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JDA Software Consultant

Technical Areas:

Twenty five years experience. JDA/Manugistics Consultant / Software Engineer with a strong background in JDA/Manugistics  (Demand , Fulfillment,
NetWorks Collaborate, Transportation Management, Bulk Distribution Planning, WebConnect XML-based Extract–Transform–Load integrations, Versions
5, 6, 7.2.x),  business analysis, project management, design, development, documentation, installation, user acceptance, support of software, Oracle,
PL/SQL, Shell (Bourne sh, Korn Shell ksh, csh, tcsh, bash) , perl, Java, WebSphere Business Integrator and SAP Supply Chain Management (Sales and
Distribution, APO) .
Extensive experience designing and programming supply chain products (Manugistics), and designing, implementing, and integrating solutions.  Strong
client skills, evaluating needs of client, selecting and tailoring Manugistics solutions.  Implementation, upgrades, tuning, and improving solution and
runtimes, training, and support.

Application experiences includes supply chain, transportation, SAP, data stores and warehousing, enterprise application integration, extract-transform-
load transactions, electronic data interchange, database applications, communications, and speech processing in various Unix and Windows
environments, Database Management Systems, and Enterprise Applications. Experiences include:

•        Provided business support and improvements to architecture and software for JDA Manugistics 7.2.2 Supply Chain Planning and Optimization
(NetWORKS Demand and Fulfillment), Vendor Managed Inventory, and Transportation Request for Quotation systems in an SAP environment... Modified
SAP and older ERP system interfaces to Manugistics and from Manugistics to data warehouses.  Improved performance of existing batch scripts and SQL;
enhanced system performance and reliability.  
•        Provided Business support and improvement using JDA Manugistics 7.1 CPFR (Demand and Fulfillment) software as a base, including customer
location consolidations, analyzing and implementing model changes in and around the software, and various smaller tasks.  Evaluated merger of J&J and
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Manugistics systems and customizations from business and user perspective, built designs and integration plans.  
Evaluated business requirements, design guidance, Unix Shell and PL/SQL extract-transform-load data feeds of key and forecast source information and
weekly processing to DMAPE data warehouse reporting cube.  
•        Evaluated and planned for migration of Common Sales custom data warehouse into SAP, documenting interfaces for migration to SAP Business
Warehouse.  Designed and wrote Unix Shell Scripts and PL/SQL to convert all data from Manugistics 7.1 system to merge into 7.2.  Provided sole 24-hour
operations support for 6 months, including night and weekend processes and escalations from operations in India, maintaining availability at 99.6% (9
hours down across 6 months).  Successfully trained offshore replacements unfamiliar with Manugistics to take over complete support of system.  
•        For SAP,  design, development, and deployment of software tools to support SAP in-company BASIS group to  monitor SAP hosted hardware and
software events, processes, and logs for faults, utilization, and performance.  Built web displays of near-real-time status and reports.  
•        Design and development of interfaces using IBM WebSphere Business Integrator (CrossWorlds) electronic application integration (EAI) software
system for the International Corporate Customer Data Store.  
•        For Campbell Soup Company,  designed database tables and extract-transform-load business processes in Unix, Shell, Oracle Pro*C and PL/SQL to
gather master data and shipment history information from different order and warehousing systems for distribution to various supply chain systems
including Manugistics Demand and Supply Planning, and Terra Real Time Forecasting software.  
•        For J&J,  performed independent review of process, procedures, and data for Manugistics Demand Management and Fulfillment; interviewing
users and information management staff to enumerate difficulties and propose solutions.  Implemented three findings from the review: changed
consolidation process to improve performance, implemented process to prevent early shipping of introductory events, and implemented process to
project demand information back in time to enable seasonality sooner.  Wrote PL/SQL procedures to convert customer data from one division to another
and to load customer-provided historical data.  Manugistics 6; Oracle; PL/SQL; C, Shell; Cognos.

•        Completed implementation and trained users of Manugistics Transportation module Bulk Distribution Planning (BDP).  Created custom packages of
stored procedures in Oracle PL/SQL to screen inventories to improve demand forecasting and adjust orders after forecasting to meet BetzDearborn
requirements; hooked created software into BDP system.  Created custom reports that ran under BDP report menu.  Improved performance of demand
and resource planning for material management feeds into SAP that was incorporated by Manugistics into future BDP releases.  

