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JDA Software Consultant

SUMMARY:

Expert in the delivery of systems integration projects with a focus on supply chain management solutions. An innovative hands-on leader with extensive
consulting experience delivering high profile projects in JDA Manugistics Demand Planning, E-procurement, as well as Process Re-engineering.

•        Experienced supply chain professional with significant expertise in the design, development, and implementation of JDA Supply Chain Management
(SCM) solutions as well as process optimizations.
•        His consulting background which encompasses functional lead, business lead, change management coupled together with a former technical
background provides him with a broad perspective uniquely suited to transform challenging projects into high impact solutions.
•        Has played key consulting roles in delivering multiple full life-cycle implementations as well as major upgrade projects of JDA Networks Demand and
Collaborate.
•        Experience spans the full scope of the Supply Chain Management project life cycle including executing Supply Chain Diagnostics, developing
business case, opportunity assessment, business case justification, JDA design and configuration, business process modeling and re-design, packaged
software selection, software development and testing, solution implementation, training, conversion, and post-implementation support.



Specialties:

•        Demand Management, Integrated Business Planning - S&OP
•        Productivity Improvement, Benchmarking and Feasibility Studies, , Software Selection
•        Project Management, Change Management, Business Analysis Methodologies
•        i2 Demand Planner, Manugistics DP v. 4 through v. 7.4, Manugistics DRP v. 5 through v. 6.2, Ariba
•        Buyer
•        System Development Life Cycle, Data Modelling, DataWarehouse Design, Oracle RDBMS and SQL






EXPERTISE
•        Supply Chain Optimization
•        JDA Demand Networks
•        JDA Collaborate
•        Demand Planning
•        Process Improvement
•        Systems Integration
•        Project Management
•        Data Mapping
•        Test Lead

INDUSTRIES
•        Food
•        Distribution
•        Retail
•        Consumer Packaged Goods

APPLICATION EXPERIENCE
•        Oracle Production and Distribution Planning (PDP)
•        Demantra Spectrum Demand Planning
•        Oracle Advanced Planning Agent (APAg)
•        Custom supply chain application development
•        Adexa SCP
•        SAP
•        JDE One World

EDUCATION
•        Iona College
B.S., Business Administration


RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
JDA 7.2.3  Implementation: Functional Lead
•        Provided best practice consultancy or global JDA implementation. Evalauted and documented As-Is process and facilitated design of superior
Future State design leveraging  of JDA Networks Demand Planning  and Collaborate functionality.
•        Designed forecasting DFU hierarchy which best supported overall process and accuracy.  Developed interface specifications and liaison with
technical team to ensure proper translation of business requirements to technical products.
•        Designed and lead prototype to validate functional design and alignment to new processes. Developed test plan and test scripts and managed
execution and resolution of issues to ensure quality results.
•        Designed and delivered training to end-users.

JDA 7.2.1 to 7.2.2 upgrade: Functional Lead
•        Provided functional consulting to manage overall upgrade of  JDA 7.1 to 7.2 upgrade along with multiple system enhancements. Captured business
requirements and conducted analysis of relevant statistical data to support
•        Demand Planning  analytics and decision support. Designed and documented new reports and the Cognos cubes along with all interfaces.
•        Configured JDA software to enable  business to best capitalize on new functionality.
•        Conducted regression rigorous testing which identified key software defects, and facilitated resolution with JDA support .
•        Developed training material and co-delivered user training for new release.

JDA Re- implementation and  7.2.1 Upgrade: Functional Lead
•        Initially provided support and stabilized existing JDA 6.x Networks Demand, Fulfillment and Collaborate software.
•        Provided functional consultancy for JDA 6.x to  7.2.1 re-implementation of Demand Planning and Collaborate. Captured Demand Planning As-Is
processes, conducted GAP analysis and facilitated team in developing superior  new design utilizing many industry ‘best practices’.
•        Configured JDA Demand Planning software to align to business requirements.
•        Developed comprehensive prototype plans, scenarios and scripts and led successful execution of  prototype.

JDA 7.2.1 Networks Demand  Implementation: Business/Functional Lead
Developed a Business Case for implementing JDA 7.2.1Demand and Fulfillment software. Captured business requirements, then developed and
documented Future State processes as well as functional and technical specification.

Documented reporting requirements for a new Cognos Data Warehouse cube.
Developed Prototype plan and scripts, and enabled Prototype by proactively resolving complex data and systems issues. Planned and led Pilot activities
including; configuring JDA, conducted team training, mentored and supported users, conducted Workshops and tested interfaces. Managed seamless
migration of data from Rhythm i2 software to JDA. Fulfilled Super-User role before transitioning to end user


JDA 5.2 Demand Planning /DPEE Implementation: Team Lead
Led the technical team and business teams for three business units through successful implementation of JDA 5.3 Demand Planning /DP/EE software
integrating with SAP and other legacy systems. Worked effectively with multiple functional groups, business units and applications including Business
Planning, Sales and Ops planning, VMI, Demand Planning, Supply and Manufacturing Planning, SAP Order Management and Corporate Reporting.
Captured Current State and facilitated Future State process design.   Conducted data analysis and data cleansing to resolve complex data issues.  

