Oliver Wight to Offer Sales and Operations Planning Expertise for Oracle Value Chain Planning Customers

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Relationship Provides Management Consulting, Strategic Help and Executive Coaching to Complement Oracle’s Training Courses and Software Implementation Services

Redwood Shores, Calif. – November 16, 2010

News Facts

To help organizations leverage supply chain planning to achieve business goals, Oracle today announced a relationship with Oliver Wight (www.oliverwight.com) , a global business management consulting and education firm, to help provide sales and operations planning expertise specifically designed for Oracle Value Chain Planning (www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/ebusiness/planning/052838.html) customers.
Oliver Wight delivers a highly focused, short-term program that empowers organizations to tune mission-critical business processes enhancing the value of Oracle’s leading sales and operations planning (S&OP) applications.
Oliver Wight FastTrack S&OP combines education, process design workshops, executive coaching and software tools to improve communication and help senior management put people, processes and tools in place to lead companies to best-practice integrated business planning.
Oliver Wight’s consulting services are complementary to the software implementation services supplied by Oracle and partners who are certified in the Oracle PartnerNetwork, as well as product-specific courses offered by Oracle University. Oliver Wight’s services offer Oracle customers additional ways to reap the most benefits from their S&OP applications.
Oracle’s best-in-class Value Chain Planning solutions, which include Oracle Demantra Real-Time Sales and Operations Planning (www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/ebusiness/planning/061918.html) , Oracle Demantra Demand Management (www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/ebusiness/planning/061918.html) and Oracle Rapid Planning (www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/ebusiness/planning/054257.html) , help enable companies to use current and actionable data to optimize operations, manage supply chain risks and increase supply chain responsiveness.
Oliver Wight is a Gold level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) (www.oracle.com/partners/032191.htm) .

Supporting Quotes

“To advance our successful business process transformation, we leveraged best-in-class technology from Oracle, as well as industry best practice expertise from Oliver Wight,” said Randall Wood, staff vice president, Leggett & Platt. “Together, Oracle and Oliver Wight have enabled us to transform our planning systems to next-generation sales and operations planning that support significantly improved decision making.”
“Oracle has incredible tools and processes in place to help companies implement best practice sales and operations planning and effectively position them to continue the journey to integrated business planning,” said Terry Johnson, principal, Oliver Wight. “We’re proud to offer coaching services tailored for Oracle Applications and believe our services will complement Oracle’s solutions perfectly.”
“Contrary to the message in some competitive ads, Oracle believes that the best run companies actually run S&OP, and not just old-style ERP,” said Jon Chorley, vice president, Oracle Product Strategy. “We also believe that successful S&OP requires People, Process and Tools, all working together. Our customers bring the People, and Oliver Wight and Oracle will empower them with best-in-class S&OP Processes and Tools.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle Value Chain Planning (www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/ebusiness/planning/052838.html)
Oracle Sales and Operations Planning (www.oracle.com/us/industries/industry-solutions/046981.html)
Oracle Value Chain Planning Blog (blogs.oracle.com/supplychain/)
Join the Oracle VCP Community on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Redwood-Shores/Oracle-VCP/207872351048)
Follow Oracle VCP on Twitter (twitter.com/oracleVCP)
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) (www.oracle.com/partners/032191.htm)
Oliver Wight (www.oliverwight.com/)

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