Business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight EAME have experienced a 36% increase in business over the past year and have recruited another consultant to meet this unprecedented level of demand. New partner, Dawn Kynaston, is the fourth new consultant to join the organisation since April last year.
Dawn has over twenty years experience in global Supply Chain and ERP management, and has worked extensively in Europe, the Americas and Asia. She previously worked for speciality chemical manufacturer, Flexsys, where she held a number of senior positions Global IT Manager and Supply Chain Manager. She worked on the company’s Oliver Wight Global Class A project and designed the processes for its Integrated Business Planning (advanced S&OP) implementation. More recently, she has worked as an independent consultant, advising on transition services for acquisitions and divestments.
“As an Oliver Wight Associate, I hope to use the experience I have gained over the past twenty years to help clients reach their goals - team work and effective communication, within a culture of trust, are key to the success of any organisation,” she says.
Oliver Wight have found they are busier than ever as companies emerge from the recession with the realisation they will have to improve performance if they want to meet customer demand as it returns, and be equipped to survive, should there be another downturn.
Oliver Wight CEO, Les Brookes, says: “When conditions were easier, people could cope just by applying more energy; but now they are finding they really do need to improve their processes. We are delighted to have Dawn as a new addition to our team. She has extensive knowledge and a great enthusiasm for business.”
About Oliver Wight
Oliver Wight 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 (oliverwight-eame.com) 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.