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Sap Apo/pp Functional Lead Resume

San Antonio, TX

PROFILE:

About 10 years of experience in SAP SCM(Supply Chain Management) which includes SAP Advanced Planner & Optimizer (APO) with Full Life Cycle implementations and hands on configuration experience in Production Planning (PP), Demand Planning (DP), Supply Network Planning (SNP) Material Management (MM) and Warehouse Management (WM). Possess clear understanding of cross - functional applications in SAP APO industrial scenarios. Possess strong analytical, diagnostic, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

SUMMARY:

  • Good experience and understanding of Supply Chain Management
  • Areas of expertise include APO DP, APO SNP and PP
  • Strong integration knowledge of APO with MM, PP and WM modules
  • Experience of full life cycle implementations involving requirement analysis and gathering, designing Business blue print, configuration and in-depth realization of the project to Go-Live and Post Go-Live activities including Production maintenance and Support
  • Experience in implementation of ASAP methodology, performing Legacy System Analysis, GAP analysis, Mapping
  • Experience in CIF, Integration Models, Queue Monitors, Live Cache Inconsistency check, CIF Application logs, Time Series consistency check, Planning Area initialization and setup of initial transfer of Master Data
  • Experience in configuration and implementation of DP Info Cubes using Administrative Workbench, Generating and changing Characteristic Value Combinations, Planning books, Planning Areas, Macros, creating Statistical Forecast Profile & Consensus Planning
  • Created Batch Jobs/Planning Jobs/Background Mass Processing to automate forecast execution. Qualitative analysis of Planning Data and Forecasts
  • Maintained Time Bucket Profiles, Forecast Profiles, Planning Versions, Promotional Planning, Life Cycle Management and Like Modeling
  • Created SNP Master Profile and worked on SNP Heuristics including Capacity Leveling, Optimizer and Capable to match (CTM), Deployment, Interchangeability and Transport Load Builder (TLB) planning methods and techniques
  • Creation of PDS, configuration of SNP Heuristic and Optimization run, SNP optimization Profile, creation of CTM Profiles, Supply Categorization and Demand Prioritization in SNP Planning
  • Worked on PP/DS Planning Runs, Heuristics, Optimizer, Detailed Scheduling Planning Board, Reporting Data, Converting SNP Orders to PP/DS orders, Master Data integration via CIF with R/3
  • Knowledge of APO GATP
  • Knowledge of Business Scenarios related to Make-to-Stock (MTS) and Make-to-Order (MTO)
  • Worked on R/3 business processes like Make-to-stock and Make-to-order Data conversion and Data migration
  • Experienced in Functional testing, Integration testing and System testing
  • Experienced in post production support and resolving the issues in a timely manner. Sound fundamental concepts of business processes in supply chain management and logistics execution
  • Experienced in ABAP debugging and writing reports

SAP APO EXPERTISE:

  • Planning Area administration, Planning Book, Macros, Alerts, Forecast models, Interactive planning, Life cycle planning, Demand Release, transfer and Configuration.
  • Master data, Planning Methods (Heuristics, CTM, Optimization) Planning run, Safety Stock Planning, Deployment, TLB, Integration with PP/DS and Configuration, Products, Locations, Transportation Lanes, Work Areas, Heuristics & Capacity Leveling, Optimization, CTM, Deployment & TLB.
  • Logical Systems, RFC Destinations & Connections, Integration Models, Models & Versions, Release/Transfer from APO - DP to SNP and R/3, Master and Transaction Data.

