Cornelius Du Preez

Cornelius Du Preez

Manager / Consultant

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JOB TITLE: Manager / Consultant

FUNCTION: Not in current employment

INDUSTRY: Education & Training

CATEGORY: Components & Parts



Work experience

Technical Buyer / Manufacturing Controller

SAN People Pty Ltd / MulteNet

February 2001 - May 2005 ( 4 years, 3 months ) | Western Cape, South Africa

This is an electronic development company that specialises in protocol conversion. I am involved in the procurement of the components needed in development and for production. This includes sourcing parts at the lowest prices available and all the admin involved with it.
Main Responsibilities:
- Component Procurement for development and production
- Scheduling of outsourced assembly in accordance to the MRP
- Stock Control
Other Responsibilities:
- Batch costing and goods receiving
- Configuration Controller
- Integration of products
- Supplier relationships improved
- Implementation of a bin numbering system for stock identification and control
- Implemented a system for data retrieval from the central database
- Production control for a varied range of products
Exposure to New Technologies:
- Interfacing of PC parallel and serial port software and hardware
- Designing of digital IO board (RS232 to IO)
- Microsoft Project
- Pastel Accounting (Using the inventory only)

Technical Supervisor

Sure Engineering

March 2000 - August 2000 ( 5 months ) | Western Cape, South Africa

This is a High Voltage Capacitance measurement instrumentation company. I was involved in the production, faultfinding and calibration of VT’s (Capacitive Voltage Transformers), High Voltage Proximity Sensors and MIM (Motor Insulation Monitor). This included project management, stock planning and buying of electronic components for the different projects. I also did manual dual layer PCB (Printed Circuit Board) layouts using Tango PCB.
- Production, faultfinding and calibration of products
- Project scheduling and budget control
- Procurement and stock control
- PCB (Printed Circuit Board) layouts
- PCB layouts for analogy multi stack designs
- Digital switch unit design, switching between different analogue inputs
- Resource identification and allocation
New Technologies:
- Tango PCB
- High voltage capacitive sensing

Technical Support Engineer/Workshop Manager

Opsis Visual Management Systems

December 1996 - June 1998 ( 1 year, 6 months ) | Western Cape, South Africa

This is a Digital CCTV Recorder manufacturing company. I was the workshop manager, which involved project planning, stock managing, buying of components, assembly, fault finding on the video switchboards, networking of the switchers and the quality control of the assembly. I was also involved in the testing and qualification of the hardware and software of new products. I enjoyed doing telephonic and onsite support to assist dealers/users with the operation of the recorders. I was also actively involved in giving dealers technical training to install the system and to be able to give support to their clients.
- Soldering of video switching boards and looms
- Faultfinding and repair
- Workshop management
- Project planning
- Stock control and Procurement
- Networking of the switchers
- Quality control
- Qualification and testing of both hardware and software - new products
- Total client support
- Technical training
- Documentation: Training manual, and documentation to comply with ISO 9000


University of Liverpool

MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management of Procurement and Sourcing

2013 - 2017

Strategic Operations Management
Supply Chain Operations Management
Logistics International Trade
Business Analysis & Assessment
Finance & Legal Aspects International Trade
Lean Thinking
Total Quality Management
Contracts and Procurement

Cape Technikon (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)

BTech Electrical Engineering of Electronics

1998 - 2000

Micro Control Systems IV
Computer Networks IV
Management IV
Electronics IV
Micro Design Systems IV
Engineering Maths IV
Measurement Technology IV
Industrial Project

Cape Technikon (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)

ND Electrical Engineering of Electronics

1994 - 1997

Digital Systems l, II, III
Electrical Engineering l, II
Electronics I, II, III
Projects I
Computer Skills I
Mathematics I, II, III
Programming I
Electrical Machines II
Communications Skills I
Electronic Communication II
Design Project III
Logic Design III
Electronic Applications III
Power Electronics III