Firearms & Sporting Goods Manufacturer, Madison, NC August 2012 – Present
Currently serving as a Senior Consultant for a manufacturer of firearms and ammunition. Responsibilities include:
Lighting Products Manufacturer, Cleveland, OH December 2011 – July 2012
Served as the Manufacturing Lead Consultant for a manufacturer of consumer and industrial lighting products. This is a global blueprinting project for 34 manufacturing plants in Europe and North America. The blueprint processes include:
The specific deliverables include:
Firearms & Sporting Goods Manufacturer, Madison, NC August 2011 – November 2011
Served as a Senior Consultant for a manufacturer of firearms and ammunition. Primary responsibilities include Blueprinting additional functionality related to:
Additional responsibilities include supporting day-to-day operations for manufacturing site. Help users improve current SAP skills, resolve production operational issues as they pertain to SAP, and root cause analysis associated with goods movement errors.
Fabric and Household Products Manufacturer, Bowling Green, KY January 2011 – August 2011
Served as a Site Team Lead for a manufacturer of fabric care and household products. Primary responsibilities are assuring the successful go-live of REM and PP-PI solutions in one of the largest production plants for this client. This includes validating site-specific configuration and master data, site specific testing, overseeing knowledge transfer to super users and end-user training and cut-over plans.
Food Products Manufacturer, Chicago, IL October 2010 – December 2010
SAP Production Planning consultant for a manufacturer of quality food products primarily for the private label and foodservice industries. This was a short term project working with the development team to complete custom enhancements and reports. Also facilitated user security testing and integration testing scenarios with the client.
Specialized Plastic Films Manufacturer, Terre Haute, IN June 2010 – October 2010
SAP Production Planning consultant for a manufacturer of specialized oriented polypropylene (OPP) plastic films. This project was in the ASAP Realization phase and responsibilities were focused on troubleshooting various issues as a result of testing and assuring SAP configuration is correct for the Production Planning (PP) and Materials Management (MM) modules.
Tubing and Cable Manufacturer, Chicago, IL Nov 2009 – May 2010
Team lead for the Plan to Produce value stream for a manufacturer of tubing and cable products. Responsibilities included defining the blueprint requirements (processes, configuration, and RICEF) across multiple sub-modules of Production Planning (PP) including SOP, LTP, MRP, and Shop Floor Control. Responsibilities also include overseeing the Quality Management (QM) teams and Plant Maintenance (PM) teams.
Chemical Industries Pre-configured Solution, Charlotte, NC Sept 2009 – October 2009
This was an internal role for Perot Systems Consulting focused on testing various scenarios across several modules from Sales and Distribution, Materials Management (purchasing), Inventory Management, and Production Planning and Execution for a pre-configured Chemical Industries solution.
Dental Products Manufacturer, York, PA July 2009 – October 2009
Supply Chain Planning consultant for a manufacturer of innovative, high quality, cost effective dental products. Responsibilities included process analysis and optimization of sales and operations planning (SOP), inter-company ordering, and inter-company customer service.
Commercial and Consumer Safe Manufacturer, Rochester, NY May 2009 – June 2009
Production Planning Team Lead for a manufacturer of home and business safes. Responsibilities included the configuration of production planning, materials management, and MRP based on documented business requirements.
Analytical Labware, Consumer Containers Manufacturer, Rochester, NY April 2008 – April 2009
Supply Chain Manufacturing lead for an analytical lab ware and commercial container manufacturer. This was a full scale implementation and responsibilities were for all supply chain activities related to production planning and control, Sales and Operations Planning (SOP), purchasing, inventory management, master data management and integration with Quality Management module. Was also responsible for blueprint and realization deliverables, and assuring configuration is complete and accurate for both MM and PP modules.
Titanium Mill Products Manufacturer, Warren, OH February 2008 – March 2008
Lead Production Planning Consultant for a Titanium Metals Manufacturer. Responsibilities included resolving issues and configuring SAP for co-product functionality, capacity planning, and reporting for production costing.
Decorative Products Rolled Goods Manufacturer, Akron, OH June 2007 – February 2008
Supply Chain Manufacturing lead for a commercial wall covering, upholstery fabric, and laminate manufacturer. This was a full scale SAP implementation. Responsibilities were for all supply chain activities related to production planning and control, purchasing, and inventory management. Also responsible for blueprint and realization deliverables, and assuring configuration is complete and accurate for both MM and PP modules with the SAP Mill Products solution.
Steel Manufacturer, Omaha, NE Jan 2007 - June 2007
Supply Chain Manufacturing lead on an aggressive 5 month implementation, which took three steel processing/metal cutting plants live. The SAP Mill Products solution was used for production planning and shop floor control. Was responsible for all project deliverables, which included knowledge transfer activities and configuration of production planning and shop floor control.
Strip Steel Manufacturer, Warren, OH Sept 2006 - Dec 2006
Supply Chain Manufacturing lead on three SAP initiatives for this metals fabricator. Portions of the SAP Mill Products solution were leveraged to move several supply chain processes from spreadsheets, custom developed applications, and manual effort; to an SAP solution. The three initiatives:
Automotive Manufacturer, Syracuse, NY Dec. 2005 – Aug. 2006
Supply Chain Manufacturing lead on multiple SAP implementation phases for a premier manufacturer of power train and drive train systems and components. Responsibilities were for all supply chain activities related to Production Planning and Control, Purchasing, Inventory Management, and Warehouse Management. While serving as a lead, was also responsible for the production planning and control design across 7 manufacturing plants. The design is a very lean repetitive manufacturing solution leveraging SAP ECC 5.0 automotive solution and JIT call functionality. Also developed and presented multiple decision matrices to senior staff and executives; in an effort to guide the client in making critical decisions as they related to new business processes and restructuring the production line.
