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The secrets of santa's supply chain
18 Dec 2018

The Secrets of Santa's Supply Chain

Every year, Santa's 'sleighs' Christmas with his Class A supply chain, and we've managed to get insider access to discover how he does it. Read on!

Blog
17 Dec 2018

The challenges ahead in 2019

Birgit Breitschuch, Oliver Wight Associate, offers a snapshot of the challenges that organistions will have to face in 2019.

Blog
brexit and the chemical industry
29 Nov 2018

Brexit and the Chemical Industry

Are you ready for Brexit? Oliver Wight EAME Associate, Paul Ducie, addresses the challenges that are facing the chemical industry as the 29th March 2019 looms ever closer.

Blog
IBP in C21st retail planning
28 Nov 2018

IBP in 21st Century Retail Planning: Part Two

In the second & final part of our mini-series, we explain why IBP is the perfect solution for retailers struggling to get their business into the 21st century.

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26 Nov 2018

Meet the Team - Lloyd Snowden

We get up close and personal with Oliver Wight Associate, Lloyd Snowden, as he shares the ins and outs of his role at Oliver Wight EAME.

Blog
How Danone became a global top performer with IBP
21 Nov 2018

How Danone became a global top performer with Integrated Business Planning

On the 25th of September, we hosted a webinar with Danone to find out how IBP helped it become a global top performer. Discover what was said - read more.

Blog
healthcare - is IBP worth the hassle?
19 Nov 2018

Healthcare - is IBP worth the hassle?

Some Healthcare organisations are making fundamental mistakes when implementing Integrated Business Planning. Learn what they are, and how to avoid them.

News
Uponor Group case study
07 Nov 2018

Case study: Uponor Group

We reveal how Integrated Business Planning helped to transform leading plastic pipe manufacturer, Uponor Group from a company in crisis, into a world-class organisation.

Blog
IBP in 21st century retail planning
26 Oct 2018

IBP in 21st Century Retail Planning: Part One

We reveal how Integrated Business Planning is the solution for a successful transition into a 21st century omni-channel retailer.

Blog
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23 Oct 2018

HR's Role in IBP | Part Two - Getting Started

In Part Two of our HR blog series, find out how HR is involved in the first three steps of the IBP process.

Blog
05 Oct 2018

Brexit assumptions all healthcare organisations need to be thinking about, now!

Oliver Wight Associate and healthcare industry specialist, Gary Connors, explains why creating assumptions is key for the healthcare sector, in preparation for Brexit.

Blog
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01 Oct 2018

HR's Role in IBP | Part One - Forget Me Not

In this blog series, we will explore why HR is often left out in the cold, how the department can be reintegrated into an organisation’s change process and why HR plays a crucial role in ensuring any business’ long-term success.

Blog
27 Sep 2018

Meet the Team - Dawn Dent

We get to know Oliver Wight Associate, Dawn Dent, as she shares the in-and-outs of her role at Oliver Wight.

Blog
blog graphic with a man and a door depicting real IBP
21 Sep 2018

Part 4: How to recognise real IBP

Anne Marie Kilkenny & Stuart Harman

Oliver Wight EAME Associate, Anne-Marie Kilkenny, and Oliver Wight Asia-Pacific Partner, Stuart Harman reveal the final and seventh defining characteristic of IBP.

Blog
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13 Sep 2018

Part 3: How to recognise ‘real’ IBP

Anne Marie Kilkenny & Stuart Harman

In Part 3, Oliver Wight EAME Associate, Anne-Marie Kilkenny, and Oliver Wight Asia-Pacific Partner, Stuart Harman discuss the role of Finance in IBP & how IBP enables gap-closing decision-making.

Blog
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10 Sep 2018

Realising the Full Potential of Demand Planning: Part 2

In the second instalment of this two-part blog series, we explore what to do with the demand process & plans once they are properly established.

News
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31 Aug 2018

Case Study: SUNTEC

We shine the spotlight on one of our customers, SUNTEC, in our latest Customer Profile, as they share their story from bankruptcy to global top performer.

Blog
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24 Aug 2018

Part 2: How to recognise real IBP

Anne Marie Kilkenny & Stuart Harman

In Part 2, Oliver Wight EAME Associate, Anne-Marie Kilkenny, and Oliver Wight Asia-Pacific Partner, Stuart Harman explain further identifying characteristics of 'true' IBP.

