IBP in cross-functional activities.
- Understand the value of IBP in developing specific strategies and measuring their impact.
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A better way to drive your business
Managing the availability of supply to meet volatile demand has never been easy. Even before the unprecedented challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, synchronizing supply and demand was a perennial struggle for most businesses. In a survey of 54 senior executives, only about one in four believed that the processes of their companies balanced cross-functional trade-offs effectively or facilitated decision making to help the P&L of the full business.
That’s not because of a lack of effort. Most companies have made strides to strengthen their planning capabilities in recent years. Many have replaced their processes for sales and operations planning (S&OP) with the more sophisticated approach of integrated business planning (IBP), which shows great promise, a conclusion based on an in-depth view of the processes used by many leading companies around the world (see sidebar “Understanding IBP”). Assessments of more than 170 companies, collected over five years, provide insights into the value created by IBP implementations that work well—and the reasons many IBP implementations don’t.
Integrated business planning is a powerful process that could become central to how a company runs its business. It is one generation beyond sales and operations planning. Three essential differentiators add up to a unique business-steering capability:
- Full business scope. Beyond balancing sales and operations planning, integrated business planning (IBP) synchronizes all of a company’s mid- and long-term plans, including the management of revenues, product pipelines and portfolios, strategic projects and capital investments, inventory policies and deployment, procurement strategies, and joint capacity plans with external partners. It does this in all relevant parts of the organization, from the site level through regions and business units and often up to a corporate-level plan for the full business.
- Risk management, alongside strategy and performance reviews. Best-practice IBP uses scenario planning to drive decisions. In every stage of the process, there are varying degrees of confidence about how the future will play out—how much revenue is reasonably certain as a result of consistent consumption patterns, how much additional demand might emerge if certain events happen, and how much unusual or extreme occurrences might affect that additional demand. These layers are assessed against business targets, and options for mitigating actions and potential gap closures are evaluated and chosen.
- Real-time financials. To ensure consistency between volume-based planning and financial projections (that is, value-based planning), IBP promotes strong links between operational and financial planning. This helps to eliminate surprises that may otherwise become apparent only in quarterly or year-end reviews.
An effective IBP process consists of five essential building blocks: a business-backed design; high-quality process management, including inputs and outputs; accountability and performance management; the effective use of data, analytics, and technology; and specialized organizational roles and capabilities (Exhibit 1). Our research finds that mature IBP processes can significantly improve coordination and reduce the number of surprises. Compared with companies that lack a well-functioning IBP process, the average mature IBP practitioner realizes one or two additional percentage points in EBIT. Service levels are five to 20 percentage points higher. Freight costs and capital intensity are 10 to 15 percent lower—and customer delivery penalties and missed sales are 40 to 50 percent lower. IBP technology and process discipline can also make planners 10 to 20 percent more productive.
When IBP processes are set up correctly, they help companies to make and execute plans and to monitor, simulate, and adapt their strategic assumptions and choices to succeed in their markets. However, leaders must treat IBP not just as a planning-process upgrade but also as a company-wide business initiative (see sidebar “IBP in action” for a best-in-class example).
IBP in action
One global manufacturer set up its integrated business planning (IBP) system as the sole way it ran its entire business, creating a standardized, integrated process for strategic, tactical, and operational planning. Although the company had previously had a sales and operations planning (S&OP) process, it had been owned and led solely by the supply chain function. Beyond S&OP, the sales function forecast demand in aggregate dollar value at the category level and over short time horizons. Finance did its own projections of the quarterly P&L, and data from day-by-day execution fed back into S&OP only at the start of a new monthly cycle.
The CEO endorsed a new way of running regional P&Ls and rolling up plans to the global level. The company designed its IBP process so that all regional general managers owned the regional IBP by sponsoring the integrated decision cycles (following a global design) and by ensuring functional ownership of the decision meetings. At the global level, the COO served as tiebreaker whenever decisions—such as procurement strategies for global commodities, investments in new facilities for global product launches, or the reconfiguration of a product’s supply chain—cut across regional interests.
To enable IBP to deliver its impact, the company conducted a structured process assessment to evaluate the maturity of all inputs into IBP. It then set out to redesign, in detail, its processes for planning demand and supply, inventory strategies, parametrization, and target setting, so that IBP would work with best-practice inputs. To encourage collaboration, leaders also started to redefine the performance management system so that it included clear accountability for not only the metrics that each function controlled but also shared metrics. Finally, digital dashboards were developed to track and monitor the realization of benefits for individual functions, regional leaders, and the global IBP team.
A critical component of the IBP rollout was creating a company-wide awareness of its benefits and the leaders’ expectations for the quality of managers’ contributions and decision-making discipline. To educate and show commitment from the CEO down, this information was rolled out in a campaign of town halls and media communications to all employees. The company also set up a formal capability-building program for the leaders and participants in the IBP decision cycle.
Rolled out in every region, the new training helps people learn how to run an effective IBP cycle, to recognize the signs of good process management, and to internalize decision authority, thresholds, and escalation paths. Within a few months, the new process, led by a confident and motivated leadership team, enabled closer company-wide collaboration during tumultuous market conditions. That offset price inflation for materials (which adversely affected peers) and maintained the company’s EBITDA performance.
