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SAP QM Consultant

Location:
Columbus, Ohio, 43235-4918, United States
Salary:
AS per market
Posted:
January 09, 2011
Email:
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BALAKUMARAN MURUGESAN

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Summary:
Over 6 plus years of experience as SAP- Quality Management Functional Consultant in Automotive and Process industries. I am a versatile top performing professional with proven Configuration, Business-Analysis, Presentation and Communication skills perfected through my professional experiences

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE:

Expertise in Configuration of QM in procurement, production, Sales & distribution, controlling.
Excellent Skills in configuring and Customizing Quality Planning (Basic data for Quality Management, Inspection planning), Quality Assurance (Quality inspection, Quality certificates) & Quality Control (Quality notifications, QM information system) in QM module.
Expertise in Configuration of QM in procurement, production, Sales & distribution, controlling.
Experience in the interfacing of External LIMS with the SAP QM module.
Worked on PM interface in Test Equipment Calibration orders.
Well versed with the Accelerated SAP Roadmap recommendations and documentation management at successive project stages vis-à-vis Project Preparation, sizing & Business Blueprinting, Functional Development, Final Preparation, Go Live and further functional support - Customizing SAP R/3 Production Information System Repositories as per the company specific reporting needs.
Exposure in creating cost elements, activity types and linking them to cost centers.
Extensive experience in Batch Management with classification and Batch search strategy.
Designed, Implemented and Configured Inspection Lot Creation, Results Recording, Defects Recording, Inspection Lot Completion, and Sample Management for Quality Inspections.
Configured and Implemented Quality Certificates, Recursive inspection and source inspection.
Good knowledge in Document Management System (DMS).
In depth understanding of Business processes, Business work flow and Process Mappings in SAP Environment with Interaction from Business Module Leads and Key Users.
Experienced in documenting functional Specifications for Client Specific Reports & Layouts, Configuration changes, Modular and Integration Testing and other aspects of software development lifecycle.
Experience in writing and presentation of training documentation, end user training and post implementation support.
Strong problem solving, analytical skills and ability to make balanced independent decision.
Excellent attention to details and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
Strong knowledge on MS Excel on performing macros to eliminate the manual work by 90%.
Strong team player and Good MS office skills.

Professional Experience:

Client: Merck Pharmaceuticals, Whitehouse Station, NJ Oct 2009 to Dec 2010
Role: Senior QM consultant
Environment: SAP ECC 6.0

Description:

Merck and Schering-Plough recently merged to create a new company. Today, Merck is the second-largest pharmaceutical company in the world. We also are a global leader in consumer products and animal care. Merck & Co., Inc. is committed to participating constructively in the political process. Government proposals to regulate the health care system may directly affect the Company's business and incentives for pharmaceutical innovation.

Responsibilities:

Configured the QM master data Sampling Schemes, Sampling procedures, Dynamic modification rules, master Inspection characteristics, Inspection methods, Classes, QM procurement Activity through control keys, Inspection Setup, Inspection plans.
Configured the QM Handling for Customer Returns Happens Through Return Sales Orders.
Quality Notifications were designed for use in product and customer complaints, vendor audit recording and Quality Info records for vendor control.
Configured the Materials for Recurring Inspection and Miscellaneous Inspection Types.
Prepared a Variant and Scheduled as a Background job for Recurring Inspections.
Through LSMW we activated QM for materials in Material Master for both the Stoneville Plants also Updated Material Assignment in the Inspection Plans for all the QM Enabled Materials.
Configured Different Catalogs/Code groups through selected sets.
Configured the Stock Transfer Inspection between Plant to Plant.
Releasing the vendors, monitoring their QM systems.
Configured UD codes with relevant follow-up actions.
Worked with BW Team to generate reports of the Batches Procured from vendors and produced through Process Orders.
Recurring Inspection and Deadline monitoring.
Was responsible for the total QM development activities and enhancements.
As per the Current Inventory in both the Plants of Stoneville, Migrated the QM Data (Current & Open Inspection Lots for Existing Batches, Results of each characteristic for Each Lot and Its UD code Assigned) for all the Existing Batches in Inventory of Monsanto System to Bayer System.
Hands on Experience in developing project deliverables utilizing formal/structured methodologies.
Batch Characteristics were extended in Bayer SAP System for All Batch Management Materials through LSMW and Recorded the Historical Values Assigned by Monsanto.
Worked extensively in preparing End user documentation, End user manuals by preparing Business Process documents
Worked with SAP OSS Team to fix the unresolved issues and enhancements for new upgrades.
Analyzed Quality Management processes and recommended system process improvements.
Requirements Definition, New Business Process Design, Acceptance Test Plans, Procedural Documentation, Functional Testing and Integration Testing.
Experience in Preparing configuration manual and User Manual documents.
Provided Training to Super user and End-users.