Blog
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17 Aug 2018

Part 1: How to recognise real IBP

Anne Marie Kilkenny & Stuart Harman

Oliver Wight EAME Associate, Anne-Marie Kilkenny, and Oliver Wight Asia-Pacific Partner, Stuart Harman definitively reveal how to recognise whether you're implementing true IBP.

Blog
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07 Aug 2018

The Right to Change The Plan

Monte Maritz

Oliver Wight Associate, Monte Maritz, explains why changing the plan is crucial in ensuring that ambitions are met.

Blog
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27 Jul 2018

Healthcare: why wait for a crisis to take care of your product portfolio?

Jerry Shanahan

Jerry Shanahan, discusses why Product Portolio Management systems are becoming ever more important in the healthcare industry.

Blog
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23 Jul 2018

Realising the Full Potential of Demand Planning : Part 1

Rod Hozack

In this two-part blog series, we explore how the longer-term demand plan should play a more prominent role in businesses.

Blog
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10 Jul 2018

Falling flat - the CO2 supply shortage in Europe

Don Harding

Find out why there has has been a CO2 shortage in Europe and its impact on food and drink supply in this blog.

Blog
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20 Jun 2018

How to Manage Market Demand

Debbie Bowen-Heaton

Join Oliver Associate, Debbie Bowen-Heaton, as we discover the key defining characteristics and processes in Market Demand Management.

Events
04 - 06 Jun 2018

Supply Chain & Logistics Summit & Expo 2018
Amsterdam

Blog
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27 Mar 2018

The Role of Finance in IBP - Part 4

Mike Reed

In this final blog investigating The Role of Finance in IBP, we look at the five major elements to the monthly IBP cycle, otherwise known as ‘The Review Meetings’.

Blog
A game-changer in the financial world coming soon to pharma supply chains
19 Mar 2018

A game-changer in the financial world - coming soon to pharma supply chains

Steve Rowntree

With increased legislative pressures and requirements in the US and EU to provide traceability of pharma products through the supply chain, the healthcare sector is now looking to embrace some of the technologies currently acting as a disrupter in other s

Blog
Managing-the-Products-and-Services-Portfolio-part-2
14 Mar 2018

Managing the Products & Services Portfolio – Part 2

Jerry Shanahan

In Part 1 of ‘Managing the Products & Services Portfolio’, we explained strategy, integration and portfolio management in a 21st century business.

In The Press
Mar 2018

Moving with the times

Logistics Manager

The retail industry is more globally independent than ever before.

In The Press
Mar 2018

Show me the money

MHD Supply Chain Solutions

One of the key differences between Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and Integrated Business Planning (IBP), is that IBP includes fat more robust financial integration.

Blog
The Role of Finance in IBP: Part 2 - The Roles
13 Feb 2018

The Role of Finance in IBP: Part 3 - Answering the Five Questions

Mike Reed

In our previous blogs (parts one and two), we covered how finance is placed within an organisation’s structure and the core roles of finance that contribute to the success of Integrated Business Planning (IBP).

Blog
Managing the Products & Services Portfolio – Part 1
2 Feb 2018

Managing the Products & Services Portfolio – Part 1

Jerry Shanahan

In today’s fast-paced world, product life cycles are shortening as consumer appetite for newer, better and brighter offerings continues to grow. Product and Portfolio planning enables the business to take control of its future.

Blog
The Role of Finance in IBP: Part 2 - The Roles
04 Jan 2018

The Role of Finance in IBP: Part 2 - The Roles

Mike Reed

In the first part of my four-part blog series on the Role of Finance in IBP, I lay down the groundwork and explain how finance is placed within an organisation’s structure.

In The Press
Jan 2018

Top tips for managing the strategic planning process

AMT Magazine

Lloyd Snowden shares key steps for companies looking to successfully manage their strategic planning process.

In The Press
Jan 2018

Hit the roadmap

Briefing manazine

Organisation generally need to consider a minimum of five to 10 years for strategy.

In The Press
Jan 2018

Top tips for managing the strategic planning process

FTD magazine

The best companies have an integrated strategic planning process that clearly defines the business direction over five years or more.

Blog
Driving business improvement: A guide
18 Dec 2017

Driving business improvement: A guide

Stuart Harman

To reach Class A performance, companies must employ a business improvement approach that utilises a whole host of improvement methods

Blog
Are you Retail Ready for Christmas?
14 Dec 2017

Are you Retail Ready for Christmas?

For many, Christmas is a period of indulgence and extravagance, characterised by a significant surge in spending as families prepare to celebrate the festive season.

