Project Announcement: Demonstrating the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Process on a Navy Aircraft

Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is a cross functional management process to integrate demand, supply, and financial planning to meet sustainment requirements of the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE). IBP is the next generation Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process that focuses on business strategy and financial tradeoffs. The increased complexity in today’s supply chains have resulted in a unique set of issues and challenges leading to a natural tension in balancing customer service, inventory, and cost-to-serve that affects commercial and public business. In the Department of Defense (DoD) environment, the primary sustainment outcomes of customer service measures/metrics are focused on performance indicators like Ready Basic Aircraft (RBA), Ready for Tasking (RFT), and Full Mission Capability (FMC) that add additional dimensions to sustainment that industry and Government activities have yet to integrate into the IBP process. This concept demonstration will demonstrate how applying IPB tenets to Navy aircraft can improve its ability to proactively manage and meet sustainment requirements. This demonstration will also assess how to best apply the tenets of IBP to the NAVSUP WSS enterprise based on lessons learned.

Those interested in this initiative should contact Debbie Lilu at debral@ncms.org or 734.262.0758 by March 2, 2018. We encourage participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).