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Press Release

July 2014

Oliver Wight explain how to get the most from demand planning at
Sydney Summit

Business improvement specialists Oliver Wight will present on getting the most of
demand planning, and will run an executive-level workshop on supply chain
optimisation at the second annual Akolade Supply and Demand Planning Summit. The
event takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sydney, on August 27 29 2014.

Oliver Wight are sponsors of the three-day event for supply chain and logistics managers and
directors, which will focus on the latest ideas in optimising supply chain efficiency through
forecasting and planning. Oliver Wight Partner, Rod Hozack, will give an insightful
presentation entitled Has your demand plan got more potential? at 4pm on the first day of the

We know good demand planning is essential and every organisation needs to develop a
process which allows it to take a long range view - at least 24 months ahead, explains
Hozack. Its not enough to simply react to change as it happens; you need to be able to
anticipate changing conditions, so you can respond positively and in plenty of time.

The presentation will prompt delegates to consider how the demand planning process is used
in their organisation and will demonstrate, through case study material, the importance of
having a cohesive demand plan that everyone throughout the organisation can be confident
in. How that drives Integrated Business Planning (also known as advanced S&OP) and
informs strategy and financial projections will then be explored.

In addition, Hozack will help kick off the final day with a 9am interactive workshop, Is Your
Supply Chain Ready For Optimisation? Participants will learn how to achieve the
performance level required in key areas such as data integrity, master scheduling, material
planning, capacity planning, execution, procurement and performance measurement.

Optimised supply chains are built on optimised planning and control environments, but too
often external relationships are being built on shaky foundations, says Hozack. Its vital that
organisations assess their readiness for supply chain optimisation to ensure successful

To find out more, or book a place at the summit, visit here:

Notes to editors

About Oliver Wight

At Oliver Wight, we believe sustainable business improvement can only be delivered by your own
people; so, unlike other consultancy firms, we transfer our knowledge to you. Pioneers of Sales and
Operations Planning and originators of the fundamentals behind supply chain planning, Oliver Wight
professionals are the acknowledged industry thought leaders for Integrated Business Planning (IBP).

Integrated Business Planning allows your senior executives to plan and manage the entire organisation
over a 24-month horizon, while Oliver Wights extended Supply Chain Planning and Optimization
ensures your supply chain is designed and structured to deliver best-in-class customer service with
minimal costs. Using the Oliver Wight Maturity Model to pursue our globally recognised Class A
standard for best practice will determine a tailored improvement journey for you to develop your
organisations processes, and reach and sustain excellent business performance. With a track record
of more than 40 years of helping some of the worlds best-known organisations, Oliver Wight will help
you define your companys vision for the future and deliver performance and financial results that last.

More information

Yolanda Muser Clare Sutton
Oliver Wight AP RONIN Marketing Limited
+61 (0) 3 9596-5830 +44 (0) 20 3326 5039
YMuser@oliverwight-ap.com clare@roninmarketing.co.uk
www.oliverwight-ap.com www.roninmarketing.co.uk