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									Press Release
July 2012

Oliver Wight EAME Release New Executive Guide to Performance
Supply chain design and optimization specialists Oliver Wight, have published an executive
guide to performance benchmarking which reveals how organisations can provide best-in-class
service whilst halving their supply chain costs.

The guide is designed for any organisation with an end-to-end supply chain, to provide an insight into
the benefits and methodology behind supply chain benchmarking for business success.

“Benchmarking has become an essential tool in today’s business environment,” explains Oliver Wight
Partner, Jerry Shanahan. “Whatever your industry, an optimized supply chain is vital for delivering
excellent customer service, reducing costs and gaining that competitive advantage. But unless you
know how well you are performing and what best-in-class looks like, you won’t know where you can
improve or by how much.”

Oliver Wight’s supply chain benchmarking has become an extremely popular business management
tool as a way for businesses to identify performance gaps, whilst providing a financial evaluation of the
gains that can be made off the back of improvement action.

“Performance Benchmarking places a different lens on your business from an external perspective,”
explains Shanahan. “Instead of asking ‘what can we do to improve?’ the question becomes ‘what can
we do to become best-in-class?’”

Recognised globally as thought leaders in Integrated Business Planning and Supply Chain Design and
Optimization, Oliver Wight has built up over the past 40 years an unrivalled database of organisations
for companies to benchmark themselves against.

The executive guide to Performance Benchmarking can be downloaded from the Oliver Wight website:
http://www.oliverwight-eame.com/en-GB/library-events/white-papers/m/product/view/33 For more
information contact Zoe Davis on +44 (0) 1452 397 209
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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 Design and Optimization
Oliver Wight supply chain design and optimization allows organisations to understand their position within the
extended supply chain; identify where value is being created and destroyed; develop profitable relationships with
suppliers customers and consumers; and optimize their supply chain (however complex) for the ultimate in
customer service and business performance.

Performance Benchmarking for Supply Chain
Oliver Wight Performance Benchmarking provides a qualitative and quantitative assessment of supply chain
performance, allowing organisations to identify opportunities for improving customer service at the same time as
dramatically reducing supply chain costs.

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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Carol Collins                                                           Steve Lipscombe
Oliver Wight EAME                                                       RONIN Marketing Limited
carol.collins@oliverwight-eame.com                                      +44 (0) 20 3326 5040
www.oliverwight-eame.com                                                stevel@roninmarketing.co.uk

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