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Andries Botha

Andries is a rare breed of professional who offers strategic clarity and integrated decisions. His humility masks his superb capabilities in systemic analyses and solutions, along with his rich implementation experience in the public and private sectors. His contributions in the manufacturing industries are cited as examples of operational excellence as is his ability to develop client talent.

For over 25 years, Andries has served clients in Africa, Europe, and North America. He has developed and delivered sustainable solutions for complex problems in many industries. A sample of the clients he has served include ABSA, Auto-carriers, BMW, Bromor Foods, Coca-Cola SA, CSIR, Deloitte, ESKOM, Ericsson, Harmony Gold, Kumba Resources, Monitor Company, Mondi, Motorvia, Orbicom, SAPPI, South African (SA) Reserve Bank, and Toyota Motor Corporation.
Andries has evaluated most Operations Management methodologies such as lean and six sigma and logistical optimization, production planning, project dynamics, safety planning, warehousing and distribution. He has also co-authored ConfluCore’s integrated method for generating and measuring confluence in (and across) core business processes. He managed the $300 million design, construction, and facilitation of Toyota’s South African parts distribution business, working on its strategy, project approvals and implementation through to launching.

Earning a chemical engineering degree with honors, Andries rapidly rose through the ranks in management. He holds an advanced degree: MIT Master of Technology, a Pretoria University’s MBA, and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering. He is a member of the Hino-SA Executive Committee and SA National Advisory Council on Innovation. He has over 50 chapters, papers, and reports to his credit. He speaks Afrikaans, English, and German and lives with his wife in South Africa and the United States.

Why did you decide to work at ConfluCore?

ConfluCore consists of pioneering professionals who have deep roots in the crucial integrative disciplines that address management opportunities and problems. These individuals focus on dynamic feedback realities and on generating sustainable solutions. We feel renewed by learning from each other and our clients.

What’s the biggest transformation you have been a part of?

I led two of the world’s largest implementations; at CSIR and at Toyota. Each strategic project spanned several years and included multiple stakeholders. I was privileged to present periodic investment rationales and progress reviews to Toyota Motor Corporation’s board of directors.

What challenges do you most enjoy helping clients address?

My quest is to highlight the synergy and power corporations can realize by undertaking an integrative view of things and realizing confluence. It is fulfilling to give clients what most classical consultants and trainers cannot characteristically offer.

What do you like doing in free/personal time?

I am a Meccano collector and a Make fan; these help me release the builder (the creative little boy) inside me. I also like bridge and play squash. But I most cherish going out with my wonderful wife.

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