Ono Says ‘Oh Yes’ to Integrated Business Planning from Oliver Wight by EON


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									Ono Says ‘Oh Yes’ to Integrated Business
Planning from Oliver Wight
October 01, 2010 04:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time  

GLOUCESTER, England--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Food packaging specialist, Ono, has received
Class A certification for planning and control at its French plant, following a highly successful Integrated
Business Planning (IBP) programme with Oliver Wight.

With impressive advances in its supply chain management, Ono Packaging has achieved 30 per cent growth in the
past three years, with reduced costs and inventory days. At the same time it has substantially improved customer
service levels.

President, Christophe Aynes credits Oliver Wight for its key role in the company’s success. “Without doubt, it is the
IBP implementation, which has given us the opportunity to drive growth,” he says.

Following an LBO in 2006, Ono was looking to achieve greater cash generation by reducing inventory and
improving the efficiency of its supply chain management, so Aynes engaged business improvement specialists, Oliver
Wight to implement an IBP (advanced S&OP) Programme.

Despite the 30 percent increase in business over the past two years, the company has been able to run increasingly
smaller batches with shorter lead times, whilst inventory days have reduced from 40 to just 27. At the same time
customer service has improved to reach the consistent 99 percent required for Class A certification.

By the end of 2010, the company expects to only have 20 percent of its original debt to repay to the banks, and
Aynes believes the business has become more integrated, with accurate numbers, realistic plans and improved
decision making. “The business control IBP brings has had a huge positive impact on the credibility of the company,
not just with suppliers and customers but also with the banks and shareholders,” he concludes.

Ono manufactures expanded polystyrene (EPS) trays and employs 200 people. It is headquartered in the
eponymous town of Auneau, between Paris and Chartres in Northern France. As progress in France continues, Ono
now plans to roll out its IBP implementation at its Portuguese and Moroccan manufacturing sites.

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, 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.

Oliver Wight are the originators of:

1. MRP II – the planning principles that today underpin ERP and supply chain planning

2. S&OP – sales and operations planning
3. Integrated Business Planning (IBP) – Advanced S&OP

Oliver Wight EAME
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+44 (0) 20 3326 5040

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