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Jan Meyer

A/Prof: Project, Supply Chain & Operations Expert

Currently resides in: North West, South Africa

Born in Pinetown South Africa

Project and supply chain expert with a focus in integrated logistics support manager. Currently lecturer and course designer in Project Management.
Supervising Masters and PhD students in all disciplines of information, project, logistics, supply chain and operations management.

Contact details

O: +27 18 389 2614

Business Address

Mmabatho, Mmabatho, South Africa

Professional Portfolios

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Book Chapter 2009: Communities in action

in Publications

Conference publication ICB 2009

in Publications

Professional details

Current Position(s)

A/Professor | Graguate School of Business & Government Leadership | NWU
Mafikeng, South Africa | 2013 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Faculty member for Project Management & SCM and consultant in these areas

Previous Position(s)

Head of Faculty: Business | IIE
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2012 - 2012

Academia, Education and Training

Level and Scope of responsibility:
I was responsible for the development and roll out of the degree program- from their quality assurance to the curriculum and assessment as well as the development of teaching and learning capacity at each site. I was also responsible for building a research profile within the IIE. I was also responsible for the co-ordination of the equitable delivery of the degrees. I had to mentor and develop other IIE academics.
Key performance areas included the development and implementation of the curriculum at degree level
Manage subject matter experts responsible Quality assure the roll out of degrees at site level including remedial action as required (develop and administer a quality improvement process). Develop a research profile for the faculty concerned- including leading and mentoring research activities. Network with employers and other higher education providers to ensure articulation of degrees with postgraduate opportunities at other institutions. Develop the capacity of site lecturers and IIE academics in relation to degree delivery includes mentoring. Contribute to the overall quality development processes of the IIE which includes the development of academic governance, new pedagogy and the use of technology to support learning.

Head of Department: Strategy and Operations Management | Milpark Business School
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2009 - 2011

Academia, Education and Training

Responsible for primarily the subject matter that was utilized across qualifications in the fields of operations management (inclusive of supply chain, knowledge and information management), project management and all student research (MBA and PGD) as well as personal research

Dr | Monash University
Krugersdorp, South Africa | 2002 - 2009

Academia, Education and Training

Senior Lecturer in School of Information and Technology, lecturing in the fields of operations management logistics and modeling, e-commerce, data security, project management and IT project management and research methodologies. In the absence of the Head of School, I acted as HoS

Project Manager | Defence Projects | Xcel IT
Pretoria, South Africa | October 1995 - March 2002

Consulting and Project Management

Responsible for business process analysis and project solution design and implementation (project management) of specific Defence contracts. From 1999 involved in the IEC elections projects with the KPMG consortuim.

Colonel (Deputy Director) | Logistics | SANDF (SAAF)
Pretoria, South Africa | January 1974 - October 1995

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Initially a pupil Navigator, then progressing to computer programmer, completing the IBM courses and becoming a system analyst. Re-mustering to the logistic division in 1979 and progressing through the officer ranks and functional positioning (Base Supply office to Logistics Manager and the rank of Colonel by 1992.). resigned the SAAF 1995 to join Xcel IT

Educational history


Pinetown High School, Pinetown, South Africa (1973)


Monash University

2005 - 2006

GCHE - Higher Education

University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria

1998 - 2003

PhD - Information Management -Public Affairs


1990 - 1994

MBL - Integrated Logistics

University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria

1990 - 1991

CLM - Logistics Management


1987 - 1990

BA (Pol Sc) - International Politics



Military Merit Medal (MMM) | 1993

For meritous service in the Defence Force

Competitive Accomplishments

Completion of ARGUS cycle tour | Pick&Pay Argus Cycle tour | 1997

Participation and completion of the Argus tour on 6 occasions

Academic Achievements

2 IBC Publications | 2011

Applied collaborative information technology systems in a distributed workforce. (West McMullin and Dr. Jan Meyer (Pr.M)), conference proceedings and journal for the IBC 2011, September 2011, Mauritius.
Engagement analysis between employer and trade union representatives: City of Johannesburg municipality. (Sharon Davids and Dr. Jan Meyer (Pr.M)), conference proceedings and journal for the IBC 2011, September 2011, Mauritius

Chapter publication in Communities in Action: Papers in Community Informatics 2009 | 2009

e-Governance In South Africa: Making The Populace Aware. An Eastern Cape Perspective Chapter in Stillman, L, Johanson, G, French, R (eds) Communities in Action: Papers in Community Informatics 2009: 250-267 Cambridge Scholars Publishing ISBN (10): 1-4438-0959-4, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-0959-7

Publication in IDIA | 2010

Published an article on the results of a communication audit and presented it at the IDIA 2010 confernce at UCT

Publications in Journal of American Academy of Business Cambridge | 2003

Various topics published under the JAABC a University of Cambridge print.
Information Management and Technology in the Public Sector of South Africa, Hawaiian International Conference on Business, Honolulu Hawaii Jun 2003, Published on CD (Property MSA).
Reconciling the Electronic Democracy With Grassroots Democracy: A South African Perspective, JAAB Conference New York, Published in The Business Review, Cambridge, Vol. 4, Num 1, summer 2005 ISSN 1553-5827.
Bringing practicality and theory together. The case of importing current practical examples to support the theory of teaching project management, JAAB Conference, Istanbul, Published in The Business Review Cambridge, Vol. 5, Num. 2, September 2006 ISSN 1553-5827



Association of Professional Managers


President of the association. Promoting good governance and management techniques in the profession of managment.

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