16+ years experience as Business Process Consultant and SAP Subject Matter Expert. Worked on various RICEF objects in Purchasing, Warehouse Management, Inbound and Outbound Logistics, Internal Warehouse Processes, Mobile Data Entry and RF/ Barcoding solutions, Third Party Warehouse & Barcode integration solutions etc. Contributed as Solution Architect and Functional Consultant for technical areas such as ECC MM, LE-WM, MOB, SHP & TRA, LO- HUM & BM, SCM EWM and ABAP Debugging.
1994 – 1998 Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Kerala University, Thiruvananathapuram
2014 SAP Extended Warehouse Management
SAP AG, Walldorf
2011 – 2012 Executive General Management Certificate Programme.
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
2010 Project Management Professional
Project Management Institute, Philadelphia
SAP Supply Chain Management Solution Architect – MM, WM, LE, EWM
Creative and results driven management consultant with total 16 years experience of which 12 years into SAP Supply Chain Management both as consultant and client for modules MM, WM, LE and EWM. 4 years experience as domain expert in areas of procurement, materials planning and warehouse management. Change Agent and a problem solver with passion for innovation, conceptualizing, developing, implementing solutions and partnering closely with C-level executives. Team Leader as well as an individual contributor who excels in developing and motivating highly focused supply chain solution team that consistently meet and exceed organizational objectives.
SAP MM/WM/LE/EWM functional consultant with 25+ project experience in Multiple Implementation, Rollout, Up-gradation, Production Support and Enhancement projects for Life Sciences, Medical Supplies, Agribusiness, Industrial Products, Mill Products (Timber, Paper Pulp, Iron & Steel) etc.
Experienced in Blueprinting, Realization, Testing (Unit Testing, User Acceptance Testing and Integration Testing), End User training, Final preparation, Go-Live, ABAP Debugging and project support.
Expertise in Configuration of SAP Warehouse Management (WM) – Warehouse structure in WM system, Basic Stock Management, Production Staging, Warehouse Movements, Put away and Picking Strategies, Storage Unit Management, Mobile Data Entry- RF, and Bar Code devices.
Expertise in Configuration of SAP Logistics Execution (LE) – Defining Shipping Point and maintaining Transportation Planning Point, Assigning Shipping Point to Plant, Defining Delivery Types, Item Categories for Deliveries, Category determination for Deliveries, Defining Number Ranges for Deliveries, Reasons for Blocking in Shipment, Assignment of
Shipping Point to Picking Location, Activation of Handling Unit Management, Shipment, Transportation pricing and Freight Cost calculation and its integration between Transportation and Purchasing modules.
Expertise in Configuration of SAP Materials Management (MM) – Material Master, POs, Agreements, Info records, Inventory Management, CBP – MRP, GR, Transfer Posting, Stock Transfer, Consignment Settlement, Invoice Verification, Release strategy, New Movement Types, Pricing and Split Valuation
Knowledge on Configuration of SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) – Master Data, Functional and Document Data, SAP ERP and SCM/EWM Integration, CIF, Delivery Document Integration, EWM Inbound Processes, EWM Outbound Processes and Internal Processes, EWM RF Framework, Warehouse Activity Monitoring, Batch and Serial Numbers in EWM, EWM Structural Elements like Warehouse Process Types, Supply Chain Unit, Storage Type and Roles, Storage Sections, Activity Areas, Work Centres, Staging Areas, Bins and Bin Structure.
Integration between SAP & Third Party Warehouse and Logistics (3PL) systems like Maut, Geode, High Jump etc., using ALE-IDOc solution. Change Pointers and UoM rounding solutions.
Managing and Execution of SAP Projects with Global Delivery Model by creating and maintaining Global templates. Client Relationship Management and Delivery Management. Detailed Roadmaps & Gate Review Checks.
Hands-on experience in Business Case generation, Due Diligence study, Scoping, Business Process Modelling, Fit-Gap analysis, preparing RFP responses for Transition and Transformation programs and project estimation.
Project Delivery using PMI’s Project Delivery Method with strict conformance to GMP and SOX compliance. Experience on Agile, Scrum methodologies.
Process improvement, KPI evaluation & Business Commitment Plans. Major Proficiencies
SAP ERP Logistics : Materials Management, Inventory Management, Serial Number Management, Batch Management, Handling, Unit Management, Logistics Execution, Shipping & Transportation, Warehouse Management, Quality Management, Sales and Distribution.
