Gerhard GreeffDivisional Manager - Process Management & Control
Bytes Technology Group
Gerhard is a Chemical Engineer with qualifications in Production Management and Quality
Management. Before becoming involved in business analysis and consulting, Gerhard worked in
various positions in chemical and pharmaceutical plants. He also spent time working underground
and in beneficiation plants in the mining, metals and minerals industry. Gerhard believes 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 discreet manufacturing to continuous processing.
Gerhard is a Divisional manager for Bytes Universal Systems, a Software integration and services
company with more than 600 employees. He is responsible for the Process Management and
Control (PMC) business. This business focuses on MOM , and has done so for the past 20 years.
Gerhard is responsible for strategy and direction, product and solution development and managing
a team of automation and MOM engineers. He is very involved in the Consulting and Operations
side of the business, specifically from a functional delivery and design perspective. Gerhard
manages relationships with technology suppliers such as Schneider, Wonderware, GE, InStep,
Parsec, Siemens, OSI Soft and others, as well as with current and potential clients.
Gerhard is regarded as a thought-leader in his chosen field of MOM in South Africa and has
published various articles in the fields of Change Management, Automation and MOM. His book
"Practical E-Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management - ISBN: 9780750662727" was
published in July 2004 through Newness Press. Gerhard has co-authored a number of MESA
White Papers and has been involved in the review of many more. He was also heavily involved in
the development of the content for the MESA Global Education Program.
Gerhard is a MESA Authorized Instructor for the Global Education Program and instructs
programs in English.