Oliver Wight provides perfect remedy for Pfizer Havant by RONINMarketing


Global pharmaceutical company, Pfizer has doubled production levels and saved over �1.5 million at its Havant site thanks to its Oliver Wight improvement programme.

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September 2012

Oliver Wight provides perfect remedy for Pfizer Havant
With the help of its Oliver Wight improvement programme, global pharmaceutical company
Pfizer has made momentous progress at its Havant site, doubling production levels and
generating savings of over £1.5 million in the first year. The site has been awarded two Oliver
Wight Class A milestone awards.

Pfizer Havant packs and distributes medicines that immunise children against pneumococcal disease
and also treat severe rheumatoid arthritis. Its improvement drive has not only doubled distribution
volume, increased the site’s product portfolio and allowed the organisation to exceed customer
expectations; it has also produced significant savings. Inventory obsolesce has reduced by 40% and
the formulation of a new stable shipping schedule is expected to reduce the plant’s freight budget by

Jon Sinnott, Supply Chain Solutions Lead at Havant says: “We’ve doubled vaccine output while still
running the same shift pattern. Class A has driven us to improve our product mix and the lines we’re
packing each SKU on…we plan better and have removed waiting time from the schedule.”

2.7 million people in Britain and 40 million people around the world take Pfizer medicines every day.
The site at Havant, which employs 320 staff, began working with Oliver Wight after seeing the success
of the Class A programme at Pfizer’s site in Freiberg, Germany.

Pfizer Havant was awarded the Class A milestone for Capable Integrated Business Planning (IBP), just
seven months in to the programme. Ian Morris, Planning and Customer Relations Manager believes
introducing a stable Master Production Schedule (MPS) was a major step forwards. “When we started
out levels of performance were as low as 5%; we’re now consistently above 95%. The first 100% was
beautiful; people were really proud.”

Warehouse and Logistics Operations Manager, Stewart Prince comments: “We are now processing
twice as many pallets and shipments, and completing more than double the number of transactions as
before – yet it doesn’t feel twice as difficult.”

Pfizer Havant has just been successfully reaccredited by Oliver Wight for Capable IBP and is now
investigating another milestone assessment, Capable Product and Services.
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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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