Supply Chain Specialist
November 24, 1979

About Candidate


I am an experienced executive with 20 years’ experience in the supply chain and logistics arena, who has led several successful teams in supply chain management, client consulting engagements, project management, strategic management and operations. I have worked across South Africa in the Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG), Retail, Manufacturing and Mining, Automotive, Healthcare, Perishable Food and Security industries. Currently managing off peak 485 staff members across 3 depots nationally


Have excellent leadership skills and an interest in creating the new and the different. I love success and have a strong personal drive and interest in driving change as well as managing the integration of the different. I am good at working through others, read people accurately, can diagnose strengths and potentials and know what skills are required for different jobs. I am not shy of making tough business and people calls and have excellent communication skills. Managing diversity excites me.



Work & Experience

Freelancing - contract 08/31/2022
Mahindra Africa

Manages and administers all operations of a Logistics centre to ensure the most cost efficient and timely distribution of merchandise consistent with Company standards of service to attain divisional sales and profit objectives. • Manages the administration, operations, service and staffing for the Logistics centre to ensure efficient, accurate and timely shipments to customers, Stores, and home deliveries • Coordinates all activities of the Logistics centre, effectively communicates the Company’s objectives, and presents operational issues to Supply Chain management. • Manages and evaluates the quality of service provided by the centre through review and analysis of data and reports to ensure high service standards and operating efficiencies. • Directs the Team on activities and processes that enable our strategy of CustomerFirst Service ensuring that merchandise is delivered to customers accurately and on time, the first time. • Participates as a Company representative at appropriate public and community affairs as required and appropriate. • Manages all processes and procedures within the units to ensure high standards and operating procedures. Protects Company assets by supporting and maintaining effective programs for human resources relations, loss prevention, inventory control, safety, facility/equipment and claims processing. • Manages warehouse space allocation to ensure maximum storage and efficient processing capabilities. • Leads a Customer First business approach ensuring merchandise is delivered by in-store date or customer confirm date in an accurate, damage free manner. • Provides guidance to region, district, and Store management on all service quality issues. Maintains a positive business relationship with carriers and their agents to ensure established service levels. • Coordinates the internal communications for support activities such as industrial engineering, data processing, accounting, transportation, human resources, loss prevention and quality control. • Coordinates Logistic centre activities with appropriate Associates in Supply Chain management and other Project manage departments, such as Industrial Engineering, Systems, Inventory Control, Controller, Human Resources, Advertising, Marketing, Construction Services, and Legal. Decision making, communications, building talent, leading people, drive for results

General Manager 06/01/2017 - 07/31/2019
DB Schenker

Key clients – KTM, Lego, LIXIL, Grohe, Ledvance, Megarom, CLAAS, BIC, Suzuki, Carsten Walker, BMW, Huawei, Police . • Create, implement and refresh the functional strategic plan and implement appropriate programs to address evolving business requirements or issues, collaborating with Group and other divisions, regions, carriers, freight forwarders and other supply chain partners • Constantly review external trends and identify internal opportunities for continuous improvement • Align development plans for managers to the functional strategic plan to create structure, accountability, responsibility and focus • Oversee routine, disciplined operational reviews that cascade through the organization to all levels enabling rapid escalation of issues for resolution and improved performance • Achieve agreed targets for People (safety, absence, engagement), Customer Service (OTIF, serviceability), Business Process (order fill rate, forecast accuracy, waste management), Financial (OPEX, CAPEX, inventory days) and other metrics • Ensure capacity and capability plans for staffing levels, IT solutions and outsourcing are timely, cost effective, operationally effective and support customer requirements. • • Guide Information System strategy and development for Supply Chain Operations, including Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Forecasting and Transportation Management. • Ensure distribution warehouses are sized, designed and staffed properly in line with future requirements for volume, handling, storage, shipping and value-added service. • Solution engineering • Day to day operational management

