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2 June 2017

Raising the bar for business excellence - Oliver Wight announces new 'Class A Standard Seventh Edition'

For half a century, Oliver Wight Class A has been recognised as the definitive standard for business excellence by organisations and industry commentators worldwide. And now, seven years after the leading business transformation specialist updated its Sixth Edition Class A Standard, Oliver Wight is excited to launch the brand new Seventh Edition.

The new publication re-sets the bar for organisations looking to achieve performance excellence, capturing 50 years of experience from Oliver Wight in helping some of the world’s best-known companies transform their businesses.

“The Seventh Edition is the perfect framework for any company in any industry regardless of its maturity to start an improvement journey,” says Les Brookes, CEO at Oliver Wight. “The focus is on to achieve sustainable business results - not just creating better processes, but increasing revenue and improving margin; it’s about delivering shareholder satisfaction and excellent customer service, reducing costs and attracting the best talent.”

From its humble beginnings as a 20-question checklist in 1977, Oliver Wight’s Class A Standard has become a benchmark for high-performing organisations. The nine chapters of this Seventh Edition redefine business excellence to reflect today’s continuously changing environment. It covers the very latest in strategic planning and the leadership of people as well as Integrated Business Planning and the management of product and service, demand and supply.

In arguably the most volatile and fast-moving market conditions for many years, and with the increasing demands of 21st century customers and consumers, Oliver Wight’s Seventh Edition Class A Standard is a must-have for any organisation wanting to stay ahead of its competitors, both now and in the future.

“It is important for businesses to recognise that the Seventh Edition Standard is just one element in reaching their objectives, albeit a vital one”, explains Brookes. “Only dedication and hard work, with the support and guidance of a consultant with real-world experience can ensure business functions and processes are fully aligned and integrated. This ultimately inspires the culture of continuous improvement required for sustainable performance levels.”

To find out more about The Oliver Wight Class A Standard for Business Excellence - Seventh Edition, click here