SAP R/3 CONSULTANT
Secret Clearance Active
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
Over 26 years SAP R/3 implementation experience (functional / technical) including Big 6 team lead consulting and project management experience. Over 30 years supply chain business and financial experience with Fortune 500, Dept. of Defense, and venture capital high tech startup firms
15 major SAP R/3 implementations taking customer from first day of a new SAP setup – through blueprinting of customer requirements into functional and technical specifications, detailed configuration, systems design and documentation, to go-live and years of production support, Help Desk, Role/User Maintenance, SAP R/3 post go-live production experience supporting users as they use the product in the ‘real world’ after all the consultants have left. Responsible for setting up Help Desks as Customer Support Manager. Responsible for resolution of all cross module problems that cannot be solved by lower support tiers. I am skilled in the functional configuration and processes of SAP’s’ core Logistics and Financial modules. Expert in configuration in SD, MM, PP, WM, PM, and PS modules. Proficient in many SCM/APO modules, CIF processing, and HR.
Over 18 year’s U.S. Navy experience on Navy ONR, ERP and NAVSEA projects in technical, functional, help desk, and user management roles. Extensive experience in SAP R/3 functional configuration and programming technical solutions to support Navy Supply and Maintenance systems on SRM, SCM, and ECC boxes.
Over 21 years ABAP programming experience (Release 3.1H, ECC 5.0/6.0, Netweaver 7.2):WEB Dynpro, Enhancements, ABAP OO (Objects), Interactive Reporting, Data Conversions, Batch/Direct Data Input, Dialog Processing, ALV, GUI Controls, BDCs, User Exits, BAPIs, BADIs (Enhancement Framework), OSS support, IDOCs, and programming interfaces with various i2 products in Make to Stock & Make to Order environments across many shops. Certified in i2’s TradeMatrix Link and i2’s Supply Chain Mgmt.
Trained in several system implementation methodologies including the latest releases of SAP's ASAP. Designed SAP R3 course curriculums and taught over 100 SAP R3 classes (size 5 to 200). Certified in Mercury QuickTest and Test Director. Limited experience with BW, APO, & Enterprise Portals.
- 9 Years as Manufacturing Engineer/Manager at Convex Computer Corporation from venture capital startup to revenues of $200M and leader in Supercomputer Mainframes. 3 Years at Texas Instruments, Dallas as Manufacturing / Methods Engineer, Production Control Supervisor, and Warehouse Manager in Department of Defense airborne projects section; Top Secret Clearance (Expired).
University of Virginia: Bachelor of Science, Systems Engineering.
University of Texas: Graduate courses in Accounting and Operations Research
Other: Over 1000 hours in company sponsored business related training.
Programming experience in ABAP, JAVA/Web DynPro, VAX DCL, BASIC, FORTRAN, and most PC software packages. Courses in Unix and C+.
DETAILED BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
SPECIFIC SAP R3 PROJECTS
Department of Navy / Navy ERP (SAP 7.5) SCM RICE Oct 2017-Present
Functional/Technical role to support APO/Planning Team.
I coded ABAP RICE programs to update LiveCache, enhancements and macros for Planning Books, DRP Matrix, BOD, InfoCubes, and CIF processes. I mentored RICE staff to support ATP customization on APO box and custom interfaces with ECC box. Designed/coded program to allow mass planner updates to Planning Books Time Series and Non-Time Series parameters and notes. Designed/Coded program to extract characteristics and key figures from SCM Info Providers, perform calculations for additional key figures, and update the Product Master and Parameters Tables. I designed/coded custom enhancements in SAP SCM/ECC to enable the termination and disposals process for NAVICP managed materials. I provided RICE solutions to issues in interfaces such a FLIRR and ITIMP.
Department of Navy / Navy ERP (SAP 7.2) Finance & Audit Team Oct 2015 – Sep 2017
Functional/Technical role to support FI, CO, FM, MM, SD, PS teams.
I handled the problem solving, debugging, and coding of issues related to enhancements in General Ledger, Special Purpose Ledger, Budgetary Ledger documents, and FM derivation of accounts. Responsible for solving defects in various FI interfaces such as DDEF and APVM.
Department of Navy / Office of Naval Research (Dallas, TX / Arlington, VA) Oct 2013 - Sept 2015
SAP R/3 SRM (Netweaver 7.2) ABAP Developer
Senior RICE consultant responsible for coding interfaces between ECC / SRM boxes. Coded custom WEB Dynpro components as well as ABAP enhancements for SAP objects RFx/Responses, Shopping Carts, and Purchase Orders. Supported existing SMARTFORM & Workflow objects. Extensive configuration and functional experience in SRM.
