Graduate School of Business Administration. EDP., Business, Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Finance @
University of the Witwatersrand
(Partner) Consultant @ Global Logistics Management (GLM), based in Pretoria, Gauteng, the administrative capital of South Africa, provides supply chain and logistical solutions to South African and International Companies primarily engaged in, although not limited to, servicing the global mining and construction industry. GLM have vast management and operational experience in all aspects of global logistics and
(Partner) Consultant @ Global Logistics Management (GLM), based in Pretoria, Gauteng, the administrative capital of South Africa, provides supply chain and logistical solutions to South African and International Companies primarily engaged in, although not limited to, servicing the global mining and construction industry. GLM have vast management and operational experience in all aspects of global logistics and other supply chain elements including the handling, storage and transport of Dangerous Goods (Commercial Explosives; Initiating Systems; Ammonium Nitrate Prill, Emulsions and solution) general and project cargoes. Our range of professional services includes:
Logistics - needs analysis, project costing and management.
International shipping from and to diverse locations - Dangerous Goods (Class 1 Commercial Explosives and Initiating systems and Class 5.1 Ammonium Nitrate - Prill, Emulsions and Solution), mining related chemicals, project and general cargo.
Road transport solutions - all SADC (African countries) and Kenya - full loads - Dangerous Goods, project and general cargo.
Risk/route assessments and route planning - all modes - supply locations to final destination.
Site establishment in respect of the storage and handling of Dangerous Goods (Class 1 and Class 5.1).
Auditing of Dangerous Goods storage facilities (Class 1 and Class 5.1).
Load and discharge management - including anchorage discharges.
Sourcing and shipping of Class 5.1 Ammonium Nitrate - Anfo and Emulsion Grade (have shipped several thousand tons of both grades - containerised and break-bulk).
Sourcing of Tanktainers and other approved containers for Class 5.1 Ammonium Nitrate Emulsions; Modular Plant and specialised vehicles and equipment.
Training on the handling, storage and transport/shipping of Class 1 and Class 5.1 (emphasis on break-bulk) Dangerous Goods.
Assignments have been undertaken in the following regions:
South America From May 2011 to Present (4 years 8 months) Business Manager, Global Logistics and Commercial Services @ Accountable for the provision of a professional Logistics and Commercial Services service to the Company - accountabilities included:
Formulation of short and long term supply chain strategies in line with company strategy.
Management of professional Supply Chain team - domestic sales processing; export sales processing; export operations; logistics and debtors (foreign and local).
Negotiation of all Marine, road transport, air freight and rail contracts (Dangerous goods, general and project cargo).
Route assessments for all modes of transport from supply locations to final destinations.
Annual/Bi-annual risk assessments on road transport to Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, DRC and Tanzania.
Relationship management - customers/suppliers/service providers/authorities - local and International.
Direct management of all shipments of dangerous goods from foreign suppliers to company foreign sites. Regular assessments of load and discharge operations i r o break-bulk class 5.1.
Provision of cost effective logistics service whilst ensuring company compliance with South African and International laws relating to the export/import of dangerous goods and ensuring all road, maritime and air transport convensions adered to.
Regular visits to foreign sites/customers to assess service levels.
Supply chain audits/assessments - Africa, Middle East, South America, Europe and Asia.
Provision of logistics advice/support on new projects.
Extensive foreign travel undertaken in the execution to duties. From 2000 to 2011 (11 years) Various management positions @ Establishment and management of a Commercial Services Department at Head Office responsible for, inter alia, export sales processing (dangerous goods, mining chemicals and project cargo), domestic sales processing (dangerous goods), outbound logistics (local and foreign) and debtors management.
Various senior management positions including Regional General Manager at company major commercial explosives distribution site.
Member of project team tasked with the establishment of Decentralised Distribution Sites (commercial explosives) at various strategic locations in South Africa.
SAP implementation project team (AEL) - responsible for Sales and Distribution module.
Synfuel project team (AECI Head Office) - responsible for Security Study, costing and recommendations. From 1985 to 2000 (15 years) South AfricaTraining and Development Manager @ From 1980 to 1985 (5 years) (Last position) Detective Inspector - Criminal Investigation Department, Fraud Squad. @ From 1971 to 1980 (9 years)
Graduate School of Business Administration. MAP., Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services @ University of the WitwatersrandGraduate School of Business Administration. EDP., Business, Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Finance @ University of the WitwatersrandIndustrial Marketing @ University of South Africa, Centre for Business EconomicsExplosives Technology @ Technikon Pretoria, Chemical and Physical Technology Department.Political Science @ UCR, Salisbury, RhodesiaPrimary and high school @ MBS, Richview, Clonskeagh, Dublin, Ireland. Ron McConnell is skilled in: Global Logistics - planning and implementation, International shipping - all modes - Dangerous, project and general cargo, Specialist in Class 1 and Class 5.1 cargo, Specialist in Break-bulk class 5.1, Specialist Load and Discharge management, International business experience - Africa, Middle East, Asia and South America, Freight, Project Planning, Supply Chain, Shipping, Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, International Logistics, International Shipping