Identified data integrity issue between  DP/EE, DTA and SCPO, then wrote scripts to synchronize missing data.

Planned and configured  and managed Prototype to validated functional design. Developed functional and technical specifications and was laison with
IT.   Developed rollout strategies, interface design and  software configuration


JDA Demand Planning Implementation: Technical Lead/System Architect
Managed technical staff 15 to deliver technical integration and configuration of JDA 4.6 Demand Planning/ DP/EE, including integration with DRP - Supply
Planning, data warehouse, and legacy systems. Executed data analysis, data modeling and data mapping utilizing corporate tools. Planned and
coordinated technical team activities such as; gap analysis, data analysis, data mapping, package configuration, interface design, development and
testing. Supported business team by designing multiple alternatives for consensus forecast. Promoted to Senior Systems Architect after 10 months and
multiple project renewals by the client.

Demand Planning Process Optimization: Process Team Lead
Conducted a benchmark study of Supply Chain and then compiled a business case which identified opportunities for significant Demand Planning
performance improvements.

Applied effective facilitation skills and deep knowledge of supply chain best practices, to lead 15 key business stakeholders through design of new
collaborative Sales and Operational processes which delivered significant  improvements in inventory savings and customer service.

Recommended and implemented creation of a new Demand Planning department and reporting relationships, job design and incentives to support
motivating change, enabling proper accountabilities and independence from bias influences.  Developed system requirements to support collaborative
customer planning over web based technologies, as well as integration with SAP and other legacy systems.

Demand Forecast Model Optimization: Project Lead
Evaluated current state forecast modeling techniques and processes and researched independent variables as possible  leading indicators to enhance
forecasting and supply chain  performance.

Identified and Implemented new variables into models and developed improved processes which lead to more responsive and more accurate
forecasting model.


Work Experience:

Consultant
September 2003 - Present (7 years 2 months)
July 2002 – Current

•        Developed business strategy and concepts, business plans and startup implementation plan to launch Consulting company.
•        Conducted Diagnostic Assessment and Benchmarking of Demand Planning processes identifying key opportunities for optimizing performance for
largest retail pharmacy chain in middle east.
•        Developed Forecasting Software Selection analysis, scorecarding and report for retailer Consumer Healthcare
•        Senior Demand Planning Functional Lead - JDA Demand Networks and Collaborate
•        Implementation at Maple Leaf Foods


Senior Supply Chain Consultant
2006 - 2010 (4 years)

Designed and implemented JDA Demand Planning and Collaborate system that complied with the corporate global template standards, on time and within
budget. Led design testing and training phases of project.

•        Conducted current state analysis of Demand Forecasting and Distribution/Supply Planning
•        functions, then facilitated design of future state processes
•        Conducted GAP analysis, documented Business and Functional Requirements, then developed
•        accurate technical specifications for all interfaces
•        Led Business Integration Testing including development test planning thorough test scripts and
•        then test execution which ensured high quality of deliverables
•        Delivered customized training of software to demand planning users and sales planners

                           November 2005 – October 2006
Sr. Business Analyst - Contract   
•        Capture business requirements and conducted analysis of relevant decision support data to support Supply Chain planning functions
•        Developed Functional Specification which leveraged new systems enhancements
•        Designed and documented new reports and the Cognos cubes along with all interfaces
•        Conducted rigorous testing which identified key software defects, and then facilitated resolution with software vendor.
•        Developed Training material and co-delivered user training for new release.

                  January 2005 – November 2005
Sr. Business Analysts/Consultant  – Contract     
•        Assessed and documented Supply Chain Planning As-Is processes and facilitated team in developing superior  new design utilizing many ‘best
practices’.
•        Provided functional consultancy for JDA 7.2.1 implementation.
•        Assisted in development of Project Plan and Project Charter.
•        Developed and validated Functional Requirements.
•        Developed comprehensive Prototype plans, scenarios and scripts and led successful execution of Prototype.