SAP SCM EWM : Outbound Logistics, Inbound Logistics, Packing, Deconsolidation, Post Processing Frame Work, Cross Docking, Yard Management, Storage Control, Batch Management, Serial Number Management, RF Frame Work, Labour Management.
SAP System Integration : Bar Coding Solutions for Warehouse Management, SAP WM Mobile Data Entry using ITS Integrator, EWM RF Frame Work, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and ALEIDOC, Core Interface, Data exchange with File Transfer, RICEFW, Mass Change, PDA integration, and Third Party Warehouse System (3PL) Integration, Transaction design
for Fiori Applications.
SAP Solution Design : System Analysis, Solution Design and Functional Specification for RICEF objects, Design and architecture of add-ons that are highly integrated with SAP standard solutions, Design and Implementation of solutions using User Exits, Enhancements and BAdI, Data Migration with custom programs, LSMW, SCAT, Testing, User Training, Deployment, Post Deployment Hyper care.
Leadership : Project Lead, Principal Consultant, Project Management, Risk Analysis, Process Improvement Change Management, Project Team Training, Rapid Deployment Solution, Accelerated SAP.
03/2013 – 07/2015
Solution Architect for Life Science and Services
Major Responsibilities includes overall solution design and delivery, project role included Business Process Consultant, Senior Solution Architect and Project Delivery Executive. Contribution includes 8 projects for Life Sciences industry in EMEA and NA region for client viz., AstraZeneca, iPR Pharmaceuticals, Fresenius, McKesson, and Novartis. Apart from project contribution conceptualized, designed and implemented Infosys Life Science’s pre-configured solution with legal and regulatory requirements for different market segments.
Novartis (1 Project; Since Feb’15):
SAP Implementation for Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics
Requirement Gathering, Conducting conference Room Pilot sessions.
McKesson (1 Project; Oct’14 to Feb’15):
Due Diligence Study and Scope Definition for MPS&A Implementation
RICEF finalization, Satellite system integration and Data Migration Strategy
Infosys Life Sciences COE and Fresenius Kabi (2 Projects; Jul’13 to Sep’14):
Designed Client specific Business Process Master List (BPML), Business Process Flow, Modelling (BPM) using ARIS and To-be process finalization with business and business blue printing. Managed team of 30+ people for delivering CoE solution.
EWM Pilot Setup – EWM and ECC Integration, Master Data, Core Interface (CIF), Configuration for Inbound & Outbound Process, Availability Group, Warehouse Process Type, Put-away Control Indicator, Location Oriented Storage Control, Packing, Deconsolidation, Pick Denial & Differences handling, Wave Processing, Physical Inventory Process, Post Processing Framework, Warehouse Order creation Rules, RF Framework, Batch & Serial Number activation with EWM etc.,
AstraZeneca & iPR Pharmaceuticals (4 Projects, Mar’13 to Jun’13):
RF Integration for Transactions covering Logistics Modules.
RICEF objects for Bar Code printing and for new transactions compatible to screen on scanning devices. IBM
06/2010 – 03/2013
Management Consultant for Global Business Solutions – Global Delivery (GBS-GD)
Primarily responsible for overall Solution Design, Delivery and Application Support, project roles included Solution Architect, Team lead, Lead MM WM SD Consultant, Project Lead, Business Consultant. Contribution in 12 projects with 9 for Industrial Products Company in EMEA, Australia and NA and 3 implementations for Agro products industry in Africa, APAC and NA region for client viz., Saint-Gobain, Olam International.
Saint Gobain (9 Projects; Apr’11 to Mar’13):
MRP solutions for stock transport order scenarios via 3PL interface integration.
Romania Localization including Intrastat setup.
Integration of SAP flows for Sales, Purchase with Third Party Warehouse Management System.
Team Organization for combined Up-gradation & Unicode Conversion for system with 8 TB data, Organization & active participation in upgrade activities and Testing using Panaya tool.
Shipping solution for Australia DC with integration of Transportation module for MRP calculation, ALE IDoc integration for logistics business process with Bar-Coding solution for Transportation module.
SAP Mobile Data Entry Solutions, Data Harmonization and Migration.
