HIGHLIGHT OF QUALIFICATIONS
Have experience working over 10 plus years with seven Fortune 500 US and International companies in Supply chain and Logistics management.
SAP Expertise-Functional and Technical Warehouse Management/Inventory Management/Logistics Execution Modules along with "Hands- on" end user training and development using industry best practices and common sense approaches. ( No 30,000 foot "Theories" without practical
HIGHLIGHT OF QUALIFICATIONS
Have experience working over 10 plus years with seven Fortune 500 US and International companies in Supply chain and Logistics management.
SAP Expertise-Functional and Technical Warehouse Management/Inventory Management/Logistics Execution Modules along with "Hands- on" end user training and development using industry best practices and common sense approaches. ( No 30,000 foot "Theories" without practical application of functional and technical processes.)
SAP Experience-12 years
Warehousing and Distribution Experience-32 years
Experience in Lean Manufacturing disciplines using JIT, KANBAN, CI and Six Sigma.
Experience in implementation, configuration and system functional training of SAP WM and LE applications and other WMS systems.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Strong communicator, honest, articulate, results driven and always professional regardless of circumstances.
Currently maintain a "Secret" government security clearance.
Maintain a valid passport for travel abroad if necessary.
Specialties: Experience in Logistics/Warehouse/Distribution Management for units in the 82d Airborne Division, 3rd Special Forces and US Army Special Operations, Automotive, Sporting Goods, Defense, Manufacturing, Food, Beverage & Retail Distribution. Also, I have 11 years blueprinting to design, implementation, configuration, customization, integration, gap analysis, CI and testing the Warehouse Management module with experience as a SAP Warehouse General Manager, SAP WM Project Manager, SAP WM Team Lead Business Analyst, Functional SAP WM/IM Consultant and Supply Chain Engineer for SAP WM/IM Functional processes, configuration, SME and Logistics Engineer for EWM/WM SAP functional processes. .
Senior Logistics Engineer SAP EWM/WM Functional Processes SME @ Primarily responsible for the development and implementation of model based solutions to improve and deliver globally recognized best practices in both internal and external logistics processes covering the areas of Supply Chain, Distribution and Logistics. The fundamentals will require in depth analysis of the current processes with the aim of changing and or improving processes to benefit cost and efficiency metrics, harmonizing towards common global processes and aligning with global best practices. Stakeholder involvement will be with Service, Sales and IT among others. Will be engaged in both local and global Supply Chain related project in which the Logistics Engineer will represent and lead business, technical and procedural change.
Based on local or global focus areas, my role will analyze Distribution and Logistics processes to identify opportunities of cost of $30 million dollars in inventory and process efficiency improvements to ensure company optimizes supply chain to support $1 billion dollars plus business. The Logistics engineer will lead the communication with stakeholders to develop programs to introduce the changes and lead the change through the migration process handing over the new process to operational business owners. The Logistics Engineer will help identify and train ‘SAP Super Users’ to become more effective in the local operation.
My role will represent North America Supply Chain (Distribution & Logistics) in local & global technical (SAP) projects and lead the local logistics group through change and process migration. Engage local and global ‘business analyst’ support representing the needs of the ‘local Distribution and Logistics operation to the IT and or consulting staff. This will involve developing new (best practice) structures and environment in an SAP (WM – TM) environment for all North America locations and assist in defining supply chain processes with counterparts in Europe, Asia, Africa, Canada and South America. From August 2015 to Present (3 months) Louisville, Kentucky AreaLead SAP WM/IM learning EWM Functional Configurator/Analyst/Subject Matter Expert @ Perform requirements gathering, design, configuration, build, test, and documentation activities for packaged software applications which is part of a team to deliver large scale business solutions or enhancement projects for SAP WM/IM learning EWM.
Providing guidance as SME, trouble shooting for the use of best industry practices in WM /IM configuration in support which helps the organization in maintaining a 98% customer service rating with consumers and other businesses that use our products and services. Implemented configuration for auto replenishment configuration and Dynamic Cycle Counting during tenure to embrace the use of standard functionality.
Responsible for support DC relocations while business continues to run day to day in old operation and other task heavily supporting WM related tasks from participating in answering help desk tickets at times if functional business team cannot find solutions.
Use SAP Solution Manager to track configuration requirements, testing and design of functional processes. Been given task directed by the COO of HD Supply to look at streamlining the receiving processes related to IT for the company DC's operations which business has adopted along with adding a mobile cart solution for Inbound receiving. Reviewed archiving steps for shipments, deliveries and HU using SARA transaction.
