Kowlaser - Supply Chain Consultant - Kempton Park, Kempton Park, South Africa

Navine Kowlaser

Kempton Park, Kempton Park, South Africa


Apart from having a proven working history within Supply Chain roles over the past 15 years with various multinational companies such as Unilever ,McCain Foods, Volition Consulting Services ,Kimberly Clerk, Mars Pet Foods, Energizer and currently Henkel SA ,I have worked on successful Projects during this period from Distribution Optimization to Production Planning Optimization ,Inventory Optimization as well as Customer Services Level Improvement and Inventory Reduction .I am willing to share my skill and expertise with organizations that are in need of assistance in Supply Chain Optimization End to End .
Kind Regards
Navine Kowlaser
Supply Chain Specialist


Supply Chain Consultant


During my contract period which lasted for approximately 2 Years ,I worked mainly on project related assignments within Supply Chain at the following companies Kimberly Clerk,Mars Pet Food,Matus SA and Volition Consulting Services.
Kimberly Clerk as

Work History

Demand Planning (SS) Manager



EMPLOYER: Henkel South Africa
TYPE OF COMPANY: Manufacturing
YEAR: Current
POSITION HELD: Demand Planning (SS) Manager

Amongst other tasks:
1 Manage the process of converting different business unit Forecast into a Demand Plan
2 Prepare monthly Demand Plan in alignment to business for submission to Regions as well as ensuring Demand Plans are accurately input into the system for the rolling six months
3 Plan and coordinate monthly Demand Planning meeting with business ensuring meeting minutes and actions are followed up with respective units
4 In conjunction with business plan and initiate NPD
5 Prepare and provide business with SLOBS as well as Excess stock based on value and volume
6 Prepare FC vs Actual report by category and report in significant deviation as well as impact to business
7 Manage and report potential risk to business due to supply constraints
8 Provide QA support in terms of expired and close to expired stocks that could potentially affect CSL
9 Manage the process in order to fill the gap between overselling and OSS to ensure minimum impact to CSL
10 Oversee Supply planners are managing risks to avoid out of stocks by ensuring materials are expedited on time and airfreighted if necessary.
11 Play a strategic servicing role to global business to manage excessive, expired stocks and new product requirements.

Sales and Distribution

13. Managers and co ordinates all critical Supply Chain New Product launches through weekly Project meetings.

Supply Chain Consultant

Volition Consulting Services

1 Supply Chain Planning Optimization
2 Demand Planning Forecast Accuracy Improvement
3 Optimizing Production Supply Plans
4 Service Level Improvements through DRP
5 Vendor MANAGEMENT Improvements processes
6 Inventory Management Optimization (Raw & Packaging & FG)
7 Asset Management
8 Graduate Training

Senior Supply/Demand Planner: Kimberly Clerk
1 Ensuring FG are maintained at the required inventor levels
2 Manage KC Diaper division with the updated demand forecasts changes
3 Plan production orders based on forecast to arrive in order to support sales and distribution requirements
4 Measure production Plan vs Actual on a daily basis
5 Co Ordinate and attend weekly daily production planning meetings as well as Project meetings
6 Report on low out of stocks
7 Prepare and provide feedback on daily weekly customer services levels

Import/ Export Supply Chain Consultant: Mars Pet Food South Africa

1 Ensuring FG are maintained at the required inventor levels
2 Manage MARS Global SC division with the updated demand forecasts changes
3 Place orders based on forecast to arrive in SA correctly to support sales and distribution requirements
4 Ensure Permits are obtained from Department Of Agriculture prior to ship docking
5 Liaise with agents to ensure timorously expediting of containers
6 Provide Management support to clearing agents relating to documentation.
7 Manage information flow due to possible delays to marketing teams
8 Calculating run ins as well as discontinuations

Global Sourcing through McCain Global Buying

Managers Production Planning / Demand Planning units within Supply Chain.

Supplier management


have regular meeting with key suppliers to discuss
Key issues (Stock Management according SLA) . (Weekly/Monthly)

12. Vendor Rating Management and verify vendor rating scores before Publishing to respective suppliers. Update communication scores. (Monthly/Weekly)

13. Update working capital graphs and provide reasons for over or under
Target. Track working capital against target YTD. (Monthly)

14. Ensure Master Data on SAP is maintained monthly, 98% accuracy Target. (Monthly)

15. Identity and manage bottleneck with all packaging suppliers and ensure
Continuous delivery of materials. (Weekly)

16. Co-ordinate and participate in monthly and annual stock count and report (Monthly)
Reconciliations and variances.

Master Production Planner: Unilever
1. Optimize, Schedule and agreed production plans based on medium and long term forecast and estimates using SAP/Schedule X.
2. Producing weekly /monthly plans as and when required in accordance to agree weeks cover requirement.
3. Attend production planning meetings weekly/monthly
4. Produce/prepare various planning measurement reports as required weekly/monthly
5. Attend/Prepare input to Project meetings weekly /monthly.
6. Attend strategic supplier meetings
7. Prepare Annual Service Level Agreements as agreed upon with Buying, Procurement and Finance.
8. Manage and provide input into Brand Write offs to a minimum based on forward estimates/stock weeks cover.
9. Managing/Measuring Plan changes to maximize service delivery, production efficiencies and Downtime.
10. Responsible for preparing and managing Service Level Agreements with strategic vendors annually.

Master Production Scheduler /Buyer/ Planning Manager

McCain Foods

Planning Manager Gourmet/Springs
Buyer Delmas Bulk Packaging
Fire Martial

SC Planning /Buyer/Planning Manger

McCain Foods

1. Reports directly to the Supply Chain Manager
2. Managers and prepares Weekly/Monthly Production Reports
3. Managers short and long term Material Supply issues
4. Reports Monthly Working Capital Actual vs. Targets
5. Report Weekly Low stocks Reports/Stock Weeks cover with estimated recovery plans
6. Prepares weekly/Monthly Plan vs. Actual reports
7. Prepares and reports Weekly Supplier Performance Repots.
8. Creating enablers to continuously improve Customer Service Levels within the Inbound /Outbound Supply Chain.
9. Ensures integrity is maintained through MRP/MPS Systems

Material Planner / Controller


Third Party Contract Planner
Production Planner
Import /Export Co Coordinator
Safety Officer Level 3
16.2 Appointee
Sales Estimation/Forecasting
Job Evaluation Officer

General Ledger Controller

Lever Ponds


Investigative Accounts Co

Assistant to the Financial Accountant


TYPE OF COMPANY: Chemical Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical Buyer

SA Druggist

TYPE OF COMPANY: Wholesale Distributers to the Pharmaceutical Industry


Csutomer Service Level Improvement

During my 3 months project with Mars Pet Food I worked closely with the client to optimise supply planning and demand planning to ensure products are produced to the effective levels to improve SCL
The company was achieving very low service levels due to the slow turnaround time in processing invoices due to various financial constraints within there account payment process which we a significant contributor to low inventory as well as CSL

Qualifications & Certifications


First Aid School

Supply Chain Management


Associated Risk Management


M L Sultan

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