After Five Decades of Expanding Business Transformation Across the Globe, Oliver Wight Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

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In 1969, Mr. Oliver Wight created a company of his own name in the United States and institutionalized his vision: that all businesses can transform their management to enable sustainable improvement and profitable growth. During the last 50 years, the Oliver Wight companies have taken that vision around the world and now have a footprint encompassing North and South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

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Oliver Wight celebrates 50 years of business

“The values and principles with which Ollie started the company remain today – simplify the complicated and integrate people, process, and technology, to transform business." Robert Hirschey, President of Oliver Wight Americas.

In an era of increased globalization, and fast-changing technology, and consumer dynamics, Oliver Wight remains true to key founding principles, namely that people are at the core of true business transformation. While being people-centric, Oliver Wight has pioneered in the areas of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII), Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), and Integrated Business Planning (IBP), and continues to innovate business management processes.

Oliver Wight has helped transform hundreds of organizations to achieve its industry-recognized Class A Standard for Business Excellence. Integrated Business Planning has become the management process of choice for some of the most successful organizations in the world such as Abbott, Caterpillar, Roche, Mondelez, Otter Products, Procter & Gamble, Stryker, and the US Army, to name just a few.

“We are inspired to be celebrating Oliver Wight’s 50th anniversary,” says Robert Hirschey, President of Oliver Wight Americas. “The values and principles with which Ollie started the company remain today – simplify the complicated and integrate people, process, and technology, to transform business. We do this by transferring our knowledge to our clients’ own people, empowering change from within to enable sustainable business results.”

"As we celebrate 50 years of enabling our client’s success,” added Michael Effron, Chairman of Oliver Wight Americas, “we look forward to continuing to build up the individual and corporate capabilities of our client companies and helping them achieve business excellence and superior results relative to their peers.”

About Oliver Wight
At Oliver Wight, we believe sustainable business improvement can only be delivered by your own people; so, unlike other consultancy firms, we transfer our knowledge to you. Pioneers of Sales and Operations Planning and originators of the fundamentals behind supply chain planning, Oliver Wight professionals are the acknowledged industry thought leaders for Integrated Business Planning (IBP).

Integrated Business Planning allows your senior executives to plan and manage the entire organization over a minimum 24-month horizon, ensuring your business is designed and structured to deliver best-in-class customer service with minimal costs. Using the Oliver Wight Maturity Model to pursue our globally recognized Class A Standard for best practice, we bring a tailored improvement journey for you to develop your organization’s processes and reach and sustain excellent business performance. With a track record of more than 50 years of helping some of the world’s best-known organizations, Oliver Wight will help you define your company’s vision for the future and deliver performance and financial results that last.

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Susan Hansen
Oliver Wight Americas, Inc.

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