Downsized from position after 5th restructuring/reorganization downsizing of personnel by business during my tenure of the last 15 months. From April 2014 to June 2015 (1 year 3 months) San DiegoSenior Supply Chain Planning Engineer IV for SAP WM/IM Functional/Technical Solutions @ Promoted in 9 months of tenure with Caterpillar to next grade due to hard work and outstanding performance in providing clear, concise and realistic guidance on how to manage the functionality and recommended system configuration for SAP WM/IM in the Procure to Pay and Order to Cash space of a budget of $240 million dollars annual budget in support of the Mach1 program for facilities not only in the US but in Poland, Belgium and Indonesia.
Subject Matter Expert (SME) in SAP IM-WM with expertise in implementing IM and WM modules including shipping, receiving, material movement, RF technology / barcoding, logistics execution, WM/PP interface for production control cycles (Release order/Manual staging) along with using the KANBAN board (PK13N) for signal parts to IM managed materials repenishment.
Recommend detailed configuration changes for WM/IM solution to ensure that business align with industry best business practices or where gaps exist present changes in current configuration to help business see areas of opportunities in system functionality for 200 plus plants and distribution facilities worldwide and participate in Caterpillar Global Initiatives team as a Key Power User and SME in this space for European countries. From October 2012 to April 2014 (1 year 7 months) Peoria, Illinois AreaSupply Chain Planning Engineer III for SAP WM/IM Functional/Technical Solutions @ Subject Matter Expert (SME) in SAP IM-WM with expertise in implementing IM and WM modules including shipping, receiving, material movement, RF scanning / barcoding, logistics execution and logistics systems in supporting a $265 million dollar annual budget for the Mach 1 program.
Supports manufacturing facilities globally in post-deployment to optimize business processes and SAP systems usage to achieve corporate supply chain performance targets. Using expertise in CPS and SAP (Mach1), aligns technical and operational functionality and optimization in realizing and maintaining the gains that business transformation efforts offer for all Caterpillar production and distribution business units world-wide in 200 countries
Recommend detailed configuration changes for WM/IM solution to ensure that business align with industry best business practices or where gaps exist present changes in current configuration to help business see areas of opportunities for system improvements.
. From January 2012 to September 2012 (9 months) Peoria, Illinois AreaSAP WM/IM Functional/Technical Consultant @ Responsible for supporting contingency “Go Live “ support for several off-site operations for a Fortune 500 international producer and marketer of food, agricultural and industrial products for their business operation in Ohio. Identified configuration change for Dynamic Cycle Counting for the business to use in the future as this functionality was not set up correctly for initial roll out by implementation partner.
Responsible for viewing the current functional processes in SAP WM/IM and make recommendations towards supporting the end user in training and development for warehouse operations for 40 personnel for a 5 day, 24 hour operation.
Wrote training business process documents for transactions to be used in each functional area of Warehouse/Inventory Management which included Inbound, Internal Warehouse Processes, and Inventory Management for WM/IM and Logistics Execution which included the process of Picking, Packing, Outbound Delivery and Shipping. From August 2011 to December 2011 (5 months) United StatesSAP WM/IM Functional/Technical Consultant @ Responsible for taking the POC (Proof of Concept) preparation, gap analysis, blueprinting to design, configuration, customization, integration, and testing of SAP WM/LE/IM for the SAP Warehouse Management for client.
Rolled off assignment due to a reaction from a Spider bite during travel to vacation to Mexico which I was hospitalized for two months afterwards. From March 2011 to May 2011 (3 months) VirginiaPrincipal System Business Analyst SAP WM/LE/IM Functional/Tech @ Principal System Business Analyst for SAP WM/IM/LE configuration and functionality along with Warehouse and Distribution Management consulting for Medical Logistics agencies.
Responsible for supporting daily SME (Subject Matter Experts) for governmental agencies in Warehouse/Distribution operations in Europe, Middle East and Asia supporting 200 end user customers in real world contingency conditions.
With use SAP Solution Manager to review business requested changes for ABAP and SPRO configuration requirements and assist business in writing functional specs along with ROM, development and testing functional process before going into Production for use.
Left for an opportunity which offerred more "Hands-on" configuration experience which allowed me to remain competent in SAP WM/IM. From May 2010 to March 2011 (11 months) VirginiaSAP Logistics Team Lead Functional/Technical Business Analyst (WM/IM) @ Responsible for the project preparation, gap analysis, blueprinting to design, configuration, customization, integration, and testing of WM/LE/IM for locations in Tucson, Arizona, Hermosillo and Durango, Mexico. Created customized queries using SQVI which the business can use to analyze system data from SAP Data Tables. Created batch jobs to run using SM35, SM36 and SM37 for providing daily reports of variants queries for standard transactions along with various customizations.
