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January 13, 2020

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Suryavenkat Subbarao Kondepati



15+ years of SAP R/3 MM-WM extensive functional experience and 10+ years of Business Experience in large manufacturing organizations.

Six full Life-Cycle Implementations, four support & enhancement and two rollout Projects in SAP MM/WM (Procure to Pay and Warehouse Management)

Resourceful, proactive and extremely focused SAP MM Functional Consultant with Progressive experience in SAP WM Implementation and User-Training with a proven record of continuous improvement and effectiveness.

Strong organizational skills with ability to manage and lead a highly diverse organization with the special skills in configuration. Quick learning, analyzing, and pragmatic solutions best describe my abilities.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, working cross functionally with others and prioritizing responsibilities combined with self-motivation and ability to think outside the box.

A self-motivated and organized individual with exceptional analytical and problem solving skills. Proven ability to interact effectively at all levels within a large industry with excellent communication skills.

Experience in Business analysis, Gap Analysis, Designing, Base line configuration, Unit testing and Integration testing for key business processes and training of core users and end users.

Expertise in Configurations of Procurement Process, Intercompany transfer process, Sub-contracting process, Consignment Process, Contracts, Scheduling agreements, RFQ, Quota arrangements, Source list, Info records, Vendor Evaluation & Release procedures.

Good Integration and working knowledge with SAP SRM, SAP ARIBA and SAP ECC.

Experience in of best business practices and functional responsibilities. Extensive knowledge on Solution Design.

Completed SAP S4/Hana training internally by employer.

Expertise in complete project management, from conceptualization and requirements gathering to implementation.

Led successful large global teams through complex program and project tasks. Project Management focus areas include project planning, financial management, staffing, communication and scope management. Delivery-focused and able to motivate teams

Performed extensive work with project proposals, oral presentations, timeline determination, budget estimation and staffing plans. Multiple engagement experience with global delivery model including offshore functional and development support.


Client: Loreal, NJ

Duration: Feb 2018 to till date

Role: SAP MM WM Consultant

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0 and Hana Database.

Loreal is a Personnel care cosmetic company with multiple brand names. Mainly known for Skin, Body and hair cares, make-ups, perfumes.

Job Responsibilities:

West coast DC setup. To optimize the freight Loreal want to have a new distribution center set up at west coast to fulfill the 25% of USA requirement.

MM-Configuration: Configuration of Plant, Storage locations, purchasing groups, special procurement types. MM Integration with FI, SD and PP modules.

MM-PUR Procurement activity from other DCs to west coast DC through Stock transfer orders for all brands.

MM-PP Configuration of MRP groups and MRP setup for Material Master Data to move 25% requirement to west coast DC from other DCs. MRP set up for Forecast based planning to Loreal stores.

WM- New Warehouse setup (DC) configuration and integration with 3PL.

Master data – Worked with SAP MDG team for Material Master data to new Plants.

Kiss project. Forecast based Planning to Loreal stores through APO. Converting Loreal stores to Plants in SAP for Planning run through APO.

Client: GSK Memphis, TN

Duration: May 2017 to Jan 2018

Role: SAP MM WM Consultant

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0

GSK (GalxoSmithKline) has manufacturing plants across the world. SAP R/3 rollout (Manufacturing ERP) project defined to maintain a common Manufacturing process across all manufacturing plants.

Job Responsibilities:

MM-Configuration: Configuration of Plant, Storage location, purchasing groups.

MM-PUR Procurement activity from external vendors and GSK other plants for direct and indirect Materials.

MM Integration with PP, FI and SD for the smooth function of the Plant.

Mater data (Material Master & Vendor master) conversion from Legacy system to SAP.

Open Purchase orders and contracts conversion from Legacy to SAP.

Existing Purchase Inforecords and source lists from Legacy to SAP.

MM-PP MRP setup for all consumables and non-stack Materials through Consumption based planning.

WM-with HUM: Handling Unit Management, Capacity Checks. Configuration of automatic Packaging Strategies:

RF and Labels: Worked on RF guns with barcode implementation and Printers.

