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
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.
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
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 184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11.
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 18.104.22.168 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
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.
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.
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.
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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