MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, October 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Leading business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, are working with integrated business solutions providers, Oracle, to bring a fresh perspective to Integrated Business Planning (IBP). The companies are jointly hosting two interactive workshops at Cliftons Hotel in Melbourne on 29th October and in Sydney on 30th October 2013.---
The one-day executive level workshops will demonstrate the ways in which Integrated Business Planning (Advanced Sales and Operation Planning S&OP) can give customers absolute control over all demand, product and supply chain activities, resulting in substantial benefits to the bottom line. The day includes an overview of IBP, a tutorial on enabling technology and inspiring examples of IBP in practice.
Mike Reed, Managing Partner at Oliver Wight Asia Pacific, is a keynote speaker at the free-to-attend workshop in Melbourne. With over 25 years of experience in effectively redesigning and implementing business processes, Reed describes how businesses can overcome the barriers to achieving business excellence:
"The challenge of converting high-level, strategic plans into operational reality is not new territory. However, many organisations still struggle to achieve the kind of joined-up thinking necessary for optimal service and product delivery," says Reed. "It is vital to find a solution that provides the critical link between top down financial plans and bottom up operational plans, so they are robust and developed to meet the needs of the strategic goals."
Oliver Wight Asia Pacific Partner, Stuart Harman, presenting at the second event in Sydney, has over 20 years expertise in Integrated Business Planning and Strategy Management:
"With the correct blend of people, process and technology, it is possible to achieve a single end-to-end view of the business. Our aim, through the workshops, is to show how to cultivate the right behaviours, design the right process and choose the right tools to achieve business excellence."
For more information about the workshops, or to book a place, please contact Renee Cathcart at email@example.com or via telephone at +61 2 94911964.
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.
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