LE-WM: Experience of Business scenarios in LE like Organizational structure for Shipping, Configuration for Deliveries, Goods Receipt Process during Inbound Deliveries, Goods Issue Process during Outbound Deliveries, Picking, Packing of Deliveries during Stock Transfers, Handling Unit Management in Shipping. Define Shipping conditions, Loading groups and Assignment of Shipping points to Plants for automatic Shipping point determination. Goods issue Process

Client: Juniper Networks Sunnyvale, CA

Duration: June 2015 to April 2017

Role: SAP MM IM LE Consultant

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0

Juniper Networks LEAP (Logistics Evolution and Productivity) Project implementation to Standardize Service Logistics end to end process for improved customer experience.

Job Responsibilities:

Understand Juniper’s existing service Logistics process and map the same in SAP ECC across 65 countries.

To map the business process to SAP created 34 Plants and 565 Storage locations to map Juniper’s existing Logistics process for Intercompany and Intracompany Inventory transactions.

Implemented Split valuation to identify New, Defective and Refurb materials separate Standard prices at Material and Valuation level.

Worked with SAP MDG team to integrate for Material Master data.

Around 7600 service Material masters converted from Legacy system to SAP ECC with Split valuation and maintained across all Plants and storage locations.

Brought all Vendor Master Data from Legacy system to SAP ECC.

Open Purchase orders and contracts conversion from Legacy to SAP.

Brought all legacy system inventory to SAP ECC by classifying with split valuation across 575 storage locations.

Worked on LSMW to upload Material Master and Vendor Master Data.

Developed Release process for new buy Purchase orders.

Created a new pricing procedure for all STOs with split valuation.

Implemented end to end repair process from SAP CRM RMA to Repair vendors SAP Subcontract repair process.

All 3PL logistics activities like Procurement and STO processes are automated in SAP using B2B messages.

Worked closely with SAP GTS system to enable tax services for all Material flow.

Worked closely with Business and 3PLs during testing through HPQC.

Developed a system for Physical Inventory process for all 575 Storage locations maintained by UPS.

Client: T-Mobile, Bellevue, WA

Duration: April 2014 to May 2015

Role: SAP MM LE Consultant

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0 and SAP IS Retail Plugin

T-Mobile acquired METRO PCS. Worked on T-Mobile - METRO PCS merging project.

Job Responsibilities:

Understanding METRO PCS business procedures and convert them to

T-Mobile business procedures with or without changed in SAP MM/IM and SAP Ariba modules.

Customized user requirements in procure to pay process for Intercompany process.

Setup Procurement activities (IDOC 850,855,856 and 810) with Vendors, warehouses and T Mobile stores.

Created new Sales order types to accommodate MERTRO business procedures.

Set up automatic ATP (Available to promise) process to create customer deliveries.

Master data (Customer Master, Vendor master, Material master) conversion from Legacy system to SAP through Custom programs.

Preparation of Functional Specifications to Customize METRO PCS Business Requirements to T-Mobile SAP.

Integration between SAP ECC and SAP Ariba for procurement to Pay process through Consolidate sourcing, contracts, and payment processing into a single strategic supplier relationship.

Additional responsibilities included coordination during Integration testing, user training, user acceptance testing (UAT), resolving defects during integration & user acceptance testing, Go-Live preparation.

Worked on post go live support & additional enhancements

Client: Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL

Duration: March 2013 to March 2014

Role: SAP MM WM Consultant

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0


Caterpillar Inc. also known as "CAT", is an American corporation which designs, manufactures, markets and sells machinery and engines and sells financial products and insurance to customers via a worldwide dealer network. Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. With more than US$70 billion in assets, Caterpillar was ranked number one in its industry

Job Responsibilities:

Worked as test lead release 5.5 for Warehouse Management team.

Involved in end to end release implementation, involved in business workshops, requirements gathering, mapping requirements and configuration to meet business requirements

Understanding business process requirements and provided custom solution for Warehouse management area.

Customized user requirements for Inbound and outbound processes.

Preparation of Functional Specifications as per business Requirements for Auto picking, Packing Instruction with Radio Frequency (RF) scanners for different movements like put away and issue to production.

Configured documents and Prepared User Procedure Manual for testing.

Worked on open purchase orders and contracts conversion from legacy to SAP,

Approaching problems by structuring own work to meet deadlines and quality expectations.

Indirect Materials procurement for MRO and tools, stationery used in Production.