•        For Manugistics, Inc., design and development through four releases of Manugistics Transportation module Bulk Distribution Planning (BDP), a
vendor managed inventory and transportation optimization software package for the bulk petrochemical, industrial chemical and gas industry.  
Responsible for demand forecasting portion that generated orders based on reported and predicted inventories.  Created subsystem that summarized
forecasts to provide demand and resource planning.  Programming was in C, Oracle Pro*C, and PL/SQL in Unix.  Participated in design sessions to
interface BDP with EDI software and with SAP in Belgium.  
Applications
JDA Manugistics Transportation Management and Supply Chain Planning Optimization, Bulk Distribution Planning, NetWORKS Demand Management,
Seasonal Profiling, NetWORKS Demand Decomposition and Classification, NetWORKS Fulfillment, Vendor Managed Replenishment (VMI), NetWORKS
Collaborate, WebConnect XML-based Extract–Transform–Load integrations, Versions 5, 6, 7, up to and including 7.2.2.
SAP Supply Chain Management (Sales and Distribution, APO): transaction and data interface processing
IBM WebSphere Business Integrator (WBI) / CrossWorlds Enterprise Application Integration Extract–Transform–Load software: Interchange Server,
Connectors, Collaborations, Maps, Tools; MQSeries; VisiBroker ORB (CORBA)
Cognos Business Intelligence, Impromptu

Technology
Unix (all 25 years) on Hewlett Packard HP/UX; Sun Microsystems SunOS 3, SunOS 4, Solaris; Linux; IBM AIX; Digital Equipment Corporation Ultrix, OSF/1;
MIPS; AT&T; SCO/Unix
Databases: Oracle 7, 8, 9i, 10g architecture & development using Pro*C, SQL, PL/SQL (13 years); Informix/4GL; MySQL; SQL/Server; DB2; Access
Programming Languages: C / C++; Shell Scripting (Bourne sh, Korn Shell ksh, csh, tcsh, bash); Java, J2EE, JDBC; Perl
Microsoft Windows 3.1, NT, 2000, XP; Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint); Visio; Project; ODBC
Digital Equipment Corporation VAX VMS, Alpha OpenVMS; PDP-11
Visual Basic, Pascal, Fortran, Concurrent PL/I (CSP/k), APL, LISP; Motorola 680x0, Intel 80x86, DEC MACRO-11 Assemblers; SCCS, RCS, PVCS

Education
June 1984
Master of Science in Computer Science, GPA 4.0 / 4.0
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with Highest Honors, GPA 3.9 / 4.0
(Master’s / Bachelor’s Program, both degrees awarded concurrently)
(Cooperative Education program: 22 months of 5-year program as a full-time co-op employee)
Advanced Computer Science coursework included Algorithms, Automata Theory, Languages and Compilers, Numerical Analysis, and Software Engineering
Academic Dean’s List, First Honors: all 5 years
Student Department Head, Mathematical Sciences Department
Pi Mu Epsilon, National Honorary Mathematics Fraternity
Phi Eta Sigma, National Honorary Society for Freshmen
Drexel Mathematics Society
Pennsauken High School / Pennsauken, NJ, graduated valedictorian        June 1979
Employment

February 2010 to present
Consulting Senior Software Engineer
Business support and improvements to architecture and software for JDA Manugistics 7.2.2 Supply Chain Planning and Optimization (NetWORKS Demand
and Fulfillment), Vendor Managed Inventory, and Transportation Request for Quotation systems in an SAP environment.  Modified SAP and older ERP
system interfaces to Manugistics and from Manugistics to data warehouses.  Added custom interfaces to support UK, France, and Specialty Products
Division.  Improved performance of existing batch scripts and SQL; enhanced system performance and reliability.  Provided business user support and
coordination between EDI, SAP, and Manugistics systems.


January 2008 to September 2009
Technical Architect, Sales Force Administration IT
Architecture, design, development, implementation, and support of a Unix-based Java, Oracle, Web-based client/server ordering system for sales
representatives and heath-care professionals.  Principal tasks included understanding business requirements using vendor-supplied software as a
base, communicating with business, users, and vendor, and specifying designs and customizations for vendor software.  Designed and coded software
around vendor-supplied solution to better implement business processes and condition data.  Worked with business to research, extract, and transform
data from master and transactional systems for operations and data warehouse reporting systems and electronic data interchange with vendors.  Design
and implementation included new Oracle database objects, packages, and procedures, Unix Shell scripts, software installation, and deployment through
six quarterly releases.  Implemented WebServices for product extraction and ordering over WebSphere 6 with teams from vendor, U.S. and Great
Britain.  Sun Solaris 5.9, Oracle 9i, Oracle 10g, Java Enterprise Edition 5, XML, HTML, SOAP.

