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Principal: Ben van der Merwe



contact details:
PO Box 132
Gauteng    1438
South Africa
tel: 083 656 0952
fax: .
mobile: 083 656 0952
email: choko@obsamail.co.za


Key Services Offered:
Business Support and development

Core Experience of Principal:
30 years experience in Executive management, mostly manufacturing industries, and involved in:

Strategic and Business Planning. Specification & Implementation of Management Systems.

Production and Process Engineering. Business turn-around through Business Process Re-engineering.

Expense Reduction Analysis. Overhead Cost Reduction and Performance Improvement.

'World Class' Culture Development through Change Management. Process Analysis.

Organisation Development and the introduction of Best Practice / Excellence Model.

Quality Management, developing ISO 9000 as a continuous improvement tool (ISO 9004) and implementing Total Quality Management.

Optimising Logistics, Material Management and Inventory Control.

Health and Safety.


Qualifications & Accreditations:
B.Sc (Eng.) Mechanical, MBA
Accredited Associate, Institute for Independent Business (AInstIB).

Industry Sectors worked in:
Heavy Steel Manufacturing Industry. Precision machining / Gear Manufacturing Industry. Automotive component Manufacturing Industry. Heavy Electrical (Transformer) Manufacturing Industry. Mining Equipment Manufacturing / remanufacturing Industry. Mining Service Industry.


Training : Culture Change towards 'World Class' Operations. Using ISO 9000 as a Continuous Improvement Tool.

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