Resolution of Project correction tickets as per SLA stipulations, Interaction with the users

Client: Apple Inc.,

Duration: April 2011 to Feb 2013

Role: SAP MM IM Lead

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0

Apple Procures components from suppliers (SanDisk, Intel, Samsung etc.) to meet their global requirement for Apple products through contracts, Agreements and Purchase orders.

Apple also sells the procured components to OEMS (Foxconn etc.) for Apple product manufacturing.

Buy-Sell Project is to automate the communication of key information between Apple its Suppliers and OEM partners.

Communication allows communication of purchase orders, Credit memos, Debit memos, purchase order acknowledgments, advanced shipment notifications, goods receipts and invoices (inbound and outbound) via EDI. Business will be leveraging SAP and several manual tasks will now be managed systematically.

This process ensures that procurement from qualified vendors with quality and paying vendors as per terms for smooth procurement process.

Configured MM Org Structure for rollouts.

Maintaining Master data (Vendor Master, Customer Master and Material Master)

Define and Assigned number ranges for procurement documents. Define new Document types and configured the screen fields for default selections.

Configured pricing procedure for Intercompany and external procurement. Configured release procedure for Purchase requisitions.

Material master setup related to PP, Super Bill of Materials/ BOM & Super Routing/ routing.

Configured Invoice receipts and handling issues on Logistics invoice verifications.

Setup workflow for error invoices through EDI.

Coordinate activities between business and external parties (OEM and Vendors) for testing cutover activities.

AOU (Apple own use) project worked in Sales and Distribution, Procure to Pay with Intercompany finance reconciliation process.

Responsible for writing the Knowledge transfer documentation and doing the Knowledge transfer to IT stewards and End-user training documentation with tools like RWD U-perform

Configured RF menus in all the warehouses for using RF Programs and usage of RF monitor for monitoring all the Queues.

Defined storage types, Picking areas and Storage bin Nomenclature as per Business Needs.

Responsible for integration activities during cutover execution for testing and go live.

Proposed and Configured RF queue management for their out bound and Replenishment Process which involves defining queues by forwarding agent and respective Door

Written Functional specifications for custom RF Screen developments which involve Truck Building, Bin to bin transfer, Goods receipt for Production, Material Staging and loading

Assisting for post implementation support and ensuring the proper working of the MM area.

Creating conversion requirement with mapping specification, rules and data cleansing for Load Program and LSMW.

Execute testing, identify any issue or defects and resolve the issues based on priority.

Solving Client’s transactional problems, assisted super users in production issues and Involved in training end user for various business processes and prepared user manuals

Integration of Warehouse management with third party tool Redprarie.

Configured Vendor Evaluation and Vendor Confirmation

Configured and defined the warehouse management system, defined storage bin co-ordinates and stock placement and removal strategies

Worked on configuration of warehouse activity monitor with all the critical parameters and creation of variants to run different job reports in background, and assignment of the variants / reports to all user profile.

Client: Applied Materials

Duration: Aug 2010 to March 2011

Role: SAP MM WM Consultant.

Environment: SAP ECC 6.0

Applied Materials is the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic industries.


Responsible for collecting Business process data for 6 regions (NA, TW, KE, CH, JP, EU) compiling to one process and fixing same to SAP process

New Business Process Mapping with existing process and Functional requirement specification, Configuration values document.

Master data and Transaction data migration from legacy to SAP

Preparation for Unit testing of SAP MM Functionalities for external and Intercompany procurement process.

Preparation of Integration test plan and result recording (Mercury)

Interaction with Power users for requirement understanding & users training

Coordinator for business Integration /Development needs.

Configured MM Org Structure (Plants, Purchase org, Purchase group)

Define the account groups and number ranges for Master data (Vendor, Material)

Define new Document types and configured the screen fields for default selections.

Configured pricing procedure for external and Intercompany procurement.

Configured release procedure for Purchase orders.

Worked on Logistics invoice verification. Conducted a three-way match, two-way match, blocked invoices. Configured Tolerance level for vendor invoices.

Created functional specifications for various RICEF objects identified during the business blueprint stage.

Client: Caterpillar Inc.

Duration: Nov 2007 to June 2010

Role: SAP MM Consultant Procure to Pay.

Environment: SAP ECC 6

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines Caterpillar has been building the world’s infrastructure has helped drive positive and sustainable change on every continent. It is a global company, with hundreds of locations worldwide to serve and support customer base, and respond quickly to their needs.


