Brent Latter

Work History

Work History
Mar 2006 - Present

Managing Director

Automould

Responsibilities

·The well-being of the company , motivation of all employees and maintain operating profits of above 10%

·Logistics (Inbound And Outbound)

·Purchasing

·Planning

·Manufacturing (Injection Moulding, Assembly, Decorating)

·Quality

·Projects

·Sales And Marketing

·HR And IR

·Finance And Admin

Achievements as Managing Director

·Won Volkswagen Supplier Of The Year 2008

·Nominated Toyota Cost Category 2007

·Won Toyota Superior Supplier For Delivery (100%) 2007

·Won Toyota Boshuku Quality Award 2008

·Nominated Toyota Quality Category 2008

·Awarded Numerous Contracts On New VW PQ250 Project (New POLO)

Awarded Numerous Contracts On New VW PQ240 Project (New Metro which is the replacement of the CitiGolf)

Sep 1997 - Mar 2006

Manufacturing Director

Automould

Responsibilities

  1. Logistics
    • All Purchasing Including Imported Raw Materials, Local Raw Materials, Consumables.
    • Price Negotiations On All Purchases
    • Planning. MRP Setup, Plan Generation, Just In Time Ordering
    • Warehousing, Stock Control, Min Max Levels
    • Distribution, On Time Delivery, Fleet Control. This Include 6 Deliveries Per Day To Toyota And 4 Deliveries Per Day To Toyota Boshuku
    • Plan And Control All Stock Takes
    • Design And Develop New Barcode Counting System, Efficiency Reporting System, Bar-coded Stock Take System.
  1. Quality Management

·The implementation and management of quality system ISO 16949

·Implementation and management of the environmental system ISO 14000

·The strict enforcement of safety rules and regulations in accordance with ISO 18000

3.Injection Moulding

  1.  
    • Running And Control of 33 Injection Moulding Machines Ranging From 25 Ton To 600 Ton (262 Employees)
    • Ensure Quality Standards Are Achieved As Per Customer Requirements
    • Plan Capacity And Working Patterns
    • Design And Implement Plant LayoutAs The Company growth and expansion was 60 % Pa
    • Negotiate And Purchase New Injection Moulding Machines
    • Travel Overseas For Bench Marking And Sourcing Of New Technology
    • Introduce New Systems And Technology (Produmax, Scalemax, Gas Melt Injection, Engel Monitoring System)
    • Convert Quality System From ISO 9001 To ISO Ts 16949 (First Plastics Factory To Achieve Rating And 29th Factory In The Country)
    • Control all IR And HR Aspects Of The Plant
    • Chair the Works Council Committee
    • Control Tool room, All Tool Maintenance, Engineering Changes, Continuous Improvement Programs.
    • Assist With Product Development And Product Engineering
  1. Assembly
    • Control 34 Employees
    • Plan Capacity And Working Patterns
    • Control all IR And HR Aspects Of The Plant
    • Design And Implement Plant Layout
    • Implement New Technology And Processes (Vacuum Metalizing. Pad Printing, Sonic Welding, Hot Plate Welding)
    • Design And Develop 3 Dimensional Pad Printing Technique

Achievements as Manufacturing Director

·Won Toyota Supplier Of The Year 2005

·Nominated In Toyota Delivery Performance Category 6 Years in A Row For 100% On Time Delivery

·Won Toyota Delivery Category for 2 Years

·Won Toyota Cost Achievement Award for 2 Years

·Controlled And Maintained an Annual Growth of Between 40% To 60% in the Company for 5 Years in a Row

·Maintained A Factory operating efficiency of97% against standard costing

·Controlled Internal Rejects to Lower than 1%

·Controlled external rejects to customer to less than 20ppm

Controlled Absenteeism Rate to below 2%

Education

Education
Jan 1990 - Oct 1994

Bcomm

University of Natal

Custom

·First Team Hockey atKloof High School

·First Team Hockey Captain atKloof High School

·Kloof High School Swimming Captain

·Achieved Natal School Colours Sailing 1986, 1987

·Achieved Natal Colours Sailing 1990

·Achieved University Blues Sailing 1993

·Achieved South African Colours Sailing 1994, 1995

·Represented South Africa In Hobie 16 World Championships Mexico,

Finished 9th Out Of 175 Entries From 28 Countries.

·Represented South Africa In Hobie 16 World Championships Dubai,

Finished 12th Out Of 356 Entries From 54 Countries

·Natal Provincial Sailing Champion 5 Years in a Row

·MSC Micro Multi Sailing Champion 7 Years in a Row