GERHARD GREEFF

Divisional Manager, PM & C, Iritron (Pty) Ltd

Vice Chairman, MESA Africa
Board Member MESA EMEA
MESA Authorised Instructor, MESA International

believe that a properly designed and implemented Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) System can add tremendous business value to any manufacturer. MOM, when done right, will improve operational effectiveness and efficiency and will assist in increased business value for companies from discrete manufacturing to continuous processing.
As Divisional Manager Process Management and Control at Iritron, a projects design, management and integration services company with more than 100 employees, I am responsible for Business Development, Sales and Marketing as well as Operations/Implementation for the Division. Iritron focuses on Electrical/Instrumentation& Controls, IT/OT Integration & convergence, SCADA/HMI, MES/MOM, Digital Transformation, OT Cyber Security and Business Process Execution. Everything a processing or manufacturing business needs. I am responsible for the management and growth of the Division within the Iritron Group of Companies.

My chosen field of focus is MES/MOM and I have published various articles about MES and MOM systems in trade publications, a chapter in “The MOM Chronicles: ISA-95 Best Practices Book 3.0” and a book “Practical E-Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management” through Newnes Press in 2004. I co-authored three MESA White Papers on the concept and management of the Time-in-State Metric and reviewed a number of other MESA White Papers.
I present training as part of the MESA Global Education Program(GEP) and developed 2 of the 9 courses and I am one of the few certified presenters of this program globally.

I also Chaired the MESA Africa Special Interest Group for 7 years and I am still heavily involved with MESA Africa.

Specialties: IOT, IIOT, Manufacturing Solutions Strategy, Manufacturing Operations Management, Time-in-State Management, Operational Technology, Manufacturing 2.0 Architecture, TISM, MES/MOM, OI/EMI.