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Eric Deutsch, principal with Oliver Wight and Sales and Operations Planning process educator, works with companies to implement and improve their integrated business planning processes. Eric has extensive hands-on industry experience in manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain management in the global specialty chemical and biotech industry.
Prior to joining Oliver Wight, Eric held several leadership positions with Merck, KGaA (EMDMillipore in North America). While working with Merck, Eric led teams through an Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP) implementation, several mergers and acquisitions, and major corporate restructuring projects. As project manager, Eric led the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) implementation at EMD across four diverse business units simultaneously. The divisions achieved significant operational and financial performance results through S&OP. In addition to leading the S&OP implementation, Eric led improvements in demand management, master scheduling, and supply chain planning and execution.
Since joining the Oliver Wight team, Eric has worked with a broad range of companies and organizations across several industries (Department of Defense - U.S. Army and the Defense Logistics Agency, apparel, food, CPG, chemicals, service, and biotech) to assess current processes and design best practice future states for Integrated Business Planning, Integrated Planning & Control, Master Scheduling, Demand Management, and Portfolio Management. In addition to process development work, he currently leads the Technology Community within Oliver Wight, ensuring that Oliver Wight will continue to develop best-in-class IBP tools to support rapid and effective implementations with speed to results. Finally, he is an instructor for the public Master Scheduling course. Eric is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). He is a contributing author to the VICS guideline, The Ultimate Retail Supply Chain Machine - Connecting the Consumer to the Factory, as well as several white papers (available below). He received his degree in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
New white paper explains how middle market companies are developing financial discipline and managing and sustaining the right growth. It’s a proven process that is not reserved for only big companies. Oliver Wight’s Eric Deutsch and Aditya Sobti share insights on how to get started.
The Role of the Coordinators in Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
This white paper explains the role of the coordinators for each step of the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes. The article is based on the author's experience as the S&OP coordinator and project manager for a multi-national specialty chemical and biotech firm.
Produced by the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) Association.
The Oliver Wight VICS CPFR© Committee Advisory Team members are:
Ron Ireland and Eric Deutsch
The VICS Association has released a new CPFR© guideline covering how trading partners can better manage business processes to dramatically enhance the retail supply chain through improved demand forecasts. The guideline was produced to help retailers and suppliers grow sales, reduce inventories, and lower operational costs. It develops the case for automatic replenishment solutions called store-level distribution resource planning (DRP) systems enabling companies to increase consumer sales.
Read this detailed description of the Master Scheduling Course