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Nielsen Mafukidze

Introduction

Nielsen has more than four years’ experience in operational improvement and supply chain, including 3 years as a consultant at Rieger industrial Consultants. She has worked across many industries, including food and beverage, pulp and paper, warehousing and logistics. Prior to joining Partners in Performance, Nielsen spent a year in supply chain planning at The Beverage Company, 18 months continuous improvement at Distell and Kimberly Clarke, and a year in warehouse and logistics at ABInBev and Distell. 

Career snapshot

  • Carbonated soft drink manufacturer, supply chain: Reduced stock-outs by 68% over a period of six months through the implementation of appropriate structures, activities, and methodologies in supply chain planning.
  • Distribution Centre for brewery, warehousing: Redesigned the warehouse layout and introduced other storage systems with better space utilisation. Improved warehouse capacity by 30%.
  • Depot for Distillery, warehousing and logistics: Defined site master plan, identified bottlenecks, and implemented strategic continuous improvement initiatives. Managed to reduce truck turnaround times (TAT) by 25%.
  • FMCG, business intelligence: Developed and implemented BI tools for the Sales and Procurement departments to improve operational effectiveness. Managed to reduce imports order tracking time by 40% and load planning exercises by 50%.

Education

Nielsen’s qualifications include an MSc in Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand and a BSc of Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand.