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Sap Apo Consultant Resume

TX

SUMMARY:

  • Over 12 years of SAP implementation experience in SAP APO DP,SPP, SNP,SNC,PPDS,CIF,GATP,MRP,
  • SAP BW,SD,MM,AFS Module and understanding business process of SCM such as Demand and Supply Planning,IBP, PP, S&OP and Replenishment.
  • Completed four full life cycle implementations, two production support, pre - sales, presentations, blueprinting, realization, cut-over, post go-live support & upgrade with experience in various Industries like High Tech, Retail, Manufacturing, Utilities, Consumer products, Automotive, Oil, Health and Pharmaceutical. Project analysis, scheduling and resource forecasting.
  • APO upgraded experience from 5.0 to 7.0.
  • Extensive experience in working on objects related to DP, SNP and PPDS while working on SAP APO implementation project.
  • Clear understanding of cross-functional applications for SAP APO which includes non SAP ERP applications like JDE and Manugistics in Industrial scenarios.
  • Experience in using Autosys Batch Scheduling tool, ARIS, Solution Manager, ASAP Methodology, other SAP Best practices in SCM.
  • Deep understanding of SCM, SPP, Procurement Planning, Inventory Planning and the Operations Research Concepts.
  • Expertise in Project Management, Business Process Reengineering,Six Sigma, Agile, Waterfall, Lean Manufacturing and Optimization concepts.
  • Extensive experience in configuring and managing CIF and Live Cache.
  • Excellent analytical & communication skills and ability to interact with business users. Able to translate business requirements into deployable business solutions and work in team environment.
  • Build credibility, establish rapport, and maintain communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to the organization.
  • Developing MIS reports like open orders, open deliveries, customer orders for the quarter, using ABAP Query. Strong noledge on ABAP Queries, EDI, IDOCs, ALE, Smart Forms, SAP Solution Manager and SAP tools like TAO, TDMS, LSMW,BDC and User Profiles.
  • Manage the CIF Integration settings, Troubleshoot the Error in CIF Queues, CIF Post-Processing, Application log monitoring and cleanup.
  • Experience in Capable-to-Match planning (CTM) for sorting demands and the sequence in which CTM is to cover these demands and MRP.
  • Expertise in CIF both implementing & trouble shooting.
  • Demand Planning: Interactive Planning, Planning Area Configuration (Info Objects, Info Cubes, Source Systems, Info Sources and Info Packages), Forecasting Strategies, Background Jobs and Process Chain maintenance.
  • Supply Network Planning: Interactive Planning, Planning Area Configuration, Planning Book and Macro Design, SNP Heuristics, SNP Optimization, Deployment.
  • GATP: Configuration of Availability Checks using Product availability check and rule based ATPs. Live Cache Monitoring and Reporting Global ATP Processing and Backorder Processing. Creation of programs for Mass ATP Check and Dynamic BOP variant. Creation of reports to validate GATP and BOP processing. Responsible for minor enhancements as per client requirement and fine tuning of the process.
  • Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling: Detailed Scheduling Planning board Configuration,Planning Procedure,Time Fence,PPDS Horizon,Planning Package,Product Heuristic, Planning Group, Reporting, Converting SNP orders to PPDS, PPDS Profiles, Master data, Integration via CIF with ECC.
  • VMI/REPLENISHMENT: Tolling, Sub-contracting, Supply to order, Cross application planning (APO and NON-SAP).

TECHNICAL SKILLS

ERP Applications: SCM APO 5/7,SAP R/3, SAP ECC6 Ehp7,SAP BW7.1.

Programming languages: ABAP,C, C++, Java, ASP.Net, JavaScript.

Tools: MS Office2010, MS Visio2010, MS Excel2010, MS Project 2010.

Database: MS Access,Oracle,DB2,SQL Server.

