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Principal Consultant Resume

Durham, NC

SUMMARY

  • 16 + years of professional experience as an Implementation Consultant for SAP R/3, SAP Enterprise--Materials Management (MM) and Production Planning (PP) Modules.
  • Extensive consulting experience in configuration, testing, blue printing, training and post implementation support (Started with Release 1.0 up to ECC 6.0). Industry experience includes consumer products, manufacturing, aerospace & defense, chemical, and professional services.
  • Extensive experience teaching beginning and advanced courses to many consultants, managers, project team members and end users over the years--natural leadership, strong listening and communication skills.
  • Successfully completed six full life-cycle implementations using ASAP and Fast Track methodologies, as well as, others--Advanced courses in electronic commerce, microcomputer applications and interpersonal communications.
  • Extensive knowledge of SAP Enterprise, SAP R/3, Solution Manager, Info Pak, Commerce One’s Auction Services, Ingress, Focus, RS/1, Nomad, Client/Server Architecture, Windows NT/98/2000, DEC VAX and IBM computers.
  • More than 26 years of overall experience in consulting, coaching, training, technical support, end-user support and troubleshooting, as well as, maintaining and programming for a variety of computerized manufacturing systems.

Industry and consulting experience includes:

Confidential, Durham, NC, 08/08 – 09/09

Client: Confidential,MM/PP Principal Consultant,06/09 – 09/09

  • Planned and facilitated business process workshops with key users to capture and analyze business requirements for SAP Make-to-Order and Procure-to-Pay Business Processes.
  • Documented findings and compared them to best practices and proposed future solutions
  • Developed and delivered the business process blueprint for an implementation of a 6.0 Enterprise release.

Client: Confidential, Role:PP Principal Consultant,03/09 – 05/09

  • Continued the implementation of a 6.0 Enterprise release of SAP started by another consultant for a plant in Janesville, Wisconsin.
  • Responsible for validating and updating business process requirements and documentation requirements with best practices for Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Production Execution.
  • Configured changes to material requirements planning and production execution processes.
  • Provided knowledge transfer and consulting support for SAP R/3 6.0 production execution.

Client: Confidential,PP-PI Principal Consultant,08-08 – 02-09

  • Continued the implementation of a 6.0 Enterprise release of SAP started by another consultant for two plants:
    • Gathered and designed business requirements for production execution processes for clam and sardine manufacturing plants in Cape May, NJ and Blacks Harbour, NB.
    • Refined and aligned business process requirements with SAP best practices.
    • Configured material requirements planning and production execution processes.
    • Identified and facilitated the loading of production master data and coordinated integration of the processes.
    • Delivered material requirements planning and production execution training to Managers, Material Planners and Shop floor employees.
    • Provided knowledge transfer and consulting support for SAP R/3 6.0 in production execution.

Confidential–Terrace, IL

Client: Confidential, Houston, Texas,MM/PP Managing Consultant, 12-07 – 07-08

  • Developed the business process blueprint for a 6.0 Enterprise release of SAP material requirements planning, production execution and quality management for procurement areas.
  • Configured and implemented a 6.0 Enterprise release of SAP material requirements planning, production execution and quality management for procurement application areas.
  • While at IBM, I configured and tested a Wholesale Distribution Industry Solution client for a SAP Certification Process.
  • Created intellectual property for supply chain industry solutions and consulting resources.
  • Performed two project quality audit reviews for IBM.

Confidential, Forest Park, IL,President/Owner- present

Client: Confidential,Procure to Deliver Team Leader, 01-07 – 08-207

  • Implemented business requirements for Plan -to-Stock (PTS) and Make-to-Order (MTO) and manufacturing environments for a 6.0 Enterprise release of SAP
  • Detailed functional knowledge of Solution Manager used to configure Master data, Purchasing—Inter Company and Stock Transfers, Inventory and Invoice verification and MRP and Production Order Execution.
  • Provided direction and led knowledge transfer sessions in master data, Purchasing--Inter Company and Stock Transfers, Inventory, Invoice Verification and MRP and Production Order execution.
  • Gathered and documented business process requirements for a SAP best practice solution
  • Created Business Process documents using RWD’s Info Pak software
  • Functional advisor to Procure to Deliver team members

Client: Confidential, Chester, VA,Senior MM Consultant
Frederick, MD, 09-2006 – 12-2006

  • Gathered and documented business requirements for procurement – EDI upgrade to allow transmission of purchase orders, invoices and inventory receipts between the U.S. Army and procurement vendors
  • Modified customer input templates with enhanced procurement & EDI process changes.
  • Configured and tested Purchasing, Material Master Data and Inventory application functionality to enable successful procurement – EDI transmission of purchase orders, order acknowledgements, inbound deliveries and goods receipts.