Client: Bayer Crop Science ,Kanas city, MO Oct 2008 to Sep 2009
Role: Senior QM consultant
Environment: SAPR/3 4.7

Description:
Bayer Crop Science is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. Mainly focused on following four fields: Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides and Seed Treatment.

Responsibilities:

Worked as QM Subject Matter Expert and was involved in blueprinting, realization, testing/validation, cutover and go-live activities.
Extensively participated in Cycle, Integration, Parallel testing and go-live.
Configuration for QM was done in Bayer SAP System to exactly capture the Fuzzy Bulk Cotton Seed through Procurement from various Gins and Farmers.
Configured in the Bayer SAP System to Create Inspection Lots Automatically after Process Order Confirmations through CORK with order type YA00.
Implemented an Enhancement SAPLV01D with the function module exit EXIT_SAPLV01D_001 for posting the batch to Restricted at the time of confirmation of Process Order.
Configured the Key Integration part in MM, PP, WM and SD for this Project.
Gathered requirements and created functional requirement documents to customize the Certificate of Analysis Forms. The CofA has been customized as per the plant requirements. (Bayer logo, Customer Logo and other Business Requirements).
Implemented CofA (Certificate of Analysis) for automatically faxing the Inspection results to the Customers with the help of Batch Search Strategy.
Configured the QM Handling for Customer Returns Happens Through Return Sales Orders.
Configured the Materials for Recurring Inspection and Miscellaneous Inspection Types.
Prepared a Variant and Scheduled as a Background job for Recurring Inspections.
Through LSMW we activated QM for materials in Material Master for both the Stoneville Plants also Updated Material Assignment in the Inspection Plans for all the QM Enabled Materials.
Configured Different Catalogs/Code groups through selected sets.
Configured UD codes with relevant follow-up actions.
Worked with BW Team to generate reports of the Batches Procured from vendors and produced through Process Orders.
Developed a Sample Label Printout Form, Which Automatically prints out when ever the Inspection Lots are created automatically or manually. With the Help of ABAP developer, Customized the Standard SAP form to generate the Client Specific Label Print forms which has four Peel away Sample labels on it with the Bar-coding done for Inspection Lots.
Worked on Complete Batch Management for this Project and Transfer of inspection results to the Batch Classification.
Wrote the functional specifications for Pushing Batch Results (bulk to finish) based on Batch Where Used List (user exit QA11).
Recurring Inspection and Deadline monitoring.
Was responsible for the total QM development activities and enhancements.
As per the Current Inventory in both the Plants of Stoneville, Migrated the QM Data (Current & Open Inspection Lots for Existing Batches, Results of each characteristic for Each Lot and Its UD code Assigned) for all the Existing Batches in Inventory of Monsanto System to Bayer System.
Hands on Experience in developing project deliverables utilizing formal/structured methodologies.
Batch Characteristics were extended in Bayer SAP System for All Batch Management Materials through LSMW and Recorded the Historical Values Assigned by Monsanto.
Worked extensively in preparing End user documentation, End user manuals by preparing Business Process documents.

Client: Colgate-Palmolive Piscataway, NJ Mar 2008 to Sep 2008
Role: Senior QM consultant
Environment: SAP ECC 6.0

Description:

Colgate's success is founded on the Company's core values of Caring, Continuous Improvement and Global Teamwork. Evident in all aspects of our business, these values are the driving force behind everything we do. They are the reason for our commitment to providing safe, high quality products that enhance the lives of consumers around the world. Colgate-Palmolive is a global leader in cleaning products, with thousands of technical experts on staff and an ever-growing number of patents. Colgate-Palmolive provides free equipment (dispensing equipment, bottles and racks), free installation and free scheduled maintenance by trained professionals with a minimum of a five store location set-up and a multi-year agreement.

Responsibilities:

Set up QM Master Data and prepared data conversion files for data migration.
Set up Batch management and active ingredient management for all key Materials
The QM processes included sampling using WM, inspection and digital signatures
Carried out batch determination using characteristic values from quality inspections
Transferred inspection results to batch characteristic values
Manages the inventory of goods during the inspection and takes the goods being inspected into account for materials planning purposes
Managed the release status of delivery relationships, for example model or series deliveries
Triggers source inspections to be carried out at the vendor’s premises before the vendor is due to make a delivery
Responsible for the configuration of output and profile determinations, and implementation of certificates of analysis
I created CATT scripts to successfully load all output determination and profile determination records
I gathered requirements and created functional requirement documents for certificate enhancements and quality data file interfaces
Created dynamic modification rule
Configured and Created Customized Inspection Types.
Created Quality Info Records.
Triggered Inspection for
o goods receipt from a purchase order,
o inspection during production
o goods receipt from production
o delivery to customer
Created Quality certificates for incoming and outgoing quality certificates
Created Quality notifications for
o complaint against a vendor
o internal problems
o complaint from a customer
Analyzed and cataloged custom developed reports, interfaces, forms, and user exits, and ensured continued functionality in the new system
Wrote test scenarios and performed tests including unit testing, integration testing, stress testing.
Updated documentation and provided key user training
Assured smooth transitioning with minimal business impact and minimal disruption of ongoing projects