Logistics Company / Skillman, NJ        September 2006 to December 2007
Supply Chain Consultant, Business Resource Manager
Business support and improvement using JDA Manugistics 7.1 CPFR (Demand and Fulfillment) software as a base, including customer location
consolidations, analyzing and implementing model changes in and around the software, and various smaller tasks.  Worked with business and users to
understand concerns and needs and built implementation plans.  Evaluated merger of J&J and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Manugistics systems and
customizations from business and user perspective, built designs and integration plans.  Evaluated business requirements, design guidance, Unix Shell
and PL/SQL extract-transform-load data feeds of key and forecast source information and weekly processing to DMAPE data warehouse reporting cube.  
Business resource manager for i2 manufacturing resource planning system, coordinating with users, offshore support in Brazil, and IT to increase
reliability of system.  Designed ETL interface changes into and from i2 vendor software to handle transition to a new distribution center in Perl and led
implementation.  Evaluated and planned for migration of Common Sales custom data warehouse into SAP, documenting interfaces for migration to SAP
Business Warehouse.  Designed and wrote Unix Shell Scripts and PL/SQL to convert all data from Manugistics 7.1 system to merge into 7.2.  Provided
sole 24-hour operations support for 6 months, including night and weekend processes and escalations from operations in India, maintaining availability
at 99.6% (9 hours down across 6 months).  Successfully trained offshore replacements unfamiliar with Manugistics to take over complete support of
system.  Manugistics 7.1, 7.2; Oracle 9; HP/UX 11; SQL/Server; MS Project; PL/SQL; Perl; Shell; C.

  June 2005 to September 2006
SAP Tools Consultant, SAP Hosting Infrastructure Services Automation and Applications
Design, development, and deployment of software tools to support SAP in-company BASIS group to  monitor SAP hosted hardware and software events,
processes, and logs for faults, utilization, and performance.  Gathered requirements from users, managed implementation through support.  Configured
and installed BigBrother and Nagios monitoring tools from the vendor to meet business requirements, built custom processes in Perl to automate
introduction and removal of hosts monitored.  Wrote jobs, jobplans, and schedules using UC4 scheduling tool to automatically start/stop/reset SAP
software and reboot 250 hosts on maintenance schedule.  Built web displays of near-real-time status and reports.  Interviewed, trained, and led offshore
support in Mexico and India for SAP offshore model.  On-call production support rotation.  HP/UX; Linux; MySQL; Perl; Shell.

  June 2004 to January 2005
WebSphere Business Integrator Consultant, Corporate Data Store Project
Design and development of interfaces using IBM WebSphere Business Integrator (CrossWorlds) electronic application integration (EAI) software system
for the International Corporate Customer Data Store.  Analyzed data, designed extract-transform-load interfaces, and developed integrations to bring
corporate customer data from QVC Germany and United Kingdom systems (HP 3000 MPE Turbo Image Database) to the Corporate Customer Data Stores
being developed in DB2.  Data included customer master, address and contact information, account limit and funding, credit card master data and
transactions, customer service contacts and actions.  Designed Business Objects, Maps, Processes, and Relationships.  Configured Collaborations,
Connectors, managed system, flow, and events.  Used Bridge software across MQSeries queues through WBI into the DB2 database.  WBI; Java; J2EE;
JDBC; DB2.

  June 2003 to June 2004
Supply Chain Consultant, MIS Development Services
Designed database tables and extract-transform-load business processes in Unix, Shell, Oracle Pro*C and PL/SQL to gather master data and shipment
history information from different order and warehousing systems for distribution to various supply chain systems including Manugistics Demand and
Supply Planning, and Terra Real Time Forecasting software.  Met with business teams to assess needs and understand processes.  Customized demand
forecast unit consolidation mechanism for company needs; wrote software to automatically generate consolidation maps from master data.  Introduced
dynamic SQL into existing processes to allow same process to be used for multiple divisions, each on separate databases with small schema variations.  
Modified current processes for new Electronic Data Interchange feed from third parties originally to be done by IBM WebSphere Business Integrator
(CrossWorlds) until project was cancelled.  Created numerous small programs for customer needs and monitoring.  Manugistics 6; HP/UX; Oracle; Pro*C;
PL/SQL; Unix Shell.

Logistics Company        August 2002 to May 2003
Skillman & North Brunswick, NJ / Supply Chain Consultant, Global Transportation
Independent review of process, procedures, and data for Manugistics Demand Management and Fulfillment; interviewing users and information
management staff to enumerate difficulties and propose solutions.  Implemented three findings from the review: changed consolidation process to
improve performance, implemented process to prevent early shipping of introductory events, and implemented process to project demand information
back in time to enable seasonality sooner.  Added functionality to Transportation Management for a new J&J division (Unix Scripts, WebConnects).  Wrote
software to correct incomplete Electronic Data Interchange Load Tenders.  Improved EDI processes by adding software to process and notify incoming
EDI events.  Wrote PL/SQL procedures to convert customer data from one division to another and to load customer-provided historical data.  Manugistics
6; Oracle; PL/SQL; C, Shell; Cognos.

