GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND, January 26, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Business improvement firm, Oliver Wight are to be a keynote speaker at this year's Marcus Evan conference designed to equip industry professionals with the skills to mature their S&OP process to Integrated Business Planning (IBP). The conference, held at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Amsterdam from the 3rd to 5th of February, provides delegates with an overview of how to improve profitability, long-term business planning and process efficiency by advancing to IBP.---
Oliver Wight are the originators of both S&OP and Integrated Business Planning, and Oliver Wight Associate Liam Harrington will be presenting at 11am on the 3rd of February on 'The Successful Transition from S&OP to Integrated Business Planning'. This inspirational session will give delegates an understanding of how:
• To gain absolute control over all demand, production and supply chain activities as well as substantial benefits to the bottom line through a properly integrated S&OP process
• Integrated Business Planning is the 24 month rolling horizon for the business, with a month-by-month projection of realistic business performance against the plan
• IBP allows the company's most senior executive to identify performance gaps and do something about them in good time with added value.
"Integrated Business Planning provides the perfect platform for innovation, and it creates opportunities for organisations to drive sales up and costs down," explains Harrington. "It gives the senior executive team an accurate and holistic view of the entire business over a 24 to 36 month horizon, which makes it a particular asset in the current business environment."
To register for the event: http://www.marcusevans.com/marcusevans-event-bookingoption.asp?eventID=20644§orID=&enquiry=brochure
Or to find out more contact Zoe Davis, at Oliver Wight, on +44 (0) 1452 397209 or email@example.com
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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