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Les Gerber

Les Gerber

Supply Chain Team Leader

Stanmore Implants

Supply Chain Team Leader at Stanmore Implants

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Stanmore Implants

Supply Chain Team Leader

Stanmore Implants

Production Planner

McLaren Group Ltd.

Materials Controller

The main accountability held within the Body Panels & Closures Function group to ensure part availability to meet the rapid production deadlines for McLaren’s first road sports car the MP4-12C


• Managing portfolio which totals 38 international suppliers, ensuring strict adherence to delivery schedules in line with production and aftermarket parts requirements
• Build successful business relationships with suppliers to ensure a clear and effective flow of communication in regards to future supply constraints to implement defined recovery plans
• Material Scheduling to ensure stock position & supplier production lines run at an optimal level
• Effectively manage engineering changes to ensure continuous part supply as well as reducing the risk of obsolescence and/or excess inventory
• Continuous improvements in developing the long term supplier relationships whilst sustaining a structured & efficient stock supply

Career medium 06
Career
Career medium 05

Zebra Technologies

Senior Inventory Planner

• Deputize and point of contact in absence of Supply Chain Manager
• Regional super user for ERP and Advanced Planning Suite (APS) aiding to define requirements for a global planning solution for demand planning, supply planning, inventory control, production planning, order promising and master data management
• Provide functional support and be an escalation point for team of 6 inventory planners/assistants in regards to demand, supply, inventory and production planning
• Assimilate a large amount of data to monitor monthly demand forecasts to present to Supply Chain Manager using ERP, spread sheets, and other tools to translate forecasts and demand patterns
• Provide support and/or deputize the Supply Chain Manager for the collation, interpretation and presentation of the regional demand plan in the IBP (S&OP) process to drive consensus between Demand Planning, Sales and Product Management
• Manage inventory from multinational vendors and contract manufacturers within the EMEA region to achieve an optimum level of customer service and satisfaction
• Co-ordinate the supply and delivery of goods from contract manufacturers for large projects to be on or before the required delivery dates
• Maintain current item master, pricing and open purchase order databases to ensure system accuracy and integrity
• Commit ETA dates to internal sales to ensure high level of On Time Shipments based on customer request date
• Co-ordinate major rework activities to resolve issues that effect on time shipments
• Effectively manage daily reconfiguration production orders to ensure optimum inventory usage and high level of customer service
• Managed student intern day to day activities as inventory assistant

Career

Enodis

Production Planner

• Maintain MRP and MPS systems with latest demand forecast and safety stock quantities and manage subsequent production and purchase orders
• Expedite in house production orders and external purchase orders to ensure Just-In-Time delivery
• Commit to ETA to internal sales to ensure On Time Shipments
• Report the daily production KPI’s to team leaders, manufacturing managers and Operations Director
• Resolve inventory discrepancies involving various departments to drive cohesion and lean operations practices
• Developed relationship with VMI vendor to expand their supply portfolio resulting in reduced safety stock levels and cost prices of goods and services

Career medium 05
Career
Career medium 05

Shoprite

Operations Manager

• Manage logistics of delivering fresh produce to various national and international distribution centres via a 3PL transport provider
• Plan, co-ordinate and manage all transport and operational requirements within the regional involving scheduling transport between producers, from producers to distribution centres and to other customers
• Actively involved in procurement and purchasing of all regional Sub-Tropical produce to expand product knowledge
• Supervised Junior Operations Manager to effectively manage his portfolio to expand his product knowledge and ensure on time shipment of a high value commodity
• Designed and implemented an excel based ordering system to streamline ordering process from suppliers and have more accurate information communicated to national and international distribution centres

Career

Brandwag High School

High School Diploma, Maths and Accounting

University of Port Elizabeth