Oliver Wight to sponsor Australia's first S&OP forum

Global business improvement specialist and originator of Sales & Operations Planning, Oliver Wight is the lead sponsor of Akolade's Australian S&OP Forum 2013 - the first time the country has played host to such an event
 Australia's first Sales & Operations Planning Forum

Organised by the region’s leader in professional development and conference organisers, Akolade, S&OP Forum 2013 covers key industry topics from S&OP and globalisation, to Integrated Business Planning (IBP), demand forecasting and continuous improvement.

Addressing the needs of the nation’s leaders in S&OP, supply chain, demand planning, sales, operations and logistics, the Forum provides a crucial insight into the modern landscape of S&OP and IBP.

Oliver Wight will chair Day One of the three-day event, discussing the evolution of S&OP to IBP, and hosting a workshop on Day Three covering implementing an effective IBP and S&OP framework.

Managing Partner of Oliver Wight Asia Pacific, Mike Reed explained:

“As Australia goes through a period of economic uncertainty and volatility, businesses are starting to realise that they can no longer rely on substandard sales, operations and planning frameworks and processes.

“Integrated Business Planning provides a holistic view of the business and has the power to drive superior results in today’s environment.  

Oliver Wight’s workshop, How to develop and implement an effective IBP/S&OP framework, is designed to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the different roles and functions of both. There will be insight into five critical success factors, and an opportunity to discuss and critique organisation structures, responsibilities and accountabilities that lend themselves to better IBP/S&OP results.

Reed concluded:

“A strong IBP framework offers organisations a ‘window to future’, and this event will provide an essential overview for how businesses can achieve this. It’s an exciting conference for Australia; managers should leave reinvigorated to implement an effective and streamlined process, equipped with a good insight into how to develop the right culture, processes and tools for successful implementation.”

Location: Stamford Plaza, Melbourne

Dates: 13-15 March 2013

More information: Akolade’s Australian S&OP Forum 2013

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