Performance tools: HP Load Runner,HPALM

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SAP APO Consultant

Confidential, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in business analysis, design, modeling, development and implementation of SAP APO SNP.
  • Configured the Master data for SNP and creation of Planning version and Planning book. Set up the supply chain model (work areas-location, products, resources, PPM, transportation lanes and quota arrangements).
  • Perform SNP runs using SNP heuristics, created cost and Optimization profile for SNP optimizer. Mass processing of planning activities in the background. Configure capacity planning and adjustments.
  • Configured basic settings for SNP and the release profile.
  • Maintained Planning calendar, Planner Responsible and Creating variant for SNP Transaction Data Deletion.
  • Collaborative Supply Planning (supplier and manufacturer exchange data over the Internet).Created CTM model for key products.
  • Configured Planning Object Structure, Periodicities Storage Bucket Profile, Planning Areas, Time Buckets Profile, Planning books, Data Views, Forecast Profile, CVC's and maintaining Time Phased Horizons.
  • Worked on DP Statistical Forecasting using different multiple Forecasting Methods as per client requirements.
  • Setup CIF models between APO and ECC systems with for master data and transactional data transfer.
  • Configured and designed the disaggregation and aggregation logic based on proportional factors at the Planning Area level and at the Planning Level by maintaining calculation of Proportional Factors.
  • Provided business procedure/definition steps to the Demand Planners including running Planning in background and releasing the time based forecast data from DP to SNP.
  • Preparation and execution of unit and integrated tests scenarios,as well as cutover plants.
  • Worked with ABAP programmers in enhancement work for DP over standard SAP configuration using communication structures.Feasible Production plan as all constraints are considered in the configuration.

Environment: ECC 6.0,SCM7,Remedy,MSVisio2010,Share Point,MS Office2010,Business Objects,HPALM11, Tableau,MSProject2010,MS Windows7 Prof

Confidential

SAP APO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include requirements gathering, detailed analysis and feasibility review of requirements, High/Low Level Design approaches, scope analysis, development, testing and documentation.
  • Key customer contact for all business and technical questions/concerns related to the design and implementation of APO SNP.
  • Set up of SNP master profile and configured SNP Master Data Locations, Product Masters, Resource and Production Process Models (PPM).
  • Configured APO SNP (Optimizer, Heuristics), DP to meet Client’s business requirements such as forecasting, optimizing material procurement and distribution, dynamic safety stock, subcontracting, scheduling agreements, and material constraints including execution of production orders in ECC.
  • Configured SNP Heuristics and CTM run.Implemented heuristics run for pegging orders to CTP requirements.Configuration of Heuristics and Optimizer in SNP.
  • Mapped the structure of the company (for example, business unit, brand, top customers, etc) for planning purposes in the DP master data.
  • Configured and customized Master Planning Object Structures, Planning Areas, Aggregates, Time buckets profiles and storage buckets profiles, planning books and data views to support storage of DP data in Live Cache and enable fixing at different levels.
  • Involved in configuration, design and testing the core APO DP functionality which included statistical forecasting, like modeling, phase in/phase out, reporting, advanced macros, planning books, alerts based exception-management processes, and release to SNP.
  • Demonstrated to the client different forecasting models that employ DP Univariate, MLR and Composite forecasting methods.
  • Performed configured and customized the APO Characteristics, Key Figures, and Navigational Attributes to collect data and support the demand planning hierarchy.
  • Resolved the tickets/Service requests on the severity and priority.
  • Consolidated the Integration models in the right sequence for all the Transactional and Master data.
  • Configured daily split and weekly split of demand during DP-SNP release for certain selections.
  • Performed APO DP statistical forecasting and modeling techniques.
  • Set up process chains and monitored the batch jobs (sales history loading, forecast generation & release, forecast backup to the BI cubes, planning area back up).
  • Designed and Developed APO DP and BI process chains and background jobs and scheduling design for different business units.
  • Configured product substitution and location substitution as per business requirements.
  • Module level testing including plant specific requirements involving identifying the right combination of Lot sizing heuristics and Process control heuristics.
  • Actively worked on APO infrastructure project to reduce the number of master data issues.
  • Performed Unit, Regression testing,UAT and presenting to change boards for moving the changes to the production.

Environment: ECC 6.0,SCM7, Remedy, MSProject2010, MSVisio2010, Share Point, MS Office2010, Business Objects, HPALM11, MS Windows7 Prof