Our research shows that these high-maturity IBP examples are in the minority. In practice, few companies use the IBP process to support effective decision making (Exhibit 2). For two-thirds of the organizations in our data set, IBP meetings are periodic business reviews rather than an integral part of the continuous cycle of decisions and adjustments needed to keep organizations aligned with their strategic and tactical goals. Some companies delegate IBP to junior staff. The frequency of meetings averages one a month. That can make these processes especially ineffective—lacking either the senior-level participation for making consequential strategic decisions or the frequency for timely operational reactions.
Finally, most companies struggle to turn their plans into effective actions: critical metrics and responsibilities are not aligned across functions, so it’s hard to steer the business in a collaborative way. Who is responsible for the accuracy of forecasts? What steps will be taken to improve it? How about adherence to the plan? Are functions incentivized to hold excess inventory? Less than 10 percent of all companies have a performance management system that encourages the right behavior across the organization.
By contrast, at the most effective organizations, IBP meetings are all about decisions and their impact on the P&L—an impact enabled by focused metrics and incentives for collaboration. Relevant inputs (data, insights, and decision scenarios) are diligently prepared and syndicated before meetings to help decision makers make the right choices quickly and effectively. These companies support IBP by managing their short-term planning decisions prescriptively, specifying thresholds to distinguish changes immediately integrated into existing plans from day-to-day noise. Within such boundaries, real-time daily decisions are made in accordance with the objectives of the entire business, not siloed frontline functions. This responsive execution is tightly linked with the IBP process, so that the fact base is always up-to-date for the next planning iteration.
A better plan for IBP
In our experience, integrated business planning can help a business succeed in a sustainable way if three conditions are met. First, the process must be designed for the P&L owner, not individual functions in the business. Second, processes are built for purpose, not from generic best-practice templates. Finally, the people involved in the process have the authority, skills, and confidence to make relevant, consequential decisions.
Design for the P&L owner
IBP gives leaders a systematic opportunity to unlock P&L performance by coordinating strategies and tactics across traditional business functions. This doesn’t mean that IBP won’t function as a business review process, but it is more effective when focused on decisions in the interest of the whole business. An IBP process designed to help P&L owners make effective decisions as they run the company creates requirements different from those of a process owned by individual functions, such as supply chain or manufacturing.
One fundamental requirement is senior-level participation from all stakeholder functions and business areas, so that decisions can be made in every meeting. The design of the IBP cycle, including preparatory work preceding decision-making meetings, should help leaders make general decisions or resolve minor issues outside of formal milestone meetings. It should also focus the attention of P&L leaders on the most important and pressing issues. These goals can be achieved with disciplined approaches to evaluating the impact of decisions and with financial thresholds that determine what is brought to the attention of the P&L leader.
The aggregated output of the IBP process would be a full, risk-evaluated business plan covering a midterm planning horizon. This plan then becomes the only accepted and executed plan across the organization. The objective isn’t a single hard number. It is an accepted, unified view of which new products will come online and when, and how they will affect the performance of the overall portfolio. The plan will also take into account the variabilities and uncertainties of the business: demand expectations, how the company will respond to supply constraints, and so on. Layered risks and opportunities and aligned actions across stakeholders indicate how to execute the plan.
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Trade-offs arising from risks and opportunities in realizing revenues, margins, or cost objectives are determined by the P&L owner at the level where those trade-offs arise—local for local, global for global. To make this possible, data visible in real time and support for decision making in meetings are essential. This approach works best in companies with strong data governance processes and tools, which increase confidence in the objectivity of the IBP process and support for implementing the resulting decisions. In addition, senior leaders can demonstrate their commitment to the value and the standards of IBP by participating in the process, sponsoring capability-building efforts for the teams that contribute inputs to the IBP, and owning decisions and outcomes.
Fit-for-purpose process design and frequency
To make IBP a value-adding capability, the business will probably need to redesign its planning processes from a clean sheet.
First, clean sheeting IBP means that it should be considered and designed from the decision maker’s perspective. What information does a P&L owner need to make a decision on a given topic? What possible scenarios should that leader consider, and what would be their monetary and nonmonetary impact? The IBP process can standardize this information—for example, by summarizing it in templates so that the responsible parties know, up front, which data, analytics, and impact information to provide.
Second, essential inputs into IBP determine its quality. These inputs include consistency in the way planners use data, methods, and systems to make accurate forecasts, manage constraints, simulate scenarios, and close the loop from planning to the production shopfloor by optimizing schedules, monitoring adherence, and using incentives to manufacture according to plan.
Determining the frequency of the IBP cycle, and its timely integration with tactical execution processes, would also be part of this redesign. Big items—such as capacity investments and divestments, new-product introductions, and line extensions—should be reviewed regularly. Monthly reviews are typical, but a quarterly cadence may also be appropriate in situations with less frequent changes. Weekly iterations then optimize the plan in response to confirmed orders, short-term capacity constraints, or other unpredictable events. The bidirectional link between planning and execution must be strong, and investments in technology may be required to better connect them, so that they use the same data repository and have continuous-feedback loops.
Authorize consequential decision making
Finally, every IBP process step needs autonomous decision making for the problems in its scope, as well as a clear path to escalate, if necessary. The design of the process must therefore include decision-type authority, decision thresholds, and escalation paths. Capability-building interventions should support teams to ensure disciplined and effective decision making—and that means enforcing participation discipline, as well. The failure of a few key stakeholders to prioritize participation can undermine the whole process.
Decision-making autonomy is also relevant for short-term planning and execution. Success in tactical execution depends on how early a problem is identified and how quickly and effectively it is resolved. A good execution framework includes, for example, a classification of possible events, along with resolution guidelines based on root cause methodology. It should also specify the thresholds, in scope and scale of impact, for operational decision making and the escalation path if those thresholds are met.
