The thirty minute webcast, which will be hosted by software provider, Oracle, and led by Oliver Wight Managing Partner, James Small, is designed to provide an introduction to senior executives and middle management on how best to sense, shape and respond to demand.
“As we emerge from the global recession and demand returns, many organisations are finding they are not responding very well to the supply chain,” says James. “You need to understand what is happening in the market and its impact on your business in order to better predict and plan for the short, medium and long-term demands.”
Webcast attendees will learn how to assign ownership and accountability of demand planning and the role each stakeholder – from different areas of the business, including marketing, sales, supply chain and operations – should play. Delegates will also discover how to appropriately use statistical forecasting and, more importantly, how to avoid the pitfalls of demand planning.
James will draw on his experience of working with organisations across the globe to improve internal processes, including demand planning, which is a critical element of the Oliver Wight Integrated Business Planning (advanced S&OP) process. Representatives from Bajaj Electricals and Australian Vintage Wines will also provide an insight in to how they conduct their demand planning.
The webcast will be run at different times to accommodate different time zones. To find out more about the event or to register, contact Yolanda Muser on +61 3 9596 5830.
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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