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SAP APO PP/DS

Location:
United States
Posted:
March 17, 2008
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Profile:

• Overall ** years of experience , out of which 6 years in Materials Management, Warehousing, Manufacturing, Production Planning, Inventory Management and Logistics Management

• 9 years in SAP APO and R/3 ( PP/DS, SNP , DP,GATP, EM, TP/VS, ISA with CMDS,PP, MM-WM Solman)

• Strong knowledge of Business Process and ability to lead and manage teams

• 3 Life cycle implementation Experience of APO

• APO Global Production Support

• Life cycle implementation MM-WM

• 2 Upgrade projects in R/3

Educational Qualification:

• Bachelor of Engineering (Production) - Bombay University

• Masters in Business Management (Finance) - Bombay University

Professional Experience:

Duration: February 2005 to till date

Project Production Support for Advance Planner & Optimizer

Role Project Manager / APO- PPDS Lead

Gillette, Braun & Oral B is now part of Global P &G business. They have manufacturing facilities in Germany, Ireland, Spain and Poland in Europe and distribution/ supply network all across the globe in 5 continents (USA, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia). Company has implemented APO 4.0 DP, SNP, VMI, PP/DS modules along with R/3 - MM, PP, FICO, SD, PM and SRM.

Responsibility

 Production support to all APO modules (DP, SNP, PPDS, VMI) including R/3 (MM, PP, SD, FICO)

 Leading APO team.

 SLA Maintenance.

 New project preparation , solution, design & implementation, enhancement, reports (R/3 Upgrade to ECC5.0, APO roll out at Barcelona, PP/DS roll out in Poland factory, Delivery schedules through web etc)

 PPDS Activity :

• CIF configuration , Master data/Transaction data modeling , Batch job monitoring

• Resolving issues of CIF Queues, Consistency check on R/3 and APO

• Setting up Heuristic /Optimization planning

• Capacity leveling , Resource Planning

• Resolving resource overloading and Detailed scheduling of production lines

• SNP to PPDS Demand release

• Setting up MRP steps for planning at various level of BOMs(FG, Assembly, RM)

• Publishing results to R/3 and Suppliers ( Planned orders, schedule lines)

• Alert Monitoring

• Development of new Reports, Enhancements - creating Functional specifications & testing

• Transportation of requests from Development to Quality to Production environment

• Coordination with Planners and buyers for resolving planning related issues

• Training Planners and documentation

 DP & SNP Activity:

• CIF monitoring and issue resolution

• Batch job monitoring for DP, SNP daily and weekly & monthly cycle.

• DP support involves planning of Global markets like NA, Europe, Asia Pac and Middle East

• Coordinate for interface related issues for monthly Demand upload

• Forecast release from DP to SNP

• Analyzing planning results of weekly SNP Heuristic and CTM planning run and helping planners for resolution

• Deployment & TLB

POC for global clients on EM (Event Management), GATP (Global Availability to Promise) and TPVS (Transportation Planning and Vehicle Scheduling) APO 5.0

 Event Management

• Visibility process for Shipment

• Setting up R/3 and APO system

• Capturing events in APO and monitoring them on dashboard

 GATP

• Product availability check

• Check against Product allocation

• Rule Based availability check

• CTP

 TPVS

• Setting up R/3 and APO system

• Optimize transportation planning and scheduling the vehicles

• TSP selection

Duration: February 2004 to February 2005

Project Implementation of Advance Planner & Optimizer

Role Integration Manager /APO- PPDS Lead Consultant

Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Ltd. is subsidiary of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Japan. Pattaya Factory produces Lancer, Pick up truck and SUVs. Company is implementing SAP R/3 MM, PP, FICO modules along with ISA and APO (4.0)

Responsibility

 Mapping business processes (production planning) in APO for vehicle ,Engine and KD plant ( Long/ Medium/ Short range planning)

 CIF configuration, Modeling Master and transaction data

 APO Master data set up

 Setting up Heuristic planning process

 Configuration of Strategy profile, Time profile, Overall profile, Alert profile

 Capacity planning

 MRP and publishing the results to R/3 and Suppliers

 CMDS configuration (Collaborative Management of Delivery Schedules) implementation for Engine plant

 Interface/ Enhancement/Reports Development and testing

 CRP testing

 Integration Testing

 Stress & Volume testing

 Core team member training & Documentation

Duration: September 2003 to January 2004

Project Implementation of Advance Planner & Optimizer

Role APO- PPDS Team Lead

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd. is Aus $ 100 B Company, subsidiary of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Japan. Adelaide Factory produces the high-end models of Magna, Verada & export requirements. Company is implementing R/3 MM, PP, FICO, PM modules along with ISA and APO. This is a Ramp Up site for SAP for ISA 4.7 and APO 4.0

Responsibility

• Mapping of business processes in APO for following major process

o Delivery Schedule Releases in APO (MM- APO integration)

o Subcontracting process (PP-PPDS)

o Press shop planning & optimization

• CIF configuration , Integration Model for R/3 Master data and transaction data

• Setting up planning steps for Heuristic and Optimizer

• Setting up profiles (Strategy profile, Time profile, Overall profile, Optimization profile, Alert profile)

• Capacity planning

• MRP and publishing results

• Alert Monitoring

• EDI Development for Operative and Forecast Delivery Schedules

• CRP Testing

• Integration, Stress & Volume Testing

• Core team member training

• Configured process documentation

Duration: February 2003 to August 2003

Project Implementation & Support for Advance Planner & Optimizer

Role APO- PPDS Sr. Consultant

Mahindra & Mahindra Tractor Division (part of M & M group company of USD 4B) decided to implemented APO 3.1 (DP, SNP, PPDS) after it’s implementation of SAP R/3 to reduce inventory and improve upon customer response. MM, PP, SD, FICO, PM modules of SAP R/3 was already implemented.

