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Press Releases from Oliver Wight (30 total)

Oliver Wight publish new executive guide to business maturity

Business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, have launched a new executive guide for senior professionals to its Maturity Model. Originally developed by Oliver Wight from a Harvard Business School study for the US Government in 1985, the Maturity Model allows organisations to identify their real level of business maturity. As the economy recovers, the launch of the new guide is timely. Les Brookes, CEO of Oliver Wight EAME explains: “To continue to

Oliver Wight saves US Army $4.5 billion on inventory with Integrated Business Pl …

Oliver Wight has pioneered an Integrated Business Planning (IBP) program for the US Army Materiel Command, yielding dramatic reductions to inventory and saving billions of dollars. Achieving best practice for AMC in record time, IBP is now set to roll out across all military services. The US military demands excellence in logistics. Army Material Command (AMC) is a 65,000-employee operation, responsible for logistics planning for transportation, sustainment, clothing, armament, and battlefield

Take a leaf out of Oliver Wight’s two new books

Business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight have published two new books, providing insightful advice for executives looking to bring about dramatic business improvement: ‘An Executives Guide to Achieving Class A Business Excellence’ and ‘The Transition from Sales and Operations Planning to Integrated Business Planning’. “Executives face growing challenges from increased regulation, aggressive competition and economic pressures. These books share the knowledge of some of Oliver Wight’s most experienced consultants on how to

Oliver Wight releases new Integrated Business Planning brochure

Business improvement firm Oliver Wight has published a new guide to Integrated Business Planning, its blueprint for outstanding business performances and long-term commercial gains. “Integrated Business Planning provides the perfect platform for innovation, and it creates opportunities for organisations to drive sales up and costs down,” explains Oliver Wight EAME partner, Liam Harrington. “It gives the senior executive team an accurate and holistic view of the entire business over a

Oliver Wight to present at new Supply Chain Event in China

Peter Metcalfe, Partner at business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, will be presenting the benefits of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) at the inaugural S-Council Annual Congress, ‘Maximising Supply Chain Value’, in Shanghai on Friday 16th December 2011. At the leading edge of Oliver Wight’s management thinking and practice, IBP (advanced S&OP) is a common sense process for aligning the company plans every month. It provides greater control over demand, production and

Oliver Wight announce new Hong Kong office

Business Improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, have announced the opening of a new office in Hong Kong. The new office is part of the consultancy’s wider expansion across Asia. Oliver Wight are presenting at the inaugural S-Council Annual Congress in December and are holding an education academy in Singapore in January. Mike Reed, Managing Partner at the business improvement specialists says: “The Asian region is strong and growing rapidly, and we’re increasingly

Oliver Wight help Molnlycke Health Care build a healthy business

Health care company, Molnlycke Health Care, has been awarded Class A status by business improvement specialists Oliver Wight, after implementing Integrated Business Planning (advanced S&OP) and almost eliminating forecast bias as a result. Recognised as one of the world’s great innovators in the design and manufacture of single-use surgical and wound-care products, Molnlycke Health Care, has been working closely with Oliver Wight in redesigning its business management flows to achieve integration

Oliver Wight Webinar shows how Supply Chain Benchmarking can reduce supply chain …

Business Improvement specialist, Oliver Wight EAME, is hosting an interactive webinar on supply chain benchmarking for senior executives of manufacturing, distribution, service and government organisations on 31st October 2011 at 2:15pm (BST). Delegates will learn how benchmarking can help them to provide best-in-class service, whilst reducing supply chain costs by 50% or more. This free-to-attend interactive webinar will last one hour and is suitable for organisations of all sizes, including

Business Improvement Specialist, Oliver Wight continues expansion with two new r …

Two senior executives from industry have joined Oliver Wight EAME as consultants this month, bringing further skills and knowledge from the food, engineering and oil sectors to the organisation. These appointments take the number of new recruits at the consultancy firm to six, in little over a year. Paul Ducie joins from BP, where he has held a number of senior regional and global roles in sales, marketing & technology,