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In addition to guidelines for decision making, the cross-functional team in charge of executing the plan needs autonomy to decide on a course of action for events outside the original plan, as well as the authority to see those actions implemented. Clear integration points between tactical execution and the IBP process protect the latter’s focus on midterm decision making and help tactical teams execute in response to immediate market needs.
An opportunity, but no ‘silver bullet’
With all the elements described above, IBP has a solid foundation to create value for a business. But IBP is no silver bullet. To achieve a top-performing supply chain combining timely and complete customer service with optimal cost and capital expenditures, companies also need mature planning and fulfillment processes using advanced systems and tools. That would include robust planning discipline and a collaboration culture covering all time horizons with appropriate processes while integrating commercial, planning, manufacturing, logistics, and sourcing organizations at all relevant levels.
As more companies implement advanced planning systems and nerve centers , the typical monthly IBP frequency might no longer be appropriate. Some companies may need to spend more time on short-term execution by increasing the frequency of planning and replanning. Others may be able to retain a quarterly IBP process, along with a robust autonomous-planning or exception engine. Already, advanced planning systems not only direct the valuable time of experts to the most critical demand and supply imbalances but also aggregate and disaggregate large volumes of data on the back end. These targeted reactions are part of a critical learning mechanism for the supply chain.
Over time, with root cause analyses and cross-functional collaboration on systemic fixes, the supply chain’s nerve center can get smarter at executing plans, separating noise from real issues, and proactively managing deviations. All this can eventually shorten IBP cycles, without the risk of overreacting to noise, and give P&L owners real-time transparency into how their decisions might affect performance.
P&L owners thinking about upgrading their S&OP or IBP processes can’t rely on textbook checklists. Instead, they can assume leadership of IBP and help their organizations turn strategies and plans into effective actions. To do so, they must sponsor IBP as a cross-functional driver of business decisions, fed by thoughtfully designed processes and aligned decision rights, as well as a performance management and capability-building system that encourages the right behavior and learning mechanisms across the organization. As integrated planning matures, supported by appropriate technology and maturing supply chain–management practices, it could shorten decision times and accelerate its impact on the business.
Elena Dumitrescu is a senior knowledge expert in McKinsey’s Toronto office, Matt Jochim is a partner in the London office, and Ali Sankur is a senior expert and associate partner in the Chicago office, where Ketan Shah is a partner.
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Plan for a sustainable, risk-resilient future with the SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain (SAP IBP) solution. Speed responsiveness and stay ahead of change with supply chain analytics, what-if simulations, alerts, and more.
Powered by SAP HANA, this cloud-based solution combines sales and operations planning (S&OP), forecasting and demand, response and supply, demand-driven replenishment, and inventory planning.
- Automated, tightly coordinated supply chain planning processes
- Advanced machine learning algorithms and planning capabilities
- Native integration with SAP Supply Chain Control Tower and other solutions
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is SAP IBP?
The SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain (SAP IBP) solution is a cloud-based supply chain planning solution that scales to accommodate business growth and integrates with other SAP and third-party systems. It integrates key aspects of the planning process including demand, supply, inventory, and sales and operations planning (S&OP). Designed to help you streamline planning and improve performance, SAP IBP supports data-driven decision-making and simplified collaboration to increase operational efficiency. This is accomplished with help from advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and powerful optimization algorithms that enable real-time visibility, better forecasting, and faster decision-making across the entire supply chain.
Which modules are part of SAP IBP?
- Demand management: SAP IBP integrates historical data, market trends, and advanced predictive analytics so that you can generate more accurate demand forecasts.
- Response and supply planning: SAP IBP takes capacity constraints, lead times, and inventory levels into account so that you can optimize production and distribution plans and more efficiently meet customer demands.
- Inventory management: SAP IBP helps you maintain optimal inventory levels by balancing the trade-offs between carrying costs, stockouts, and service levels.
- Sales and operations planning: SAP IBP provides a unified platform for collaborative planning, allowing different departments to align on strategic goals and operational plans.
- Demand-driven replenishment: SAP IBP supports DDMRP for strategically positioning inventory buffers in the supply chain to absorb variability and uncertainty.
- Supply chain control tower: SAP IBP supports the real-time supply chain visibility and enhanced analytics you need to quickly respond to changing market conditions and customer requirements.
Who uses SAP IBP?
More than 1000 companies worldwide use SAP IBP to streamline supply chain and planning processes. Ranging from large multinational corporations to medium-sized enterprises, these companies span a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, automotive, aerospace, and many others. Some of the key users of SAP IBP include:
- Supply chain managers: They use SAP IBP to optimize supply chain processes, improve visibility, and monitor and control inventory levels.
- Demand planners: They use SAP IBP to forecast customer demand accurately, align supply with demand, and improve overall customer satisfaction.
- Sales and operations planners: They use SAP IBP to align sales, marketing, and operations teams to execute integrated business plans and achieve financial targets.
- Inventory managers: They use SAP IBP to optimize inventory levels, minimize carrying costs, and improve working capital efficiency.
- Executives and decision-makers: They use SAP IBP to gain insights into the overall health of the business, make data-driven decisions, and drive strategic initiatives.
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SAP IBP Blog 12 – Webinars, Training and Discover SAP IBP
This blog gives a short overview about training offerings and expert webinars for SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain (short SAP IBP), with a focus on the Discover SAP IBP learning journey, released in early 2023.
