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SAP SCM Solution Architect

Guelph, ON, Canada
February 21, 2022

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Professional Summary

APICS Certified Supply Chain Planning Professional (CSCP) with more than 20 years of experience in Enterprise resource & supply chain planning projects

He has 10 years of experience in E2E SAP APO projects

Expertise in requirements gathering, gap analysis, system configuration, design reviews, integration testing and cutover activities

Proficient in designing business processes to support Demand, Supply, production and material planning

He has a rich experience in improving accuracy, efficiency, and decision making in S&OP, supply chain data integration and end-to-end visibility, inventory planning, demand analytics, and supply/response planning

Rajan Remane has excellent communication and team management skills

Employment Summery

12/2009- till date IBM India Pvt. Ltd, Canada

Managing Consultant (SAP Supply Chain Management)

Working as a Solution Architect for SAP Supply Chain projects

01/2009 - 10/2009 Patni Computer Systems Ltd, Mumbai

Sr. Software Specialist (SAP APO)

Worked as SAP APO offshore lead for SAP projects

11/2004 - 12/2008 Accenture Services Pvt Ltd, Mumbai

Systems Analyst (SAP APO)

Worked as Team lead for SAP APO projects.

02/2002 - 11/2004 SYSTIME Computers Ltd, India

Sr. Functional Consultant ( JD Edwards)

Worked as functional lead for distribution and manufacturing modules

09/2000 - 09/2001 Intentia South Asia India Pvt Ltd, India

Business Consultant (Movex)

Worked as functional consultant for distribution and manufacturing modules

07/1998 - 09/2000 MCS Software Consultancy Ltd., India

ERP Consultant (BaaN)

Worked as Distribution Consultant for distribution and localization modules

07/1992 - 06/1998 The Maharashtra State Marketing Federation Ltd, Mumbai

Deputy Manager (Supply Chain Planning)

Responsibility included:

1. Procurement of agricultural products through local and global sourcing

2. Carrying out vendor development activities / inspection and expediting

3. Handling Import/Exports activities, procedures, correspondence and LC matters

4. Directing the process of packaging, marking, handling, loading and shipment

5. Maintenance of customer database, invoicing, sales accounting, monitoring revenue collection

6. Handling Receivable management, inter-branch reconciliation

7. Coordination and liaising with banks, shipping lines, quality agents, third parties, govt. officers, customers and suppliers

07/1991 - 07/1992 Kirloskar Consultants Ltd, Pune

Market Research Officer

Conducted Market research for chemical & automotive industry products and presented market reports

Recent Accomplishments

Project – 1

Client Name : Cascades Inc., Canada (AMS project)

Team size : 6

Environment : SAP APO

Role : Consultant

Duration : July 2020 to Dec 2021


Handled standard and non-standard SAP service requests to meet Cascades new requirements

Resolved problems, service requests related to ECC-APO integration

Provided quick solutions to critical and urgent incidents related to production planning, interplant transfers and ATP check

Designed advanced APO functionalities like product substitution, shipment planning & transportation scheduling, rule-based ATP etc.

Introduced innovation in problem resolution and investigation processes

Helped offshore team understand Cascades business processes and APO solutions

Led customs development for non-standard service request, including assessment, design, implementation, migration and technical documentation

Worked with supply chain director, IT director, planners to improve operations, escalate issues and streamline processes

Project – 2

Client Name : Saputo Inc., Canada

Team size : 10

Environment : SAP APO

Role : APO Lead

Duration : Aug 2016 to Jun 2020

Roles and Responsibilities:

Conducted workshops for demand planning, supply network planning, and production planning & detailed scheduling

Planned, executed, and monitored all APO activities

Mapped complex planning processes including aged cheese planning, subcontracting planning in SNP & PP/DS

Created test scripts for DP/SNP/PPDS processes

Handled APO configurations (all modules), led SIT & UATs, and User Training

Planned and executed system build & cut-over activities

Coordinated BI development activities

Set up APO master data and led data upload activities

Created job schedules and process chains (daily/weekly/periodic)

Managed every aspect of the supply chain planning implementation and notified the Saputo senior management team of any possible obstacles to ideal efficiency

Ensured that the day-to-day supply chain business functions are achieved by the Saputo planners

Developed and led supply chain process improvements related to replenishment activities

Identified present and future inventory and freshness risks and suggested mitigation strategies

Worked with various cross functional teams on projects such as new product launches, line extensions, product discontinuations, etc.

Helped demand planners ddevelop, adjust and publish a rolling 18-24-month demand forecast for all products in the distribution centres/plants at multiple levels of aggregation for multiple time horizons as part of a demand planning function

Leveraged statistical forecast generated/maintained/supported by demand planners in the final Consensus Demand Plan

Lead demand forecasting for current and new products, cannibalized products, seasonal planning and the identification and incorporation of market and category trends

Supported the supply planning director, supply planners, and supply chain analytics team members in all aspects of day-to-day operations and ensured that all the day-to-day supply chain business results are achieved

Project – 3

Client Name : Lubrizol Corporation, France

Team size : 3

Environment : SAP APO

Role : APO Consultant

Duration : Jan 2016 to July 2016

Roles and Responsibilities:

Configured PPDS detailed scheduling processes using template for Zhuhai China plant (for Phenate, Sulphonate and Blending)

Set up ECC master data including Material Masters, Master Recipe, Resources, integration models etc.

