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October 2013

Oliver Wight and Oracle workshops bring new Integrated
Business Planning outlook to Australia
Leading business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight, are working with integrated
business solutions providers, Oracle, to bring a fresh perspective to Integrated Business
Planning (IBP). The companies are jointly hosting two interactive workshops at Cliftons
Hotel in Melbourne on 29th October and in Sydney on 30th October 2013.

The one-day executive level workshops will demonstrate the ways in which Integrated
Business Planning (Advanced Sales and Operation Planning S&OP) can give customers
absolute control over all demand, product and supply chain activities, resulting in substantial
benefits to the bottom line. The day includes an overview of IBP, a tutorial on enabling
technology and inspiring examples of IBP in practice.

Mike Reed, Managing Partner at Oliver Wight Asia Pacific, is a keynote speaker at the free-
to-attend workshop in Melbourne. With over 25 years of experience in effectively
redesigning and implementing business processes, Reed describes how businesses can
overcome the barriers to achieving business excellence:

“The challenge of converting high-level, strategic plans into operational reality is not new
territory. However, many organisations still struggle to achieve the kind of joined-up thinking
necessary for optimal service and product delivery,” says Reed. “It is vital to find a solution
that provides the critical link between top down financial plans and bottom up operational
plans, so they are robust and developed to meet the needs of the strategic goals.”

Oliver Wight Asia Pacific Partner, Stuart Harman, presenting at the second event in Sydney,
has over 20 years expertise in Integrated Business Planning and Strategy Management:

”With the correct blend of people, process and technology, it is possible to achieve a single
end-to-end view of the business. Our aim, through the workshops, is to show how to
cultivate the right behaviours, design the right process and choose the right tools to achieve
business excellence.”

For more information about the workshops, or to book a place, please contact Renee
Cathcart at renee.cathcart@oracle.com or via telephone at +61 2 94911964.
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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Yolanda Muser                                                           Clare Sutton
Oliver Wight AP                                                         RONIN Marketing Limited
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YMuser@oliverwight-ap.com                                               clare@roninmarketing.co.uk
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Description: Oliver Wight, established business improvement specialists, will be hosting two workshops in Sydney and Melbourne alongside business solutions provider, Oracle. The events will approach IBP implementation in a new, interesting way.