Supply Chain Manager

Last Updated: 16th May 2017 (over 5 years ago)

South Africa


Phone Number


Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds

Afrikaan, English, Spanish


Having worked in 15 countries I have honed my skills to become a successful professional with extensive experience coordinating global supply chain operations, inventories, logistics and procurement while ensuring compliance with regulations in each country. With international business relationships playing a larger role in today's environment I can bring my experience in the global marketplace to use as a great advantage. I possess a wide range of knowledge that extends beyond the supply chain.

My strengths lie in being innovative, to see opportunities for cost saving projects and avenues of increasing profitability. I highlight a few below:

• Stock reduction of US$26 million to US$20 million in just over a year.
• Purchase order reduction of over US$4 million in one year.
• Initiated and implemented Digi Pen project to improve labour availability, increase billable hours and reduce travel costs. Yielded over 800 additional billable hours with an increase of over US$20000 profit per month in one region alone.
• Improved truck and delivery utilizations by more than 8%
• Successfully integrated departments to pool resources, maintain skills and improve productivity by 17%

I am able to manage product transfers to integrate with demand and ensuring optimal inventory levels.

My proven ability to optimise processes and operations along with problem-solving techniques will benefit to the success of your company and ensure efficiencies are met.

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


University of Johannesburg
Production Management

   Jan 1992
— Dec 1994

University of Johannesburg
Industrial Engineering

   Jan 1991
— Jun 1994


Capital Drilling
Group Inventory Manager

   Apr 2013
— May 2017

Global stock reduction from US$26 Million to just over US$19 million
Saving on purchasing of more than US$ 4 Million in Tanzania by moving and utilizing existing stock in one year
Worked in 15 different countries to ensure compliance and conformity throughout the group
Controlling and tracking of stock in multiply countries
Stock take accuracy consistently above 99%
Implementing procedures and policies to ensure control and accuracy
Mobilization and demobilizing in and out of areas
Stock take responsibility and accountability for all sites
Discrepancy identification and resolution
Implementation of bar code labels and printers
Identify and removed bottlenecks in storage, deliveries and departmental co-ordination
Hired, trained and mentored new warehouse associates
Organized shipment schedules and storage layouts
Inbound and Outbound Logistics
Built and designed new warehouse to accommodate expected growth
Equipment up keep
Controlling of consignment stock on sites
Worked in remote areas including communicating with language barriers.
Working alone to achieve the desired results.
Managing of staff rotations and leave
Chasing and following up on back orders
Working with operations to understand their needs and requirements
Purchase Order approval for all sites
Managing supply chain strategies and data input
Data integrity for all parts
Budgets and budget control for weekly, monthly and yearly reports detailing activities and improvement plans
Safety and safety procedures

Regional Manager

   Jun 2012
— Mar 2013

Setting up warehouses and distribution channels for all new businesses.
Running of the tyre division for Continental, Malas and Etraction Tyres for the whole of South Africa
Fleet of 28 vehicles ranging from 1.5 tons to 8 tons.
Super links were used for bulk orders
Turning of vehicles twice a day to maximize output
All tyres were distributed out of Johannesburg to all other regions
Receiving of all imported tyres for all 3 businesses.
2 warehouses of 12000m2 and 20000m2 for stock
Other warehouses in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban
Staff compliment of 40 people
Chairing Disciplinary enquires
Distributing in excess of 10000 tyres per day
Stock holding in excess of 260000 tyres
Inventory valuation of just over US$10 million
Setting up of budgets and budget controls
Monthly financial and cost meetings
Delivery of tyres direct to end users
Responsible for full financials to ensure profitability
Daily Cycle counts and 6 wall to wall counts a year

Eqstra Industrial Equipment
National Aftermarket Manager

   Sep 2009
— May 2012

Procurement of parts from Japan, Sweden and UK
Stock value US$4 million
Control of parts for whole of South Africa
Parts price control and setting
Resolution of aging parts
Implementation of Bar Coding System
Reduction of stock take days from 5 to 1
Changing of ordering of parts from air freight to sea freight
Implemented a centralized parts warehouse
Introduction of succession planning for all staff
Building supplier relationships and audits
Customer visits to determine problems so as to be able to find workable solutions.
Approached to help resolve issues in one of the other divisions called Terex Mining Equipment
Responsible for service and maintenance on industrial equipment nationally
Completed Japan’s ASEC program
Enjoy creating teams and achieving desired results
Design and implementation of Digi Pen to improve productivity and profits.

SGL Carbon

   Mar 2009
— Aug 2009

Redesign of carbon brush layout
Working within budgeted constraints
Design and Implementation of electronic quoting system to be done on the fly.

ITB Manufacturing
Supply Chain Manager

   Oct 2005
— Feb 2009

Control of inbound and outbound logistics
Responsible for Production Planning, Warehousing of finished product, Raw Material, Purchasing, Internal Sales and Dispatch
Setting of Budgets and Cost Control
Chairing of Disciplinary Enquiries
Implementation of new policies and procedures to ensure efficiency levels were met
Control of stock in branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban
Negotiation of supplier costs
Negotiation of transport costs
Setting up and maintenance of Min Max for stores and maintenance department.
Purchasing and Supplier Audits
Planning of transport routes
Was instrumental in deciding and implementing the new ERP system – Syspro
Ensuring delivery of product within 2 days from placement of orders

Logistics Services Manager

   Jul 2001
— Sep 2005

Documenting and designing new Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
Travelling to mills to determine current and expected processes
Monthly meeting with Sales and marketing teams
Responsible for production planning and logistics
SAP consultant for the Kraft Mills
Determining of forecasts and sequencing of production
Monitoring of daily actuals against targets and advise on relative changes to suite the market
Responsible for the inbound raw material and finished product leaving the mill
Setting up and controlling of operating and capital expenditure budgets.
Handling of all safety and safety related issues
Ensuring that all mills comply in using the same systems and processes.