There is an SAP community blog from 2022 on training information for SAP IBP with details on the SAP Learning Hub: SAP IBP Community Blog on SAP Learning Hub .
Webinars for SAP IBP (acessible by everyone and free of charge)
- SAP IBP Webinar Overview series: These are 1h sessions, one per IBP application: SAP IBP Introduction Webinar Series
- SAP IBP quarterly onboarding webinars: Every quarter a new onboarding webinar series is conducted, directed torwards new customers: SAP IBP Onboarding webinars
- SAP IBP Meet-The-Expert sessions:The meet the expert webinars are conducted throughout the year and focus on a specific topic, e.g., inventory optimization or CI-DS integration. This also includes the quarterly What´s New sessions. You can find upcoming and past webinars on the following webpage: SAP IBP Webcasts Engagement Hub .
- Here is the link to a webpage where you can subscribe to webinars and other useful information for SAP IBP: Subscription to SAP IBP newsletter
Training offerings for SAP IBP:
- Most training offerings are paid services, but some material is made available free of charge.
- The SAP contact for IBP training offerings is Sebastian Diego Alejandro Gomez Rey: [email protected]
Paid training offerings:
- For formal SAP IBP training courses, please visit the SAP IBP Learning Journey page
- This webpage has some more information on Training portfolio for SAP IBP
- The current SAP IBP Learning journey and the SAP Learning Hub will transition in the future to the modernized webpage learning.sap.com .
Discover SAP IBP (free of charge 10h training course)
- A new SAP IBP Learning journey was introduced in 2023 called: Discover SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain
- You can find this course on learning.sap.com .
Details on Discover SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain
- Specification: 7 Units, 10h, free of charge.
- Link: Discover SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain
- In this course you will gain a solid understanding of the SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain solution, the components, and their associated business processes. Instructor-led training is supplemented with hands-on exercises using the most recently released version of the SAP IBP supply chain solution. This course is mandatory foundational knowledge which is required for all follow-on SAP IBP courses.
Discover SAP IBP – Main page
- Unit 1: Introduction to Planning Processes (1:02h)
- Unit 2: Introduction to SAP Integrated Business Planning (40min)
- Unit 3: Using SAP IBP for Supply Chain (1:50h)
- Unit 4: Demand Planning (1:55h)
- Unit 5: Inventory Planning and Optimization (1:25h)
- Unit 6: Supply Planning (1:25h)
- Unit 7: Exception Management (1h)
In this course also tutorials are included how to perform certain tasks. Here an example for a demand planner: Tutorial – Adjust Local Demand Plan
Discover SAP IBP – Tutorial example
Some examples of the Discover SAP IBP training course:
Unit 1 – Overview Planning processes
Discover SAP IBP – Unit 1: Introduction to Planning Processes
Unit 2: Introduction to SAP IBP
Discover SAP IBP – Unit 2: Introduction to SAP Integrated Business Planning
Unit 3: Using SAP IBP
Discover SAP IBP – Unit 3: Using SAP IBP
Unit 4: Demand Planning
Discover SAP IBP – Unit 4: Demand Planning
Unit 5: Inventory Planning and Optimization
Discover SAP IBP – Unit 5: Inventory Planning and Optimization
Unit 6: Supply Planning
Discover SAP IBP – Unit 6: Supply Planning
Unit 7: Exception Management
Discover SAP IBP – Unit 7: Exception Management
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What is integrated business planning.
Disjointed planning processes are standard practice for many organizations, causing a lack of visibility and efficiency across every department. But times are now changing, and forward-thinking companies are forging ahead with digital transformation, resulting in the implementation of an integrated business planning (IBP) approach. In this blog, we’ll explore what IBP is and the benefits of its implementation.
The definition of Integrated Business Planning
Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is an approach (considered to be best practice) which incorporates financial and operational data from across the organization. It enables companies to maximize their output by linking strategic plans with sales, operational, and financial plans, giving greater visibility of the relationships between resources, capabilities, and results. The organization can use IBP to collectively produce an agreed go-to-market plan, to which every department has contributed.
Why do traditional business planning processes hold organizations back?
Planning activities across the supply chain are typically very disjointed, with disparate spreadsheets and standalone business intelligence solutions being used to provide limited, localized knowledge to inform the process. Many firms have implemented S&OP principles to provide some level of collaboration, but they still lack unification across the entire organization.
The result is a collection of business silos which function almost entirely in their own bubble, creating inefficiencies and poor performance across the business due to:
- A lack of visibility of how each department is working and the impact of activities on the financial bottom line
- A disconnect between strategies and operational activities and lowered competitiveness, as the time taken to combine data from all departments and agree on the way forward results in slow reaction times to changes in the market
- The absence of a collaborative approach and accountability for overall results, as divisions focus on their own activities rather than seeing themselves as part of one business team
- A collection of point solutions and applications performing similar purposes in different divisions, increasing financial costs and adding to the count of disparate data sources
What are the benefits of Integrated Business Planning?
An integrated business platform can overcome these challenges by enabling the organization to augment its decision-making abilities and:
- Deliver alignment between strategic goals and financial and operational activities – with full visibility of what the organization wants to achieve, departments can see where their activities fit in to the overall picture and work towards a common goal
- Create transparency over the relationship between different departmental outputs – with one shared view of data, and the ability to conduct scenario planning, the effect of an increase or decrease in production quantity, headcount, sales, marketing campaigns, and more on both financial results and other departmental output
- Ensure accountability – employees are more aware of the impact their actions have on the wider business, and are also part of an agreed go-to-market plan to which their activities contribute
For companies like Coca Cola European Partners , IBP has become part of daily operational activities, driving transparency and efficiency across a fast-moving supply chain , from production through to delivery. And as increasing numbers of companies make the shift, those still taking a more legacy approach will be at a significant disadvantage.