                                  May 2003 – January 2005
Business Team Lead - Contract        
•        Developed a Business Case for implementing JDA Demand and Fulfillment software
•        Captured Business Requirements, then developed and documented Future State process
•        Documented Reporting Requirements for a new Cognos Data Warehouse cube
•        Developed Prototype plan and scripts, and enabled Prototype by proactively resolving complex data and systems issues
•        Planned and led Pilot activities including; configuring JDA, executed team training, mentored and supported users, conducted Workshops and
tested interfaces
•        Managed seamless migration of data from Rhythm i2 software to JDA
•        Transferred knowledge as JDA Super User role to Pfizer staff

.                     March 2002 – September 2002
Sr. Business Analyst – Contract
Client: Hewlett Packard  - B2B Ecommerce/Supply Chain    
        Developed design and functional requirements for global B2B Storefront, Supply Chain
integration and catalogue management systems

                             November 2002 – January  2003
Sr. Business Analyst – Contract            
•        Developed Business Opportunity Statement for converting Lotus Notes based employee intranet into a new portal platform


Supply Chain Management Practice  - Principle Consultant                 May 1997 – May 2001
                               
                  
          The following are selected Projects with PriceWaterhouseCoopers

  PWC Client: Royal Bank of Canada                              June 2000 – January 2001
   E-Procurement Ariba Buyer Consultant        
•        Conducted workshops of workflow analysis to drive out superior Functional design
•        Developed and documented data mapping and technical  specifications
•        Configured and tested Tibco middleware and Ariba UI to support SAP PCard integration

  PWC Client: Kawasaki Canada Ltd                              February  2000 – May 2000
Demand Forecast Model Optimization Project Lead
•        Evaluated current state forecast modeling techniques and processes and researched independent variables as possible  leading indicators
•        Implemented new variables into models and developed improved processes which lead to more responsive and more accurate forecasting model.

  PWC Client: Sony Canada Ltd.                           August 1999 - January 2000  
  Business Process Reengineering  Team Lead
•        Conducted a benchmark study of Supply Chain and then compiled a business case which identified opportunities for significant supply chain
performance improvements    
•        Through effective facilitation skills and deep knowledge of supply chain, lead 15 key business stakeholders to design new Supply Chain processes
which delivered significant inventory savings , improved customer service and many other ongoing benefits.
•        Recommended and implemented creation of a new Demand Planning department and reporting relationships, job design and incentives to support
motivating change, enabling proper accountabilities and independence from bias influences.
•        Developed system requirements to support collaborative customer planning over web based technologies, as well as integration with SAP and
other legacy systems.


  PWC Client: Nabisco Canada Ltd.                                         August 1997 – March 1999                  
  Manugistics/ JDA  Project Lead        
•        Led the technical team and business teams for three business units through successful implementation of JDA Demand Planning .   
•        Worked effectively with multiple functional groups, business units and applications including Business Planning, Sales and Ops planning, VMI,
Demand Planning, Supply and Manufacturing Planning, SAP Order Management and Corporate Reporting.
•        Developed rollout strategies, interface design, software configuration, then conducted data analysis and data cleansing, wrote interface scripts and
database queries.
•        Successfully orchestrated the full scale technical Migration and Conversion of JDA  from OS/2 platform to AIX. Supervised conversion and QA
process.

DMR Consulting Ltee. (Sr Systems Architect)
DMR Client:  Canadian Tire Corporation                     November 1995 - June 1997
JDA Technical Team Leader- System Architect
•        As a DMR consultant, managed development team of 15 to deliver technical integration and configuration of JDA Demand Planning, including
integration with DRP - Supply Planning, data warehouse, and legacy systems.
•        Executed data analysis, data modeling and data mapping utilizing corporate tools
•        Planned and coordinated technical team activities such as; gap analysis, data analysis, data mapping, package configuration, interface design,
development and testing.
•        Supported business team by designing multiple alternatives for consensus forecast.
•        Promoted to Senior Systems Architect after 10 months and multiple project renewals by the client.


Office Worker Advisor - Ministry of Labor                         January 1995  - November 1995
Case Management Project                                         Business Analyst / Project Leader                  

ISM Information Systems Management                      February 1992 - September 1994
Health Care Systems                                                       Project Leader/Consultant

Oracle Corporation Canada Inc.                                  February 1990 – February 1992
Supervisor Applications Development

MAI Canada Ltd.                                                          June 1988 to January 1990
Software Manager, Health Care

Melgar Automated Systems Inc.                                               March 1984 – May 1988
Partner/Consultant

Shared Medical Systems Inc.                                                      April 1980 - March 1983
Senior Application Specialist

EDUCATION:

B.Sc. Business Administration (1978) Iona College  New Rochelle, N.Y.

Professional Training and Certifications:
Project Management WorkShop (IBM)                E-Commerce Bridge Process (PwC)
Xerox Professional Customer Service                Business Process Change Methodology (PwC)
Package Implementation Methodology (PwC)        JDA Supply Planning (PwC)
JDA Demand Planning (PwC)                                    Ariba Buyer ACE Technical Certification
DMR Pplus Development Methodology                QA Test methodology
Oracle Case Tool                                i2 Rhythm Link Demand Planner (PwC)
Oracle DBA  6.0, 7.0                                 Cognos Data warehouse  
Oracle Forms                                        Oracle Pl/Sql
Oracle SQL Report Writer                                UNIX admin
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