Client: Delphi Automotives, Troy, MI Jul 2007 to Feb 2008
Role: SAP QM consultant
Environment: SAP R/3 4.6 B

Description:

Involved in the second phase of implementation to identify the failures in the first test phase and submitted the gap analysis report. This is a totally z-development project to meet the business requirements.

Responsibilities:

Development Objects (< 120 hrs) through change control process.
Co-ordination with SAP regarding the unresolved issue and new upgrades.
Created new order type Y007 for investment order and settle the cost to the asset. There are two types of settlement created, one for partial settlement and the other is full settlement.
Customized the calibration order by creating the own control key to control the spare parts within PM and bypassing the QM activity.
Customized the Catalog to remove the obsolete catalogs.
Created the new notification type for Health and Safety.
Generated reports on annual maintenance cost and the external contractors cost.
Process improvements to prevent the re-occurrence of the same issue.
Tuned the deadline monitoring for the Maintenance plans to schedule according to the business requirement.
Daily monitoring & quick resolution of the Tickets at various priority levels (High to low)
Resolving issues, communicating with customers, handling development projects etc. form a part of daily work.
Participating in Client Meetings and updating status of tickets and collectively putting the effort for better resolution of Tickets.
Module Related Developments and Conducting Super User Meetings.
Actively involved in supporting the end users in the issues related to Plant Maintenance like issues in Maintenance Order Processing, Settlement issues, Notifications, Scheduling Parameters of Maintenance Plans and Refurbishment Orders.
Global support in handling PM Module in the areas of Work Order Settlement, Maintenance Plans, MTTR, MTBF Reports, Maintenance Costs and Batch Jobs.
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Client: Rich Foods, Buffalo, NY Jul 2006 to Jun 2007
Role: SAP QM consultant
Environment: SAP ECC 6.0

Description:

Detailed SAP experience includes Basic Configuration, prototyping, testing, implementation, data migration and developments/enhancements. Proficient in SAP versions R/3 - 4.6C, utilizing the following QM elements.

Responsibilities:

Successfully implemented the QM module with quality planning, inspections, digital signatures, audit trails, and batch status management.
Configured certificate profiles and implementation of certificates of analysis.
Generated Quality Notifications for the Non-Confirming Materials during procurement of materials from Vendor and during Production
Quality Certificates generated from the Preferred Vendor during Procurement and for the finished goods during Delivery.
Organized legacy data and used LSMW to successfully load all records.
Gathered requirements and involved in blueprinting.
Designed workflow diagrams and flow charts in Microsoft Visio to map the business process.
Set up QM Master Data such as Code Groups and Selected Sets, Master Inspection Characteristics, and Inspection Plans.
Triggered Inspections for Customer Returns and Recurring Inspections.
Created test scenarios and performed testing.
Provided training and documentations for new version.
Set up QM Master Data including Code Groups and Selected Sets, Master Inspection Characteristics, and Inspection Plans.
Triggered Inspections for Customer Returns and Recurring Inspections.
Created functional and technical specs and configured workflows in business processes.
Involved in Unit testing, Integration testing, training, documentation and go-live process for QM module.

Client: Thyssen Krupp Budd Company, Troy, MI May 2005 to Jun 2006
Role: SAP QM consultant
Environment: SAP R/3 4.6 B

ThyssenKrupp Budd Company, part of ThyssenKrupp Automotive AG of Germany, is one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world. Its capabilities include design, engineering, prototype testing, and manufacturing. ThyssenKrupp Budd produces sheet metal stampings and assemblies, chassis modules and frame components, composite auto body panels and pickup boxes, gray and ductile iron castings and bumpers. Its products can be found on nearly 100 current model vehicles.

Scope:

Implementation & Post Implementation support in QM Module for ThyssenKrupp Budd Company.