Blog
IBP predictions for 2018
07 Dec 2017

IBP predictions for 2018

Asia Pacific Team

Here at Oliver Wight we have worked with many organisations embracing Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

In The Press
Dec 2017

Top tips for managing the strategic process

Supply Chain Asia

For any company, strategic planning is central to swift and reliable decision-making. Done well, strategic planning brings shared ownership of the business direction and its challenges and oppourtunities, right across an organisation.

Webinar
27 Nov 2017

le Supply Chain Management
speaker here

Blog
The Role of Finance in IBP: Part 1 - Structure
23 Nov 2017

The Role of Finance in IBP: Part 1 - Structure

Mike Reed

In this blog, we explain why finance is so integral to the improvement process, and how its entrenched in business.

News
26 Oct 2017

Oliver Wight expands its Asia Pacific team with new
partner in Shanghai

Business transformation specialist Oliver Wight Asia Pacific, is delighted to welcome Nancy Ding as its new Partner in China.

Webinar
23 Oct 2017

Dissecting Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
Speaker here

White Paper
Show me the money - The Role of Finance in Integrated Business Planning
05 Oct 2017

Show me the money

Mike Reed

The Role of Finance in Integrated Business Planning. One of the key differences between Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and Integrated Business Planning (IBP), is that IBP includes far more robust financial integration

Blog
Demand Sensing and Execution; Business Game Changer
04 Oct 2017

Demand Sensing and Execution; Business Game Changer

Debbie Bowen-Heaton

In today’s market, organisations must fight harder, faster and smarter than ever before

Webinar
03 Oct 2017

Confident Decision Making Through Scenario Planning
Timm Reiher

White Paper
The vital role of finance in a mature integrated business planning
03 Oct 2017

The vital role of finance in a mature integrated business planning

Robert Hirschey & Rob Tearnan

This new white paper, authored by Robert Hirschey and Rob Tearnan, describes the “new” Finance organization in a mature IBP process.

Webinar
02 Oct 2017

Integrated Business Planning Through the Eyes of the CFO
Rob Hirschey & Dan Spatz

News
Oct 2017

Oliver Wight welcomes new associate
Neil Hill

Oliver Wight, business transformation specialist, is pleased to announce the latest appointment of a new consultant for its European, African and Middle Eastern operation, Neil Hill.

Webinar
28 Sep 2017

BP fuels North America case study
Bob Hirschey

Blog
28 Sep 2017

Stop Arguing. Start Scenario Planning.

Timm Reiher

Here’s what companies are doing to stop the arguing among their leadership team…and to make better decisions.

White Paper
Oliver Wight Releases New White Paper - My Bow Wave Ate My Hockey Stick
19 Sep 2017

My Bow Wave Ate My Hockey Stick

David Goddard

Supply planning expert, David Goddard's, latest white paper, My Bow Wave Just Ate My Hockey Stick, will help you avoid the pitfalls of short-term planning and scheduling.

Blog
Top Tips for Managing and Leading People
13 Sep 2017

Top Tips for Managing and Leading People

Lloyd Snowden

To extract the best possible performance from any business, it is vital to strike the right balance between people and behaviours, processes and tools.

In The Press
Sep 2017

Raising the bar for business excellence

Manufacturing Today Europe

For half a century, Oliver Wight Class A has been recognised as the definitive standard for business excellence by organisations and industry commentators worldwide.

Blog
Hey CFOs - Are you seeing the right stuff?
31 Aug 2017

Hey CFOs - Are you seeing the right stuff?

Insights from Oliver Wight’s Robert Hirschey and Dan Spatz.

Blog
What Makes a Good Demand Plan
31 Aug 2017

Infographic - What Makes a Good Demand Plan

Blog
Top Tips for Managing the Strategic Planning Process: Part II
18 Aug 2017

Top Tips for Managing the Strategic Planning Process: Part II

Lloyd Snowden

Having followed Part I of our Top Tips for Managing the Strategic Planning Process...

Blog
Top tips for managing the strategic planning process part one
28 Jul 2017

Top Tips for Managing the Strategic Planning Process Part I

Lloyd Snowden

For any company, strategic planning is central to swift and reliable decision making.

Blog
03 Jul 2017

Big Data: how to reap the benefits

Dawn Howarth

In the final part of this two-part series, Dawn Howarth explains the benefits of Big Data.

Videos
Leadership challenges in fmcg
Jul 2017

Leadership challenges in fmcg

Changes in go-to-market routes driven by e-commerce and smart devices present business leaders in the FMCG industry with new challenges.