Department of Navy Navy ERP (ECC 5.0/6.0 Annapolis/Dallas) Apr 2006 to Oct 2013
SAP R/3 RICE Consultant
SAP R/3 ECC Developer Senior ABAP RICE consultant responsible for coding custom screens, programs, interfaces (IDOCS), and enhancements (user exits/BADIs/Enhancement Spots), ALV, etc. with focus on configuration of SD, MM, SCM/APO (Global ATP) modules in releases ECC 5.0/6.0. Coded interfaces/programs/WEBDynpro in SRM 7.0 (Grants Mgmt). Overall 12 years in the functional/technical design, documentation, testing, and training for DOD processes and interfaces (DLMS, DAASC, DLA, NITA, NALCOMIS, Outfitting, Sourcing, Repair, MTIS, STARS, MRIL, etc.)
Department of the Navy NAVSEA(4.6C - Norfolk, Va.) Dec 02 - Apr 06
SAP R/3 Solution Architect
Technical Lead on the Dept. of Navy NEMAIS project brought back to support the world wide implementation of SAP R/3. Cross functional consultant ultimately responsible for configuration of FI, CO, FM, SD, PP, PM, PS, MM, and HR modules. All development issues, test defects, and production trouble tickets that can not be solved by lower support tiers come directly to me for resolution. Also directly responsible for the specification and hands on coding of over 50 ABAP modifications made to core SAP code to address security gaps in the IS-PS solution. These modifications have been approved by SAP to be implemented in their solution provided to the Navy. Served as Customer Service Manager to set up the Help Desk Team and initiate their processes as Navy moved from an Implementation to Production Support Organization. Enterprise Portals Team Lead responsible for implementing a successful pilot for NAVSEA. Hands on experience developing screens using Web DynPro & Java.
Lennox International (4.6C Dallas, TX) Jun 02 - Dec 02
SAP R/3 Project Manager
Responsible for SAP R/3 production IT support (configuration and ABAP) for all of Lennox's manufacturing operations. Project Manager for major SAP implementation supervising teams across three plants for Armstrong subsidiary using Value ASAP methodology. Responsible for all project planning, budgeting, and overall SAP scope and integration. Received certification in Lean Manufacturing techniques from University of Tennessee. Some experience in APO and BW.
Department of the Navy (4.6C - Norfolk, VA) Apr 01 - May 02
SAP R/3 Senior Consultant (All Modules)
Consultant of Last Resort handed the most difficult problems. Principal duties focused on the configuration & integration of the PM, PS, FI, CO, FM, and MM modules to support the maintenance of US Navy ships and submarines. Basis security architect for setting up user profiles & authorization objects to secure naval sensitive data. Wrote ABAP data load programs for material master, inventory balances, PM orders & plans, PS networks, and custom dialogs certifying Time and Attendance for HR team. From April 2001 to Jan 2002, was principal ABAP programmer for i2 development team to code first two-way interfaces to become part of i2 standard ROI product.
(3.1H - Various Plants) Mar 97 - Feb 01
(Startup to Go-Live)
Monterrey, Mexico (Startup to Configuration complete Plant sold before Go-Live)
Dallas, Texas (Startup to Go-Live + Post Implementation Support)
SAP R/3 PP/MM/ABAP Team Lead Lead consultant for installation of PP/MM modules at 3 plants for the world's leading manufacturer of telecommunication equipment using SAP ASAP methodology. Led efforts for project planning, configuration of all PP/MM modules, manufacturing process re-engineering into SAP, user training, data mapping & conversion, all unit / integration testing, and ABAP programming (BDCs, interactive reporting, OSS support, Data Dictionary custom tables, and code for SD, PP, MM, & QM teams). Responsible for design, coding, testing, and maintenance of ABAP interfaces between SAP R/3 - i2 Demand Planner and SAP R3 - legacy systems (AMAPS). Member of SD team supporting SD and Variant Configurator.
EDS, Inc Plano, Tx.; Oct 98 - Nov 98
SAP R/3 PM Team Lead at a world's leading supplier of IT consulting services that completed a proof-of-concept project on Release 4.0. Designed PM configuration and process flows to support customer requirements.
Toro, Inc Riverside, Ca.; Dec 96 - Mar 97
SAP R/3 PP/MM Team Lead consultant responsible for all configuration, business process modeling, and team training from Start-up to Configuration Complete for high-volume plant for a world's leading manufacturer of products and services for outdoor care. Experience interfacing with QM and SD.
Toro, Inc Minneapolis, Minn.; Feb 96 - Dec 96
SAP R/3 PP/MM Team Lead consultant responsible for installation of SAP R/3 at a light manufacturing and assembly plant. Responsible for team management of Product Development, Planning, Production Execution, & Materials Management Tracks. Led efforts for project planning, configuration, process re-engineering, training, data conversion, reporting, unit and integration testing, and custom ABAP solutions. Experience interfacing with QM and SD and in the configuration of WM.