Oliver Wight to lead IBP workshop at CPO Agenda 100 Forum

Business Improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, are leading a workshop at this year’s CPO Agenda Forum at RACV Royal Pines, Gold Coast, Australia on 30th August 2011. The interactive workshop, which will be led by Oliver Wight Managing Partner, James Small, will demonstrate how integrated business planning (IBP) is essential for good category management. Small will reveal how to bring demand management in line with consumer demand; how to forecast and

Oliver Wight Webinar Poll Reveals Planning Weaknesses for Manufacturers

Senior executives from some of the world’s best known manufacturing organisations who tuned in to the recent Oliver Wight webinar on Transitioning from S&OP to Integrated Business Planning (IBP), were candid about the shortcomings of their own business planning. A live poll revealed that the majority had processes that were neither integrated nor looked beyond the short term. In the poll conducted during the hour long interactive broadcast, 58 per

Treasury Wine Estates takes Oliver Wight IBP global

Oliver Wight Integrated Business Planning (IBP) has given Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) newfound visibility and control over its Australian operation, resulting in substantial efficiencies and savings. As a result, the IBP (advanced S&OP) programme is now being rolled out to the rest of the world. Only nine months in to the Australian IBP programme, TWE experienced real financial benefits. “We were able to spot a supply shortfall in a niche

Oliver Wight give Revlon Global Makeover

As part of its plans to increase globalisation, and following success in the UK and Europe, cosmetics giant Revlon is now rolling out its Oliver Wight Integrated Business Planning (IBP) programme across all regions. The decision to implement IBP on a global level was taken after seeing spectacular results within the European operation, where inventory was reduced by 50% whilst service levels rose to 98.5%. The IBP programme has paid dividends in

Oliver Wight client BlueScope Steel to present at Smart Conference

Leading Australian and New Zealand steel company, Bluescope Steel are presenting at this year’s Smart Conference and Expo in Sydney on May 25th. The organisation will present on the work they have been doing with business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, to improve its demand planning and forecasting. Like many businesses, BlueScope Steel is experiencing increasing levels of volatility in its supply chains as markets become more dynamic, global competition increases

Nampak Flexible is first African company to gain Oliver Wight Class A accreditat …

Africa’s leading flexible packaging supplier, Nampak Flexible, has become the first South African organisation to gain Oliver Wight Class A accreditation for Integrated Business Planning (IBP). Operations and Supply Chain Director, Grant Page, says that since implementing the Oliver Wight IBP programme, doing business with Nampak has become much smoother for its customers. “Lead times have reduced significantly, inventory has almost halved and service levels are much higher. IBP has become

Study of Australian companies highlights the need for business excellence

A poll of Australian companies suggests that ‘business excellence’, a term which had become devalued prior to the economic downturn, is now a compelling issue for many organisations. The qualitative telephone study was conducted by business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight to investigate how attitudes to business improvement have been affected by the global recession. The results show that in the years before the downturn, some organisations had been put off

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

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

Oliver Wight lead Demand Planning Webcast

Business Improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, are leading a webcast on the ‘dos and don’ts of demand planning’ on Tuesday 22nd February 2011. The thirty minute webcast, which will be hosted by software provider, Oracle, and led by Oliver Wight Managing Partner, James Small, is designed to provide an introduction to senior executives and middle management on how best to sense, shape and respond to demand. “As we emerge from the

Oliver Wight appoints fourth new consultant as demand for business improvement p …

Business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight EAME have experienced a 36% increase in business over the past year and have recruited another consultant to meet this unprecedented level of demand. New partner, Dawn Kynaston, is the fourth new consultant to join the organisation since April last year. Dawn has over twenty years experience in global Supply Chain and ERP management, and has worked extensively in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Oliver Wight Launch Integrated Business and Supply Chain Planning Education Acad …

Business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight have announced the launch of a two-week business and supply chain planning education academy in New Zealand. The academy, to be held in Auckland between 14th and 24th February 2011, is designed to provide an introduction for senior executives and middle managers to the very latest in management thinking on how to achieve successful integrated business, supply, product and demand planning. Craig Griffin, marketing manager for