Blog
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27 Jun 2017

Integrated Reconciliation: recognise, review and resolve

Stuart Harman

We reveal the third instalment of Stuart Harman's mini series on improving your IBP process, focusing on integrated reconciliation.

Blog
blog graphic about big data
22 Jun 2017

Big Data? Big disappointment.

Dawn Howarth

Oliver Wight Associate, Dawn Howarth, explains why businesses aren't making the most of Big Data.

Blog
How to maintain a competitive advantage
15 Jun 2017

How to Maintain a Competitive Advantage In a Global 2017 Marketplace

Robert Hirschey

With an ever-growing number of technologies available, as well as globally mobile talent, many companies are turning to their people as a source of competitive advantage.

News
05 Jun 2017

U.S. ARMY

Oliver Wight’s newest customer profile details the U.S. Army’s implementation of an Integrated Business Planning program.

White Paper
Fast growing middle markets
01 Jun 2017

Fast growing middle-markets companies

Eric Deutsch and Aditya Sobti

Executives of middle-market companies have the daunting task of driving expansive growth, staying more nimble and innovative than the competition, all while retaining the entrepreneurial culture and core values of the company.

Blog
A trio of heroes
26 May 2017

A trio of heroes: three elements for getting the most from your IBP Process

Stuart Harman

In this blog, Stuart Harman discusses three further elements which are key in generating an effective IBP plan; assumptions, planned activities and making $'s the outcome of your plan.

Books
Oliver Wight launches 7th Edition Class A Standard
12 May 2017

Oliver Wight launches 7th Edition Class A Standard

The new publication sets the high bar for organizations looking to achieve performance excellence, capturing nearly 50 years of experience from Oliver Wight in helping some of the world’s best-known companies improve their businesses.

Videos
28 Apr 2017

Our French integrated supply planning webinar

Piloter votre entreprise vers le succès

Blog
How to get over the planning mountain
20 Apr 2017

How to get over the planning mountain

Stuart Harman

Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is a game changer; our transformative techniques introduce a decision-making process that realigns the tactical and operational plans for all business functions.

Blog
blog graphic featuring people and medicines
19 Apr 2017

Three disruptive technologies that pharma need to be planning for - now!

Gary Connors

In the pharmaceutical industry? You need to read this blog on the newest technologies that are going to affect your supply chain.

Blog
How Supply Chains can plan for uncertainty
7 Apr 2017

How Supply Chains can plan for uncertainty

Stuart Harman

The unexpected happened last year when 52 percent of the UK voted to leave the European Union, a surprise that didn’t just shake the nation but caused a worldwide response.

Blog
Brexit graphic with giant button for 29th March
27 Mar 2017

Brexit: the impact on supply chain

Stewart Kelly

Stewart Kelly, Oliver Wight EAME Associate, explores the potential impact Brexit may have on supply chain.

News
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07 Mar 2017

Characteristics of a Supply Planner

We've created a handy infographic to show the crucial characteristics that a supply planner needs to excel.

In The Press
Mar 2017

11 questions about IBP; delivering tangible results

Supply Chain Method

For half a century, Oliver Wight Class A has been recognised as the definitive standard for business excellence by organisations and industry commentators worldwide.

News
08 Feb 2017

Oliver Wight Announces New Principal
Marc Bergeron

Oliver Wight Chairman Jon Minerich is pleased to announce that Marc Bergeron will be rejoining Oliver Wight as of February 1, 2017

News
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06 Dec 2016

76% of top business leaders fail to recognise ‘improving profitability’ as IBP’s top business benefit

Oliver Wight survey reveals that IBP is not being used to its maximum potential by top business leaders.

Blog
blog graphic with a man kneeling & peering through a telescope
06 Oct 2016

Managing Volatility with IBP – Lessons from the Developing World

Jerry Shanahan

Monte Maritz, Associate at Oliver Wight, shares his insight on managing violatility using IBP, with an emphasis on markets in the developing world.

Blog
01 Sep 2016

Why Leadership is Key to Transforming Business Culture

Birgit Breitschuh

Birgit Breitschuh, partner at Oliver Wight, discusses how business leaders must cultivate a need for a change.

Blog
blog graphic representing IBP with a puzzle piece
19 Aug 2016

Are you and your business ready for IBP?

IBP could be the answer to enhancing your business performance. But how do you know if your business needs IBP, or if you are ready to implement it?

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