Friday, February 11th, 2011 - Oliver Wight
Business Improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, are leading a webcast on the ‘dos and don’ts of demand planning’ on Tuesday 22nd February 2011.

The thirty minute webcast, which will be hosted by software provider, Oracle, and led by Oliver Wight Managing Partner, James Small, is designed to provide an introduction to senior executives and middle management on how best to sense, shape and respond to demand.

“As we emerge from the global recession and demand returns, many organisations are finding they are not responding very well to the supply chain,” says James. “You need to understand what is happening in the market and its impact on your business in order to better predict and plan for the short, medium and long-term demands.”

Webcast attendees will learn how to assign ownership and accountability of demand planning and the role each stakeholder – from different areas of the business, including marketing, sales, supply chain and operations – should play. Delegates will also discover how to appropriately use statistical forecasting and, more importantly, how to avoid the pitfalls of demand planning.

James will draw on his experience of working with organisations across the globe to improve internal processes, including demand planning, which is a critical element of the Oliver Wight Integrated Business Planning (advanced S&OP) process. Representatives from Bajaj Electricals and Australian Vintage Wines will also provide an insight in to how they conduct their demand planning.

The webcast will be run at different times to accommodate different time zones. To find out more about the event or to register, contact Yolanda.

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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 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.
Yolanda Muser
P: +61 3 9596 5830
W: www.oliverwight-ap.com

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