Oliver Wight helps Quality Furniture Company towards Class A

Spurred on by the threat of competition from China, Quality Furniture Company (QFC) has undergone substantial business improvement and is now sitting pretty with a promising future, thanks to the changes it has implemented via an Oliver Wight Integrated Business Planning (IBP) programme, on its journey towards Class A accreditation. The improvement journey has spawned many positive results, not least financial, with excellent cash flow position and higher operating profits. Sales

Oliver Wight organize a meet up in a brewery

Business Improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, are launching a user group for their Australian customers. The inaugural meeting of the Proven Path Club will be held at the Foster’s Carlton & United Brewhouse in Melbourne on the 2nd December 2010. The Oliver Wight Proven Path Club, which has been running successfully in the United States and Europe for more than 20 years, is designed to provide an opportunity for Oliver Wight

Oliver Wight EAME announces further growth with third new Partner appointment in …

Independent consultant, Jerry Shanahan, has joined business improvement specialist, Oliver Wight and becomes the third new recruit for the company since April 2010, following the appointment of French consultant, Catherine Schmitt-Weber, and South African consultant, Sean Du Sart. Jerry has extensive experience in both the electronics and medical device industries, where he has held a number of senior positions, including Managing Director of Cabletron Ireland, Chief Operating Officer of Enterasys Networks

Ono says ‘Oh yes’ to Integrated Business Planning from Oliver Wight

Food packaging specialist, Ono, has received Class A certification for planning and control at its French plant, following a highly successful Integrated Business Planning (IBP) programme with Oliver Wight. With impressive advances in its supply chain management, Ono Packaging has achieved 30 per cent growth in the past three years, with reduced costs and inventory days. At the same time it has substantially improved customer service levels. President, Christophe Aynes credits

Oliver Wight gets Performance Improvement flowing at Watts Industries

Valve manufacturer, Watts Italy has received Class A accreditation following the implementation of an Integrated Business Planning (IBP) programme, led by business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight. The project, which is helping drive productivity and performance, is now being rolled out across Watts Industries’ European operation. Watts’ Italian operation is one of the most important in Watts’ European and global organisations. It engaged leading business improvement consultants, Oliver Wight,

Oliver Wight EAME launches new advertising campaign

Business Improvement specialist, Oliver Wight EAME, has launched a new advertising campaign to promote its Integrated Business Planning process, IBP. The key message of the new campaign entitled ‘Whatever lies ahead’ is that IBP can help organizations anticipate and respond positively to changing market conditions. The series of three advertisements uses atmospheric photography to reflect a post-recession mindset and to convey a sense of moving forward into the unknown.

Oliver Wight scores in South Africa with assist from new signing

Following a period of substantial growth, business improvement specialist Oliver Wight has expanded its operations in South Africa with the appointment of new consultant, Sean du Sart. Oliver Wight EAME has seen its business in South Africa more than double over the last three years and it is now working with a significant number of blue chip organisations based there. Oliver Wight Partner, Lloyd Snowden says, “There is growing recognition among

Oliver Wight EAME strengthens French connection with new recruit from Caterpilla …

Business improvement specialist, Oliver Wight EAME, has expanded its European operation with the engagement of new French consultant Catherine Schmitt-Weber. Catherine who has joined Oliver Wight from the world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment, Caterpillar, has more than twenty years of experience across a diverse range of business activities, including implementation of information systems (ERP, APS), demand management, supply chain and strategy management. She believes this will be

Oliver Wight Integrated Business Planning is the Cat’s Whiskers for Mars Petca …

Oliver Wight client, Mars Petcare UK, has been awarded Class A for Integrated Business Planning (IBP). Mars Petcare had been in search of an IT solution to further improve the management of its sales and operations data, until a discussion with Oliver Wight inspired a different approach. Two years on, the company has successfully implemented an IBP programme and achieved Class A status. As a result,

Oliver Wight Integrated Business Planning Brings Sweet Success for Mars

Oliver Wight client, Mars GCC, the leading regional manufacturer of confectionary products in the Middle East, has been awarded Class A in Integrated Business Planning (IBP). Oliver Wight has been working with the Mars Group throughout Eastern and Western Europe, and the USA as well as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States of the Middle East; Mars GCC, headquartered in Dubai, is not only the first division of the

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