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The seminar’s theme is “Managing Change in the Supply Chain” and will focus on the people and cultural aspects of change

BERNE, Switzerland – 7 November 2014 – International supply chain consultancy Hughenden Consulting will host a free seminar at the British Embassy in Berne, Switzerland on 4 February 2015. The seminar’s theme is “Managing Change in the Supply Chain” and will focus on the people and cultural aspects of change that must be in place before broader cross-functional initiatives like sales and operations planning (S&OP) can be successfully embedded. Supported by UK Trade & Investment and held in English, the event will provide a unique opportunity for executives in Switzerland and neighbouring countries to learn, debate and network with industry peers.

According to a recent survey by Deloitte, 50 percent of Swiss manufacturers feel under pressure to innovate more successfully and cite leadership, cross-functional process and speed as areas for improvement. Hughenden helps manufacturers overcome these challenges through supply chain education and skills development that significantly improve business outcomes and drive change.

Event guest speakers will shine the light of their experiences into these areas. Jaro Caban, Global S&OP and Process Improvement Lead, Cargill Animal Nutrition will reveal valuable lessons learned from previous supply chain transformation projects and the S&OP change programme he’s currently running in partnership with Hughenden at Cargill. Simon O’Neill, Global S&OP lead for GSK Pharma, Consumer Healthcare & Vaccines will share his advice on making S&OP go viral across organisations, drawing on Malcolm Gladwell’s “tipping point” concepts.
In addition to guest presentations, Hugh Williams, managing director, Hughenden Consulting, will facilitate two interactive workshops to generate new ideas, solve problems and encourage lively debate.

The full event details, agenda and registration form are available here.

According to Pierre Liguori, Business Development Partner, France, Switzerland & Belgium, Hughenden Consulting, “Switzerland might be renowned for its banking sector, but it also has a thriving manufacturing industry in areas like precision engineering, watchmaking and medical instruments. Swiss companies are keen to improve their global supply chain competitiveness so we see a significant opportunity here.”

Executives interested in registering for the seminar at the British Embassy in Berne should register here or e-mail joanne.williams@hughendenconsulting.com. For more information, please contact Pierre.Liguori@HughendenConsulting.com.

About Hughenden Consulting

Hughenden Consulting is a specialist international consultancy, delivering supply chain change management by focusing on People. Its consultants are experts in very specific fields of supply chain change management covering areas such as sales forecasting, inventory planning, production planning & scheduling, materials planning and sales & operations planning - all the areas that are recognised as critical contributors to the financial performance of a business. Hughenden has delivered its services in more than 30 countries around the world and is proud to include amongst its clients, companies such as Cargill, Konecranes, BDR Thermea, Knauf, Kerry Group, GSK, McCormick, Travis Perkins and Pernod-Ricard. For more information visit www.hughendenconsulting.com

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