  June 2000 to July 2002
  Accenture Consulting / WebSphere Business Integrator Consultant        (last 7 months)
CrossWorlds Software, Inc. / CrossWorlds Consultant, Client Services        (first 19 months)
(Worked for CrossWorlds until IBM purchased it, then picked up by Accenture on same project.)
Design and implementation of CrossWorlds (IBM Websphere Business Integrator) enterprise application interfaces and software between SAP and
numerous legacy systems that support supply-chain, logistics, financial accounting, and master data transactions for the Agricultural, Engineered
Polymer, I-Tech, and Nylon divisions.  Specified, designed, and customized extract-transform-load Business Objects, Maps, Processes, Relationships,
and Connectors.  Configured Interchange Server, managed system, flow, failed events. Designed and implemented custom classes in Java for DuPont
applications.  Oracle, Java, and JDBC resource on team, created PL/SQL routines to assist implementation and Java classes to simplify access to Oracle
database.  Trained developers and led design reviews of additional customer-developed interfaces.  WBI; Java; J2EE; JDBC; EJB, Oracle.

  October 1998 to April 2000
Sales, Distribution, and Supply Chain Initiative Consultant
Completed implementation and trained users of Manugistics Transportation module Bulk Distribution Planning (BDP).  Created custom packages of
stored procedures in Oracle PL/SQL to screen inventories to improve demand forecasting and adjust orders after forecasting to meet BetzDearborn
requirements; hooked created software into BDP system.  Created custom reports that ran under BDP report menu.  Improved performance of demand
and resource planning for material management feeds into SAP that was incorporated by Manugistics into future BDP releases.  Created custom order
delivery scheduler and router and implemented prototype in C and Oracle PL/SQL, which was coded into SAP ABAP.  Developed PL/SQL routines and
reports for revenue restatement and sales commission summarization for headquarters finance and administration department.  Manugistics 5; SAP S&D;
Oracle Pro*C, PL/SQL, Unix; C; Shell.

Manugistics, Inc. / Wayne, PA        April 1996 to September 1998
Software Engineer, Transportation Management Engineering
Design and development through four releases of Manugistics Transportation module Bulk Distribution Planning (BDP), a vendor managed inventory and
transportation optimization software package for the bulk petrochemical, industrial chemical and gas industry.  Developed software that assembled and
built appropriate orders and transportation resources into cases for solution.  Responsible for demand forecasting portion that generated orders based
on reported and predicted inventories.  Created subsystem that managed and coordinated various tasks and processes in BDP and reported status to
user.  Created subsystem that summarized forecasts to provide demand and resource planning.  Programming was in C, Oracle Pro*C, and PL/SQL in
Unix.  Participated in design sessions to interface BDP with EDI software and with SAP in Belgium.  Installed software and trained users in Japan and
South Africa.


Gradient Technology, Inc. / Burlington, NJ        November 1989 to April 1996
Computer Scientist, Software Development Manager        
Created software and managed software development for startup speech and acoustics company.  Managed customer support for Gradient for over 150
customers in more than 100 companies in 16 countries.  Administered network of Unix workstations and PC’s.  In early years of the company, participated
in sales efforts in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Switzerland.  Created client/server framework, application programmer’s interface and library,
command-line interfaces and routines, device communications and control software for SCSI data acquisition and playback devices.  Managed software
product development through six of seven versions (all but first), including X-windows graphical user interface.  Ported software to ten different Unix
and VMS platforms. Programming was in C and C++ on Unix and Motorola 680x0 assembly language.

AT&T Bell Laboratories        July 1984 to November 1989
  Member of Technical Staff
Liberty Corner and Middletown, NJ – Led design and development of subsystems in TOPAS, an AT&T Network Operations Support System deployed on
Unix systems, which provided access to the testing and control of long-distance trunks and facilities in the AT&T telecommunications network.  
Responsibilities included requirements, co-authoring interface agreements, and creation of asynchronous communication facilities and user interface to
the Number 4 Electronic Switching Systems, including software to perform translations to the switch control language, and planning deployment.  
Experimented with and used a prototype, mathematical protocol specification language and analyzer named COSPAN.  Created rule-based expert systems
to allow technical staff to configure and plan for various telecommunications products based on current capacity and growth information as well as
marketing plans.  Led development and coordinated nationwide deployment.  Created a PC-based software system to automatically configure Premises
Cabling Distribution (optical fiber in buildings and campuses), including a graphical user interface to describe a building and its cabling.  Programming
was in C, C++, Pascal, Informix/4GL with internal client/server software on Unix mainframes, minis, and PC’s.
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