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RssSAP MM/PP Functional Consultant

• Over 7 years of experience as an SAP R/3 Functional Consultant. • Certified and trained in SAP MM Configuration (SCM550) and Sales & Distribution (SCM600). • Two full life-cycle implementation projects with Joy Mining Machinery and Clariant Corporation, as well as extensive experience in many other projects for Enhancements, Production Support and ECC 6.0 Upgrade for PP and MM modules. • Resourceful, proactive and extremely focused SAP PP and MM Functional Consultant with Progressive experience in SAP SD and FI modules. • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, working cross functionally with others and prioritizing responsibilities combined with self motivation and ability to think outside the box. • Implementation experience in all phases including Project Preparation, Business Blueprinting, Realization, Go-Live and Support with ASAP methodology. Comprehensive experience on Lean Management for manufacturing business processes. • Strong configuration and user training experiences in the business processes of Production Planning, Logistics Execution and Procurement to pay (PTP). • Strong knowledge of ABAP. Can review the code, debug as well as make corrections. (If access key is provided.) • Complete understanding of SRM and AP in FI. • Worked on the shop floor for paperwork and end users training with complete documentation. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Estee Lauder Company, Long Island, NY Oct 08 to present SAP MM SRM Functional Consultant Estee Lauder is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrances and hair care products. The company’s products are sold in over 140 countries and territories. Responsibilities • Working as a SAP functional consultant for overall direct as well as indirect procurement. • Working directly with the end users as well as provided end user training on creating shopping carts and invoice entry using ‘Opentext’ in SAP. • Extensively working on SRM extended classic scenario for shopping carts, approval workflow and organization hierarchy. • Conducted end user training on shopping carts creation and approval, purchase order, invoice entry and approval. • Working on the documentation for the end users for Direct and Indirect procurement and invoice approvals. • Trained colleagues and other team members on master data, MRP and direct procurement. Steelcase Inc., MI SAP PP Functional Consultant (Manufacturing Team) Nov 07 - Sept 08 Steelcase is an office furniture company with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide and manufacturing facilities over 30 locations and more than 800 dealer locations around the world. It has a turnover of around 3 billion dollars. Responsibilities • Maintained master data e.g. material master data (MRP, Work Scheduling), source list, info record, BOM’s, work center, routings and control cycle data for KANBAN materials. Maintained organization structure for plants, storage locations, warehouse. • Defined and maintained Special Procurement Types for Planning Plant/Production Plant, for Stock Transfer between Plants as well as stock transfer between storage locations. • Extensively worked on MRP, MPS, planned orders, production orders, COGI’s and goods movements at the storage location as well as warehouse level. • Reconfigured Plant parameters on various Plant locations for Material Requirement Planning (MRP) such as MRP groups, MRP Controller, MRP types, Planning Calendar, Planning Horizon, Availability check for Components and Lot-sizing procedure. Worked on the configurable materials. • Worked extensively with the configuration of Order Types. • Worked on Planning with Final Assembly, Make to Order and Make to Stock strategies for various products to meet the business requirements. • Extensively handled MPS, Production Order creation, Release, Confirmation with Automatic Goods Receipt/Goods Issue. • Customized and Configured Capacity planning. • Defined Control Keys, Confirmation Parameters for various production orders. • Configured Lean Manufacturing business process KANBAN. Configured Replenishment strategies, status profiles, maintained control cycles, developed queries and reports for KANBAN’s. Designed KANBAN cards, provided production support. Developed RF transactions for KANBAN. • Extensively worked on direct procurement in ECC. Purchase requisitions, source list, info record, purchase orders, workflow, GR/IR clearing, Invoices and outline agreements and custom reports along with standard infocube and customized BW reports. • Configured requirement classes, requirement types, planning strategies in Demand Management. • Extensively worked and developed an interface between SAP and legacy system to transfer data and create PIR’s as well as CIR’s in SAP. • Extensively worked on Make to Order (MTO) and repetitive manufacturing production process. • Configured and maintained order types, Order-type dependent parameters, Production Scheduling Profiles, Production Schedulers etc. • Played a key role in the Master Planner and Optimizer (MPO) team. MPO is an application built within SAP R/3 and acts as a substitute to APO/SCM for Steelcase. • Extensively worked on Capacity Requirement Planning. Defined and assigned selection profiles for capacity leveling. Wrote functional specifications for sequencing and dispatching batch jobs. • Configured the Archiving parameters and batch jobs for archiving production orders and material documents. • Provided end user training for shop floor processes like cycle counting and goods movements. • Played a key role as an SME and worked on the day to day issues, ‘how to’ queries and reports in the post Go Live environment. Knowledge of variant configuration. • Working knowledge of ESP to set up and process batch jobs. • Extensively worked on warehouse management, transfer requirements, transfer orders, warehouse movements, defined storage types and search strategies. • Configured confirmation of TO’s at WM movement type level or storage type level. • Implementation experience using Lean Management methodology. Environment: SAP R/3 4.7, ESP, Help Q, Mercury Quality Center Weyerhaeuser Company, WA Nov 06 – Nov 07 SAP MM PP Functional Consultant Weyerhaeuser is the second largest pulp and paper manufacturing company in the United States. It has approximately 56,000 employees in 18 countries, including United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Mexico, Ireland, France, and Uruguay and turnover of more than 26 billion dollars. Company have implemented SAP backbone project in 2004 and have around 27,000 overall end users. Responsibilities: • Maintained organization structure; created plant, created as well as deleted storage locations. • Maintained material master, purchasing groups, factory calendar and batch jobs for all the plants and company codes. • Wrote functional specifications for many new customized reports as well as to change and enhance the existing reports. • Extensively worked on outline agreements. Created and maintained contracts and scheduling agreements. • Exclusively worked on automatic account determination postings for all the material movements. • Exclusively worked on the implementation of External Services Management and configured the release procedure for the same. • Created as well as maintained service master records as per the business requirement. Provided end user training for creating service PO’s for planned and unplanned services and posting service entry sheets. • Handled production support issues in the form of tickets, queries and change requests, trouble documents. • Worked extensively on the ECC 6.0 upgrade testing, integration testing, PRT, etc and documented the same using Quality Center. • Extensively worked on Stock Transport Orders with delivery and Movement Type configurations. • Extensively worked on the tickets related with source list, info record, portal, requisitions, workflow, purchase orders, contracts, scheduling agreements, consignments, goods movements, invoices, vendor maintenance and reports. • Handled issues related to MRP and physical inventory. • Closely worked on the Plant Maintenance issues, as issues related to work orders, reservations, functional location, work centers etc. • Closely worked with the Time Management team for configuring service masters and establishing a procedure for automated postings of the service entry sheets. • Exclusively worked on the interfaces and developed a new transaction for a batch job to create automatic creation and posting of PO’s and GR’s. • Closely and extensively worked on MM/FI/SD/PM integration. Thoroughly understand finance, GL postings, Accounts Payable, and Plant Maintenance modules in SAP. • Trained end users on procure to pay business processes. Environment: 4.6C and ECC 6.0, Remedy and ITG Armstrong World Industries, Inc, Lancaster, PA April 06 - Oct. 06 SAP MM Functional Consultant Armstrong Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. It is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets. Armstrong has 42 plants in 12 countries and approximately 15,000 employees worldwide. Responsibilities: • Configured Special Stock in IM for subcontracting and consignment materials. • Configured Inventory Management parameters for goods movements like goods receipt, goods issue, GR for blocked stock, stock transfer and transfer postings. • Configured Release Strategies with classification for purchase requisitions and extensively worked with workflow configurations. • Extensive experience on material master data mapping. • Extensively worked on MRP batch jobs and MM/PP integration. • Carried out Split Valuation of materials based on valuation category. • Configured Message types for Purchasing documents like Purchase Orders, PR, Info Records, Outline Agreements (contracts, scheduling agreements), Source lists, automatic PO generation. • Customized Physical inventory documents and posting of the difference quantity for carrying out physical inventory. • Set up for Logistic Invoice Verification to make automatic settlements, ERS, Invoice plan settlement. • Part of the team configured MM/FI/SD integration. • Trained end users by creating user documents as well as with the help of Info Pak. provided post implementation support, troubleshooting day-to-day problems and handled new requirements by configuration of the SAP system. Environment: SAP R/3 4.7, ARS and Lotus Notes, ARIS Joy Mining Machinery, Warrendale, PA Mar 05 - Feb 06 SAP MM/SD Functional Consultant Joy Global, Inc. engages in manufacturing, servicing, and distributing mining equipment for the extraction of coal and other minerals and ores worldwide. Joy Mining Machinery operates in Underground Mining and P&H Mining Equipment is a world leader in Surface Mining Equipments. Joy Mining Machinery employs 4,500 persons worldwide. Joy Mining Machinery completed a worldwide implementation of SAP R/3 for the offices and manufacturing plants in the United States, Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Responsibilities: • Successfully configured and implemented overall SAP MM module with complete testing and end user training. • Conceptualized and customized settings for organization structure like plants, storage locations, and purchase organizations. • Studied AS IS and TO BE processes, supply chain