Management Consulting Firm Oliver Wight Americas, Inc. Announces Education Course Scholarship Program for Professors and Students

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Oliver Wight Americas, Inc., the global management consulting firm that developed S&OP (sales and operations planning), announces the development of the Course Scholarship Program for full-time professors and students currently teaching or studying in the field of manufacturing business management. Included in this program is access to all of the publicly-offered Oliver Wight courses held in the United States, Canada, and South America.

In an article released by the Associated Press on June 8, Stacy Anderson states, “President Barack Obama says the growth of the U.S. economy will depend in part on training new workers for jobs in the manufacturing industry.” (Released through Manufacturing.net /News/2011/06.) Oliver Wight Americas desires to help prepare college students for careers in manufacturing by incorporating both professors and students into this education program. The benefit to professors is to help them prepare students for management positions in industry. The benefit to students is to provide them with a vision of key planning and management processes when they become employed after college. It is also common, in many companies, for an Oliver Wight-trained prospective employee to qualify for a higher entry-level pay status.

Oliver Wight Americas will offer two tuition-free seats in each course taking place in the fall of 2011; one for a full-time professor currently teaching a business management curriculum and one for a student currently enrolled in a similar curriculum. The courses available include Business Excellence, Sales and Operations Planning/Integrated Business Planning, Demand Management, Integrated Supply Chain Management, and Master Scheduling. The Oliver Wight Americas’ website provides detailed descriptions on the business improvement courses along with the dates and locations. Applications for attendance can be filled out on the website. Please visit http://www.oliverwight-americas.com/courses/scholarships/scholarship-student.htm for more information and the application for this program.

About Oliver Wight Americas, Inc.
Oliver Wight Americas has been both a thought leader and hands-on practitioner for over 40 years. As a global business management consulting and education firm, the company specializes in helping organizations work smarter, faster, and better than their competitors. Its principals are seasoned professionals who have real-world manufacturing experience and transfer this knowledge to the people at all levels of an organization, providing tools to help organizations internalize that knowledge and achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The largest world-wide consultancy of its type, Oliver Wight has offices throughout Europe, North and South America, and the Asia/Pacific Region. For more information, please visit http://www.oliverwight-americas.com.

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