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Gloucester, United Kingdom, 2011/07/19 - Business improvement specialist, Oliver Wight EAME, continues to expand, with the appointment of two new consultants; taking the number of new recruits up to six in little over a year - OliverWight-EAME.com.
Two senior executives from industry have joined Oliver Wight EAME as consultants this month, bringing further skills and knowledge from the food, engineering and oil sectors to the organisation. These appointments take the number of new recruits at the consultancy firm to six, in little over a year.
Paul Ducie joins from BP, where he has held a number of senior regional and global roles in sales, marketing & technology, finance and business leadership.
Mike Gray previously worked at Georgia-Pacific. Most recently his role was as interim manager, supporting change initiatives and improving master scheduling in a diverse range of industries.
Oliver Wight CEO, Les Brookes, says: “We are delighted Paul and Mike have joined us. They are both respected senior figures in industry and bring a wealth of experience gained from working in large and successful, global organisations.”
Mike Gray has almost thirty years manufacturing experience in operational supply chain and consultancy roles, working for a number of food, FMCG and engineering companies. Mike has experience in supply chain management, production planning and the extended supply chain, and has been involved in a number of Class A projects. He was on the executive team at Georgia-Pacific as it successfully changed to become one of the first organisations to be accredited against the sixth edition of the Oliver Wight checklist. Mike has an engineering degree and MBA from Sheffield University.
Paul Ducie has broad-ranging experience across B2B and B2B2C sectors, including industrial, marine, energy and aviation. He led the implementation of Oliver Wight’s Integrated Business Planning (IBP) model within three global businesses in BP’s Lubricants portfolio. The IBP implementation was one of the largest change programmes ever undertaken within BP Lubricants. Paul has a degree in Industrial Chemistry and an MBA.
About Oliver Wight
Oliver Wight (oliverwight-eame.com) has a 40 year track record of delivering business improvement to some of the world’s best-known organisations. With a team of professionals offering a wealth of experience, Oliver Wight is the largest consultancy of its type, with offices throughout Europe, South Africa, North and South America, and the Asia Pacific region. We believe that sustainable business improvement can’t be delivered by external consultants but only by our clients’ own people, so unlike other consultancy firms, we transfer our knowledge to them, helping deliver performance levels and financial results that last.
Integrated Business Planning
At the leading edge of management thinking and practice, our Integrated Business Planning (IBP) model lies at the heart of our clients’ journey to outstanding business performance. Oliver Wight are the originators of sales and operations planning (S&OP) and IBP can most simply be described as advanced S&OP. However, unlike S&OP, IBP brings a truly strategic perspective, integrating diverse processes - in the extended supply chain, product and customer portfolios, customer demand and strategic planning - into one seamless management process.
Supply Chain Optimisation
In an uncertain business climate, volatile demand and unpredictability can expose weaknesses in supply chain performance. Supply Chain Optimisation helps companies improve sub-standard systems and processes, delivering a significant return to the bottom line.
Meeting the Class A Standard
The Oliver Wight Class A Checklist is the longest standing and most successful business assessment tool. The latest, Sixth Edition, raises the bar, and sets ever more demanding standards for companies on their journey to business excellence and the Oliver Wight Class A standard.