Oliver Wight delivers business improvement for some of the world's best-known organisations. Whatever industry you’re in – from chemical to CPG, manufacturing to pharmaceuticals – and whatever size, single site enterprise or multi-site, global corporation, we’ll tailor our proven path to business excellence to suit your organisation, allowing you to optimise performance not just within your four walls, but up and down the extended supply chain too.
The chemical industry continues to deal with significant challenges including increasing safety and environmental requirements. At the same time, consolidation and globalisation of the industry presents both problems and opportunities in terms of business strategy, supply chain design and information systems.
Flexibility and responsiveness along with cost-out pressure and increasing customer requirements challenges the industry. The requirement to deploy business strategy effectively continues to highlight the need for Integrated Business Planning processes.
Oliver Wight has worked with some of the biggest names in the chemical industry, including AkzoNobel, BASF, Borealis, Borouge, BWA Water Additives, Crown Paints, DSM, Famar, Hempel, Nufarm, Oleon, Sun Chemical, Synthomer. We have helped them transform their way of working to tackle these challenges through business excellence programmes, so they can plan with greater certainty in an increasingly uncertain world.
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The pharmaceutical industry faces huge pressures with ever-changing FDA legislation, the constant challenge of complying with Goods Distribution Practices, and rapid global economic growth creating demand for affordable and effective products. With economic and political upheaval in Europe and the US, ongoing volatility in the Middle East, Russia and North Korea, and the shadow cast by international terrorism, continued uncertainty seems the only certainty, and change the only constant.
Flexibility, agility and efficiency are key to surviving and thriving and the difference between success and failure is the ability to take control of the future. With so many variables in play as new drugs work their way through regulation and approval, it’s about planning predictable pipelines.
Oliver Wight has worked with several renowned pharmaceutical and medical businesses, helping them transform their way of working to tackle these challenges through the implementation of Integrated Business Planning (IBP), so they can plan with greater certainty.
IBP provides the strategic perspective you need to plan over a 36-month rolling horizon, allocating critical resources to satisfy customers in the most profitable way. It provides new product visibility and full business integration to effectively manage product introductions resulting in increased customer service levels and growth in sales. This common-sense process allows you to predict and respond positively to changing conditions, in plenty of time, driving results straight to the bottom line.
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Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
As private label sees unprecedented growth, there is an exciting opportunity for manfactueres to take advantage of major retailers' promotional activities and stead customer demand. At the same time, CPG companies that manufacture branded goods need to tackle fierce competition, increased manufacturing complexity, greater deamand on the sales teams and the need for faster product innovation cycles.
Integrated Business Planning allows CPG companies to fully integrate business processes over a longer planning horizon. Organizations can better manage product portfolios, optimize the demand plan, supply chain processes and break down traditional functional silos.
Oliver Wight has worked with some of the world’s leading CPG companies: adidas Group, Avon Cosmetics, Cadbury Schweppes, Campbell Soup, Diageo Brands, General Mills, Haagen Daz, Heinz, Mars, Nampak, Nestle, Oriflame, Revlon, R J Reynolds, and QFC.
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As demand accelerates, how can automotive companies balance growth, visibility, profitability, cycle times, demand and complexity in the supply chain? Organisations must equip themselves with the right processes, tools and people to gear up for growth. Collaborative demand management will see the supplier and OEM aligning around the demand signal for greater efficiency and profitability. And Integrated Business Planning gives industrial manufacturing companies a holistic view of demand and a clear vision of the future to see any gaps heading towards the business, allowing them to extract more profitable value from complex supply chains.
Oliver Wight has helped some of the leading industrial manufacturing companies manage volatility, control working capital and optimize the demand plan including, 3M, Automotive & Aerospace Coatings, Caterpillar, CAT Logistics, Cummins, GKN, Jaguar Landrover, Schrader Electronics, Snecma Moteurs and Unilever.
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