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All ERP products are moving to SAP, the most talked-about SAP innovation in recent times. This is one of the most wanted SAP modules for implementing real-time integrated Supply Chain Planning. This is SAP’s new, state-of-the-art platform for real-time, integrated supply chain planning – built on SAP HANA, for Cloud deployment. This is being developed to deliver integrated, unified planning across sales and operations, demand, inventory, supply, and response planning. This training helps you make an expert in SAP Integrated Business Planning and helps you get more profitable results for Organization.
Unit 1: Introduction & Supply Chain IBP
- Introduction to IBP
- SAP IBP Overview
- SAP IBP System Walkthrough
- Web UI- Fiori App
- Modules of IBP and their license
- Business process understanding of IBP Modules and flow.
- Supply Chain Concepts Mid Term, Short Term, Long Term Planning
- Understanding of Baseline and Scenarios
- Hub and Spoke Model in Supply Chain and Planning flow
- Time series Planning
Unit 2: Interface
- CPI -DS Interface for time series extraction
- CPI-DS Extractions from ECC tables
- Data sources
- Project, Task, Data flows
- Production and Quality environment for Data Sources
Unit 3: Master Data-Demand Planning & Supply Planning
- Production Versions
- UOM and unit of Measure conversion
- Currency and Currency Conversions
- Location Product
- Location Source
Unit 4: Configuration
- Master Data
- Time Profiles
- Planning Area
- Planning Levels
- Key Figures
- Planning Operators
Unit 5: Data Integration Jobs
- Loading of the Master Data into IBP
- Loading of the Transaction Data into IBP
- Understanding the load Analysis in the Planning Views
Unit 6: Demand Planning
- Demand Planning Process
- Supply Chain Network
- Master Data Requirements
- Transactional Data Requirements
- Creating First Demand Planning View
- Key Figures for Demand Planning
- ABC/XYZ Classification
- Outlier Correction (Manual/Auto)
- Statistical Forecasting
- New Product Introduction
- Consolidation of Demand Plan through scenarios
- Copy Operators
- Release Demand Plan to Supply
- How to compare IBP with APO DP
Unit 7: Charts & Dashboards
- Create the first Analytics chart
- Adding charts to Dashboards
- Using charts and dashboards filters to navigate
Unit 8: Inventory Optimization
Unit 9: supply planning.
- Supply Planning Process
- Check Mode and S&OP Heuristics set up
- Generating unconstrained supply run
- Creating Supply Planning Views
- Working with EPM Formatting
- Generating Customer Quota through Forecast
- How to work with Adjusted KFs?
- Exam Level - Associate
- Exam Duration - 180 Minutes
- Exam Questions - 80 Questions
- Passing Score - 65%
- Sample Questions
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Sap ibp training faqs, what is sap ibp, what are the key features of sap ibp.
- End-to-end supply chain visibility
- The unified, integrated, and cross-departmental planning approach
- Simple and easy-to-use user interface
- Advanced demand sensing, analysis, and predictive forecasting
- Embedded social collaboration and MS Excel-based planning
What are the applications of SAP IBP?
- SAP Integrated Business Planning for sales and operations
- SAP Integrated Business Planning for demand
- SAP Integrated Business Planning for response and supply
- SAP Integrated Business Planning for inventory
- SAP Supply Chain Control Tower
What are the solutions offered by SAP IBP?
- IBP for Sales and Operation
- IBP for Demand
- IBP for Inventory
- IBP for Supply
- IBP for Response
What is the difference between Supply Chain Collaboration and Supply Chain Coordination?
What is electronic compliance reporting (ecr) in sap gts, what are the advantages of implementing sap gts.
- Saves time by automated processes
- Reduces Expenditure
- Less Manpower involved
- Automatic checking the compliance violation and banned dealers
Who can use Best Practices for IBP? What does it cost?
What are the processes performed by using the components in supply chain management.
- Demand Planning (DP)
- Supply Network Planning (SNP)
- Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS)
- Global Available-to-Promise (ATP) Check
- Transport Planning/Vehicle Scheduling (TP/VS)
What are the mathematical methods used to analyze historical data for demand planning?
- Moving average
- Constant model
- Trend model
- Seasonal model
- Exponential smoothing
SAP IBP Placement FAQs
What are the prerequisites to take sap ibp training.
SAP IBP is one of the most sought for skill in the IT market today. It is recommended that the trainee should have the following prerequisites to take SAP IBP Training: Basic knowledge of Supply Chain Management. Basic Knowledge of SAP Chain Planning Solutions Able to understand SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization APO
Who can take SAP IBP Training?
This is one of the most valued and respected professional requirements for professionals who want to focus on maintaining the supply chain by staying compliant with Advanced Analytics and Interactive Simulation in a better way. SAP GTS training course is aimed at the following audiences: Application Consultants Project Team Memebers Power/Key Users
What are the career prospects of SAP IBP Consultant?
What is the average salary of sap ibp consultant in the united states, what is the demanding job trend of sap ibp consultants.
