Neil James

Neil James has 20 years’ experience as a commercial leader in the pharmaceutical industry with a background in sales, marketing and general management. He is also an experienced leader of cross-functional change programmes including the recent global deployment of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) at GlaxoSmithKline. He now provides expertise to clients in IBP deployment and change management.

Experienced specialist for IBP with a background in pharma

Articles by Neil James

Future Value Chain

The Must-Haves for Successful Integrated Business Planning (IBP) – Culture

Deploying Integrated Business Planning (IBP) means multi-dimensional change. In this article, I explore the cultural enablers for the success of your …

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Building Supply Chain Capabilities for Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

Whilst Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is a cross-functional, enterprise-wide process the supply chain team is a critical contributor.  The supply chain …

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Does Agile Working Help Deliver Effective & Sustainable S&OP?

Many organisations continue to experience significant challenge in planning and executing S&OP deployment. The need for delivering benefits rapidly, …

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Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Should Not Own S&OP – Who Should?

Traditionally, S&OP was seen as a supply chain-driven process and was often owned and led from the Supply Chain …

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Integrated Business Planning – Enterprise Planning for a Volatile & Complex World IV

In part IV of my blog post series on IBP for Finance leaders, I will focus on how Integrated Business Planning …

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IBP – A Key Process for the Finance Function

Integrated Business Planning (IBP) – and its forerunner Sales and Operations Planning or S&OP) – have traditionally been perceived and managed …

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