GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND, February 15, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Supply chain design and optimization specialists, Oliver Wight, will be offering their expertise at the Supply Chain Forum in Northamptonshire on 4th March 2014.
Through a series of industry keynote presentations, interactive workshops and discussion groups, the one-day event will provide senior industry professionals with access to new ideas, solutions and innovations to help achieve superior supply chain performance.
"Now more than ever, the health of an organisation depends on its ability to successfully meet customers' needs; profitably. The companies that will thrive are those which effectively develop specific supply chain responses based on market or customer segmentation," says Oliver Wight Managing Partner, Kirsty Braines, who will be presenting at the event.
As well as covering the hot topic of supply chain segmentation, Braines' presentation will focus on the importance of strategic supply chain collaboration and optimization; exploring the latest best practice thinking on how to manage and control the complexity of supply chains in today's world.
Braines will also host a series of one-to-one meetings with delegates to address the specific supply chain issues they are experiencing and provide practical, proven advice.
"Companies that optimize their supply chains improve their perfect order rating by 17%, at the same time as reducing supply chain costs by up to 50%. In today's economy that's an advantage worth taking," concludes Braines.
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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