Reusable asset generation for business user self assistance.
SAP Middleware migration Project.
Olam International (3 Projects; Sep’10 to Mar’11):
Led Blue Printing workshop, Conducted Conference Room Pilot (CRP) session for Caraway Nigeria, Fit-Gap analysis, finalized Process Design Document with Output requirements, Pricing Requirements, Key Data Structure, RICEF etc.
Standard setup for MM and Demand Planning with Batch and Serial Number Management activation, Customized setup for Stock Transport Order Pricing to capture transportation.
Enhancement to Purchase Order expedition report to perform real time tracking of Third Party purchases. Global Soft Solutions
02/2009 – 06/2010
Senior Consultant SAP Logistics
Responsible for Rollout and Application Support, project roles included Implementation Lead.
Contribution in 2 projects for Medical Devices Company in NA for client Drive Medical Design and Manufacture.
Drive Medical Design and Manufacture (2 Projects; Feb’09 to June ’10)
Sales and Purchasing, Implemented forecast based planning.
11/2008 – 02/2009
Logistics Execution Consultant
Major contributions include Post Go Live Support, Change Management and training, project roles included SAP LE consultant, Change Manager. Contributed in 2 projects for Manufacturing company SABIC in Saudi Arabia and for Indian Retail chain Pantaloon Retail (I) Ltd.
Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) (1 Project; Jan’09 to Jan’09):
Shipping and delivery processes optimization, Creation of new warehouse reports, Training imparted to super users on LE processes and Mobile data entry.
Pantaloon Retail (I) Ltd (PRIL) (1 Project; Dec’08 to Jan’08):
Go live preparations, Design of PO returns process and complete configuration based on customer process, Delivery process configuration done with Lean WM.
Patni Computer Systems
03/2007 – 10/2008
Inventory Management Warehouse Management (IMWM) Consultant
Responsible for SAP Warehouse Management Implementation and Materials Management Up gradation testing, project roles included SAP IMWM Lead Consultant, SD Implementation Coordinator, Change Manager and Go-Live War Room Lead. Contributed in 2 projects for Mill Products Company Weyerhaeuser Corporation specialized in timber and paper pulp.
Weyerhaeuser Company Inc. (2 Projects; Mar’07 to Oct’08):
RICEF finalization and SOX compliance review.
Standard setup for IM, WM, HU Management, Mobile Data Entry, LE-TRA
Development of Barcode printing programs.
Integration – WM-PP, WM-IM, WM-QM, WM-SHP, MM Account Determination.
11/2002 – 11/2007
SAP MM Consultant
Responsibilities included SAP Materials Management, Application Support, Master Data and Rollout Implementation. Project roles included SAP MM Business System Owner, Master Data Owner, Integration Coordinator Documentation Lead, Knowledge Transition In-charge, Level 2 Support Analyst. Contributed in 4 projects for Mill Products Company Ispat Industries specialized in steel manufacturing.
Ispat Industries (5 Projects; Nov’02 to Nov’07):
Training and knowledge transition to Super Users and End Users.
Identified error causes and error recoveries for incorrect performance material movements.
Configuration using Business Configuration sets.
Master Data Harmonization and Management.
Standard MM Setup worked on various RICEF objects.
Ispat Industries and National Aluminium Company
10/1998 – 11/2002
Material Planning and Purchase Coordinator
As a Domain Expert responsibilities included Purchasing, Planning, and Inventory Management.
Project roles included Purchase Coordinator, Material Planner, Project Engineer (Heavy Engineering). Domain expertise includes 2 organizations one Mill products company Ispat Industries and other National Aluminium Company as business user to SAP.
Ispat Industries and National Aluminium Company (Domain; Oct’98 to Nov’02):
Skills in Plant Machinery, Material Purchases and Vendor Development, Skills in Production Planning and Control & Product Development along with Product Costing, Team Leader and Internal auditor in ISO/TS-16949 implementation, carried out factory operations as end user to SAP from March 2000 to Oct 2002.
Certification of Appreciation from Senior Management at Ispat (2002)
Patni Dream Team Award (2007)
Patni Pat on the back recognition (2008)
IBM Orion Award – Recognizing Eminence and Excellence (2012)
Infosys Star Award (2014)
Letter of Appreciation from Infosys CEO for contributions to Life Science CoE (2015). W
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