Friday, August 26th, 2011
Business improvement specialist, Oliver Wight, has announced the launch of its first ever Singapore education academy in January 2012, to celebrate the opening of its new Singapore office.

The two-week academy, to be held in Singapore between 9th and 20th January 2012, is designed to provide an introduction for senior executives and middle managers in Asian-based organisations to the very latest in management thinking.

“Delegates will learn how to plan and manage their organisations over a 24 month horizon, and to align tactical and strategic plans each month, so you can satisfy customers in the most profitable way,” says Oliver Wight partner Paul Ducie, who will be managing the event, along with Mike Reed, also a partner at the business improvement specialist.

In addition to revealing how to transform your planning processes, the Singapore academy will also provide an introduction for organisations on how to achieve business excellence and what is required to reach the prestigious Oliver Wight Class A standard. Courses include:

• Integrated Business Planning (advanced S&OP) in Practice
• Managing Demand
• Supply Planning in Practice
• Product Portfolio & Lifecycle Management

There will also be an exclusive opportunity for delegates to receive free one-to-one advice from Oliver Wight consultants, who will conduct regular ‘doctor surgeries’ during the academy fortnight.

Reed, says: “The financial challenges of the last few of years have shown organisations that business excellence has become a necessity rather than a luxury; it can make the difference between survival and failure. Oliver Wight Class A shouldn’t be viewed as an objective in itself, but rather as a series of direct solutions to specific problems; organisations can achieve business excellence by taking a sequence of small steps, which in themselves will bring immediate and substantial returns. The new academy will give companies practical help on how that can be achieved.”

The academy is open to all organisations in the Asia Pacific region and delegates can attend any or all of the courses. There are discounted rates for delegates booking more than one course, and for organisations, which book multiple delegate places.

Due to the expected level of demand, Oliver Wight is asking delegates to register before 31st October 2011.

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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.
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