Joint Business Planning (JBP)

The Joint Business Planning Committee is leading an industry-wide initiative to standardize processes for a series of complex business areas ranging from demand creation to fulfillment. The committee's key focus is to develop common processes, communications and metrics required to facilitate collaboration in planning between supply chain partners.

Joint Business Planning also serves as Phase II of IFMA's Operator/Manufacturer Collaboration Model, of which Phase I provides a framework for chain operators and manufacturers to segment accounts based on the level of value, support, collaboration, investment and opportunity they represent.

Learn more about the JBP Committee by contacting Becky Conroy at becky@ifmaworld.com.

Refreshing the Operator/Manufacturer Relationship

Working together to become mutually successful should be a no-brainer. It’s all about communication, or in today’s business world, collaboration. It’s vital to eliminate those road blocks and speak the same language. Bill McClellan, Vice President, Foodservice at Dawn Foods shares his passion on the best practice for operator collaboration and how Dawn Foods has benefited from applying this new model. 

The Power of Collaboration for Wendy’s/QSCC

Krista Pohlman, Sr. Director of Program Management at Wendy’s Quality Supply Chain Co-op, was integral in the development of IFMA’s Operator Collaboration Model and Joint Business Planning best practice. Learn why she and her organization became involved with IFMA’s best practice collaboration model and advice for how others can get involved.

 

Optimizing the Supply Chain for FOCUS Brands

In order to optimize the supply chain for six brands, Rich Kamph, SVP of Global Supply Chain for FOCUS Brands, felt it was important to engage the Operator Collaboration Model with his supplier partners to develop common understanding and expectations. Read more about how his organization is adopting IFMA’s best practice model.

Improving Channel Partnerships through Better Collaboration

Despite having existing strong and collaborative relationships, Ed Medlock, SVP Distribution, Logistics, and Program Management at Wendy’s QSCC felt it was important to engage the Operator Collaboration Model with his industry partners to validate and grow those relationships. Read more about how his organization is adopting IFMA’s best practice model.

Achieve a Competitive Edge through Collaborative Planning and Execution Excellence across Multiple Disciplines

Restaurant chains operate today in a fast-changing market environment. And the pace of change is accelerating, driven by multiple factors including technological advances, the pressure to innovate, consumers’ rising expectations on the speed of service and competitive pressures. Those who embrace these challenges will find they lead to a competitive edge through collaboration across multiple disciplines.

Dec 07

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