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ERP Functional/ Application consultant/ Analyst

A result oriented, continuous improvement focussed & bottom line-driven Project Manager/NAV consultant, with an extensive experience in business process analysis, ERP implementation, manufacturing, supply chain planning/ analysis, dealing with all levels of management, and customer/vendor development in Australian, European and Asian markets. Managed the project to implement Navision ERP database in three AsiaAsian locations. Proven project and people management skills.

Desired Positions

Implementation Consultant, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Support Consultant, User Education + Training, Reporting / Business Intelligence Consultant, Database Administrator

Work Preferences

Desired Salary
AUD 90,000 - 120,000 per year  
Availability
Immediate  
Desired Job Type
Any Type  
Can Travel for Work
Extensively  
Highest Education Level
Bachelor Degree  
Current Location
Sydney, Australia  
Willing to relocate?
No
Residency / Visa
Authorized to work in this location

Skills and Experience

Category Yrs. Exp. Last Used
  Financial Management Accounts Payable 1 2012  
    Accounts Receivable 1 2012  
  Manufacturing and Distribution Master Planning 1 2012  
    Production I 1 2012  
    Production II 1 2012  
    Production III 1 2012  
  Reporting and Business Analysis Business Analysis 1 2012  
  Supply Chain Management Logistics 1 2012  
    Master Planning 1 2012  
Dynamics NAV Navision Financials Accounts Payable 6 2011  
    Accounts Receivable 6 2011  
  Reporting and Analytics Dimensions 6 2011  
    Navision Analyst 6 2011  
  Supply Chain Management Distribution 6 2011  
    Inventory / Cost Control 6 2011  
    Manufacturing 6 2011  
    Pricing 6 2011  
    Returns Management 6 2011  
    Warehouse Management System 6 2011  
Dynamics SL Solomon Financials Accounts Payable 6 2011  
    Accounts Receivable 6 2011  
  Manufacturing & Distribution Bill of Materials 6 2011  
    Work Order 6 2011  
  Supply Chain Advanced Shipment Management 6 2011  
    Bill of Materials 6 2011  
    Inventory 6 2011  
    Landed Cost 6 2011  
    Order Management 6 2011  
    Order to Purchase 6 2011  
    Purchasing 6 2011  
    Web Order 6 2011  
    Work Order 6 2011  
Small Business Accounting Purchasing Purchasing 6 2011  

Employment History

Job Title
Planning Manager/ ERP Administrator
Industry
Industrial Products
01/2005 to Current

Responsible for project lead in Navision implementation at DIAB Australia, Thailand & India while workingclosely with Microsoft partner, Tectura, project budgetand project & cost tracking, business analysis,process mapping & documentation, market analysis for suitable solution,license purchase, gap analysis, customization/ database, design, project plan, mile stones & deliverables.

Identify available human resources &delegation of data collection/ validation, liaise with stake holders, usermanuals, usertraining in sale forecasts, budgets, demand & supply plans, inventory management, warehouse, purchase, sales, HR, manufacturing and financetransactions, knowledge transfer across Asia, testdatabase, UAT against agreed deliverables, user profile configurations,recommend customized reports, configure dimensional views for business analysisin productionefficiency, DIFOT, forecast accuracy, lead time, inventory analysis, stock intransit etc.

Administer the ERP (Navision) database includingpermissions, application support, troubleshooting, log analysis, databasemaintenance including item master, price list, dimensions, UOM, customers,vendors, freight terms, payment terms etc. Also administer Ecom interface,local master data validation, second level user support, gather user feedback,develop business intelligence portal and set long term strategic goals.

Lead monthly Sales & Ops planning cycle, sales forecast and demandplanning, coordinate people involved in supply chain. Tracks forecast accuracy,ensure raw material replenishment and cost effective supply to meet demands,consisting of 500 Stock Keeping Units (SKU) and $10 million in expenditure. Managelocal team concerning job descriptions, goals, career developments, trainingplans, salary & bonuses.  Ensureglobal supply chain goals are met and provide monthly status and KPI reports tohead office in Sweden. 


