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BI appoints new GM of its Supply Chain Division

Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has appointed Maretha Bezuidenhout as General Manager of its Supply Chain Division.

Prior to her latest appointment, Bezuidenhout was Supply Chain Manager at Timken. She has a BCom Marketing Management degree from the University of Pretoria, and a certificate in Business Management Skills from DYNA Training. She completed her SAP training with The Timken Company in the US. Her Internal Auditor certificate was completed through TÜV Rheinland.

Bezuidenhout’s areas of expertise include process and systems analysis, implementing and managing controls, internal auditing, project implementation, data analysis, continuous improvement and problem-solving. Furthermore, she realises ongoing cost-saving initiatives through a streamlined supply chain.

In addition, Bezuidenhout is skilled in SAP, with key competencies in SAP Implementation, Super User OM/OTC, Distribution, Warehouse & Logistics, as well as Master Data.  She has also received Price Administration and Global Price Alignment training in Australia, Singapore and the US.

Bezuidenhout has gained extensive experience in different roles over the past 12 years, culminating in management level in Supply Chain. She has taken up various positions as Customer Service Manager, and Customer Service & Warehouse Manager, as well as a range of Pricing and Analyst positions that included E-Commerce.

Married with two children, Bezuidenhout’s interests include cycling (both road-racing and endurance events). She is also a keen traveller, enjoying seeing different parts of the world while experiencing unique foods and cultures.

About Bearings International
Bearings International (BI) is a member of the Hudaco Group. BI is a leading distributor of bearings and power transmission products in Southern Africa. With its customer-focused approach, BI is committed to delivering value to all its stakeholders, while offering quality solutions that make a real difference to optimising plant availability and turnaround time. With over 58 years in the bearings industry, BI puts its experience to good use by going great lengths to ensure their product range and services meet the changing needs of clients, industry and business. Backed by an elite technical team, BI covers the full spectrum of customer requirements, and is able to ensure immediate availability of products through a nationwide network of branches.

Bearings International Contact
Phone: (011) 899-0000
Fax: (011) 899 6586

24 HOUR HOTLINE: 083 250 9191


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