Chester, VA, 01-2006 – 9-2006

  • Gathered and documented business requirements for Army Logistics processes—procurement, inventory and logistics invoice verification
  • Created Business Process documents using RWD’s Info Pak software
  • Configured Material Master Data, Purchasing, Material Requirements Planning and Inventory functionality
  • Created functional specifications to map interfaces from procurement legacy systems to SAP for handoff to the development team
  • Provided direction and knowledge transfer to Army project team members

Client: Confidential, Philadelphia, PA,Lead Systems Integrator, 01-05 – 9-05

  • Analyzed current system business process design
  • Conducted assessment and made recommendations for retiring current Navy legacy systems
  • Extended SAP R/3 Procurement and Inventory functionality to encompass current Navy logistics processes
    • Created Business Process documents using RWD’s Info Pak software
    • Configured Material Master Data, Purchasing, Material Requirements Planning and Inventory Applications
    • Provided knowledge transfer to end users and team members
    • Trained Navy personnel on new procurement and Inventory Management

Annapolis, MD, 10-2003 10-2004

  • Implement requirements for MTS and MTO and manufacturing environments-- Conducted requirements analysis and strategy development for SAP R/3 production planning and procurement process
  • Facilitated end user sessions to identify and establish business requirements
  • Created Business Process documents using RWD’s Info Pak software
  • Designed and developed business process flows using customer input templates
  • Configured Material Master Data, Purchasing, Inventory, Demand Management and Material Requirements Planning Applications.
  • Served as senior level functional advisor to planning team and Navy subject matter experts


Client: Confidential, Oklahoma City,Project Leader-MM/PP Oklahoma, 6/2003 10/2003

  • Planned and executed rollout and training for medical equipment plant site
  • Led Integration testing for Production, Purchasing and Inventory Applications for Oklahoma Plant site
  • Provided knowledge transfer to Project team Members
  • Delivered training to over 300 plant employees in master data, demand planning, purchasing, material requirements planning, production and Inventory Management
  • Configured master data, purchasing, material requirements planning, forecast planning, production and inventory applications
  • Provided go live support for entire plant site
  • Facilitated design & development of Production and Purchasing Business Processes

Client: Confidential, Manhattan, NY,Lead MM/PP Training Consultant, 9-02 3-03

  • Implement requirements for MTS and MTO and manufacturing environments-- Designed and developed Production Planning and Execution (shop floor) and Advanced Planner Optimizer (APO) (version 4.6) business process requirements and documentation for a global implementation.
  • Created Business Process documents using RWD’s Info Pak software
  • Configured APO characteristics, planning book data, production master data, material requirements planning, and production and inventory applications
  • Delivered training to Demand Planners, Buyers, Stores and Shipping & Receiving employees in master data, demand planning, material requirements planning, purchasing and inventory applications.
  • Served as functional advisor to supply chain team members.

Confidential, Itasca, ILBusiness Process Design Team Leader3-02-6-02

  • Participated in the development and execution of project plan
  • Responsible for the design and documentation of Supply Chain business processes

Consulting Firm: Confidential. Aurora, IL President/Owner

Client: Confidential, Elmhurst, IL,Senior MM/PP Training Consultant11-01 03/02

  • Implemented business requirements for MTS and MTO and manufacturing environments --Provided Go-Live support for national rollout of Production, Purchasing, Plant Maintenance and Inventory Applications for US plant sites
    • Designed and Developed supply chain business processes
    • Ensured that transaction postings and data are entered correctly in R/3 system
    • Analyzed, troubleshoot and resolved application problems
    • Delivered SAP R/3 Overview, Inventory, R-LINK Web-based Production front-end and Purchasing Applications training to Stores, Buyers, Line Managers, Craftsman, Engineers, Production Operators and Leaders, as well as, other plant personnel

Client: Confidential, Sacramento, CA,MM/PP Training Consultant2/2001 7/2001

  • Provided Go-Live support for national rollout of Production, Purchasing and Inventory Applications for US plant sites
  • Designed & developed Production Business Processes
  • Made data corrections and changes to configuration
  • Delivered Production, Purchasing and Inventory Applications Training to Production Managers and Planners, Operators, Lab Technicians and Engineers, as well as, other plant personnel

Consulting Firm: Confidential. Philadelphia, PA Consulting Manager 9- 99 – 06-01

Client: Confidential, Hoffman Estates, Ill,Team Leader9-99 – 06-01

  • Developed the project plan, business process blueprint for a 4.7 release of SAP Make-to-stock (MTS), Make-to-order (MTO) and Engineer – to- order manufacturing environments
  • Designed and a Enterprise release of SAP production planning, purchasing, inventory management, invoice verification, integrating with EDI and accounts payable for US plant sites.
  • Facilitated unit and integration testing of SAP R/3, GERS, and Logility applications.
  • Project integrator ensuring integration across supply chain processes.
  • Provided knowledge transfer to project team members.
  • Delivered production planning and execution, purchasing and inventory management training to Production Managers, Material Planners, Production Operators, Lab Technicians and Engineers, as well as, other plant personnel.
  • Functional advisor to GERS-SAP interface and EDI Team members.
  • Responsible for mentoring and career development assistance for consultants.