Achievements:

 

§  Successfully implemented ERP database (Navision) at DIAB Australia thatinvolved leading the project team of eight team members while meeting deadlineand budgeted project costs. The result was increased visibility in orders &inventory, increased team performance & efficiencies. The project involved inhouse business analysis, process mapping and process documentation, followed byglobal market analysis for cost effective Navision Vendor and then invitingapplication and technical consultant from TecturaIndia. Once project scope and deliverable were agreed upon, further workcommenced on project plan, mile stones identify & delegation to resources,liaise with different departments & stake holders etc. It also involvedcommunications and negotiations with vendors and customers. And finally closingthe project one the agreed deliverables were implemented.

§  Successfully developed (as part of Global team) web based globalEcommerce database and integrated it with local ERP database (Navision).  It resulted in improving businessintelligence tools/ KPI’s, order entry time, visibility, forecasting & remotedata entry. It involved order process mapping and documentation, inviting Pdb Sweden to handle the global project,working closely with group IT team, two face to face meeting per year inSweden.

§  Lead the regional project as AP ERP project manager to successfullyimplement Microsoft Dynamics Navision 4.0 (ERP database) in three Asia Pacificlocations – China, India & Thailand. It involved frequent internationaltravel for F2F interaction while working with the local project managers andlocal Tectura global team, reportingto Group Operations Vice President and being on steering committee.

§  Successfully developed MRP functionality and business intelligencereports (production efficiency, DIFOT, forecast accuracy, lead time, inventoryanalysis, stock in transit etc) in Navision. The visibility in businessprocesses further resulted into improved service levels and decreased workingcapital & manufacturing cost.

§  Participatedin regional and local six sigma project as team member being responsible forAustralian logistical lean project to minimize work in progress, improve leadtime by maximizing through put of materials in production, reduce sea freightcosts, reduce material waste by improving cutting plans, reduced stock takeerrors by frequent audit of stock entries.

§  Participatedin the Group Inventory Reduction project while representing Australian plant.The project involved two days workshops, twice a year and regular phoneconference over two years. The result was inventory reduction of approximately27% without incurring stock outs as the focus was to move dead inventory, notfast moving products.

§  Established (as part of Global team) new manufacturing plants inAsia (China, India & Thailand) over four years. It resulted in increase insales revenue by 50% every year for three years in growing wind energy sector.Further that increased profits & market share.

§  Successfullyachieved the tariff concession for fibreglass mesh & PVC foam imports thatsaved DIAB Australia 5% duty ongoing basis. It involved liaising withgovernment authorities like AQIS, Customs & various freight forwarders. 

Job Title
Logistics Coordinator
Industry
Industrial Products
01/2002 to 01/2005

Establish purchase forecast, facilitate sale forecast,and ensure the supply meets market demand while keeping inventories & rawmaterial lead times from vendors to a minimum. Import coordination for purchaseorders, and liaise with the freight forwarder, building sites, sales andoperation units. Coordinate purchasing of goods in building products, metal,glass & packaging, vendor management with $4 million in expenditure.Controls load factors through production scheduling to ensure maximum usage ofavailable capacity and effective use of labour, machines and materials. Coordinatedelivery of building products & labour to the construction site, manageinventory levels within assigned targets, and track slow moving & obsoletestock. Monthly reports on inventory levels, stock condition, excess andobsolete stock. Coordinate quarterly stock takes and reconciliation.

 

Achievements:

 

§  Successfully achieved more than 25% glass cost reduction by moreaccurate forecasting and importing glass instead of local purchasing.

§  Developed and implemented Microsoft Access based inventorymanagement & purchasing database, that resulted in stocks visibility andthat further resulted in inventory reduction of 12%.

§  Streamlined the order flow process by improving general awareness, shortenthe order entry time in the office & order tracking in the warehouse whichresulted in a reduction of order lead time by 25% and increased cash flow by 5%.

Qualifications

Completed Institution Degree / Qualification
1993 CSIRO Mech Eng  
1989 PSEB Higher Secondary  

Work Related Training & Certification

Completed Institution Training / Certification
2012 CPP Inc Understanding Team Dynamics  
2012 DDI Inc Managing Others: Coaching for success  
2008 Long & Partners Six Sigma  
2001 Cisco Systems/ TAFE Cisco Certified Network Professional  
2000 Microsoft Microsoft Certified Professional  
1997 TAFE Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing