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Daniel Van Schalkwyk

Capacity Management Specialist at Mercedes-Benz SA

Currently resides in: Eastern Cape, South Africa

Born in Harare Zimbabwe

I am highly motivated to accept responsibility and to gain exposure to a climate of continuous learning as I believe that it is of crucial importance to engage in further self-development.
I am an enthusiastic, self-motivated and hardworking person, who possesses a high level of integrity.
Through experience I have learnt how to initiate action and how to solve problems, with an emphasis on being thorough and practical.
I am an innovative, quick learner with a proven ability to adapt well to change and my easy-going personality allows me to relate well to people.
I am thorough in my approach to work and I am a quick learner, eager to take on new challenges.
My studies have taught me how to cope well with pressure as well as how to engage in action-oriented behavior and my commitment is evident in the results that I produce.

Contact details

M: 0833534388

Business Address

7 Settlers Way, East London, South Africa, 5201

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Capacity Management Specialist | Mercedes Purchasing | Mercedes-Benz South Africa
East London, South Africa | January 2013 - present

Manufacturing and Industrial

-To manage the capacities of all local and export suppliers to Mercedes-Benz SA.
-To ensure that all local suppliers are in a position of readiness to provide parts to Mercedes-Benz SA on time and in full.
-To ensure local suppliers are monitored and improvement programs are in place.
-Alignment and monitoring of capacity changes with suppliers, gaining transparency on the demand-capacity situation

- Manage all supplier capacities to ensure on time part supply
- Monitor demands vs installed capacities at suppliers
- Proactively react to instances where demand exceeds capacity
- Ensure suppliers document capacities within prescribed Daimler systems
- Monitor capacity systems to identify deviations and exceeded capacities
- Engage with suppliers to resolve short, medium and long term capacity extensions where required
- Present requests for additional capacity to the relevant Daimler Forums for release of funds
- Perform all Daimler Logistics audits
- Manage all activities resulting from audits
- Assist Quality Engineers with on-site performance tests to evaluate actual capacities

Previous Position(s)

Material Supply Specialist | Logistics | Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd
East London, South Africa | October 2008 - December 2012

Manufacturing and Industrial

- Monitor supplier performance and facilitate corrective action
- Supplier Performance feedback and Action plan
- Audit and facilitate corrective action at suppliers
- Logistic Process Auditing
- Set local suppliers measurements and monitor by regular review
- SAP System usage
- Ensure supplier development by being a member of the local supplier development team
- Interaction with Purchasing, Engineering, Quality and Logistics functions
- Local Supplier Management
- Weekly Supplier Meeting
- Manage supplier capacity constraints
- Monitor and update “logistics requirement” booklet
- Manage local service providers to ensure compliance with ASN requirements
- Barcode labels, Barcode programme
- Participation in Projects
- To assure compliance with environmental requirements in the assigned area of responsibility. - - - Supervise subordinate employees and inform superiors about deviations

Technical Documentation Specialist | Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd
2007 - 2008

Manufacturing and Industrial

To provide technical co-ordination, specialist support, problem solving and reporting skills for the maintenance of the Mitsubishi Bill of Material

• Co-ordination of the Engineering Change Controllers and the Bill of Material Specialists in verifying the Bill of Material
• Co-ordinating the Mitsubishi Imported parts Bill of Material with the Japanese and Thailand plants
• Co-ordinating all Bill of Material queries both within the plant as well as with the Japanese and Thailand plants
• Liaising with all Logistics, Quality, Engineering, Marketing, Manufacturing and International documentation forums
• Liaising with IT Projects and providing relevant information and support on interfaces
and processes
• Giving advice on a professional level
• Taking decisions in all matters related to the function

Team Manager | Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd
2006 - 2007

Manufacturing and Industrial

To manage the material availability for the Mercedes Benz production in line with the production plan and ensuring optimal stock planning

• Manage the Mercedes Benz material ordering and supply
• Assist to develop, motivate, train, lead and empower subordinates
• Manage the successful implementation of engineering changes
• Monitor and correct master data parameters on a weekly basis
• Manage the successful implementation of local parts
• Ensure material availability
• Monitor and action Material Requirements Planning (MRP) exception messages
• Ensure ideal stock levels
• Ensure minimum obsolescence
• Monitor and action material ordering to cater for demand fluctuation
• Manage and control air and road freight

Educational history


Selborne College, East London, South Africa (1993)


University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

2006 - 2013

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) - Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management

University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria

2004 - 2004

European Senior Logistician - Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management


Certified in Production and Inventory Management



Plant Management Recogntion Award | 2015

Recognition for outstanding work performance.
Recognition and reward received for initiative, determination and perseverance demonstrated during a supplier crisis which impacted MBSA.

Plant Management Recogntion Award | 2017

Recognition for outstanding work performance.
Recognition and reward received for initiative, determination and perseverance demonstrated during a supplier crisis which impacted MBSA.

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