PROFESSIONAL SAP EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, San Antonio, TX

SAP APO/PP functional lead

Responsibilities:

  • Joined Confidential as a plan to produce team lead with the responsibility to support production planning and material management and investigating the options for demand planning and supply network planning
  • Worked with the BPM's ( Business process Managers ) to understand the exisitng forecasting process and the gaps
  • Worked on the pilot of the demand planning in APO/SCM system
  • Worked closely with the forecast analyst, business users, basis team and security team to start the SCM system
  • Successfully Designed/configured the DP including the configuration of the planning object structure, planning area, planning book, views, macros and alerts
  • Worked closely with the BI team to extract the sales shipped / ordered quantities from ECC to BI to SCM
  • Successfully implemented 18 locations on demand planning including the users on how to use the system for demand planning
  • Worked with the supply chain managers at each plant location to implement SNP (Supply Network Planning ) - Some plants used location heuristic and some used CTM engine
  • Implemented Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling for the plants where the sequencing of the groups of products is critical ( Mainly due to changeovers/ allergens vs non allergens)
  • Currently my role is the Supply Chain Management Team Lead working with Sales and Mareketing team, schedulers, purchasing teams and supply chain managers to improve the business processes, automation of repetitative processes and improve communication between different departments
  • Since i joined Confidential there were many acquisiton projects in which my role was Demand to Supply Team Lead

Confidential, Buffalo, NY

SAP APO/PP functional lead

Environment: SAP SCM 7.0, ECC6.0

Responsibilities:

  • Part of the core SCM implementation team involving configuring and testing using ASAP methodology which includes project preparation, blueprint, realization, testing, go live preparation and support after go live
  • Performed AS-IS/TO-BE Study with core team members and presented reports after completing GAP Analysis
  • Designed and Developed the Supply Network Model incorporating the manufacturing plant,related distribution centers, Customers and Suppliers based on the supply chain process
  • Master data maintenance including locations, location types, products, resources, production process models, and transportation lanes
  • Reconfiguration of plant setting from ECC to APO
  • Configured demand prioritization within SNP CTM to set different parameters to location due date and order priority to resolve priority conflicts
  • Configured the Supply chain Model with Actual & Simulation Versions, Master data comprising Locations, PDSs, Resource & Hierarchy
  • Setting up the Heuristic Profile/Deployment/TLB Profiles and Source determination thru Quota arrangements. Configured CIF functionality for both master data and transaction data integration with R/3
  • Defined the rules for optimization by defining the optimization costs for production, procurement, and transportation. Used quota arrangements for correct distribution to different sources of supply. Established the process of Capacity leveling in SNP
  • Developed and documented test cases and results in Demand Planning and Supply Network Planning for both functional and integration testing
  • Ensured thorough synchronization across Production, Purchase, Distribution & Transportation wings, Cross-Plant Optimization of the resource load, Leveraging (Prioritization) the Demand and Supply, and Collective conversion of stock transport requisitions
  • Configured the parameters and settings for Basic Functions like Pegging, Lot Size Calculations, and Scrap Calculation, Days Supply, & External Procurement parameters
  • Activated MRP, set up the planning file entry and activated consistency check
  • Configured the MRP groups, MRP areas, MRP types, MRP controllers, special procurement keys, capacity planners & person responsible for work centers
  • Assisted the operations team on how to create the work centers using the correct shift sequence and appropriate APO resource values
  • Loaded the standard routings and production versions using LSMW
  • Activated the CIF models for both the master data and transactional data
  • Activated the distribution definitions for forecast, external procurement, in house production etc

Confidential

Functional lead for APO/PP

Environment: SCM 7.0 and ECC 6.0

Responsibilities:

  • Studied the functional scope of the SCM/ECC implementation and responsible for gathering business process requirements
  • Mapped the requirements to SAP and came out with Business Blueprint Document
  • Responsible for providing solutions for gaps in terms of new developments/work-around
  • Prepared data collection templates with data validation rules and executing data cleansing plans
  • Monitored APO - ECC CIF integration and trouble - shooting activities
  • Maintained Integration Models for Master Data and Transaction Data transfer from ECC to APO system
  • Maintaining Statistical Forecasting techniques in DP
  • Used DP Interactive Demand Planning tool to generate Sales Demands to calculate Planned Independent Requirements
  • Configured the required settings to Release Demand Plan to SNP and ECC
  • Capacity cons in SNP on all levels of the supply chain
  • Designed and tested the core APO PP/DS functionality that included planned Independent requirements like Make-to-stock production and Make-to-order production In PP/DS
  • Configured functions of individual planning methods and testing the Heuristic Planning process in PP/DS
  • Worked on PP/DS Heuristics, Scheduling Heuristics, Production Planning Table configuration, Optimizer and CTP
  • Responsible for preparation of functional specification for developments identified and assisting ABAP team in elaborating the business process
  • Transfer & conversion of orders in APO and Heuristic functionality, detailed scheduling Planning board parameters. Carried out simulations and evaluations
  • Evaluated and transferred the planning results in PP/DS to SAP R/3 for execution
  • Involved in performing related Cut Over tasks for the Go-Live phase

Confidential

APO/PP Functional analyst - Project team member

Environment: SCM 7.0 and ECC 6.0

Responsibilities:

  • Part of the core SCM implementation team involving configuring and testing using ASAP methodology which includes project preparation, blueprint, realization, testing, go live preparation and support after go live
  • Performed AS-IS/TO-BE Study with core team members and presented reports after completing GAP Analysis
  • Worked with the BW team and the demand planner to load the sales history and forecast at the DC’s from the info cubes to the planning books
  • Designed and Developed the Supply Network Model incorporating the manufacturing plant, related distribution centers, Customers and Suppliers based on the supply chain process
  • Master data maintenance including locations, location types, products, resources, production process models, and transportation lanes
  • Reconfiguration of plant setting from ECC to APO
  • Configured demand prioritization within SNP CTM to set different parameters to location due date and order priority to resolve priority conflicts
  • Configured the Supply chain Model with Actual & Simulation Versions, Master data comprising Locations, PDSs, Resource & Hierarchy
  • Setting up the Heuristic Profile/Deployment/TLB Profiles and Source determination thru Quota arrangements. Configured CIF functionality for both master data and transaction data integration with ECC
  • Developed and documented test cases and results in Demand Planning and Supply Network Planning for both functional and integration testing
  • Ensured thorough synchronization across Production, Purchase, Distribution & Transportation wings, Cross-Plant Optimization of the resource load, Leveraging (Prioritization) the Demand and Supply, and Collective conversion of stock transport requisitions
  • Configured the parameters and settings for Basic Functions like Pegging, Lot Size Calculations, and Scrap Calculation, Days Supply, & External Procurement parameters
  • Activated MRP, set up the planning file entry and activated consistency check
  • Configured the MRP groups, MRP areas, MRP types, MRP controllers, special procurement keys, capacity planners & person responsible for work centers
  • Assisted the operations team on how to create the work centers using the correct shift sequence and appropriate APO resource values
  • Loaded the standard routings and production versions using LSMW
  • Activated the CIF models for both the master data and transactional data
  • Activated the distribution definitions for forecast, external procurement, in house production etc

Confidential

Functional lead for APO/PP

Environment: SCM 4.1 and R/3 4.7

Responsibilities:

