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March 2012

Connect with Oliver Wight’s Integrated Business Planning at
SupplyLink 2012

Peter Metcalfe, Partner at business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, will be
running a technical workshop session at the 2012 SupplyLink Conference from the
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Philippine Institute for Supply Management (PISM) on the 19 -20 April 2012.

The two-day event, which will be held in Manila in the Philippines, sees PISM expand its
annual event to a regional conference and exhibit, for the first time. Metcalfe’s workshop,
‘Integrated Business Planning – the New and Improved Sales & Operations Planning’, will run
on the second day and is designed to provide a valuable insight into the Integrated Business
Planning (IBP) process and the rewards it can offer.

“Transitioning from traditional Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) to Integrated Business
Planning allows companies to integrate diverse processes, including product portfolio
management and financial planning, into one seamless management process,” says
Metcalfe, who has over 28 years experience helping blue chip organisations across the world
improve their planning and management processes. “As a result, companies will see a huge
impact on their ability to serve customers effectively and profitably and ultimately gain that all
important competitive advantage,” he says.

The theme of SupplyLink 2012 is ‘Tomorrow’s supply chain is a value driven Global Economy’
and will gather together thought-leaders in purchasing and supply chain management from
across the globe. Attendees will be able to exchange experiences, attend exhibits, plenary
and technical workshops, and learn about the future of supply chain optimization.

Oliver Wight has a 40 year track record of delivering business improvement to some of the
world’s best known organisations. Integrated Business Planning, at the leading-edge of
management thinking and practice, is a fundamental business improvement process for
tomorrow’s value-driven economy.
Notes to editors

About 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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Peter Metcalfe                                                          Clare Sutton
Oliver Wight AP                                                         RONIN Marketing Limited
+852 9449 6538                                                          +44 (0) 20 3326 5039
PMetcalfe@oliverwight-ap.com                                            clare@roninmarketing.co.uk
www.oliverwight-ap.com                                                  www.roninmarketing.co.uk

				
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