Set up APO master data including PDS, resource master, product master, resource network etc

Handled UAT, critical issues in PP/DS Optimizer, APO master data and core interface

Project – 4

Client Name : YARA, Norway

Team size : 5

Environment : SAP APO

Role : Process Area Lead

Duration : Apr 2015 to Nov 2015

Roles and Responsibilities:

Conducted requirement gathering workshops for Demand Planning processes (Initial Forecasting, Directive Forecasting, Enrichment Forecasting, Consensus Forecast, post SNP Adjustment Forecast etc.)

Determined key issues with volume variance that might have impacted supply and highlighted to key stakeholders

Worked closely with Product Development, Marketing, and Sales on launch forecasts for new products as well as tracking their introduction vs. plan and drive seamless product transitions while minimizing product gaps and obsolete inventory

Suggested improvements to deliver tangible benefits (e.g.: time savings, increased efficiencies, etc.) - monitoring requirements evolution

Configured Demand Planning and Demonstrated forecast generation, adjustment, reviewing techniques

Set up SNP master data, Integration models and profiles

Demonstrated SNP Heuristics, Deployment, TLB and Optimizer process

Created FS documents for DP/SNP customs applications and report

Project – 5

Client Name : Jack Link Inc, Germany

Team size : 4

Environment : SAP APO

Role : Demand Planning Lead

Duration : Sep 2014 to Mar 2015

Roles and Responsibilities:

Conducted Demand Planning workshops for requirement gathering, design review, and cutover activities

Worked closely with Sales to translate and validate sales plans into demand plans as part of the Monthly Business Planning (MBP) process to achieve sustainable demand plan accuracy

Collected information and assumptions about events, activities in relation to promotions, product launches, customer/distribution changes that form important part of demand plan

Conducted ‘as-is’ and ‘to be’ business process mapping, identified, evaluated and recommended improvements to Supply Chain business processes

Created PDD documents to describe Jack Link's 'To Be' business processes in demand planning

Configured demand planning including promotion planning and life cycle planning

Created info-objects, info-providers, data sources, info packages in APO BW

Designed test scripts and conducted integration testing cycles for demand planning

Planned and executed DP cut-over activities

Designed scheduled for background jobs

Project – 6

Client Name : Appllo Vredestien, Netherlands

Team size : 1

Environment : SAP APO

Role : SNP Lead

Duration : May 2014 to Sep 2014

Roles and Responsibilities:

Participated in workshops in SNP planning for MTS products

Mapped DRP & production planning processes in SNP, DRP & TLB (for MTS products)

Created PDD documents for SNP and GATP

Setup master data and configured APO system

Created test scripts and conducted SIT

Handled cutover activities

Project – 7

Client Name : Voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Austria

Team size : 5

Environment : SAP APO

Role : APO Lead

Duration : Jan 2013 to May 2014

Roles and Responsibilities:

Participated in workshops for Allocation Planning and SNP planning

Balanced the need for product availability versus the need to minimise costs of inventory to ensure optimum stocks

Set up APO Master data (PPDS/GATP/SNP)

Mapped Allocation Planning business processes

Mapped SNP Heuristics and Deployment planning processes

Created over 26 FS documents and coordinated with ABAP team for all customs developments in APO

Conducted FUTs and Integration Testing

Project – 8

Client Name : Novelis Inc, USA

Team size : 3

Environment : SAP APO

Role : Demand Planning Lead

Duration : Jul 2011 to Dec 2012

Roles and Responsibilities:

Handled all APO DP & BW activities

Handled DP configuration and set up DP data upload process

Mapped demand planning processes including, Aggregated Demand Planning, Life Cycle Planning and Promotion Planning

Maintained planning parameters and forecasting models for various portfolios by adjusting history, scrubbing for non-repeatable demand, maintaining seasonality factors, proration factors, and other demand stream maintenance activities to manage accurate planning

Analyzed sales trends, history patterns, forecast errors to determining best fit models

Set up SNP master data and CIF models

Ensured that the demand is appropriately forecasted and maintained in all circumstances (including pipeline Fill, Cannibalization impact, and Post Launch Evaluation impact)

Configured SNP VMI planning, Deployment & TLB

Project – 9

Client Name : Thyssenkrupp Steel, USA

Team size : 4

Environment : SAP APO

Role : APO Lead

Duration : Mar 2010 to May 2011

Roles and Responsibilities:

Worked as one point of contact for all APO tickets

Resolved issues in PPDS and SNP planning (Heuristic, Optimizer)

Resolved issues in Enhancements and developments in ECC & APO

Helped APO team members understand business processes and APO solutions

Created Functional specifications and led customs developments in SNP/PPDS

Set up SNP & PPDS master data, CIF and batch jobs

Handled ECC-APO integration issues

Project – 10

Client Name : Procter & Gamble, EMEA, NALA, APAC

Team size : 10

Environment : SAP APO

Role : APO Lead

Duration : Jan 2009 to Oct 2009

Roles and Responsibilities:

Set up APO Master data for Asia Pacific plants

Configured SNP, DRP and TLB business processes to connect Basic Operations, Contract Manufacturers, Supply Warehouses, Pack Centers and Distribution Centers

Led integration testing, unit testing and user acceptance testing

Handled APO cutover activities

Mapped import/exports cycle in APO

Mapped subcontracting cycle in APO

Educational Background

M.Tech (Software Systems), BITS Pliani

MBA (Supply Chain Management), Shivaji University


Personal details

Residential Address: 402, 10 Ajax St

Guelph, N1H7N6

Ontario, Canada

Contact Number: 905-***-****

Skype ID: rajan.remane

LinkedIn link®-cscp®-b8a7301


Visas: 1. US Business visa valid till Sep 2027

2. Canada Permanent Resident Card

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