Tom Wilhelm, Consultant
PRICE WATERHOUSE - SAP R/3 CONSULTING MANAGER; Aug 94 - Jan 96
Hitachi Semiconductor Dallas, Tx.; Nov 95 - Jan 96SAP R/3 Project Manager starting an implementation of SAP R3 FI, CO, SD, MM, WM, QM, PP & HR modules for the semiconductor division of a international corporation with revenues over $85 billion. Responsible for presales support, project proposals and planning, staffing, budget and coordinating activities with management of other client divisions implementing SAP.
Compaq Computer Co. Houston, Tx Aug 94 - Oct 95
SAP R/3 PP Team Lead
responsible for analysis and design of manufacturing modules for the worldwide SAP R/3 implementation from ASK MANMAN for international manufacturer of computer equipment (revenues over $10 billion). Responsible for re-engineering sales and operation's processes to streamline corporate supply chain using SAP R3, i2 and custom software solutions. Established project plans, led all SAP R3 configuration of production environment, and conducted training classes for PP modules. Experience in configuration of WM and MM.
SAP R/3 ABAP Lead
for team of programmers charged with developing interface specifications, code, and test plans for all conversions from custom / standard SAP tables into I2 Rhythm shop floor scheduling package. Positioned process workflows to allow ease of transition as SAP functionality increases to assume roles of current and proposed software solutions.
CONVEX COMPUTER CO. Richardson, Tx.; Mar 85 - Jul 94
Jul 93 - Jun 94: SAP R/3 PP Team Lead
Managed team of 8 users in Convex's implementation of SAP R3 PP & MM modules from ASK MAXCIM. Responsible for project design and schedule, team management, identification and modeling of PP processes, reports, data conversion, re-engineering of manufacturing operation's workflows to support Sales & Distribution and Material Management modules, and setup & administration of PP user training courses. Convex was the first SAP customer in U.S. to go live on R/3. We received beta software and I worked directly with German developers to identify functionality required for proper implementation in first R/3 releases. 'Reference' customer contact in SAP's sales process. Advisor to SAP customers implementing R/3 and worked with third-party vendors interfacing with SAP.
Project manager for implementation CADENCE Material Planning Package
Activities included evaluation and selection of vendor packages, envisioning new material planning model and restructuring of business processes to create better teamwork between functional areas resulting in $1.5M to $2M / year in productivity gains and inventory reductions.
Manufacturing Project Manager
Responsible for Convex's 3rd generation of computers and largest program to date with annual revenue over $90M. Interface with all levels of management in all departments. Directed activities between engineering, manufacturing, sales, field service, and key vendors to setup all manufacturing processes to take project into production. Manufacturing leader in changeover from department/hierarchical philosophy to cross functional team approach and member of Convex's first self managed team. Voted Starcruiser by peers (week-long expense paid cruise vacation for 2 with top management to recognize top performers outside of Sales).
Extensive travel to vendors for contract negotiations and to setup a partnership to revamp scheduling, delivery, and repair to a JIT environment. Managed project to re-engineer purchasing processes for vendor discrepant material where I developed a custom coded solution to streamline and automate return material. This led to an additional project to design / automate a new purchasing analysis system used by end users in manufacturing, accounting, and management today.
New Products Manager
Responsible for setup of company's first New Products and Special Systems Group. Manufacturing project manager for introduction of C2-Convex's 2nd generation of computers and all peripheral projects in this period, as well as specific solutions addressing customer / market needs. Setup of processes and teams to coordinate a new product's move from engineering into production for manufacturing, field service, purchasing, marketing, and sales departments. Setup first corporate wide ASK MAXCIM training program. Runner-up in StarCruiser performance recognition program.
Manufacturing "do-everything" role in startup company to put first processes in place for Materials Planning, Inventory and Production Control, Warehouse, WIP Accounting, Process Methods, Document Control, and Field Service. Setup department for Sales/Manufacturing interface to develop revenue plan and schedule assembly/test. Managed project to re-engineer all manufacturing processes from kit-pull system to JIT KANBAN 'flowline'.
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS - Dallas, TX; Jul 82 - Mar 85
Manufacturing Engineer and Production Control/Warehouse Manager.
Supervisor of 10-15 production control dispatchers responsible for scheduling final system assembly and test lines for Top Secret DOD projects. Responsible for routings, MRP, and shop floor control of systems, metal fab, cable, circuit boards, and optics through various TI shops in 4 cities. Warehouse manager over all project's material kitting operations. Close customer interface for pricing/quotes on upgrades and repair charges. Manufacturing trainer in TI's integration of personal computer to manufacturing personnel at Forest Lane, Dallas site. Coordinator for interviewing and reviewing college recruits.