Member Meeting  

S&OP/IBP Focus

31 October 2018, Amsterdam

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Heineken Brewery day

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Full agenda

Wednesday 31st of October

12.30   Registration & Lunch

13.45   Statement of Intent - JP Doggett, Director, Intent Group

13.50   Member introductions - icebreaker

14.05   Roundtable discussions - first round (see below)

14.55   121 meetings

15.10   Networking break

15.25   Roundtable discussions - second round (see below)

16.15   121 meetings

16.30   Member case study

16.50   Roundtable discussions - third round (see below)

17.40   Evening networking reception: open to all Intent Group members 

Roundtable discussion themes

THREE of the following top interests of the members who are planning to attend this meeting will be the roundtable discussion themes (in no particular order):


    • Cross functional alignment strategies

    • Single version of the truth: tools

    • Connected strategy and avoiding capacity constraints


    • Moving from S&OP to IBP - why & how

    • Scenario planning and financial impact​

    • Complex modelling


    • Functional alignment and single mission purpose​

    • Embedding and maintaining change

    • Winning round key stakeholders in large businesses

The final agenda (with the THREE roundtable discussion themes) is confirmed about one month before the meeting.

About Intent Member Meetings

  • Capped attendance (to maintain a private and safe setting for genuine sharing)

  • Private, by-invitation only, Chatham House Rules

  • Cross-sector, Director level, pre-profiled (all attendees receive full details on participating members)

  • Mutually agreed 121 meetings based on common interests (no obligation or pressure)

  • Only THREE Advisory Partners hosting roundtable discussions

Concurrent roundtable discussions

​The roundtable discussions are concurrent / simultaneous and they run THREE times so that you get focus, relevance, and a mix of viewpoints from other members.

Members submit questions and agenda points and we work with the discussion hosts to tailor the agendas for participants. Each member receives a personalised agenda with the times of each of their chosen discussions. No competing companies are scheduled on the same session.

121 meetings

​We schedule member-to-member and member-to-partner 121 meetings for all attendees (that wish to). These meetings are based on common interests and are agreed in advance. There is no obligation to attend any meeting that is not of interest.

What else?

We select interesting formats and sessions to give further insights and useful ideas sessions:

  • Member viewpoint/experience sharing: a member shares a short, honest review of a recent project or improvement made in their business, with a focus on 'lessons learned'.

  • Expert Q&A: we invite a subject-matter expert on an important theme for our members and then invite them to ask whatever they want

  • Leadership "refreshers": knowing what to do is only half the battle...our members then need to make things happen! We invite inspirational coaches to equip our members with new tools and ideas to help them realise their goals

  • Something totally different: we invite interesting and unusual non-industry luminaries whose insights and experiences can provoke tired assumptions and stimulate new thinking

  • Rapport-building activities: we end each meeting with some fun stuff so that you make new friends, not just new contacts

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On hearing about the Intent Group proposition, it was of immediate appeal to me. We’re a billion dollar business, and I’ve worked in supply chain over 25 years. For us, it’s the perfect platform to collaborate, see if others share our beliefs about the future of agile supply chain, and to have more useful touchpoints outside of our business” NL, FMCG member.

     Venue, accommodation & travel

Venue address: Old Heineken Brewery / Heineken Experience at Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam

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Nearest tram / metro station: Stadhouderskade

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