Saturday, November 20th, 2010
Business Improvement specialists Oliver Wight are launching a user group for their Australian customers. The inaugural meeting of the Proven Path Club will be held at the Foster’s Carlton & United Brewhouse in Melbourne on the 2nd December 2010.

The Oliver Wight Proven Path Club, which has been running successfully in the United States and Europe for more than 20 years, is designed to provide an opportunity for Oliver Wight clients, past and present, to network, share experiences and exchange ideas.

The launch meeting of the Australian club will offer an extensive programme of stimulating and challenging presentations from Oliver Wight clients, large and small, representing a variety of different industries. Among the companies presenting are:

Simplot Australia: on how it has maintained superior planning & control performance for more than a decade.

Treasury Wine Estates: on how it is using integrated business planning to integrate wine planning and financial projections and performance.

Speakers will share the ups and downs of their successful journey towards their ultimate destination of business excellence, and demonstrate the substantial short term gains that can be made along the way.

Oliver Wight have established the Australian Proven Path Club in response to requests from customers to have greater access to other Oliver Wight clients. “There is certainly a lot to be gained from hearing the experiences of others,” says Oliver Wight Managing Partner, James Small. “Our clients are very eager to know what other organizations are doing with us and the Proven Path Club provides the perfect platform for them to do that.”

Oliver Wight intend to hold Proven Path Club meetings twice annually; one each in Melbourne and Sydney.

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Oliver Wight has a 40 year track record of delivering business improvement to some of the world’s best-known organizations. 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.

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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.

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In an uncertain business climate, volatile demand and unpredictability can expose weaknesses in supply chain performance. Supply Chain Optimization helps companies improve sub-standard systems and processes, delivering a significant return to the bottom line.

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