  • Studied the functional scope of the SCM implementation and responsible for gathering business process requirements
  • Mapped the requirements to SAP and came out with Business Blueprint Document
  • Responsible for providing solutions for gaps in terms of new developments/work-around
  • Prepared data collection templates with data validation rules and executing data cleansing plans
  • Involved in creating Info Cubes, Remote Cubes, Multi Cubes, Update Rules, Export Data Resource and Info Packages
  • Defined Client Administration, Logical Systems and assigned logical systems to client Defined RFC destinations and RFC connections between R/3 and SCM Maintained System types, their releases, target system, activated the application log Involved in APO - R/3 CIF integration and trouble - shooting activities Maintained Integration Models for Master Data and Transaction Data transfer from R/3 to APO system Maintaining Statistical Forecasting techniques in DP Configured the Promotional planning settings Used DP Interactive Demand Planning tool to generate Sales Demands to calculate Planned Independent Requirements
  • Configured the required settings to Release Demand Plan to SNP and R/3
  • Capacity cons in SNP on all levels of the supply chain
  • Designed and tested the core APO PP/DS functionality that included planned Independent requirements like Make-to-stock production and Make-to-order production In PP/DS
  • Configured functions of individual planning methods and testing the Heuristic Planning process in PP/DS
  • Worked on PP/DS Heuristics, Scheduling Heuristics, Production Planning Table configuration and Optimizer
  • Responsible for preparation of functional specification for developments identified and assisting ABAP team in elaborating the business process
  • Transfer & conversion of orders in APO and Heuristic functionality, detailed scheduling Planning board parameters. Carried out simulations and evaluations

Confidential

SAP APO/PP Functional consultant

Environment: R/3 4.7

Responsibilities:

  • Part of the core SCM implementation team involving configuring and testing using ASAP methodology which includes project preparation, blueprint, realization, testing, go live preparation and support after go live
  • Performed AS-IS/TO-BE Study with core team members and presented reports after completing GAP Analysis
  • Involved in creating Info Cubes
  • Defined Client Administration, Logical Systems and assigned logical systems to client
  • Defined RFC destinations and RFC connections between R/3 and SCM
  • Involved in sizing of Live Cache, design and configuration of demand planning
  • Created Demand Planning Process flow (Daily / Monthly) by creating Statistical Forecast
  • Designing of planning area, planning books and characteristics value and key figures, effective release of demand plan into SNP
  • Responsible for designing the Key Figures, Characteristics, Macros, Alerts, Planning Books, Data Views in consensus with planners
  • Configured forecast KF to split monthly bucket profile into weekly bucket profile as per user requests
  • Maintained Time bucket profiles, Forecast profiles, Planning versions, Selection variants, Security Profiles, Promotional Planning, Life cycle management and "Like" Modeling
  • Designed and Developed the Supply Network Model incorporating all the plants, distribution centers, Customers and Suppliers based on the supply chain process
  • Master data maintenance including locations, location types, products, resources/work centers, production data structures or production versions, and transportation lanes
  • Reconfiguration of plant setting from R/3 to APO
  • Designed & Configured the Heuristic Planning, Capable-To-Match (CTM) Planning, Deployment and Transport Load Builder (TLB) Functionalities
  • Configured demand prioritization within SNP CTM to set different parameters to location due date and order priority to resolve priority conflicts
  • Configured the Supply chain Model with Actual & Simulation Versions, Master data comprising Locations, PDSs, Resource & Hierarchy
  • Configured the Planning area administration/Master Planning Object structure by arriving at requisite Key figures, Characteristics, Planning area /Planning Book/Data Views and Storage /Planning Bucket profiles
  • Setting up the Heuristic Profile/Deployment/TLB Profiles and Source determination thru Quota arrangements. Configured CIF functionality for both master data and transaction data integration with R/3
  • Defined the rules for optimization by defining the optimization costs for production, procurement, and transportation. Used quota arrangements for correct distribution to different sources of supply. Established the process of Capacity leveling in SNP
  • Developed and documented test cases and results in Demand Planning and Supply Network Planning for both functional and integration testing using HP Quality Center
  • Ensured thorough synchronization across Production, Purchase, Distribution & Transportation wings, Cross-Plant Optimization of the resource load, Leveraging (Prioritization) the Demand and Supply, and Collective conversion of stock transport requisitions
  • Configured the parameters and settings for Basic Functions like Pegging, Lot Size Calculations, and Scrap Calculation, Days Supply, & External Procurement parameters
  • Activated MRP, set up the planning file entry and activated consistency check
  • Configured the MRP groups, MRP areas, MRP types, MRP controllers, special procurement keys, capacity planners & person responsible for work centers

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