MACH1: Mach 1 program will drive business transformation with simplified processes enabling Vision 2020, Caterpillar Production System and Global Finance and Strategic Support Transformation

Key business processes within Order-to-Delivery (OTD) and Finance areas will be aligned to maximize consistency and enterprise value within the Mach 1 program


Involved in the assessment of business requirements in relation to the SAP MM module and determined organizational structure. Conducted interviews, Q&A database, interacted with Managers of various departments to gather the system requirements and prepared BPML, BPP for a Business Blueprint. Worked closely with Process Teams and Business Users in understanding the As-Is system and finalizing design of the To-Be system.

Prepared and Reviewed Business Blueprint (BBP)

Gap Analysis - Gaps between the current and future state business processes and those not feasible within the realm of the design were formally documented. Solutions and workarounds were proposed

Configured Output types from MM perspective.

Configured special out puts like triggering email to Vendors when Purchase orders and Schedule agreements created & Schedule lines.

Configured all the basic settings including MM Enterprise Structure.

Handling special stocks like Intercompany, Subcontracting, Third party.

Configuration – Release strategy for Purchase requisitions documents

Configured Vendor account groups, Number ranges & purchasing info records.

Coordinate activities between business and external parties (Vendors) for testing cutover activities for testing and Go live.

Worked on purchase requisition, source of supply, vendor selections, Purchase orders & Schedule agreements.

Worked on conversion of open purchase requisitions, Open Purchase orders, open contracts, Purchase inforecords conversion from Legacy system to SAP,

Configured Pricing Procedure for Pricing/Discounts/ Surcharges/Taxes, by use of Condition Types, Condition Tables, Access Sequences, and Condition Records.

Configured Scenario Vendor Returns in Purchase Order Processing for Tracking Of Returned Material and issue of Credit Memo

Configured for Release Creation Profiles for Schedule Agreements to release Schedule lines for daily, weekly.

Defined And Assigned Account Determination Procedure. Assigned Account Assignment Groups, Account Keys and G/L accounts, Tax Determination, Partner Determination, Text Determination, Output Determination.

Configured and maintained Intra Company Stock Transfer between Plants and Intercompany Transfers.

Processing Invoice in SAP using Invoice management and Open text for more quickly and efficiently.

Co-ordination with ABAP team for designing layout sets, specifications and technical requirements for the business process in integration with ABAP.

Conducted three cycles of Integration testing of the business processes in SAP with other associated modules using Mercury.

Developed Configuration Documents. Conducted End User Training and created End User Manual for MM module.

Environment: Version R/3 ECC 6.0 in integration with WM, SD, PP, FI/CO AP.

Client: Panasonic USA

Duration: June 2005 to Oct 2007

Role: Senior Consultant SAP MM IM

Environment: SAP 4.6C

Panasonic Corporation of North America (PNA) headquarters is located in Secaucus, NJ, and USA. There are total 34 other sales, logistics and service companies located in North America region. Consumer, business and industrial electronics goods such as Phone systems, Digital cameras, Laptops, Plasma televisions, Batteries etc are main products. IBM is Panasonic’s Complete IT Business Solution Partner in support, maintenance & enhancement of their all IT Software.


Support functions for SAP R/3 MM Module with the Help of Call Management System (PEREGRINE)·

Trouble Shooting of AMS (Annual Maintenance Services) calls.

Enhancement \ Development in existing system like Freight Optimization process and ROG (Receipt of Goods) with SD Module which are more profitable to client.

Discussing with users about new Business requirements and providing them R/3 solutions by assisting Developing team.

User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and Non-Regression testing for every new development and taking approval from the management team.

Explaining to related users about the functionality of new development

Interaction with other interfaces for implementing new business processes.

Co-ordination with PANASONIC users based at various US locations for smooth business flow.

Call Status Reports & follow up for timely resolutions within SLA·

Maintenance of IBM SDPG (Software Delivery) & QMS Processes.

IDOC monitoring and management with interacting with other interfaces.

Creation of new VMI Plants at Customer’s locations like Sam’s club, Best buy, Circuit city and Testing for Business process with interfaces.

Maintenance of VMI at various Customers for clearance.

Making service order set-ups for new vendors for services to Customers for installation of models like Home theaters etc.