Confidential

SAP APO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Prepared Functional Specifications for reports, conversions, interfaces, enhancements and forms for APO SNP and Production Support.
  • Configuration of Safety stock planning in SNP.Configured CTM profiles for Stocks business.
  • Created SNP master profile and configured SNP Master Data such as Location, Product, Resource and Production Process Model,Transportation Lanes and Quota Arrangement.
  • Maintained planning calendar, Planner Responsible and Creating variant for SNP Transaction Data Deletion.Built CTM profiles to perform constrained and unconstrained planning runs.
  • Performed SNP Runs using SNP Heuristics and SNP Optimizer for Location, Network and Multi-Level.
  • Maintained Statistical forecast profiles and various data views as per business blueprint requirements
  • Created Proportional Factors to disaggregate CVCs from Aggregate to the Detail level.
  • Created Master Planning object Structures, Planning Area, Characteristic Combination master Data and Time Series Objects, Storage Buckets Profile, Planning bucket profile & developed (me.e was responsible for the FDDS according to the user requirements, working closely with the ABAP team.
  • Used Infocubes to generate report also used those characteristics and key figures for DP Planning book.
  • Designed and tested all aspects of Integration of Master Data and Transactional Data from
  • ECC to APO DP. Created Realignment(stocking),Forecasting, and Stocking Decision Process.
  • Created Advanced Macros in Planning Book and the Data View level at different stages to facilitate the existing Forecast Calculation.
  • Writing functional specs and interacting with ABAP Team to develop user exits.
  • Process the CTM planning results in either the interactive planning table in Supply Network Planning.
  • Initially performed discovery testing in Sandbox to identify issues before going for cycle testing.
  • Involved in the development of custom product allocation logic for Back and forward consumption logics, dynamically changing the allocation procedure based on the ordering parameters.
  • Allocation calculations based on percentage derived from sales history for each sku and customer group.
  • Maintained and configured Product Allocation (Product allocation procedure and Sequence of Product allocation).
  • Configured Lifecycle Planning using Phase In/Out methods for deploying them in planning book for Demand Planning forecasting based on business requirements.

Environment: ECC 6.0,SCM5/7, Remedy, Share Point2010, MS Office2010, Business ObjectsXI, HPQC10, MS Windows7

SAP APO Functional Analyst

Confidential, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Translated business requirements into SAP functional and configuration requirements for SNP Process. Assisted in the development of many enhancements to cater the business requirements and automate the planning system.
  • Developed SAP APO objects involving enhancements,reports,interfaces,function modules and data dictionary related objects.
  • Setting up of the Master data for SNP and creation of Planning version and Planning book. Set up the supply chain model (work areas-location, products, resources, PPM, transportation lanes and quota arrangements).
  • Set up the deployment heuristic and created deployment optimization profile.
  • Performed SNP Runs using SNP Heuristics and SNP Optimizer for Location, Network and Multi-Level.
  • Conducted planning sessions with business users, scheduled CTM runs and assisted business in interpreting planning run results, reviewed planning errors and elaborated solutions.
  • Performed Configuration, Design and testing the coreAPODPfunctionality which included statistical forecasting, like modeling, phase in/phase out, reporting, advanced macros, planning books, alerts based exception-management processes, and release to SNP and (MRP)Forecast to Plan.
  • Involved in configuring and customizing Master Planning Object Structures, Planning Areas, Aggregates, Time buckets profiles and storage buckets profiles, planning books and data views to support storage ofDPdata in Live Cache and enable fixing at different levels.
  • Worked on CIF integrations & customizations, Creating and updating Info cubes, planning book related to DP & SNP.
  • Involved in setting up the process chain for the new DP functionality as part of their batch scheduling.
  • Performed a detailed analysis to accommodate the new setup in the existing landscape to avoid batch scheduling issues and stabilization.
  • Post Go-Live worked on some enhancements which were identified as gaps-Macros logics, rolling out new Seasonality functionality.
  • Prepared Functional Design Specification (FDS) for a pegging report. A report used to view which supply elements were pegged by CTM, in addition to a redistribution report used to help strategically reallocate short supply to the different sales channels.
  • Maintained the entire CIF configuration to bring Master Data, and Transaction Data from ECC to APO and created associated Integration Models.
  • Created outlier correction and Life Cycle Planning(Phase in and Phase out).
  • Constantly monitor the Master data and Transactional data consistency using various automated Consistency check programs.Troubleshoot the issues related to DP integration to SNP.
  • Involved in Functional specification to ABAP programmers for enhancement of APO DP User Exits.
  • Assigned test scripts to the team members for execution in their respective areas.

Environment: ECC 6.0,SCM5/7, Remedy, Share Point2008, MS Office2010, Business ObjectsXI, HPQC10MS Windows XP/Vista

