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Press Release

May 2014

Oliver Wight sheds light on creating resilient supply chains at SAPICS 2014 in Sun City

Business improvement specialists, Oliver Wight EAME, will present at the annual
SAPICS conference in Sun City, Johannesburg on 1-3 June 2014. This years event
focuses on resilient supply chains, the answer to which, explains Oliver Wight lies in
collaboration across the extended supply chain.

The past couple of years have brought the complexity of global supply chains and the
difficulties of controlling them into the spotlight, says Oliver Wight Associate, Lloyd Snowden,
whose insightful presentation, The role of collaboration to establish resilient supply chains
will look at the elements required to effectively manage unforeseen events as they impact the
supply chain. Developing collaborative relationships can bring many benefits, including lower
supply chain cost, increased sales, reduced lead times, and greater resilience.

Snowden will also lead a thought-provoking workshop on day one of the event, along with
fellow Oliver Wight Associate, Monte Maritz. The interactive workshop will illustrate why
supply chain collaboration is essential in todays consumer-driven economy, and the benefits
it can bring in terms of delivering shared goals.

Well be looking at how relative maturities between supply chain partners provide different
challenges, and giving practical advice on how organisations can overcome these to establish
successful and sustainable partnerships throughout the extended supply chain, explains

Both Snowden and Maritz will be available throughout the event for one-to-one meetings to
discuss your specific supply chain issues. Oliver Wight is also running a prize draw to win an
iPad and iPad mini at stand A47-48.

SAPICS is a professional knowledge-based association, creating a network for industry
professionals in South Africa. This is the organisations 36th annual conference. For more
information or to register for the event visit:

Notes to editors

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 24-
month horizon, while Oliver Wights extended Supply Chain Planning and Optimization ensures your supply chain
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 will determine a tailored
improvement journey for you to develop your organizations processes, and reach and sustain excellent business
performance. With a track record of more than 40 years of helping some of the worlds best-known organizations,
Oliver Wight will help you define your companys vision for the future and deliver performance and financial results
that last.

More information

Zoe Davis Steve Lipscombe
Oliver Wight EAME RONIN Marketing Limited +44 (0) 20 3326 5040