Inventory Management set up to be made through IDOC/ALE for new plants created for business improvement.

Client: Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd

Duration: Nov 2003 to May 2005

Role: SAP MM Consultant

Environment: SAP R/3 4.6C

Project Description

Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd is global serving Organization in the areas Turbines, Gears & Gearboxes, Sugar and water & waste water treatment .The first to get ISO 9001:2000 certifications for turbine manufacturing and dominant player in the turbines industry. Largest manufacturer of high-speed gears and gearboxes.


Worked with the user community to identify their requirements, design enhancements and functionality to help meet business requirements

Studied and analyzed these client requirements using the ASAP methodology

Carried out GAP analysis and completed the study of system deficiencies with regards to SAP delivered functionality

Prototype and conceptual Blue Print Design (BPD) was presented for detailed implementation of the module.

Configured Goods Receipt, Goods Issue, and Transfer Postings and Invoice verification.

Coordinate activities between business and external parties (Vendors) for testing cutover activities for testing and Go live.

Setup the system for the creation of automatic Transfer orders and Transfer Orders.

Involved in performing cross company Stock Transport Orders (STO).

Solved issues in Inventory by using Batch Management, handling of special stocks and creation of new storage locations for business gaps.

Configuration and customizing of purchasing function by creation of Purchase requisitions, Purchase orders, Release strategies, RFQ, contracts, Scheduling Agreements and Outline agreements.

Pricing procedures defined for different vendors based on the pricing complexities associated with each purchase area.

Preparation of Integration test scripts for testing.

Involved in Go-Live and also in post-production support of the Project.

End user training, presentations, creating documentation, which includes user manuals, master data manuals and customizing, guide.

Functional Experience

1) Worked as Manager – Materials with M/s. CYGNUS MICROSYSTEMS PVT LTD, Hyderabad from December 2000 to October 2003

Cygnus Microsystems Pvt. Ltd. Manufacturer of data communication and networking products, whose product range includes voice-data multiplexes and high-speed modems,


Responsible for all Materials activities of the organization, like procurement from Foreign and local vendors. Development and quality related problems.

Vendor development for new and existing components, price finalization and Stores Management.

Co-ordinate between Quality department, PE department and Vendors for solving quality related problems and further improvements.

2) Worked with M/s. VIDEOCON INTERNATIONAL LTD, Aurangabad as ENGINEER-II in Materials Management Department from September 1993 To December 2000.

Videocon is the Consumer Electronics, Home Appliances & Compressor manufacturing in India. For many of consumer products like Color Televisions, Washing Machines, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Microwave ovens and many other home appliances, selling them through a Multi-Brand strategy with the largest sales and service network in India.


Completely responsible to procure the required all Electrical and Electro-Mechanical components for one Business Unit which manufacture 30k-40k CTV per month.

Participation in cross-functional team for quality improvements.

Developing new vendors for new items and second sources, participating in purchase agreement team for improving quality and quantity.

Visiting and auditing vendors to study there process and advise them to improve the quality of the components.

Generating MIS reports for Materials and Price BOM for Finished products.

Worked in the documentation and Audit process for the company’s ISO-90001 program.

Got trained on SAP MM module for the upcoming SAP ERP software implementation.

Created RFQ, Source Lists, Purchase Info Records, Contracts, Purchase Orders, Vendor Evaluation, and GR/GI.

SAP Experience: From April 1999 to December 2000.

SAP R/3 4.0B implementation at Videocon was aimed at improving the overall productivity of operations through best business practices. Siemens Information Systems Ltd carried out implementation.

As a Team Member worked with in “As Is” & “To Be” Studies team for Purchase procedures.

Verified configuration of Master records Material master, Vendor master, purchasing info records and Source list.

Worked for Quota arrangement and Vendor evaluation Process settings.

Worked on Design and customization of Release Procedures for Contracts and Purchase Orders.

Tested Pricing procedures for Import and Domestic Purchasing process.

Configuration of Purchasing Documents like Purchase Requisitions, RFQs, Purchase Orders and Stock Transport Orders.

Configured for special procurement types for Subcontracts and STOs.

Finalized MM related Reports format for daily and monthly for better control.


Post Graduate Diploma in Materials Management from Annamalai University India in 1997.

Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from Nagpur University India in 1992.

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