Roode - Qualified NATO Codifier - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Leon Roode

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


Qualified NATO Codifier


The NATO Codification System is governed by National and International rules as mandated by NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency NAMSA and is governed from within the USA. It is a disciplined system used to name, classify and describe fully each item that enters an organization supply chain. It is used by all NATO countries and also non NATO countries such as South Africa. It is primarily intended to reduce duplications of stock, identify interchangeabilities, and also to reduce stock holding which is achieved by using the data to rationalize and standardize.
Detail of the NATO System can be found on the internet.

Work History

Cataloguing Specialist


Cataloguers in South Africa are a scarce commodity and my military experience in codification and cataloguing of military weapon systems and equipment provided me with expert skills in codification and cataloguing. I was able to implement these skills in the commercial, industrial and mining areas. It is necessary to be highly technical and disciplined in a self-employed role as one does not have another person to approach for advice. You also have to set objectives with acceptable timelines. I was prepared to travel anywhere in Africa to supply my services. I worked in Tanzania for Barrick gold mines during 2009 to 2012. I have since been approached by two mines one in Central Africa and another in West Africa. My role at all times is to add value to the company supply chain. Data cleansing and alignment of the warehouse data with the supply chain system. Reduce overhead and production costs by ensuring the correct item and quantity is on sight. Identify critical items, assist the site planners, end users and procurement personnel with the searching identifying and sourcing of items required urgently.


Data cleansing African Barrick Golld Tanzania

I was contracted to optimize the warehouse data at Buzwagi and Tulawaka gold mines. The project required detailed physical and performance item identification and then to catalogue each item in accordance with the ECCMA/EOTD standard based on NATO principles. The result was to provide Barrick warehouses meaningful dat that could be used for planning, procurement and storage. The inventory holding be reduced by at least 10%. this was achieved by identifying duplicate stocked items and obsolete items. I did the work personally and managed my own timelines and reported by way of written reports to the warehouse managers

Qualifications & Certifications

Electrical and Electronics

Pretoria Technicon

King George Vi Broken Hill (Kabwe)

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