Challenges for S&OP and IBP in chemical industry

| March 18, 2019

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In the chemical industry, the average S&OP process has a relatively high degree of maturity compared with other sectors. Nevertheless, chemical companies still face certain challenges when progressing from S&OP to IBP. We distinguish between the two as follows: S&OP is the decision-making process for ensuring the feasibility of the commercial plan, whereas IBP is about integral planning to enable the company to achieve its financial objectives. Read on for more details of three of these challenges.

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