Responsibilities:

Configured the QM master data Sampling Schemes, Sampling procedures, Dynamic modification rules, master Inspection characteristics, Inspection methods, Classes, QM procurement Activity through control keys, Inspection Setup, Inspection plans.
Results recording and usage Design handling.
Configured Automatic usage decision for Inspection lots.
Developed the interfaces with PM Module for Test Equipment Calibration Orders.
Settling of QM orders for Appraisal and non-conformity costs.
Transferred certain QM Master data from an in-house designed legacy system through LSMW.
Configured the SQ1 Supplier Selection & Supplier PPAP with QS1-Quality certificate and QS3-Supplier PPAP Document management System.
Configured the CQ1 Customer PPAP Process with QC1 Document Management System.
Configured the release status of delivery relationships, for example model or series deliveries.
Vendor Evaluation on the basis of quality using quality scores from audits; goods receipt inspections, and problem notifications.
Dispatching quality documents (Quality agreements, Technical delivery terms) when requests for quotations and purchase orders are received.
Requesting quality certificates for every delivery and monitoring their receipt.
Configured source inspections to be carried out at the vendor’s premises before the vendor is due to make a delivery.
Setting Block status for payments until inspection lots are accepted.
Manages the inventory of goods during the inspection and takes the goods being inspected into account for materials planning purposes (MRP).
Transferring inspection results to batch characteristic values.
Managing the complaints against the vendor through customized Q-2 quality notifications to process, Managing problems in production using customized Q-3 internal quality problem notifications and processing through corrective tasks
Handled in-process inspections during production at freely defined inspection points.
Managing partial lots of a material during production that differs in quality and assigns partial lots to batches.
Configured the Delivery process to Customer through Quality certificates by COA (Certificate of Analysis).
Managing problems in sales & distribution using customized Q-1 customer quality problem notifications and processing through corrective tasks.
Configured the Customer Specific Inspection Plans and activated inspection for SD Activities.
Configured the Inspection for Return Sales Orders from SD side.
Performed the Unit test and Integration test along with power users for all scenarios as per the Project charter.
Pre Go-Live and post implementation Support.
Experience in Preparing configuration manual and User Manual documents.
Provided Training to Super user and End-users.

Client: OM Group, Cleveland, OH Feb 2004 to Apr 2005
Role: SAP QM consultant
Environment: SAP ECC 6.0

Description:

OM Group, Inc. is a leading global solutions provider of specialty chemicals, advanced materials and unique technologies crucial to enabling our customers to meet increasingly stringent market and application requirements. The company serves a wide variety of sectors, including rechargeable batteries, electronic devices, cutting tools, petrochemical catalysts, electronics manufacturing, industrial coatings, defense, aerospace, and medical devices. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, OM Group operates manufacturing facilities in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Responsibilities:

Experience Covers QM blueprinting, realization, testing/validation, cutover and go-live activities.
Configured, Designed and Implemented Catalogs, Inspection Characteristics, Inspection Methods, Sample Determination, QM-Specific Data in Material Master and Dynamic Modification Rules.
Designed and Configured Material Specification, Inspections Plans for Inspection Planning.
Processing of Inspection Plans with Reference to Operation Sets, Processing of Header Data, Processing of Operations, Processing of Inspection Characteristics in Quality Planning.
Among the tasks that I completed were process analysis and mapping, configuration, final testing, QM documentation and validation.
The QM processes included sampling using WM, inspection and digital signatures.
Responsible for the post cutover support of quality planning, inspections utilizing. sample drawing procedures for physical samples, and enhanced quality notifications using workflow.
Worked on resolving problems relegated to Purchase Order, Sales Order Processing, and extension of material master.
Configured Stock Transfer parameters for Storage location to Storage location transfer Material to Material, Transfer Plant to Plant (with or without billing).
Configured inventory management parameters for all goods movements like Goods Receipts, Goods Issues, Reservations, and GR for blocked stock, Goods returns.
Configured special stocks in inventory management for Subcontracting, Consignment materials.
Evaluated The Planning Run results for unit of conversions, basic data’s, and exception messages.
Customized Physical Inventory documents and posting of differences quantity for carrying out physical inventory using cycle counting as per client’s policy of inventory.
Configured Quality Info Records, Source list determination and Quota Arrangements to enable Automatic PO generation.

Other than SAP Experience:

Company: Adam Opel Gmbh, Germany Jan2003 to Jan 2004
Role: Quality Engineer

Responsibilities:

Coordinated the design and installation of the assembly line for vent actuator motors.
Coordinated the design and installation of a complete robotic assembly line for the assembly of power window Electronic Brush holders.
Managed PPAP programs till release of product lines.
Prepare audit reports and responsible for conducting internal and external audits.
Developed and coordinated a real time CAR management system.
Created designs for engine controls in automotive industry using AutoCAD.
Designed, implemented, and maintained SPC on key processes.
Continuously review process to look for process improvement activities.
Establish and complete CPI projects, root cause analysis and implement corrective actions.

Educational Qualification:

M.S. – Master of Science
Weingarten University, Germany

B.E. – Bachelor of Engineering
Anna University, India