General Manager 11/01/2013 - 05/31/2017

Key clients – LIEBHERR, Elli Lilly, Komatsu, GSK, ASPEN Pharma, LINDE, Huawei, Reckitt Benkiser, Clarins, Tenke, Imerys, Trafiguira , USAID, Netcare Responsibilities • Ensures all operational units are managed to deliver service performance in line with customer’s requirements • Develops financial targets and business plans in conjunction with CTMA • Liaises with various function heads to establish clear and precise operational guidelines • Reengineers business processes to improve efficiencies • Initiates and conceptualizes the approach to business development • Leads design and mapping of customer’s solutions • Evaluates and approves project plans, proposals and ensures implementation thereof • Manages and monitors project implementation and success • Determines organization structure, roles / responsibility and functional performance targets • Drives a culture of quality, service excellence (for internal customers), flexibility and cost consciousness • Develops IKOs /KPIs with team members and monitors individual performance • Ensures compliance to motiv8 process • Manages allocation of resources and commitment of staff in line with Global, Regional and Country objectives and targets • Identifies training requirements and opportunities for skills development

Regional General Manager 07/01/2010 - 10/31/2013
RTT - Health Sciences

Key clients – PNP GMD, Pioneer Group, Sally Williams, Sodastream, Cerebos, Costas Candles Responsibilities • Business Operations - managed overall operations, ensured customer service, business profitability, people • development, compliance with company policy and sound corporate governance • Ensured optimization of supply chain processes, gap analysis and global best practices • Business Profitability - managed operations according to business performance plans, ensured delivery on • performance targets and business profitability • Project Management - ensured operational execution of business projects, quality delivery within timelines and budgets whilst maintaining sound relationships with stakeholders • Business Development - identified opportunities for continuous improvements with existing customers • Corporate Governance - implemented and ensured compliance to company policy and corporate governance, clean audit reports, accurate business performance reporting, compliance with relevant legislation and ethical requirements • Performance Management – managed business performance through effective implementation of balanced • scorecard, attention to business profitability, people development, customer relationships management, supplier management and internal management processes • People Development - developed and managed operational teams through planning, evaluation and rewards whilst providing feedback for further developments and continuous improvements • Risk Management – managed all risk related activities according to company and client guidelines and procedures • Adopted ‘Theory of Constraints’ management paradigm - ‘a chain is no stronger than its weakest link’ • Integration, systems and processes • Facility and supply chain design • Program management

Manager: Solution Development 09/01/2006 - 06/30/2010
Barloworld Logistics

Key clients – Astral Foods, Nissan, BMW, SAPPI, NIKE, Unilever, Stamford Sales Responsibilities • Data analysis, costing and technical specialization • Supply chain process re-engineering and optimization, gap analysis in line with global best practices • Engaged / liaised with clients and sales department regarding supply chain requirements • Prepared proposals to support sales engagement and response to tenders • Worked within overall project plan in terms of objectives, timelines and milestones • Ensured alignment of team members and stakeholders • Assisted with solution implementation • Managed project administration • Adhered to project management best practices • Compiled project reports and presented results • Managed resources assigned to project • Completed end to end supply chain costing • Assisted in developing commercial model • Various industries - Industrial, Automotive, FMCG, Retail, Chemical, Mining Additional Projects: General Manager: Barloworld Stamford Sales (Boksburg East) National Operations Manager: Barloworld Unilever (Boksburg South) Responsibilities as detailed above: • Business Operations • Business Profitability • Project Management • Business Development • Corporate Governance • Performance Management • People Development • Risk Management National Distribution Manager: Barloworld Nike SA SCS (Edenvale) • Customer service • Returns and credits • In and out bound distribution • Staff management and development • Order status • Resolved non-conformance issues • Ensured guaranteed / maximum costs were achieved • Management reporting • Ensured LEAN culture working environment • Compiled budgets • Aligned distribution strategy to business strategy within budget constraints • Checked and reconciled monthly operating invoices