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I am a qualified Factory Manager with 25+ years’ experience in the Furniture Manufacturing industry. I am currently pursuing a B.Sc. (Honour’s) in Industrial Technology & Management (PMI, Production Management Institute SA), and obtained Yellow belt Six Sigma (2019) & National Diploma: Production Management (1995) from Vaal University of Technology (VUT). I also hold certificates for CAD (Tri-CAD Technologies, 2006), SA Labour Relations (Northwest University), Theory of Constraints in Production & 6M Simulation Instructional Techniques (Productivity SA) and First Aid level 1 (St John’s Ambulance Services), 1995. Supported by expert Communication(inter department, different disciplines within the organisation, supply chain and contract support), Organisation, Planning & Team Management skills, my speciality is maximising output, increasing efficinsies and eliminating waste from production processes through Production Management expertise, Leadership, Innovation and Technical knowledge built on solid Interpersonal Relationships on multiple company levels and with external stakeholders. Starting out as Production Superintendent (1991), I progressed to Production Manager (1998-2008), Factory Manager (2008 - current), presently serving 6+ years at Coricraft, all within the furniture manufacturing industry, catering for local outlets and corporate companies in South Africa and surrounding countries. I am passionate about my work & proud of my experience in Lean Manufacturing processes, solid technical knowledge on product and drawings (CAD), Safety standards (ASIB), Project and Financial management, Budgeting, MS Office package, CAPEX, SYSPRO, BOM & SOP further support my skill set and numerical abilities. I have extensive industry knowledge and skills which enable me to handle challenges (pressure & timelines) with discipline, having gained several accolades for successfully turning around large-scale projects in this regard, such as detailed on my CV and LinkedIn Projects profile.

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