Frequently Asked Questions

This page provides answers to general frequently asked questions, and specific topics including: Integrated Business Planning (IBP), Integrated Tactical Planning (ITP), and Supply Chain Management (SCM). With a team of professionals offering a wealth of experience, if you have any specific questions not answered on these pages and you would like to ask, please contact us.

Oliver Wight invented Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) in the late 80s. S&OP has since evolved to become Integrated Business Planning (IBP). Oliver Wight is a recognized thought leader in IBP.

You can read more about the history of Oliver Wight here.

Our approach is quite different from other consulting firms. Change isn’t something we do to you, or for you. Instead, we transfer our knowledge to your people through coaching, mentoring, and education workshops, so you learn how to make improvements yourself and continue to do so, long after we have gone.

We provide a practical, common-sense approach without using consultants’ jargon, focusing on simplifying complexity throughout your business and getting you tangible results.

Before they joined Oliver Wight, all our Partners played a major role in improving business performance at their organization through successful transformation projects. They have all held senior positions in well-known companies across diverse industries, countries, and cultures.

The Proven Path is Oliver Wight’s approach to change management through three phases; Lead, Transform, and Own.

When each phase is well-executed, the success rate in an organization making sustainable improvements is dramatically increased. Oliver Wight’s approach in each phase leads to overall initiative success.

Learn more about the Proven Path here.

For nearly half a century, Oliver Wight Class A has been recognized by organizations and industry commentators worldwide as the definitive standard for business excellence. But the Class A Award is not the goal in itself; it is the performance standard achieved, which is all-important.

Learn more about Class A certification here.

Before embarking on any performance improvement program, it is imperative to identify an organization’s true level of maturity. The Oliver Wight Maturity Model characterizes an organization as being in one of four key phases of maturity: Co-ordination, Business Process Control, Automation, or Integration.

Oliver Wight Maturity Model

Discover more about the Oliver Wight Maturity Model and assess your own business maturity using our free self-assessment tool.