Ivan Reynolds was born in Zululand  South Africa and did all his studies part time while holding down his normal day job.
He qualified with a Diploma in Road Transportation through Rand Afrikaans University, studied Management through the University of Stellenbosch Business School and qualified with an MBA through Milpark Business School in Johannesburg.

With over 30 years of management experience garnered in the logistics environment he has dealt with most situations a day to day manager would experience in the course of his work.  His work experience has covered public transport, media distribution, FMCG distribution including cold chain and foods distribution,  construction products  in the construction industry and polyolefin’s in the petrochemicals industry.

His forté lies in operational set-up and has been involved on a number of occasions in start-up operations of warehouses.
He is accomplished in budgeting, cost control and operational financial management.  He is experienced in setting of SOP’s, KPI’s and in negotiation Contracts and Service Level Agreements.

His strengths lie in team building, motivation and development of personnel and has considerable experience in management of diversified teams.  A good communicator with the ability to operate under pressure has helped traverse many difficult and delicate situations.

Experience in both the South African environment and the Middle East has brought him into contact with over thirty nationalities and cultures giving him expert knowledge in cross-cultural management

Twenty years of experience in the military covering two years of National Service and some 18 years of Citizen Force service saw him end his career as a Warrant Officer (Sergeant Major).  Experience in combat has taught him to remain cool under all circumstances and operate under extreme pressure.

With an eye for attention to detail, focus on operational excellence and safety, and setting of policies and procedures, skills have been developed to cover a multitude of operations.

A clear understanding of the relationship between strategic implementation, cost management, budgeting, operational excellence and customer service has resulted in well rounded General Management skills.


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Understanding Global best practice in Warehousing Transformation

For the full presentation Glimpses of Warehouse MENA 29-30 April 2019

Bridging the Gap between People and the Service Level expectation

An invitation was received to speak at the Field Service Management & Workforce Mobility Summit held in Abu Dhabi on 3 and 4 May. Presentation Topic:  Bridging the gap between People and the Service Level expectation covering the following subjects:...

Motivating Your Field Services Teams to Leverage the Best Performance

After receiving an invitation from CET Middle East (Customer Engagement Technology Forum) to speak at the Future of Field Services Management Masterclass under the theme ‘Transforming field services from cost to profit centre’, a presentation was made under the...

Taking Control of your Productivity

After receiving an invitation from Field Services Management Middle East to do a presentation at their inaugural conference held in Dubai under the theme 'Improving the Art of Service Delivery', a presentation was made under the subject 'Taking Control of Your...

Smart Fleet Management

The conference theme looked at current and future technologies in fleet and transport management and how they can be used to benefit the transport and logistics business in general. My presentation looked at the human element from the following perspectives; Matching...

Smarter Fleet Operations

Conference at which presentation was given: 'Smarter Fleet Operations 2017' After receiving an invitation from Marcus Evans Conferences to do a presentation at their 'Smarter Fleet Operations' conference held in Dubai, a presentation was made under the subject...
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