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Blue Yonder Professonal Service Consultant - JDA Software Consultant

Blue Yonder Solution Architect Architect - JDA Solution Architect

PEN-64 - AE

Blue Yonder TMS  Solution Architect / JDA TMS Solution Architect / JDA TMS SME / Subject Matter Expert

Supply Chain Professional - IT

Blue Yonder TMS SME - Blue Yonder TMS Solution Architect – JDA TMS Solution Architect - Results-oriented, highly responsive professional with comprehensive experience and success in the logistics and supply chain industry. Superior communication and customer relationship skills providing thought leadership and solution vision for Fortune 500 companies. Extensive ""hands on"" management and technology consulting experience with an entrepreneurial spirit in the logistics industry with a detailed understanding of IT and its business implications.


Various TMS Consulting Engagements                                                     2015 to Present




Key Engagements:


  • Serve as the primary solution architect for the implementation of BY TM/TP 2019.2 and replace Ryder’s existing TM6.3 platform.
  • Designed the technical solution architecture for BY’s TM/TP 2019.2 suite on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. 
  • Serve as the functional SME of BY TM/TP for the onboarding of existing and new clients on to the 2019.2 platform. 
  • Implemented the digital brokerage solution for TM via the BY Luminate platform. 
  • Design and implementation of various automation jobs/scripts using TM’s job server that were previously done outside of TM using windows scripts or custom programs. 



  • Lead solution architect for the JDA implementation team of TM/TP 2017.2 for Canada’s second largest food retailer.
  • Designed region specific solutions across the country addressing specific optimization and dispatch requirements.
  • Help lead the design of the LCV (Doubles/Triples) functionality in TM/TP with the JDA product team.
  • Design the use of different temperature controlled trailers for specific regions and
  • commodities within TM.


  • Served as the SME for the TMS solution for Nestle North America.
  • Managed the implementation of TM/TP at Purina’s plants.
  • Managed and developed enhancements for TMS for both Nestle Purina and Nestle




  • Developed a strategic plan to transition support activities from Nestlé’s offshore team to an in-house support team
  • Performed strategic network analysis of the Nestle Waters and Nestle Purina transportation networks using JDA’s TMod tool. Identified synergies and cost-saving opportunities within the network.


  • Upgrade of JDA TM/TP solution to v2017.1 on a load balanced/high availability architecture.
  • Install and conduct knowledge transfer sessions with super users on JDA’s Transportation Modeler application.
  • SME for all JDA functional and technical design activities including new ABPP modules deployed as part of TM 2017.1.


  • Lead the JDA team re-designing TM/TP solution architecture for a revamped transportation network.
  • Design a holistic optimization of the outbound and inbound network with use of dedicated fleet, domiciles and hours of service restrictions.
  • Coordinate the implementation of JDA’s Business Analysis (BA) and Freight Order Management (FOM) solutions.

Food Processing 

  • Designed the technical solution architecture of JDA TM/TP.
  • Designed the integration solution using JDA CIS APIs covering entity management, shipment processing, tender processing and financials processing.

Logistics firm

  • Lead the upgrade of JDA TM/TP solution to v2016.1 on a load balanced/high availability architecture.
  • Assist in developing a roadmap to migrate newly acquired businesses from legacy TMS to JDA TM/TP platform.
  • SME for all JDA functional design activities.

Lowes Inc.

  • Designed the solution architecture for the new TMS platform using JDA TM/TP 8.3 on a windows/oracle stack.
  • Installed JDA TM/TP 8.3, Smartbench, Freight Auction, CEA, Approval Chain and documented the install process for the customer.
  • Configured the JDA TM CIS adapters to integrate using MQ series queues.
  • Designed and implemented high availability and failover strategy for the solution for TM Web, Smartbench, TP adapters and CIS adapters.

Lead Consultant                                                                                              Jul’14 – Feb’15

Heavy Equipment Manufacturer


Served as the SME for the upgrade of JDA TM/TP v6.3.3 to v8.1.

Developed the proposal for the hardware specs to satisfy both business and IT requirements.

Architected the solution to provide for high availability and load balancing for improved system performance.

Identified current solution gaps and presented a detailed solution roadmap that included TPUI, Smartbench, CEA, and Freight Auction.

Trained internal resources on TM/TP solution and outlined a system maintenance plan.

Consultant                                                                                                       Oct’13-Jan’14

Served as the functional consultant for the implementation of TM/TP v8.0 for

Grainger’s outbound network.

Conduct interviews with business SMEs and document business processes

and requirements.

Work with strategic partners in developing the future TMS solution for




Consultant                                                                                                         Oct’12 – Feb’13

New Breed Logistics

Provide technical and functional support for the upgrade of TM/TP 6.2.3 to on a Windows/Oracle stack.

Developed the proposal for the hardware specs based on input from the business.





