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Dean Sorensen

Founder and Management Consultant - IBP Collaborative

Is the founder of the IBP Collaborative and an experienced management consultant with expertise in developing and applying leading-edge management approaches and introducing new technologies to drive strategy, improve operational effectiveness and create competitive advantage.

Dean is a thought leader that speaks and writes frequently about the need for greater integration between the strategic, financial and operational aspects of how organizations plan and manage their business. He specializes in Integrated Business Planning technologies that enable shorter and more effective planning and forecasting processes and how it leads to superior organization performance.

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Immature Driver Models Undermine Rolling Forecasts in Manufacturing

Dec. 11 2014 by Dean Sorensen, Founder and Management Consultant - IBP Collaborative

Learn how rolling forecast and Driver-Based Planning models can deliver tangible business value in your organization.

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Following a Different Path – Rolling Forecasts in Manufacturing

Sep. 18 2014 by Dean Sorensen, Founder and Management Consultant - IBP Collaborative

Recent economic conditions have elevated interest in rolling forecasts as means of coping with increasing uncertainty and volatility. Proponents believe that a faster and more forward looking process creates value by enabling manufacturers to more effectively respond to change and manage risk.

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IBP Has Arrived: Is it Time for Manufacturers to Replace Their CPM Systems?

Jul. 29 2014 by Dean Sorensen, Founder and Management Consultant - IBP Collaborative

Traditional CPM applications do not meet the changing needs of complex manufacturing organizations. Integrated Business Planning applications close the gap to integrate CPM with Sales and Operations Planning applications.

Budgeting & Planning

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What should be “Integrated” in Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

Feb. 27 2014 by Dean Sorensen, Founder and Management Consultant - IBP Collaborative

Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is a topic that is dominating discussion among supply chain professionals – particularly those that seek to make Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) more financially focused.

Budgeting & Planning

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