Translate your Strategic Vision into Practical Reality

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Translate your Strategic Vision into Practical Reality
Introduction to Integrated Business Planning
As executives, you spend weeks coming up with well thought through strategic plans. You unveil your grand visions at the annual company meeting and get everyone all fired up. Then what happens?
If you’re like many organizations, your strategy probably gets filed away for another year. Worse, after getting everyone fired up at the annual company meeting, your employees can’t actually figure out what they need to do differently to help make your strategy a reality. Poor definition of strategy at functional level causes confusion, misalignment and frustration and  inevitably leads to sub-optimal performance.
Integrated Business Planning - often referred to as advanced Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) - is a common sense approach to overcome this challenge. In this webinar, experts from Oliver Wight will be sharing what Integrated Business Planning is and how you can use it to align your company activities around your long term strategic objectives.
What will you get out of attending?
  • Get practical ideas on how to allocate critical resources - people, equipment, inventory, materials, time and money - to satisfy customers in a more profitable way
  • Learn better ways of aligning the strategic and tactical plans each month
  • Gain insight into a proven methodology for managing process and culture change
  • Understand why putting in place business objectives – rather than individual performance objectives – is a powerful way of driving high performance throughout the value chain

This webinar takes place at 12:00 GMT (London)/13:00 CET (Paris)/08:00 EDT (New York). For more time zones please used the Time Zone converter at If you miss the release time, don't worry. It will also be recorded and available on demand.


Liam Harrington
Oliver Wight

A consultant for over 29 years, Liam provides practical change management to companies implementing Business Excellence processes. He specialises in Sales and Operations Planning, Integrated Business Planning, Demand Management, Product Management and Supply Management. He is an innovator in most of these processes.

Liam has been a Senior Partner at Oliver Wight since 1995. He has helped diverse organisations implement Integrated Business Planning and strategic deployment processes, including Heinz, Diversey, British Sugar, Leaf, Cadbury Schweppes, MOD, Akzo Nobel and ICI Paints, Adtranz, Wrigley, Framatome FCI, GlaxoSmithKline and BP. With particular expertise working with complex and matrix organisational structures, Liam helps instil the appropriate behaviours, engage the leadership team and coach them through the change process, ensuring results that last. He speaks at many events both in the UK, mainland Europe and the USA.

Andy Walker
Oliver Wight

Andy Walker has over 15 years experience in a diverse range of business disciplines. With a background in finance, demand and supply chain management, he has delivered substantial gains for clients in efficiency, cost reduction and customer service.

As an Oliver Wight Partner, Andy works across a wide range of industry sectors including sportswear, fashion, brewing, energy, defence, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, service, retail and FMCG. Andy provides education and coaching in Integrated Business Planning and Class A best practice to help organisations redesign business processes and drive sustainable improvements; enhancing customer service, increasing factory efficiency, optimising inventory and reducing costs.