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SAP IBP stands for Integrated Business Planning. SAP IBP is a cloud-based integrated business planning SAP module that helps in real-time, integrated supply chain planning. SAP IBP Training emphasis on how to produce all functions related to Product sales, demand, inventory, supply, and responses. This training is mainly focused on maintaining your supply chain by staying compliant with Advanced Analytics and Interactive Simulation in a better way. This training delivers a new paradigm of user experience and efficiency, leveraging real-time dashboards, advanced predictive analytics, interactive simulation, and embedded social collaboration.
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1. Outlining the SAP Integrated Business Planning Solution Strategy 2. The Architecture of SAP Integrated Business Planning Powered by HANA 3. Modelling a Business Process Using SAP Integrated Business Planning 4. Identifying Data Import Options 5. Importing Data Using the SAP Integrated Business Planning Web UI 6. Understanding CPI -DS Interface for time series extraction and CPI-DS Extractions from ECC tables
SAP IBP is one of the most sought for skills in the IT market today. It is recommended that the trainee should have the following prerequisites to take SAP IBP Training: 1. Basic knowledge of Supply Chain Management 2. Basic Knowledge of SAP Chain Planning Solutions 3. Able to understand SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization APO
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In this unit, we will bring you through the main steps of the Demand Planning process in SAP Integrated Business Planning for demand as well as the process of consolidating and validating the global demand that would typically be done in SAP IBP for sales and operations.
SAP IBP contains a world-class demand management solution, combining both Statistical Forecasting and best of breed Demand Sensing algorithms via SAP IBP for demand as explained in the figure.
Such a solution can help to resolve the following types of business challenges: high market volatility, increasing variation in demand, and identifying increasing and decreasing customer demand.
Demand forecasting needs to consider volatile factors in the future. Such changes could be changes in customer demand, changes in supply, promotions, product introductions and discontinuations. It has to predict short-, mid-, and long-term requirements.
SAP IBP for demand consists of traditional demand planning (mid— and/or long-term) and demand sensing (short-term forecasting).
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Demand Sensing is closer to execution. It is specific, disaggregated, and immediate.
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SAP IBP (Integrated Business Planning) is a cloud-based planning solution on SAP HANA. Sales, Demand, and inventory operations are unified to get a new user experience and an analytical Dashboard. End-to-end supply chain visibility is one of the main advantages of using the SAP IBP business solution. The long list of benefits and a promising future make the SAP IBP, one of the most desired skills in the SAP domain. Kodak Consulting’s SAP IBP Training course encapsulates an elaborate curriculum that enables the learners to gain knowledge and build expertise in the subject. Training on soft skills and placement drives helps the learners explore the best opportunities available for an SAP IBP professional. This course includes concepts like multistage inventory optimization, Demand planning, and supply planning among others.
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The Integrated Business Planning Experience
SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain solution practitioners and thought leaders from business and industry who have been there and done it come together to share insights and advice on all things SAP IBP.
This podcast series is one with a difference: Host, Jonathan Fogarty, and Mark Golley, an IBP thought leader as his trusty sidekick, address a series of not so trivial topics in a desire to share experiences and know-how for those IBP process owners, leaders, solution architects, practitioners, and everyday IBP users who are about to embark on an IBP transformation program, or are already on one. The series is supposed to be a bit of fun, with IBP thought leaders, practitioners, and colleagues from around the world basically having a chat, and is designed in a light-hearted way to pass on learnings and offer insights and guidance on all things SAP IBP.
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Bega: Cheese, Milk and Vegemite with SAP IBP
Gavin from Bega walks us through the innovative approach and continued investment in SAP IBP which has enabled a winning edge in the highly competitive dairy industry – a very insightful story of a well-planned transformation.
Managing the growth of Ego Pharmaceuticals using SAP IBP Best Practices
In this episode, David Booker shares Ego Pharmaceutical’s planning transformation journey, the challenges faced along the way, and an unusual but effective technique to drive adoption and plan for “the success you want to have”.
T&G: a different apple success story
Using SAP IBP, T&G has radically transformed its planning operations. A sharp focus on Value-Chain and purpose driven organizational design has placed T&G in a unique position to deliver an IBP program that unlocks business value.
Nuclear Science and SAP IBP
In this episode ANSTO will share how SAP IBP has changed the way they service the customer resulting in better business outcomes for the wellbeing of Australians and placing ANSTO as the forefront of Nuclear Medicine globally.
Sharing the last piece of pie
A different kind of episode for the season wrap up: Today Mark Golley will be the host and Jonathan Fogarty, new to the world of IBP, will be the guest sharing learnings and insights gained hosting the podcast series.
IBP enabling IBP
SAP Integrated Business Planning support the IBP and ITP Processes. Hear our guests discuss how organizations can leverage the power and capability of the solution at various stage of the maturity curve.
Oops, I did it again...
In this episode you will hear about the powerful SAP IBP what-if capabilities. Using real life examples Mark Golley explains how SAP IBP’s scenarios and versions can be leveraged to greatly enhance end-user’s planning experience.
If it feels right – it generally is
In this episode Jonathan Fogarty is welcoming great SAP IBP practitioners from Cargill, Nature’s Way and Lion Pty. Together they will talk in a round-table format about the importance of trusting what feels right for the business.
Curiosity and the onion
Investing in people skills and their abilities is key to a successful SAP IBP deployment. Mark Golley explains how focusing on people development leads to engagement, curiosity, appetite for innovation and team success.
Chocolates and Unicorns
The challenging world of project delivery: Mark Golley and Adrian Goffin from Accenture tell the story of managing bumpy projects and share how they overcame challenges in the Lion SAP IBP Project, focusing on key business outcomes.
