Press Release March 2012

Connect with Oliver Wight’s Integrated Business Planning at SupplyLink 2012
Peter Metcalfe, Partner at business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, will be running a technical workshop session at the 2012 SupplyLink Conference from the th th Philippine Institute for Supply Management (PISM) on the 19 -20 April 2012. The two-day event, which will be held in Manila in the Philippines, sees PISM expand its annual event to a regional conference and exhibit, for the first time. Metcalfe’s workshop, ‘Integrated Business Planning – the New and Improved Sales & Operations Planning’, will run on the second day and is designed to provide a valuable insight into the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process and the rewards it can offer. “Transitioning from traditional Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) to Integrated Business Planning allows companies to integrate diverse processes, including product portfolio management and financial planning, into one seamless management process,” says Metcalfe, who has over 28 years experience helping blue chip organisations across the world improve their planning and management processes. “As a result, companies will see a huge impact on their ability to serve customers effectively and profitably and ultimately gain that all important competitive advantage,” he says. The theme of SupplyLink 2012 is ‘Tomorrow’s supply chain is a value driven Global Economy’ and will gather together thought-leaders in purchasing and supply chain management from across the globe. Attendees will be able to exchange experiences, attend exhibits, plenary and technical workshops, and learn about the future of supply chain optimization. Oliver Wight has a 40 year track record of delivering business improvement to some of the world’s best known organisations. Integrated Business Planning, at the leading-edge of management thinking and practice, is a fundamental business improvement process for tomorrow’s value-driven economy.

Notes to editors About Oliver Wight Oliver Wight has a 40 year track record of delivering business improvement to some of the world’s bestknown 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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