Consultant                                                                                                         Jul’12 – Oct’12

Yamaha Corp. of America       

Lead consultant managing the upgrade of the JDA TM/TP solutions to

Designed the solution to convert the integration between JDA TM and Oracle ERP from Webmethods to Tibco.

Responsibilities included documenting system changes between 6.1.8 and in both TM and TP.


Consultant                                                                                                         Mar’09 – Jul’12

Nestlé Purina Petcare   

Lead consultant managing the upgrade of the JDA TM/TP solutions to 6.3.3 from an AIX/DB2 to a Windows/Oracle hardware stack.

Managed the implementation of TM/TP for Purina’s Dry and Wet plants.

Manage and develop enhancements for TMS for both Nestle Purina and Nestle Waters

Serve as the SME for the TMS solution for Nestle North America.

Developed a strategic plan to transition support activities from Nestlé’s offshore team to an in-house support team

Successfully coordinated the transition of i2’s applications to Purina’s support team.

Performed strategic network analysis of the Nestle Waters and Nestle Purina transportation networks. Identified synergies and cost-saving opportunities within the network.

Consultant                                                                                                  Oct’08 – Mar’09

Worked for Infosys Consulting to perform a gap analysis of Manhattan Associates TMS solution suite for Wal-Mart and its transportation requirements.

Conducted interviews with Transportation executives to outline Wal-Mart’s current inbound and outbound processes.

Outlined industry best practices in various aspects of transportation, including but not limited to Optimization of inbound and outbound moves, private fleet optimization, consolidation, MRO and carrier selection.

Delivered a comprehensive gap analysis report to Wal-Mart and resulted in a future project for implementation of the TMS solution.

                                                                                                        Oct’02 – Mar’09

Solution Architect

Co-Founded Nulogx Inc. in 2002 as a global logistics and transportation consulting firm and led the growth of the company to $4 million in consulting revenues in just 2 years.

Worked with Inbound Logistics magazine to help rank nulogx as a Top 100 Logistics IT provider for 2006.

Led the consulting team with focused offerings such as logistics and transportation, business process re-engineering, network optimization, network modeling.

Collaborated with logistics software vendors to evaluate product offerings and industry direction.

Led the initiative to develop nulogx’s unique implementation methodology for the logistics industry.



Lockheed Martin

Engaged as a logistics SME to develop a strategic proposal for the USTRANSCOM as part of their AT21 initiative.

Provided leadership in laying out solution roadmap and architecture.

Involved actively as part of the core team to develop and present the proposal and demo.

New Breed Logistics

Developed the logistics solutions roadmap to support the growth of the company from a freight administrator to a transportation provider and a 3PL.

Worked closely with IT and business executives to chart out high-level business requirements and technologies that would be required to enable them.

Managed the customer relationship along with program management from a sales perspective.


CAT Logistics

Developed a working partnership with Deloitte Consulting and CAT Logistics in formulating a strategic process to grow its business into the 3PL industry.

Provided valuable thought leadership during the selection of an appropriate TMS vendor.

Cultivated superior customer and partner relationships that helped our sales team to close multiple deals.

Led the initiative to outline and develop new business processes to support the new business venture.

Recognized opportunities within the customer’s internal business processes and outlined new projects to improve the operations.

Future Logistics

Led the transformation of the company from a freight claims audit business to a recognized 3PL provider in its niche market.

Responsible to help design the company’s core IT infrastructure to support its growing 3PL business.

Successfully implemented industry-wide benchmarks and best practices.

Developed an excellent relationship with C-Level executives and business partners.

Other Notable Customers: 

Leggett & Platt Inc., FedEx Supply Chain Services, Air Cargo Inc., Loblaws, Yamaha North America, Exel Logistics, Liten Automative Group

i2 TECHNOLOGIES - Dallas, TX                                                                                Jan ‘01 – Sep’02

Solution Architect - Logistics & Fulfillment                                         


Instrumental in developing key transportation and logistics solution footprints for Fortune 500 companies.

Develop and execute targeted pre-sales strategies, assisting the sales teams in closing multi-million dollar deals across the globe.

Facilitated and led implementations of i2’s Logistics Solutions across the Transportation, Retail and CPG verticals.

Ability to foster excellent customer and partner relationships, creative thinking and industry knowledge accelerated the growth within i2.



Samsung, Kmart, North American Van Lines, Shaw’s Supermarkets, Frito-Lay


Denver, CO                                                                                                                 Jan ‘00 – Jan ‘01

Application Developer – Logistics/Distribution Suite

Developed software application, design documents, conducted analysis of software problems and maintained existing programs within the Distribution Suite of One World with minimal supervision and within expected results

Represented the logistics development team in various cross-functional initiatives for product development within 4 months of hire.

Facilitated, as the lead in the group’s weekly server builds, monitoring and fixing system errors, reducing system downtimes and inefficiencies.

Member of the Transportation and WMS development team that successfully released JDE’s latest flagship product suite.


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