18 Mar 2014

Oliver Wight, AIMMS and Districon form partnership to offer complete supply chain optimization solution

Leading supply chain optimization specialists Oliver Wight have teamed up for the first time ever with optimization technology and prescriptive modelling specialists AIMMS and logistics solutions consultancy Districon to deliver a revolutionary supply chain optimization offering. 

Organisations are set to gain a unique, integrated supply chain optimization solution from the fusion of expertise between these three leading practitioners. Oliver Wight transfers knowledge on best practice design and optimization, while AIMMS and Districon join forces to provide state-of-the art practical solutions for maximising value from the supply chain.
Les Brookes, CEO of Oliver Wight EAME says, “Modern day organisations need the capability to respond quickly and intelligently to the ever-changing supply chain challenges at a strategic, tactical and operational level.  End-to-end optimization is essential to extract the best possible value from the supply chain. This initiative allows customers to transform the entire supply chain and leverage the synergies between people, processes and tools to achieve that next level of value.”

The partnership comes as all three organisations are seeing an increase in demand for a total service offering. “Our customers are increasingly realizing that to reap the full benefits of our advanced optimisation technology, they need to have the right processes in place. This partnership will allow us to cover all aspects of integrated business planning, from processes to practical applications” says AIMMS CEO Gijs Dullaert.

“We are now able to offer a unique and holistic integrated supply chain solution tailored to meet the client’s specific needs,” adds Districon Managing Director Jack Pool. “We are delighted to be working with Oliver Wight and AIMMS on this initiative to help clients drive increased revenue and profitability.”

The three organisations are kick-starting their new relationship with a webinar, ‘Influence customer demand; optimize your commercial activities through Integrated Business Planning’ on 20th May 2014. For more information visit http://business.aimms.com/news-events/webinars/ 

More information
Zoe Davis
Oliver Wight EAME

+44 (0) 1452 397200              


About Oliver Wight

Pioneers of Sales and Operations Planning and thought leaders for Integrated Business Planning (IBP), Oliver Wight have a 40-year track record of helping some of the world's best-known organisations reach and sustain excellent business performance. Oliver Wight’s Supply Chain Optimization ensures the supply chain is designed and structured to deliver best-in-class customer service and minimise costs, whilst Integrated Business Planning allows the senior executive to plan and manage the entire organisation over a 24 month horizon, aligning tactical and strategic plans each month and allocating critical resources to satisfy customers in the most profitable way. Oliver Wight helps organisations define their vision for the future and by transferring knowledge to key staff, deliver performance and financial results that last. 

AIMMS is an innovative technology company with offices in The Netherlands, Seattle (US), Singapore and Shanghai. For over 20 years, the company has been developing and selling a unique mathematical optimization platform. AIMMS customers can create high business impact with optimization engines and solutions that enable optimal decision making on complex strategic, tactical or operational problems. 

About Districon
As a specialized consultancy company Districon develops state of the art supply chain solutions for business and government. Districon adds value by leveraging extensive experience and capabilities in the fields of Supply Chain Management, Cargo Logistics, Logistics Facilities and Business Intelligence. We offer advisory, professionals and solutions, driven by our motto “Creating value in logistics”.
Districon has developed a strong track record in fast development of AIMMS based customized optimization solutions in areas like network design and S&OP, enabling their customers to improve their profitability.

11 Feb 2014

Oliver Wight showcases new video channel

From webinar recordings, ITN Productions and more, Oliver Wight now showcases a video channel on their website. You can hear what their clients have to say about , and more.

Oliver Wight EAME LLP - Video

20 Jan 2014

Events for 2014

Oliver Wight sponsors a number of forums and summits across Europe, along with a number of our own events  focused on current business issues including supply chain optimization and integrated business planning (IBP), as well as providing good networking opportunities. Below are the forthcoming events for 2014.

Click the link below for further information.

03-05 February 2014
Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam

04 March 2014
Whittlebury Hall, UK

18 -19 March 2014

01 - 03 June 2014
Sun City, Johannesburg, South Africa

16 -18 June 2014
Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, Barcelona

21 October 2014
Eastwood Hall, UK

18 -19 November 2014
Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, Brussels

19 Nov 2013

Oliver Wight Conference 19-20 November

Oliver Wight is delighted to announce the Inaugural Oliver Wight Annual Conference.
The Conference is being held at The Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, on Tuesday and Wednesday 19th and 20th November 2013, and with the hotel located virtually door to door with the airport and minutes away by train and road travel, it is a great location to attend what will be a great event.
We are obviously planning an agenda that is not only interesting, but also informative and challenging.



1 Nov 2013

FREE to register - Next IBP Webinar with Liam Harrington and Andy Walker

Integrated Business Planning Webinar

Wednesday 6th November 2013, 14:00 GMT
Integrated Business Planning Webinar
Liam Harrington
Andy Walker
Hosted by Oliver Wight Partners, Liam Harrington and Andy Walker

Business performance; it's your responsibility
You wouldn't accept under-performance driven by poor planning and silo behaviours if it was your business so why do you live with them in your organisation today?  Your organisation needs Integrated Business Planning, but done right...
This webinar will clearly demonstrate how Integrated Business Planning (IBP) allows an organisation to plan for success and then align the entire organisation to execute against this common plan.
Listeners will:
  • Discover how IBP allows senior management to plan and manage the entire organisation in rapid time
  • Learn how to cosy-effectively align all elements of strategic and tactical plans
  • Influence executive decisions quicker, easier and more effectively
  • Understand powerful steps to help your long-term planning issues
Free to register click here or for further information call Zoe Davis on +44 (0) 1452 397209.

More information can be found at the following wtg blog.

30 Oct 2013

S&OP Innovation Summit 30-31 October 2013

Sales and Operations Planning Innovation Summit

30 October 2013 - 31 October 2013 

Oliver Wight is Gold Sponsor of the Sales and Operations Planning Innovation Summit in Berlin. 

Across the two days delegates will have opportunity to meet with Oliver Wight partners, Paul Archer, Andrew Walker and Birgit Breitschuh. Paul, who will be chairing Day One of the summit, will also be presenting a workshop at 11.15 on Day One on The Transition of S&OP to Integrated Business Planning.

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Paul Archer, Oliver Wight Partner, presenting
The Transition of S&OP to Integrated Business Planning workshop,
30 Ocotber 2013

15 Oct 2013

New White Paper by Debbie Bowen-Heaton on Demand Management

Demand Management - A sales and marketing process

In the consumer-driven business climate of today, the most successful organisations are those that can meet customer demand, as efficiently and profitably as possible. Even if you are one or more steps removed from the consumer, it is vital their needs and wants run through the bloodline of your entire supply chain.

At the same time, effective demand management and supply chain optimisation hinge on understanding where value is created from the customer’s perspective. By definition, this means demand management must be led and managed by those in your organisation who are closest to the customer and those who have the greatest understanding of what is happening at the point of consumption. Depending on your position in the supply chain, this is typically sales for the former and marketing for the latter. It is critical they work in an integrated way and in every respect, demand management becomes a real sales and marketing process.

Written by Debbie Bowen-Heaton, Oliver Wight Partner

For more information, download your copy today from www.oliverwight-eame.com