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Donald McNaughton, an Oliver Wight principal, is a consultant and educator providing companies with guidance on the design and implementation of effective business processes. Donald has over 30 Sales & Operations Planning implementations under his belt.
Donald has consulted with companies spanning multiple industries including Flowserve, Caterpillar, Motorola, Abbott Laboratories, Heinz, Electronic Arts, Uponor, Weyerhaeuser, ATMI, Simmons Foods, EMD Chemicals, BP, Coca-Cola Enterprises and Covidien. He is known for his passion for client success and focuses on helping clients design and implement effective Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Product Management, and Demand Management processes.
Donald has worked in Africa, Europe, and the Americas giving him the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of audiences. Before joining Oliver Wight, he held various positions with companies based in South Africa assisting clients with their Business Excellence projects as well as with ERP and finite scheduling software implementations.
Donald is a member of APICS and has received diplomas in Marketing and Sales from the Institute of Marketing Management, Johannesburg, South Africa, and a diploma in Advertising from the International Advertising Association, New York.
Part one of a four-part series on product management written by author and Oliver Wight Principal Donald McNaughton, and published in Business Excellence Magazine, focuses on the importance of an integrated product management process and its role in driving improved business performance. This article was published in Business Excellence Magazine in February, 2008.
In part two of this series on product management, Donald McNaughton focuses on the role of portfolio management in managing existing products as well as selecting and managing products for the product portfolio. This article was published in Business Excellence Magazine in March, 2008.
In the final installment of his series on product management, Donald McNaughton reaches the Product Management Review, which provides an update on the status of projects and doubles as step one of the monthly S&OP process.
In part three of this series on product management, Donald McNaughton, focuses on how to ensure that the projects in the project portfolio remain on scope, on schedule, and on budget. This article was published in Business Excellence Magazine in April, 2008.