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Oliver Wight host interactive Integrated Business Planning (advanced S&OP) event

02-24-2011 06:01 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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Oliver Wight managing partner, Andrew Purton

Oliver Wight managing partner, Andrew Purton

Business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, are hosting an interactive Integrated Business Planning (advanced S&OP) workshop in Reading on Tuesday 2nd March 2011.

The interactive workshop, which will take place at Oracle Thames Valley Park, Reading, is designed to take a fresh look at Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and show how moving from an operational focus to a fully-integrated business process can give you absolute control over your business and deliver substantial benefits straight to your bottom line.

“The challenge of converting high-level, strategic plans into operational reality may be as old as the hills, but many organisations still struggle to achieve the kind of joined up thinking necessary for optimal service and product delivery,” says managing partner of Oliver Wight, Andrew Purton.

Oliver Wight will explore the shortcomings of existing S&OP processes and demonstrate what can be achieved through IBP. Delegates will face the challenge of solving real-life problems by working in cross-functional, cross-organisation groups. They will also be given the opportunity to carry out a self-assessment for their own organisations and develop an action plan to implement the right blend of people, process and technology required to achieve a single end-to-end view of their business.

“The difficult economic conditions of the past three years have re-emphasised the importance of pursuing excellent performance. IBP allows organisations to do that by giving them real control over their processes and the ability to predict and respond positively to changing conditions in plenty of time, whatever lies ahead,” concludes Purton.

About Oliver Wight

Oliver Wight has a 40 year track record of delivering business improvement to some of the world’s best-known organisations. With a team of professionals offering a wealth of experience, Oliver Wight is the largest consultancy of its type, with offices throughout Europe, South Africa, North and South America, and the Asia Pacific region. We believe that sustainable business improvement can’t be delivered by external consultants but only by our clients’ own people, so unlike other consultancy firms, we transfer our knowledge to them, helping deliver performance levels and financial results that last.

Integrated Business Planning
At the leading edge of management thinking and practice, our Integrated Business Planning (IBP) model lies at the heart of our clients’ journey to outstanding business performance. Oliver Wight are the originators of sales and operations planning (S&OP) and IBP can most simply be described as advanced S&OP. However, unlike S&OP, IBP brings a truly strategic perspective, integrating diverse processes - in the extended supply chain, product and customer portfolios, customer demand and strategic planning - into one seamless management process.

Supply Chain Optimisation
In an uncertain business climate, volatile demand and unpredictability can expose weaknesses in supply chain performance. Supply Chain Optimisation helps companies improve sub-standard systems and processes, delivering a significant return to the bottom line.

Meeting the Class A Standard
The Oliver Wight Class A Checklist is the longest standing and most successful business assessment tool. The latest, Sixth Edition, raises the bar, and sets ever more demanding standards for companies on their journey to business excellence and the Oliver Wight Class A standard.

Carol Collins
General Manager
Oliver Wight EAME

The Willows
The Steadings Business Centre
Maisemore
Gloucester, UK
GL2 8EY

carol.collins@oliverwight-eame.com
www.oliverwight-eame.com

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