Creating value and early wins
In this episode we hear about business ownership of changes and how creating value and early wins are key to fostering engagement and securing adoption. Mark Golley explains why it is important to set up small milestones as steppingstones to the end goal.
Excel - the world’s most used planning tool - but is there something better?
Excel is the world’s most used planning tool. In this episode you will hear Mark Golley, Matt McCall and Patrick Weber discuss the benefits and limitations of using the familiar Excel UI and explore what the next generation of user interface for planning.
The KISS principle - remember it is all about you
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Demand isn’t a game of chance
In this episode, Mark Golley and Benny Christensen will give us a customer view on how SAP IBP Demand Planning can help organizations in periods of disruptions or in periods of business transformation, and how Demand Sensing goes the extra mile.
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Strategic IP Planning Course: Transform Your Business Strategy by Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property (March 18-21, 2024)
Dublin, Nov. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Strategic IP (Intellectual Property) Planning Training Course" conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
It is widely considered that intangible assets account for up to 80 per cent of the value of most businesses, making it vital for companies to align their IP strategy with their business strategy. For some, the IP strategy will drive the business agenda. However, for most businesses that have grown organically, it is essential that a strategic IP plan is developed and implemented in order to protect the company's assets as well as maximising value from these assets. Whether you have no strategy currently in place or you simply need to develop your current strategy and get management buy-in, this is the course for you.
This highly interactive seminar will provide you with the practical knowledge, skills and toolkit (DIPS) to enable you to put an IP strategy in place for your company. Starting with a matrix-based model linking innovation to value creation/capture and the role of IP therein, you will learn and apply a structured, step-by-step methodology to set up a strategic plan aligned with R&D and business goals. Case studies and real-life examples will be used throughout the course to help embed learning, alongside the opportunity for direct application to situations of your choice with coaching from our expert trainer.
Included within the seminar fee is access to an online self-assessment survey to help you benchmark your company's (or your client's) readiness regarding IP strategy, with access to the DIPS Online platform.
Attendees will have access to some materials prior to the seminar ( see documentation paragraph below ). Approximately two hours will be required to read through and prepare.
- Pre-reading: contains all cases plus facts and data used during examples and teamwork assignments
- Theory book: contains all the models and frameworks learned during the seminar
- Practice book: contains all the practical information needed to apply the cases to the frameworks during the teamwork assignments
- Post-reading: contains all the speaker feedback provided after teamwork assignments, plus extra insights and guidelines to best apply the frameworks to your own environment
Please note: This event is taking place on the following Non-consecutive Days 18th March, 20th and 21st of March 2024.
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- IP managers/professionals (in-house and private practice)
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- In-house lawyers
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- Anonymized industry insights from 400+ IP professionals: When setting up strategic IP management for the first time
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- Executing the strategy
IP strategy toolbox
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- Link to IA management and innovation
- Apply to real-life cases during teamwork assignments
- Group discussion and feedback
Introduction to DIPS planning methodology
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DIPS planning methodology
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- Market positioning
- Gap/SWOT analysis and prioritisation
- The plan and roadmap
- ME business-IP alignment
- Innovation / R&D steering
- IP planning during cooperation
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Chelyabinsk: from frontier town to industrial colossus
Chelyabinsk. "Sphere of Love," by Victor Mitroshin. Erected in 2000, this sculpture consists of four bronze trees surrounding two kissing figures under a dome of blue Italian glass. It has become the city's beloved calling card. July 13, 2003.
Chelyabinsk, located on the Miass River the southeastern Ural Mountains, is one of those largely ignored workhorses that form the backbone of Russian heavy industry. When the town’s relative obscurity was broken by a spectacular encounter with a meteorite in February 2013, it seemed that few outside observers knew much about this seventh-largest city in Russia. But Chelyabinsk has a varied architectural heritage that reflects profound social changes over the past century.
View of Chelyabinsk down the Miass River. Visible on far side are brick commercial buildings with Cathedral of Nativity of Christ (left) and Convent of the Hodegetria Icon of the Virgin (far right) - both demolished in the Soviet period. Late summer 1909.
Russian chemist and photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky discovered some of the town’s architectural gems in Summer 1909, when he made his first trip to the Urals. The journey was part of an expansion of his project to photograph the diversity of the Russian Empire in the early 20thcentury. In May 1909, Emperor Nicholas II invited Prokudin-Gorsky to the imperial residence at Tsarskoe Selo to show his images of Russia through an elaborate projector. Following this presentation, the photographer gained the patronage of the imperial court to continue his travels, thus accelerating the pace and the scope of his work.
Chelyabinsk was founded in Autumn 1736 as part of a chain of forts constructed to protect supply lines from the granaries of western Siberia to the new Orenburg territory on Russia’s southern frontier. Cossack troops and settlers moved into the vast steppes roamed by Bashkir tribes, who responded with frequent attacks on Russian supply routes and outposts. By 1739, the Chelyabinsk fort had a population over 1,000.
Chelyabinsk. Late 19th-century brick commercial buildings on Kirov (formerly Ufa) Street. July 13, 2003.
Situated in a region rich in metals and foundry towns such as Kasli , Chelyabinsk remained a local market town for over a century. Its placid existence was broken by the settlement’s capture for two months in 1774 during a widespread, prolonged rebellion of serfs, Cossacks and Bashkirs led by Emelyan Pugachev.
