New Principal: Dan Spatz, Supply Planning Expert

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Oliver Wight Americas Announces its newest Principal: Dan Spatz

New London, NH

Supply Planning Expert, Dan SpatzOliver Wight Americas, the global management consulting firm that pioneered Integrated Business Planning (Advanced Sales and Operations Planning) and Integrated Supply Chain Planning, is excited to announce that supply planning expert Dan Spatz has joined our group.  “Dan comes to us with 19 years experience at Mars, Inc., both in Russia and in the U.S.,” says Chairman Dennis Groves.  “Learning about his accomplishments in revenue growth, strategy development and deployment and product launch assures me that he will bring significant value to any of our clients who engage him.”

Dan’s strengths are in working with senior-level management teams and their organizations to stimulate growth, cost reduction, and sustainable transformation programs.  He has led IBP/S&OP team implementations and realignments that amplify individual associate strengths and promote collaborative behaviors.  He has championed programs that drive business results through vision clarity, goal alignment and by integrating portfolio management, demand management, supply chain management, and financial reconciliation.

While leading the Sugar Confectionery category at Mars Russia, the business grew 4.5 times and moved from #7 to #3 in market share.  Most recently, as Director of Integrated Business Management at The Nutro Company, he was responsible for $9 million in savings for the largest product launch in the company’s history.  He also led implementations of new processes and tools focused on delivering $19 million from improved service and reduced non-quality costs.

About Oliver Wight Americas Inc.

Oliver Wight Americas’ principals have been both thought leaders and hands-on practitioners 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. They are able to 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 worldwide consultancy of its type, Oliver Wight has offices throughout Europe, North and South America, and the Asia/Pacific Region.”  To learn more about Oliver Wight, please visit www.oliverwight-americas.com to discover how the business management consulting firm helps transform companies’ business processes.