Aerospace & Defense Tier II Manufacturing Oct. 2005 – Aug. 2006
This was an internal project for IBM and was responsible for upgrading a customized production planning and control solution for multiple mid-sized space and defense contractors. Primary responsibilities were to compare configuration between two systems, updating SAP Business Configuration Set structures, and reviewing testing scripts. This role was initially full time and then transitioned into an as needed support role.
Department of Defense, Reston, VA May 2005 – Oct. 2005
Participated in this selling activity as a team lead tasked with understanding and scoping a very large DOD proposal. Responsible for guiding a multidiscipline scoping team in dealing effectively with ambiguities related to the requirements, researching and understanding the clients business functions and processes related to the proposal, and identifying key issues/gaps.
Was also responsible for providing Aerospace and Defense subject matter expertise in the area of mySAP PLM (materials management, bill of materials, configuration management, product structure, and asset management) and to provide engineering and manufacturing industry expertise. This included mapping the mySAP PLM functionality to the requirements outlined in the proposal.
Chemical Manufacturing and Distribution, Columbus, OH Oct. 2004 – Apr. 2005
Served as a member of the Plan-to-Produce team primarily responsible for implementing a batch management solution for a $6 billion leading supplier and distributor of chemicals, plastics, and composite materials. Joined the Plan-to-Produce team during the realization phase and thus had to quickly develop the process designs and functional designs related to Batch Management. Configured, tested, and developed Business Process Procedures (BPPs) related to Batch Management. Provided knowledge transfer to the client in the area of Batch Management.
Commercial Aircraft Manufacturer / Metals Fabricator, Wichita, KS Nov. 2003 – Sep. 2004
Served multiple roles on a Supply Chain Transformation project targeted to provide $35 million in inventory savings, a headcount reduction of $707,000, and to increase material availability to MRP by 7%. The SCT team was organized around delivering value in 3 areas: Inventory Reduction, Material Availability, and Productivity Improvements. This project required significant industry and SAP knowledge.
One of the primary roles was to improve material availability. Leveraged industry best practices and multiple knowledge resources to implement a material attrition analysis business processes. These processes utilized a structured approach to problem-solving capabilities of a Six Sigma program coupled with the development of SAP reports to guide the analysis process. The deliverable associated with this role included: AS-IS process analysis, TO-BE process, Material Attrition Planning Business Case and associated white papers supporting the business case.
Another role was to lead a Make to Stock Variance Analysis team. The team identified significant cost savings that could be achieved through minimizing production variances. Led this team through the initial SAP product cost reporting analysis phase. The deliverables included an AS-IS process analysis, High-Level TO-BE process, Organizational Risk Assessment, Corrective Action and Implementation Plan (business case).
Each of these roles required complex data extracts from SAP database tables.
Computer Hardware Manufacturing, Raleigh, NC Jan. 2003 – Oct. 2003
Responsible for the development of SAP training documentation related to SAP Material Master and Production Scheduling for computer hardware manufacturing.
Petrochemical, Intermediates, and Plastics, Chicago, IL Oct. 2002 – Dec. 2002
This was an outsourcing role, which supported the knowledge transfer of SAP production planning and SAP production support for a specific client that manufactures a wide range of petrochemicals, intermediates, plastics and specialties. Part of this role also included an SAP Batch Management solution that was implemented into the SAP production client.
Consumer Package Goods, Lakeland, FL Sep. 2002 – Oct. 2002
Provided on-site SAP cutover and go-live support to a client that manufactures dairy and beverage products.
Commercial Airline Carrier, Atlanta, GA June 2002 – Aug. 2002
This was an SAP Production Planning role responsible for conducting security profile testing, preparing system test scripts and conducting integration testing with users, knowledge transfer to client super users during system testing, data validation for Bill of Materials and Routings, and preparing various Win-Runner scripts used for data conversion and automated system testing.
Power Plant Fabrication and Assembly, Orlando, FL Apr. 2002 – May 2002
This was a selling activity supporting the development of a business process model approach. This role required work sessions (workshops and interview sessions) with the client to establish a common business process framework that was documented with business process profiles and definitions. Also provided subject matter expertise for the mapping of mySAP PLM functionality to business process framework.
Consumer Package Goods, Malmo, Sweden Oct. 2001 – Apr. 2002
Responsible for data conversion on a multi-national project with a client that is the world's largest supplier of packing systems for liquid foods. Coordinated and led conversion activities between sites and design teams. He was responsible for the conversion of 49 objects spread across MM, PP, PM, HR, and SD.
Aircraft Engine Manufacturing / Metals Fabricator, Hartford, CT May 1999 – Sep. 2001
Served as a team member on the Production Planning team for a major aircraft engine manufacturer. Involved in the initial phases to take the project from a pilot site to a worldwide multi-year implementation with more than 7 distinct implementation phases supporting over 20,000 users in multiple sites around the world. Very wide range of SAP functionality and bolt-on software packages were utilized. Was a project team member through several ASAP phases that were highly overlapping. There was intense pressure to produce deliverables for multiple implementations and phases with very limited resources.
Demonstrated specific knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes, part traceability and serialization, and the methods used in industry for selecting valid configurations. Also conducted and supported design workshops focused on developing client specific business processes related to production planning and control. Documented business process flows, procedures, and work step instructions (scripts). Also responsible for various configuration items related to Material Master (MM), Production Planning (PP) Basic Data, and Engineering Change Masters (ECM). Also responsible for MM and BOM interfaces with legacy systems and shop floor control systems (ATCAPP).