Church of St. Alexander Nevsky, southeast view. Built in 1907-11 to a design by the prominent architect Alexander Pomerantsev. Closed in 1930, converted to planetarium. Restored in 1980s as concert hall. July 23, 2003.
The town’s growth advanced rapidly in the 1890s with the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, which made Chelyabinsk a major junction in the southern Urals and a gateway to the east. Stimulated by agricultural reforms and promises of rich lands in Siberia, thousands of peasant families passed through resettlement centers in Chelyabinsk, where they received rudimentary care and supplies for the arduous trip to Siberia.
Alexander Kuznetsov Tea-Sorting Factory. Built in 1904, the Kuznetsov factory was among Russia's major tea processing facilities. By the time of Prokudin-Gorsky's visit it employed some 2,000 workers. July 12, 2003.
By 1897 the town had a diverse population of 20,000 inhabitants, including a Jewish community whose synagogue still functions. The pre-revolutionary decades witnessed the construction of numerous Orthodox churches, some of which have been restored in the post-Soviet period. Chelyabinsk also has several mosques.
Trinity Church, south view. Built in 1909-14, closed in 1929 and adapted to Regional History Museum. Returned to Orthodox Church in 1990, restored in 1993. July 23, 2003.
Commercial growth at the turn of the 20th century was boosted by agriculture and the construction of grain elevators. The transfer to Chelyabinsk of the main eastern customs point meant that the lucrative trade in Chinese tea was now processed in the town’s tea sorting plants. All of this was enabled by the railroad.
Chelyabinsk Synagogue. Built in 1903-05, the synagogue was closed in 1929 and converted to club for Chelyabinsk Tractor Factory. Returned to Jewish community in 1992 and restored in 1999-2000. July 12, 2003.
Revolution and industrialization
In the decade following Prokudin-Gorsky’s visit war, revolution and civil war took their toll, yet Chelyabinsk recovered and tripled its population by 1926. The launching of the Soviet Union’s first five-year economic plan in 1928 and the related collectivization of agriculture meant massive social upheaval. But for Chelyabinsk, the rapid march toward industrialization transformed its appearance and quadrupled its population in just over a decade.
Yalyshev department store, early 20th century. Its modernistic style exemplifies the rapid growth of Chelyabinsk before World War I. July 12, 2003.
A giant tractor factory was intended to launch Soviet agriculture into the machine age, and with the addition of a metallurgical plant, Chelyabinsk joined Magnitogorsk in producing steel and steel products. As a sign of the new age, administrative buildings and housing projects arose in a functional Soviet style.
State Bank Grain Elevator. Built in 1914-16 with advanced reinforced concrete technology as part of a national program for grain storage centers. Used until 1990s, then partially demolished. July 12, 2003.
With the outbreak of war on the Eastern front in June 1941, many military-industrial plants from the western Soviet Union were evacuated to Chelyabinsk, and local factories were reconfigured to produce weapons. The converted tractor factory produced tanks in such numbers that it became known as “Tankograd” (Tank City).
With the reconstruction of the country after the war, demand increased for Chelyabinsk steel and machinery. The region also became a center for research and production of atomic weapons.
View of Chelyabinsk up the Miass River from bridge at Ufa (now Kirov) Street. Photo: Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. Late summer 1909.
This industrial, technological and military surge came at a price, as Chelyabinsk gained a reputation as one of the most polluted cities in the Soviet Union. In 1957, nuclear waste stored at the Mayak atomic facility located 45 miles northwest of Chelyabinsk exploded in one of the worst such catastrophes before Chernobyl.
View across Miass River toward Kirov (formerly Ufa) Street. July 13, 2003.
In the 1990s, Chelyabinsk and its heavy industry experienced severe financial challenges. With sardonic humor, locals noted that at least the air was easier to breath. The economic situation has now rebounded. The Chelyabinsk Metal Plant — part of the global Mechel Company — and the city’s tractor factory once again employ thousands.
Naum Orlov Drama Theater. Begun in 1973 and opened in 1982, the new Chelyabinsk drama theater has entrances framed with Kasli cast-iron art. July 12, 2003.
The city’s many institutions of higher education — led by South Urals State University and Chelyabinsk State University — have contributed greatly to this recovery. Chelyabinsk is also the seat of both a metropolitanate and a bishopric of the Russian Orthodox Church. The bustling red brick town that Prokudin-Gorsky photographed from the Miass River has managed to reunite its cultural and spiritual heritage with contemporary development.
Monument to Chelyabinsk volunteers who joined the Urals Volunteer Tank Corps. Formed in 1943, the tank troops fought their way from Oryol to Berlin. Sculptor: Lev Golodnitsky. Unveiled in May 1975. July 13, 2003.
In the early 20th century the Russian photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky devised a complex process for color photography. Between 1903 and 1916 he traveled through the Russian Empire and took over 2,000 photographs with the process, which involved three exposures on a glass plate. In August 1918, he left Russia and ultimately resettled in France with a large part of his collection of glass negatives. After his death in Paris in September 1944, his heirs sold the collection to the Library of Congress. In the early 21st century the Library digitized the Prokudin-Gorsky Collection and made it freely available to the global public. A number of Russian websites now have versions of the collection. In 1986 the architectural historian and photographer William Brumfield organized the first exhibit of Prokudin-Gorsky photographs at the Library of Congress. Over a period of work in Russia beginning in 1970, Brumfield has photographed most of the sites visited by Prokudin-Gorsky. This series of articles will juxtapose Prokudin-Gorsky’s views of architectural monuments with photographs taken by Brumfield decades later.
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