Responsibility

• As is /To be study

• PPDS master data collection & validation

• CIF setting and Integration model

• Crating profiles ( Strategy, time, optimizer, overall)

• Mapping processes in APO

• PPDS Configuration & CRP

• Integration testing with interface with SNP

• Setting up planning steps for MRP

• Publication of MRP results

• Core team Training documentation

• Hyper care

Prototype Development IS-Auto for OEM & Tier I suppliers: -Integrating Is-Auto and APO

o SCOA based on SCOR model for tier I suppliers

o iPPE

o Model Mix Planning

o Rapid Planning Matrix

o IS Auto JIT functionalities

Duration: October 2002 to January 2003

Project Support for APO and MM-WM

Role SAP Sr.Consultant

Offshore Support for SAP APO & MM- WM modules for Gillette Germany and ZF Steering USA.

Responsibility

• Offshore development and support for production

• Troubleshooting /Batch monitoring

• RICE developments

• Documentation

Duration: June 2002 to September 2002

Project Implementation of Advance Planner & Optimizer

Role APO Consultant

Mahindra & Mahindra Tractor Division implemented APO to optimize its resources, reduce overall inventory cost and to improve SCM process. This SAP APO implementation was for DP, SNP, and PPDS.

Responsibility

• Business blueprint comprising of AS IS and TO BE

• Data collection

• Mapping of Standardized Business process with SAP functionality.

• Identified gaps in the actual process, vis-à-vis SAP functions.

• Finalized workaround solutions for the identified gaps.

• Configuration in test environment

• Preparing the Prototype.

Duration December 2001 to May 2002

Project Implementation Warehouse Management

Role Project Manager/WM consultant

Based on benefits in Engine SBU, M & M decided to roll out WM module for the casting stores.

Responsibility

• Studied existing warehouse system in casting warehouse.

• Guidance on physical structure to suit SAP WM function.

• Mapping of Standardized Business process with SAP functionality.

• Identified gaps in the actual process, vis-à-vis SAP functions.

• Integration test with other Modules.

Duration April 2001 to November 2001

Project Implementation of Warehouse Management

Role Project Manager /WM consultant

To reduce the material variance & improve upon material accountability & reduce travel time of material M & M decided to implement Warehouse Management Module in Engine SBU as Pilot site.

Responsibility

• Preparation of Business case.

• Studied existing warehouse system.

• Guidance on physical structure to suit SAP WM function.

• Define scope of project.

• Mapping of Standardized Business process with SAP functionality.

• Identified gaps in the actual process, vis-à-vis SAP functions.

• Finalized workaround solutions for the identified gaps.

• Configuration in WM Module & CRP.

• Preparing the script test for Prototype.

• Integration test with other Modules.

• Training & Documentation.

Duration October 2000 to March 2001

Project Up gradation of SAP R/3 from 3.0 F to 4.6 B

Role MM Consultant

Responsibility

• General - IMG Global settings & configuration like Organization Structure –Client, Company code, Plant, Purchasing organization

• Preparing test scripts

• Testing of SAP ALE (Application Link Enabling) with other plant.

• Customization of related configuration activities

• Comparing functional requirements

• Mapping of current process in 4.6 B

• Exploration of 4.6B for new functionalities.

• Integration test.

• Go live preparation & Go live

• User manual/ Training

Duration April 2000 to September 2000

Project Implementation of MRP

Role SAP MM/PP Consultant

Mahindra & Mahindra Tractor Division has taken a business decision to implement SCM for better Inventory control. The project scope was to implement MRP engine for all direct materials.

Responsibility

• Configuration of MRP settings

• Setting of planning calendar in customizing

• Master data maintenance –Material master, Purchase Info, Source list, Quota arrangement.

• Setting up jobs for MRP

• MRP training to key buyers & planners for evaluation with exception message nos.

• Evaluation of MRP results with messages.

• Documentation

• Hyper care

Duration April 1998 to March 2000

Role SAP MM/PP Team Member

Responsibility

• Co- ordination with various users across SBU

• Resolve issues related to master data & establish and map process in SAP

• Co-ordinate for RICE development & testing

Functional Experience:

Duration August 1993 to March 1998

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (USD 4B , Leading Automobile Company)

Role Manager

Responsibility

• End-to-End responsibility of Cost, Quality, and Delivery for Engine SBU.

• Responsible for detail production planning, scheduling suppliers, Receiving, storage, issuance, material accountability, QA of components, Vendor rating, effective and timely implementation of new design changes

• Price Negotiation with suppliers and deciding the Business share.

• Rationalization of supplier base.

• Preparation of material and revenue budget.

• Project with Lucas Consultancy for Implementation of BPR

• Labour handling & resolving IR issues.

• Project with McKinney & Co. for implementation of ‘PRISM 2000’- Sourcing strategy

• Components development for AVL Engines and Genset Application

• Project with CSC Consultancy for Supplier Transformation methodology.

• Improving supply chain by introducing 3 PL system in various clusters in the country for inbound logistics.

• TQM/ISO Activities - Preparing Engine Module for ISO, QS, and ISO14000 & DEMING Award.