I have complete successful configuration in SPRO in Warehouse/Inventory Management in the following areas…
Assignment of Warehouse To Plants, Creating Interim Bins, Creating of Storage Bins Systematically, Pick and Put-away Strategies, Creation of Storage Types for WM, Storage Unit Management, Batch Management, Transfer Request, Transfer Orders, Stock Transfers, Movement type configuration, Replenishment, Shelf Life Configuration, Storage Locations, Material Master Elements for WM 1 and 2, Cycle Counts, Create Continuous or Cycle Count Inventories, Hazardous Materials Configuration, Cross-docking and RF Queue Management.
Customized the LL01(Warehouse ActivityMonitor) transaction in use for the business by assigning the management and supervisory responsibility to functional storage types and movement types to assist in pointing out responsibility.
Trained 150 functional users on all processes related to WM/LE/IM and completed over 200 plus Business Processs Procedures for training business end users.
Responsible for the physical set up of the warehouse structure strategies for Raw Material, KANBAN and Finished goods storage areas along with ensuring these matched in the functional system.
Wrote 95% of the functional specs for all customization processes used for RF and along with some minor system reports related to Inventory and Stock queries.
Downsized from position due to company reorganization. From July 2008 to March 2010 (1 year 9 months) Tucson, Arizona Area, Durango and Hermosilo, MexicoSAP WM/IM Functional/Technical Project Manager @ Responsible in ensuring that configuration and system functional training of SAP 6.0/R3 Warehouse Management and Logistics Execution applications (Inbound, Inventory and Outbound processes)
Responsible in testing, WM/LE applications through one complete lifecycle. Responsible in creating and writing SAP WM/LE Training manuals which included 188 BPP (Business Process Procedures) which provided step by step instruction on how to use the applications for operational work areas.
Trained 300 employees which included operational management in SAP WM/LE applications to effectively manage a warehouse business.
Approved customization and configuration in RF Replenishment, applying additional Inventory Adjustment Reason Codes for MB-1A and MB-1C transactions and others which allowed these transactions for AMER Sports in Europe.
Left position after assignment was completed. From December 2006 to February 2008 (1 year 3 months) Nashville, TNSAP WM/IM General Warehouse Functional /Technical Manager @ Responsible for managing two warehouse and distribution facilities in excess of 900 thousand square feet (Formerly Cumberland Swan Holdings merged with Vi-Jon in Aug 06), in Smyrna, Tennessee.
Responsible for the professional development of 3 supervisors, 7 lead and 105 personnel (Originally was 150) supporting a 24 hour/7 day a week operation that supports manufacturing and off-site distribution facility.
Implemented changes in operations through analysis, effective personnel cross-training, reducing overall headcount by 25 personnel with a budget cost savings of $500,000 dollars annually, 1on 1 counseling and reviewing operational cost that resulted in the highest warehouse productivity numbers in 3 years.
Challenged department by setting a goal by end of FY 06 to have CPH (Case Per Hour Picked) output at 400, (CPH was 217 when I arrived to department) which currently we are selecting 448 CPH with changes in case, layer and full pallet pick to increase velocity and productivity. Managed budget of $15 million dolllar annually.
Resigned from position after receiving an opportunity in SAP Project Management for Warehouse/Inventory Management. From October 2004 to December 2006 (2 years 3 months) Smyrna, TennesseeWarehouse Operations Supervisor @ Supported Warehouse Manager in the managing of a 250 thousand square foot warehouse and 50 personnel. Created receiving, inventory disciplines and warehouse standards that resulted in one of the best annual audits the warehouse has had in some years.
Implemented warehouse safety procedures that were recognized as best plant practices. Relocated to Nashville, TN with my wife for her employer.
Left position after finding job close to home. From February 2004 to October 2004 (9 months) Shelbyville, TennesseeFood Warehouse Manager @ Overseeing warehouse operations with 26 personnel for a 60,000 square foot warehouse, 12 dock doors with 33 delivery trucks a night for a broad-line food distributor; services the New England area to include New York.
Established weekly cycle count inventories of 8,000 to ensure warehouse maintains pick and put-away and replenishment accuracy which resulted in organization maintaining a 98% accuracy rate.
Maintains compliance of OSHA, FDA and company standards in sanitation, housekeeping audits that have resulted in outstanding performance ratings.
Resigned from position after wife's employer transferred her to Nashville, TN. From December 2002 to September 2003 (10 months) New Haven, ConnecticutWarehouse Food Operations Resource Manager @ Worked at the Frito-Lay Operations in Killingly, Connecticut managing 3rd shift operations with 30 personnel in Warehousing and Distribution management with responsibility of loading 25-35 tractor trailer outbound loads a night to New England and New York areas.
