Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Business Improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, are leading a workshop at this year’s CPO Agenda Forum at RACV Royal Pines, Gold Coast, Australia on 30th August 2011.

The interactive workshop, which will be led by Oliver Wight Managing Partner, James Small, will demonstrate how integrated business planning (IBP) is essential for good category management.

Small will reveal how to bring demand management in line with consumer demand; how to forecast and plan end-to-end needs; and how to minimise links in the value chain. Delegates will be encouraged to participate in the discussion and put forward their points of view, before applying what they have learnt to their own organisation.

The CPO Agenda 100 is a new event, running from 29th to 31st August 2011. The event was created following increasing demand from Chief Procurement Officers in major Australian and New Zealand organisations for a high-level, interactive, workshop-based conference. It will bring together the highest echelons of the procurement profession throughout the region to network and discuss solutions to the principal issues facing CPOs over the coming decade.

James Small is an experienced speaker with extensive experience implementing IBP programmes and helping organisations throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region to improve their category management. He regularly challenges top-level executives to think beyond the commonplace and to develop visionary plans for their businesses.

For more information see: http://www.cipsaconferences.com.au/html/cpoforumopen.cfm

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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 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 (0)3 9596-5830
W: www.oliverwight-ap.com


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