Bytes Managed Solutions, part of JSE-listed Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron), has expanded its expertise with the appointment of Glen Riffel as executive for Supply Chain.
Riffel spent 10 years as Franchise Technical and Supply Chain Manager at the Coca-Cola Company in South Africa and has previous work experience at KWV and The South African Breweries.
He holds an MSc Degree in Packaging & Material Science from Loughborough University in the UK, a Management Diploma from the Cape University of Technology, an Engineering Diploma, and has submitted his research project for his MBA through Mancosa(SA).
Bytes Managed Solutions MD Chad Baker says Riffel’s appointment is a coup for the group.
“As we prepare for growth, it is crucial that we put the focus on our logistics, warehousing locations, stock, and rework centre quality.”
Baker says Riffel brings huge experience into the company at a time when there is a need to split the current Operations Executive role into two because of the growth the company is experiencing.
Joe Barbosa will remain as Operations Executive, while Riffel will manage the Logistics, Warehousing and Supply Chain responsibilities, an area in which he is more than skilled.
“We believe, with this focus, we will improve our quality of work, ensure the correct stock is in the correct locations and manage our logistics more effectively. Africa is also in our expansion plans and these elements will become even more crucial as we start to plan to open up offices in Africa.”
Baker adds this appointment brings with it deep industry insights and expertise.
“This is important as we partner with our customers to deliver innovation that matters and create an environment that fosters collaboration and personal growth.”