Consulting Firm: Confidential. Aurora, IL President/Owner 1997 - 1999

Client: Confidential, Des Plaines, ILLead MM/PP Consultant02-99 – 07-99

  • Go-Live support for Production, Distribution, Purchasing and Storeroom Departments
  • Designed and developed business process flows
  • Ensured that transaction postings and data are entered correctly in R/3 system
  • Analyzed and resolved application problems
  • Verified and monitored output of daily and weekly reports
  • Made data corrections and changes to configuration as needed
  • Facilitated unit and integration testing of R/3 Applications
  • Delivered Inventory-Warehouse Management, Production Planning and Execution, Purchasing, Accounts Payable and Industrial Transportation Applications training to Material Handlers, MRO Controllers, Purchasing Managers/Agents and Shift Supervisors

Client: Confidential, Minneapolis, MN,Team Leader10-98 12-98

  • Led project team in the integration testing of R/3 Production Planning and Execution processes
  • Analyzed and resolved application problems
  • Implemented ABAP program and Table-data structure changes
  • Advised project team regarding Master Data, Production Execution, Inventory functionality and Configuration
  • Designed and Developed business processes
  • Configured Inventory and Production Execution processes

Client: Confidential, Des Plaines, ILSales & Distribution Instructor9-98 – 10-98

  • Delivered Sales, Delivery and Industrial Transportation Applications training to Traffic Coordinators, Distribution Controllers and Material Handlers

Client: Confidential. MM Instructor, PP Instructor 10-97 06-99
Summary of training courses taught:

  • Delivered SAP R/3 MM & PP standard training to customers and consultants at SAP training centers and customer facilities: SAP20-R/3 Technology Overview, LO550-Config. & Org. in MM, LO510-Inventory Mgmt, LO520-Purchasing Optimizing, LO020-Procurement, LO205-Master Data-Discrete Mfg., SAP20-SAP Technology Overview, WB100-Business Process Workshop, LO50-Mfg. Planning, LO070-Mfg. Execution, LO955-Batch Management, LO910-Config. & Org. in Logistics, LO250-Config & Org. in Mfg

Consulting Firm: Confidential, College Station, TX, Director 03-97 07-97

  • Managed and allocated resources to R/3 projects
  • Developed business partner alliances with SAP, SAP partner firms and customers
  • Recruited and hired senior level consultants

Client: Confidential, White Cloud, MN,Lead MM Consultant/Trainer04-97 – 07-97

  • Gathered business requirements for an implementation of SAP Procurement Processes
  • Designed and developed procurement business processes
  • Configured Purchasing and Inventory Applications
  • Facilitated unit and integration testing of R/3 Applications
  • Delivered Material Master, Purchasing, Inventory, Invoice Verification and Accounts Payable Applications training to Buyers, Shipping & Receiving employees
  • Analyzed and troubleshoot application problems
  • Participated in development of R/3 system architecture, establishing and maintaining workbench organizer for the management of corrections, repairs and transports

Consulting Firm: Confidential, Chicago, and IL Principal 01- 96 – 02- 97

Client: Confidential, Columbus, OH, Project Integrator,PP-PI Team Leader01-96-02-97

  • Gathered business requirements for a implementation of SAP Production Planning and Execution
  • Designed and developed Project Plan for Production Planning processes
  • Configured Master data, Planning, Production and Inventory Applications
  • Assisted in the development of R/3 architecture, establishing and maintaining
  • Workbench organizer for the management of corrections, repairs and transports
  • Managed configuration process for entire implementation project and developed rules for handling problems and implementing solutions
  • Project integrator ensuring integration across all R/3 functional and technical areas
  • Facilitated unit and integration tested business process transactions with key users
  • Analyzed and resolved application problems
  • Implemented ABAP program and Table -data structure changes

Consulting Firm: Confidential, Westchester, IL Sr. Applications Consultant 11-93 10- 95

Client: Confidential, Yorkville, IL Project Integrator,Lead MM/PP Consultant01-95 10-95

  • Designed and developed Procurement, Production Planning and Execution business processes
  • Configured and tested Master Data, Purchasing, Planning, Production Execution and Inventory Applications
  • Project integrator ensuring integration across all R/3 functional and technical areas
  • Facilitated unit and integration testing of R/3 Applications
  • Analyzed and resolved application problems
  • Implemented program and data structure changes
  • Participated in interviewing and screening of consultant candidates

Client: Confidential, Chicago, ILProject Integrator and Lead MM Consultant01-95 – 07-95

  • Designed and developed Procurement business processes
  • Configured Master Data, Purchasing, Inventory and Accounts Payable processes
  • Analyzed and resolved application problems
  • Implemented ABAP program and Table data structure changes
  • Project integrator ensuring integration across all R/3 functional and technical areas
  • Facilitated unit and integration testing of R/3 Applications
  • Advised project team regarding setup and transaction knowledge of Purchasing and Inventory functionality and Configuration

Education

Coaching Training Program, Graduate
Overview of Aerospace and Defense Logistics Functionality
Quality Management (Procurement, Notifications and Inspections)Training,
Integrating E-commerce into Business Program
Ariba Functional Fundamentals
IMG Academy,
Master Planning - Level 2, Manufacturing Execution Level 2, Workbench Organizer, Detailed Functions-Process Orders, Automotive Training,
I was in the second class of SAP R/3 consultants to be trained
MBA, Webster University
Bachelor of Science Degree, Management Information Systems

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