Supply Chain Planning Process Transformation – A BP Fuels North America Case Study

  • Successful planning process transformation using Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
  • Scaling regional IBP processes into one process serving all North America
  • Tangible and intangible benefits of a successful IBP process
  • Key success factors for sustaining the process through change management, process development and continuous improvement

Cheryl McKinney
VP Strategy and Portfolio at BP Fuels North America
As a member of the leadership team of one of BP’s largest refining and marketing businesses, Cheryl McKinney is accountable for strategy, investment, and business development across North America. Her remit includes the BP refineries in Toledo, Ohio, Whiting, Indiana, and Bellingham, Washington, as well as the BP U.S. Pipelines business, and the BP North American Sales and Marketing businesses, which carry both the BP and Arco/ampm brands. Cheryl serves as President of the holding company for the BP-Husky joint venture at the Toledo Refinery and an Executive Committee Member for the Advance Biofuels Association. She serves as executive sponsor for BP’s corporate relationship with the Society of Women Engineers, and the BP Chicago Women’s business resource group.

Robert Hirschey
Principal at Oliver Wight Americas Inc.
Robert Hirschey has nearly 25 years of experience in a diverse background including strategy development, execution, and measurement; business planning and analysis; capital investment analysis; mergers and acquisitions, and various corporate development activities. Bob’s experience extends to the private label consumer products industry, where he helped start up a new division for a company in the disposable personal care products business. Bob has held positions such as VP, Finance & Planning; VP, Finance and Administration; VP, Strategy; VP, Corporate Development; and CFO. Bob’s experience from executive suite to plant management makes him uniquely qualified to lead organizations through their business process transformation initiatives. Bob earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and an MBA in general management from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.