management, existing method of Sales and Distribution, interface with the plants/manufacturing facilities and provided integrated SAP solution. • Extensively worked on Availability Check, Sales Orders, Delivery, Shipping and Route Determination. • Closely worked with SD team on Order to Cash (OTC) and Make to Order (MTO) processes. • Configured Material Master: Created screen sequences, field selection for data screens, material types, etc. • Configured special stock in the material master e.g. consignment, subcontracting, pipeline etc. • Worked on vendor master for payment terms, maintained purchasing info record, source list and set up quota arrangement. • Configured consumption based planning, like decided MRP types for materials, setting up automatic MRP runs, MPS runs and created MRP controllers for plants. • Configured and executed the shop floor activities including creation of planned orders into production orders and use various movement types for different purposes. • Maintained Outline Agreements e.g. contracts and scheduling line agreements; configured and created Bill of Materials, BOM Explosion, and Substitute Materials with MPN. • Helped solving issues related to purchasing like in purchasing requisitions, purchase orders, LIS, etc. • Configured Stock transfers with the help of STO and Movement types. • Configured Release Procedure controlled and monitored PR’s with the help of Release Strategy. • Worked on GR/GI for Purchase orders and stock transfers to different plants. • Configured Automatic Account Determination using Valuation Grouping Code, Valuation Class and Account Grouping. • Customized Access Sequence, Condition types, Schema determination in Calculation Schema. • Trained end users and provided them with proper supporting documentation. Environment: SAP 4.6C Clariant Corporation, Charlotte, NC SAP MM Functional Consultant Mar 04 - Feb 05 Clariant is a global leader in the field of specialty chemicals. Clariant’s businesses are organized in five divisions: Textile, Leather & Paper Chemicals, Pigments & Additives, Functional Chemicals, Life Science Chemicals and Master batches. It is represented on five continents with over 100 group companies, employs around 23,000 people. Responsibilities: • Conducted Business Process studies of enterprise and gathered business requirements through GAP analysis in the Business Blue print phase. • Configured organization structure like Plant, Purchasing Organization, Purchasing Group and Storage Location. • Prepared documentation for mapping the configuration process and for end user training. • Provided Customization for purchasing and inventory management covering the following sub-modules material master record, info records, source list & quota arrangement, PR, PO. • Coordinated with other team members for MM/WM/PP/FI integration. • Defined the type of storage available in each warehouse. • Defined the strategies for Picking and Putaway. • Defined interface to IM- Assign WM movement type references to IM movement types Configured inter-company stock transfer order, logistics invoice verification in the view of inventory management. • Provided end users training, day-to-day support and trouble shooting to R/3 system. Used user exits for creation of additional fields and customized reports. Environment: 4.6C Mission Linen Supply, Santa Barbara, CA SAP MM Functional Consultant Feb 03 - Feb 04 It is a major service corporation providing denims, uniforms and related products and services. The company operates at approximately 50 locations throughout the Southwest. I was Involved in the implementation of MM Module. Responsibilities: • Gathered and translated the business requirements into SAP business practices and provided functional and technical specifications for those processes. • Documentation of Business Process Flows. • Configuration of purchasing organization and purchasing groups to the needs of company codes and plants. • Configuration of Material master, Vendor master, purchase information records and source lists. • Creation of Purchase requisition and Purchase orders with Release procedures by using Source lists and purchase info records. • Configured pricing procedures through condition tables, condition type, access sequences, condition records for automatic pricing during sales order processing and the billing stages. • Established automatic source determination for purchase orders. • Configuration of Physical inventory with sampling profiles. • Provided training to all core team members of the client in SAP navigation, Material master and vendor master, Purchasing transactions, Inventory Management and Invoice Verification. Environment: SAP R/3 4.6C Arvind Mills Ltd, India. Nov’01 – Feb ‘02 SAP MM Consultant Arvind Mills Limited is the flagship company of Rs.20 billion (US$ 550 million) Lalbhai Group. It is one of the top ten manufacturers of Denim in the world, on their way to becoming a global textile conglomerate. Responsibilities: • Worked as SAP MM consultant and provided production support and handled issues related to MM and SD. • Key functionalities implemented were, purchasing, consumption based planning and inventory management. • Documentation of user manuals of MM module. • Extensively worked on MM reports, Functional specifications. • Created outline agreements, purchasing info record, source lists and release procedures. • Configured bill of material as well as did multilevel MRP runs for procurement. • Trained end users with user friendly documentation. Environment: SAP R/3 4.6 B EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor of Engineering BE UDCT Mumbai, India


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