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Sap Apo Solution Architect, Delivery Lead And Assistant Project Manager Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Overall experience of 17 years in Supply Chain Management (SCM) and IT consulting in multiple industry verticals such as Consumer Goods, FMCGs, Consumer Electronics, Metals and Mining, Beverages, Media and Communication, Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, etc.
  • 10 years of experience in SAP Project management, Solution architect, Configuration, Development, and Service delivery. Expertise across several modules in SAP APO (SNP, DP,PPDS and GATP) and integration with SAP ECC (PP and MM) with a good full understanding of the application and its capabilities to deliver value to the enterprise.
  • Lead the SAP APO CoE and responsible for innovations and setting up best practices and supporting initiatives of Supply Chain Processes
  • Possess 10 years of experience in Conducting Workshops with Business SMEs, Requirement Gathering, Solution architecting, Business process design, Functional Design, Configuration, Development, Prepare unit test cases, Prepare integration test cases, pre go - live validations, cut-over, go-live and post go-live support
  • Involved in five (5) full life cycle implementations of SAP APO
  • Involved in multiple rollout and upgrade of SAP APO SNP,DP,PPDS and GATP
  • Created detailed project plans, estimation of resource requirements / allocations, monitored milestones, designed test strategy, business assessments and evaluation of ERP systems, onsite-offshore coordination, etc.
  • Created multiple user training presentation and training materials on SNP, DP,PPDS, CIF
  • Developed a Business plan, which included Strategic, Sales, Marketing, Financial and Globalization plan, for SCM Application software with focus on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMB) market in Germany
  • Developed a white paper on Global Delivery for SAP APO
  • Lead the Change Leadership project for PepsiCo operatives, received the BUGM Award from PepsiCo CEO
  • Expertise in all three SNP engines - Heuristics, CTM and Optimizer
  • Involved in 2 CTM implementations, 2 Heuristic and 1 Optimizer implementation
  • Experience in static and time based Safety stock planning methods
  • Designed Sub-contracting (External manufacturing) process planning to optimize the vendor capacities
  • Design Vendor managed inventory (VMI) process
  • Developed macros for creating different alerts
  • Enhanced interactive planning book by adding additional selection fields with Product family, Safety stock method, Procurement type, Demand planner, and Production planner to facilitate planner’s convenience
  • Design and implemented 3 level hierarchy in SNP
  • Experience in Deployment and TLB
  • Implemented custom deployment logic for a complex business scenario
  • Designed Master Planning Object Structure, Planning Area, Storage Bucket Profile and Time bucket Profiles
  • Master data setup, Planning book design, Time Series Generation, Planning Area backup, CVC loading using Cubes and Custom Designed CVC generation to have a real-time check with R/3 data
  • Deployed life cycle planning, Univariate Statistical forecasting, Promotion planning
  • Custom defined forecast release from DP to SNP in SPLIT Architecture environment
  • Set up the demand planning book and macros in the interactive demand planning
  • Assigned users to planning books
  • PPDS planning heuristics (shelf life planning)
  • Block planning solution to support rhythmic cycle production and reduce setup changes
  • Scheduling alternate resources based on Class and characteristics for optimizing data management

CORE INTERFACE (CIF) EXPERIENCE:

  • Created integration models for master data and transactional data object
  • Designed multiple CIF enhancements to interface data between APO and ECC to facilitate business processes
  • Configured the CCR/CPP for comparing and reconciliation of transactional data to facilitate easy synch up between APO and ECC
  • Developed customized interface for transferring the transactional data from APO to ECC
  • Developed and deployed multiple CIF enhancements to support better planning functionalities in APO
  • CIF Error handling using post processing and handling serial qRFC blocked queues
  • A practical leader with experience in Strategy deployment, Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Maintenance and services
  • Expertize in Operations development and Process improvement
  • Expertize in world class best operational practices like TPM, Pokayoke, JIT, Lean manufacturing, Kaizen

SAP PROJECT EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

SAP APO Solution Architect, Delivery lead and Assistant Project Manager

Solution implemented: SAP APO SNP, Deployment, TLB and SAP APO KPI reports

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the team of SCM consultants for SAP APO SNP Implementation
  • Design the SAP APO solution based on Client business processes
  • Involved in full life cycle implementation. Involved in complete solution design and implementation of SNP, Deployment, TLB, Vendor managed inventory and custom Dependent demand scenario
  • Interface with client management to ensure successful completion of projects
  • Develop and maintain Project Plan and effort estimate for the project
  • Design and implemented 3 level hierarchy in SNP
  • Supported SAP CDP in development of 3 level hierarchy and Implemented and integrated with standard APO which is first of its kind in entire world
  • Design and implemented custom collaboration process for the client

Confidential

SAP Project Manager (Agile Methodology)

Solution implemented: SAP APO GATP, MM and SD

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the team of SCM technical and functional consultants for Application development projects
  • Interface with client management to ensure successful completion of projects
  • Work with Scrum master for sprint and user stories planning and execution
  • Develop and maintain Project Plan and effort estimate for the project
  • Lead the SAP APO team in Philips Wave2 AMS project.

Confidential, Atlanta

Team Lead, SAP APO SME

Solution implemented: SAP APO SNP (optimizer engine), PPDS (block planning), DP (Characteristics based forecasting and planning)

Responsibilities:

  • Develop special scenarios like Characteristics based forecasting and planning, Block planning, and Downloads of Blocks from SNP to PPDS
  • SNP optimizer configuration and setup to meet business requirements
  • Design Global Template-based SAP APO solution with a vision to integrate Europe, Asia and South America at a later date.
  • Leverage out of the box functionality and minimize system customization.
  • Batch Job related analysis and configurations for various business processes
  • Create and test the APO test scripts based on business scenarios

Confidential

SAP APO Solution Architect

Solution implemented: SAP APO SNP (CTM engine) and SAP APO DP

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the team for successful implementation of Demand Planning and Supply Planning
  • Responsible for all the 5 phases of implementation right from Project Preparation, Blue print, Realization, Final preparation till Go live
  • Planning and execution of the key global business process standardizations and agreed upon local business requirements
  • Conduct Project team and End user training during Kickoff
  • Identification of scope, requirement gathering and timelines of the Business scenarios
  • Preparation of Functional Specification documents on interfaces (Legacy system and APO), enhancements (BADI and User exits)

Confidential

Team Lead, SAP APO SME, Assistant Project manager

Solution implemented: SAP APO DP, SNP, PPDS and GATP upgrade and support

Responsibilities:

  • SNP Master Data setup for various scenarios.
  • SNP Heuristic, deployment and TLB configuration and troubleshooting
  • Batch Job related analysis and configurations for various business processes
  • Create and test the APO test scripts based on business scenarios
  • Lead the Quality Improvement Initiatives for Incident Managements

Confidential

Senior Consultant - SAP APO SNP and S&OP

Solution implemented: SAP APO SNP and DP

Responsibilities:

  • SNP Master Data setup for various scenarios
  • SNP CTM based Planning
  • Configuration of CTM Profiles
  • Prototype test cases for different SNP (CTM) functionalities
  • Rounding values, Quota arrangements,
  • Demand Prioritization & Supply Categorization
  • Stress Testing of SNP CTM
  • Volume testing of various Deployment Profiles
  • Monitoring Queues
  • S&OP Reports development, validation and publication
  • Developing basic queries using BEx tool of BW

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