Oliver Wight to host free Integrated Business Planning Webinar

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Oliver Wight EAME is hosting a webinar entitled 'Business Performance, it's your responsibility' on the 6th November at 2.00pm GMT. The event is designed to equip senior executives with invaluable knowledge to optimise their processes, tools and culture, to improve business performance.

The live one-hour webinar presented by Oliver Wight partners, Liam Harrington and Andy Walker, will clearly demonstrate how Integrated Business Planning  (IBP) allows a business to plan for success and then align the entire organisation to deliver it.

"Businesses often know they are declining in performance but choose not to accept or acknowledge it until they are in considerable difficulties. However, IBP transforms this culture by initiating planning across a rolling horizon of 24 months or more" explains Liam Harrington.

Integrated Business Planning can most simply be described as advanced or next generation, S&OP, but unlike S&OP, IBP brings with a truly strategic perspective, and integration is what distinguishes it from its predecessor

The expert speakers from Oliver Wight will share their insights on how Integrated Business Planning can enable strategy execution excellence and show you powerful steps you can take to help your long-term planning issues.

The webinar will challenge the premise that S&OP should merely be a supply chain process, limited to balancing supply and demand, before highlighting the truly integrated nature of IBP. IBP positions itself at the very heart of an organisation, allowing senior management to plan and manage the entire business, determining its future success through timely decision-making.

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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