Confidential

SAP APO Functional Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Accomplished the AS-IS system study, Gap analysis, and formulated TO-BE strategy on interaction with client’s business requirements, matching with SAP Best Business Practices.
  • Worked on Livecache optimization for improved performance.
  • Developed and Designed SNP Master Profile and Supply Chain Model and defined Work Area to represent the Supply Chain Network with all relevant locations (Suppliers, Distribution Centers and Customers),resources( Storage, handling and Supply Capabilities) and relationships (Transportation Lanes).Primary responsibilities included for managing all the internal test of various SCM functionalities.
  • Developed various DP & SNP macros. Worked on DP configuration, Data Loading Process ECC-BW-APO.
  • Configured CVC & DP-SNP Release variants. Used User exits to incorporate custom requirements.
  • Trained users on various APO specific SNP & Deployment settings they are suppose to Mass maintain.
  • Set up CIF and transferring master data (Products and locations) using CIF.
  • Coordinated with all the other downstream systems to determine the right Master data settings in SAP ECC. Worked on the complete Master data set up.
  • involving different business scenarios across various functionalities to suggest the clients with the best possible solutions.Created Planning Book for Inventory Planning in DP/SNP.
  • Defined the time stream (planning period) used in CTM planning and, (MRP)Forecast to Plan.
  • Client/Customer demonstration of the system with the latest available business solutions in SCM across multiple business lines, hence increasing business capabilities and also evaluate comprehensive determination of real world business solutions into SAP SCM based solutions and also SAP ECC.
  • Worked with the ABAP team to fix the issues identified as a part of testing.

Environment: ECC 6.0,SCM5, Remedy, Visio2007, Share Point 2007, MS Office2007, Business Objects7, HPQC10, MS Windows XP

Confidential

SAP APO Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in Business Blue print, As-Is analysis, To-Be analysis, Gap Analysis with business Teams. Worked in formulating the Solution frame work, application design, Functional design, configuration documents.
  • Set up SNP Master Profile and Supply Chain Model and defined Work Area to represent the Supply Chain Network with all relevant locations (Suppliers, Distribution Centers and Customers), resources( Storage, handling and Supply Capabilities) and relationships (Transportation Lanes).
  • Performed SNP Runs using SNP Optimizer and maintained quota arrangements in SCE for the use of SNP Optimizer and creation of Optimizer Profile and SNP Cost Profile.
  • Set up the Deployment heuristic and created Deployment optimization profile.
  • Performed SNP Runs using SNP Optimizer and maintained quota arrangements in SCE for the use of SNP Optimizer and creation of Optimizer Profile and SNP Cost Profile.
  • Responsible for developing the Allocation Processes, Created the Master Planning Object Structure, Planning area, Planning Books and user specific Data Views.
  • Configured Livecache MAXDB feature as a typical OLTP application and giving 80% Read and 20% write ratio.
  • Performed realignment and Reconfigured Life Cycle Planning duly revising Phase-in & Phase-out profiles.
  • Worked on DP Statistical Forecasting using different multiple Forecasting Methods as per client requirements.
  • Maintained Planning calendar, Planner Responsible and Creating variant for SNP Transaction Data Deletion. Worked on Safety stock planning.
  • Worked on CIF integrations & customizations, note implementations, Creating and updating Info cubes, planning book related to DP and SNP.
  • Configured Transport and Shipment Scheduling for Implementing Transport and Pick Time using Scheduling Using Condition Technique.Hands on configuring the Filter Types, Sort Profiles, Filter Variants.
  • Responsible for providing Post Go-Live system and process transitional support to users which includes working with offshore team.

Environment: ECC 6.0,SCM5, Remedy,Share Point2007, MS Office2007, Business Objects7, HPQC10, MS Windows XP

Confidentia

SAP APO Functional Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include requirements gathering, detailed analysis and feasibility review of requirements, High/Low Level Design approaches, Scope Analysis, Development, Testing and documentation. Part of global blueprinting exercise for developing a global DP process.
  • Configured APO SNP planning area,planning books,selection profile for planning book, planning calendar, transferred SNP orders to ECC, setting up master data such as product, storage and transport resource, location. Set up of CTM model for key products.
  • Performed SNP Runs using SNP Optimizer and maintained quota arrangements in SCE for the use of SNP Optimizer and creation of Optimizer Profile and SNP Cost Profile.
  • Modeling of Planning Area, Planning Books and Data Views for various departments based on business requirements. Identified the dimensions and the fact tables.
  • Maintained different forecast profiles and also defined Advanced Macros and Alerts.
  • Generated Statistical forecasting using multiple Forecasting Methods depending upon the Blueprint requirements. Created functional specs for various interfaces and reports.
  • Configured the Availability Check with ATP and Transfer of Requirements by defining checking groups, checking rules for availability check in sales orders and deliveries.
  • Used Promotional Planning, Like Modeling, Phase In/Out planning profiles.
  • Involved in preparing template for data conversion including data collection, data cleansing, data mapping and uploading.
  • Preparing Configuration, User and Concept manuals and Training end-users.
  • Post Go-live support including Break-Fixes.
  • Responsible for regression testing, completing test cycles with legacy signoff.
  • Unit/Scenario/Integration/User testing using MQC and documentation.

Environment: SAP R/3,SCM5,Remedy,SharePoint 2003, MS Office2003, Business Objects5,

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