BRIGHTON, AUSTRALIA, February 20, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With 15 years experience in industry and 15 years consulting to match, Rod Hozack, re-joins business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight Asia Pacific, as the organisation expands its operations.
Managing Partner, Mike reed says, "With a wealth of experience in industry and hands-on practise leading many Class A and Integrated Business Planning assignments, we are delighted to have Rod on board the Oliver Wight team."
Working as an Associate for Oliver Wight between 1999-2005, Rod not only delivered many successful change programmes but was also part of the team to develop the 6th edition Class A checklist. Working for large blue-chip organisations, including Abbott Laboratories, British American Tobacco, Caterpillar and Wrigley's; Rod helped these companies on their journey to Class A business excellence.
Coming from a Marketing background, working in the Pharmaceutical industry, where knowledge of demand management and forecasting is essential, Rod's experience also covers strategy development and deployment, product development and production planning and execution.
Rod describes his ethos: "I have always been driven by an intense desire to bring out the best in people, not just in others, but in myself too. Something, which I believe is vital to the success of any change programme."
And he's excited for things to come: "Designing and implementing winning strategies is what I love. Using Oliver Wight's principles of integrated business planning and supply chain optimisation I look forward to helping organisations implement the necessary supporting processes to achieve their strategic aspirations."
Rod has a degree in Physiology, a post-graduate degree in Business, and during his early career worked as an elite athlete.
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 Design and Optimization
Oliver Wight supply chain design and optimization allows organisations to understand their position within the extended supply chain; identify where value is being created and destroyed; develop profitable relationships with suppliers customers and consumers; and optimize their supply chain (however complex) for the ultimate in customer service and business performance.
Performance Benchmarking for Supply Chain
Oliver Wight Performance Benchmarking provides a qualitative and quantitative assessment of supply chain performance, allowing organisations to identify opportunities for improving customer service at the same time as dramatically reducing supply chain costs.
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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