Became key Inventory Management Resource for operation supporting a 7-story warehouse with initially manned put-away and retrieval system of approximately 300,000 location capacity and assisted in the transition of the warehouse to a automatic put/retrieval system in Spring of 2001 along with supporting pick/belt operation using voice pick technology (VIPER).
During tenure, warehouse received Superior rating in Warehouse operations for AIB auditing and my warehouse team was awarded Quartely team award twice for increased productivity in performance and output.
Resigned from position after accepting an opportunity which was more favorable towards balancing a quality of life and work commitments. From December 2001 to December 2002 (1 year 1 month) Killingly, ConnecticutDirector of Fullfillment/Supply Chain @ Director of Fulfillment for an Internet start-up that was marketing pre-paid Visa credit cards that allowed for on-line purchasing. I was directly responsible for setting up the fulfillment system to track customer orders, fulfill orders and coordinate the manufacturing of POS information that was used for retailer stores as well as card creation from Standard Register.
Company was closed after it lost its venture capital funding. From 1999 to 2001 (2 years) Scottsdale, ArizonaAirport Food/Retail Distribution Manager @ Responsible for the logistics support of concessions in the Atlanta airport for the Host Marriott corporation. Coordinating daily deliveries at night (11 pm to 7 am) which supported such retailers as Bally shoes, Au Bon Pan French Bakeries, Cinnabon, Bath, Body and Beyond, Chilli's, Burger King, Sam Adams Breweries and other Marriot retailers.
Managed 25 material handlers on 6 concourses which would meet vendor delivery trucks, open retailers stores, receive ordered products, coordinate customer returns and assist in prepping stores for morning start-up.
After reviewing 3rd Party cost for Beer and Alcohol storage recommended and implemented internal storage facility within airport in a direct cost savings of $350,000 dollars annually.
Resigned from position after commitment to go back to school full-time to obtain my Undergraduate degree. From March 1996 to January 1999 (2 years 11 months) Hartsfield/Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia92Y3PG3-Senior Logistics NCO In Charge (Logistics/Supply Chain) for 82d Abn Div. Special Ops Group @ Responsible for Logistics and Supply Chain Services for batallions in the 82d Airborne Division, 18th Airborne Corps and 3rd and 5th Special Operations Groups for budgets and 100% property accountability of military equipment over $ 25 billion dollars.
Platoon Sergeant and S4 Non-Commisioned Officer In Charge who managed over the course of my career in the miltary 500 plus soldiers in training and professional development to protect our nation interest militarily in Logistics Management. Certified Loadplanner of US Airforce aircraft such as C130, C141 and Army Helicopters towards successful mission support. Honorably discharged after commitments were fulfilled. From April 1984 to December 1995 (11 years 9 months) Ft. Bragg, NC, Ft. McPherson, GA, Soto Cano,Hondruas, South Korea, Mac Dill, AFB
BS, Business Management, 3.3 @ Park University From 1999 to 2001 Associate of Science, Logistics Management, 2.8 @ Georgia Military College-Atlanta Campus From 1995 to 1997 Diploma, APICS, Certification in Basics in Supply Chain Management, Master Planning @ The University of Texas at El Paso From 1999 to 2000 Certification, SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) Training for US Army @ United States Joint Forces Command From 2003 to 2003 Diploma, Army Logistics Management @ Basic Non Commissioner Officers Course From 1999 to 1999 Diploma, Army Logistics Property Management System @ SPBS Course From 2000 to 2000 Certification, Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management @ US Army Quartermaster School From 1983 to 1983 Yes, Army Logistics Management @ US Army Quartermaster School From 1983 to 1984 Basics in Supply Chain and Logistics Managment, Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Grade B @ US Army Logistics Management College From 1991 to 1991 Diploma, SDS Depot Physical Inventory Management @ US Army Logistics Management College From 1990 to 1991 Anthony Ravenell is skilled in: SAP, Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management, SAP Implementation, Logistics, Business Process, Inventory Management, Six Sigma, Business Analysis, Testing, Visio, Kanban, JIT, SAP WM, Warehouse Layout, Distribution Management, Functional Design, Troubleshooting, Team Management, Team Leadership, SAP IM, Trainers, Microsoft Office, Team Building, Functional Warehouse..., Warehouse Functional..., RF design, Gap Analysis, Functional Management, Food Distribution, Military Logistics, Forklift Trainer, SAP Console, SAP Configuration, Cycle Counting, Business Operations..., Coaching, Distribution, PowerPoint, Subject Matter Expert, Functional Analysis, Functional Testing, Budget Management, Food Logistics, Warehousing, Integration, ERP, Management, Operations Management, Training
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