Naren Ginagam
SAP Logistics Execution | SAP Sales and Distribution Consultant | Mobile: +1 618-580...
 Conversion of 1000+ customers & 10,000+ routes, material master, output, inventory data records (including count dates)....
 Delivered customized interface for electronic billing interface (Mexico legal requirement with import id – Pedimento
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  • 1. Naren Ginagam SAP Logistics Execution | SAP Sales and Distribution Consultant | Mobile: +1 618-580-1413 SUMMARY  Naren has a focused and motivated approach of guiding custom business solutions along with integration of applications in collaboration with IT and Business teams to support company’s strategic goals.  10 years of industry experience including over 9 years SAP experience.  Successful implementation experience of 6 full life cycles, 6 business enhancements and 2 production support in SAP SD/LE/WM with cross-functional integration with MM, PP and FI.  Project management - Lead Conversion/Process/Testing teams, Staffing, Project estimation, Risk mitigation, expectation management of program leadership.  Experience from project Scoping, Requirement Gathering, Configuration, Testing, Change Management, Training, Transition and Post Go-live support.  SAP Functional Experience –  Sales and Distribution – Customer harmonization program (Customer master design, hierarchy management & data governance), Price optimization, and Customer promise dates enhancements, product selection, rebate/chargeback management, Inter-Company processes, Partner determination procedures, Text determination procedures, and output determination procedures.  Optimized logistics operation of business leveraged SAP WM w/ RF scanner, labels, cross-docking implementation, shipment cost documents, routes, handling units, parcel tracking and integration with PP/MM module.  SAP WRICEFs –  Workflow management using Back-office associates tool of cCust, cMass.  Reports related to MM mass scrapping, SD rescheduling, Output processing, IDoc failure.  Interfaces out of sales orders, customer master, warehouse management, delivery, invoices, production orders and purchase orders.  Conversion objects related all SD, MM, PP, WM project implementations.  Enhancements/Forms related to sales order processing, ATP processing, delivery processing, movement types, invoice processing, pricing related routines/requirements.  Developed the mapping specs for transactions like 850, 810, 856 & 855.  Work experience in message types ORDERS, ORDRSP, DESADV, DELNIS, SHPORD, SHPCON, WMMBXY and INVOIC and a good working knowledge of ANSI X12 and XML message standards.  Configuration of EDI partner profiles, port definitions, output type’s creation and maintenance of condition records for EDI customers and workflow setup.  Industry experience in automobile, electronics, consumer goods, manufacturing and health and safety service industries.  Competitive racquet sport player and adventurous hiker (climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro for Charity) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SAP OTC Lead | Accenture | Microsoft Feb 2015 to Present Lead the new operating model for optimized supply chain to Microsoft Subsidiaries.  Drive Fit/Gap phase to implementation of new customer model to drive global pricing for subsidiaries. SAP SCM Fulfilment Manager | Accenture | Schaeffler Bearing August 2013 to Dec 2014 Successfully rolled out SAP to all US manufacturing and distribution centers by implementing SAP logistics execution processes enabled by warehouse management supporting new technology vision.  Staffed and managed exceptional on-shore and off-shore teams thru delivery phase.  Scope management and expectation management with NA/DE leadership teams to deliver the project on agreed budget.  Reduced 700 custom forms to 170 forms by coaching US supply chain directors and managed plan for complete development in SAP and Red Prairie systems.  Implemented optimized solution for RF enabled pick and pack processes for fast moving part numbers.  Lead the test management for integration and resolved issues triggered by non-conforming business processes at go-live.
  • 2.  Conversion of 1000+ customers & 10,000+ routes, material master, output, inventory data records (including count dates).  Deployed modified conversion objects to handle CoO and batch management data into Free Trade Zone at CoLinx. SAP EWM Team | Accenture | Ericsson May 2012 to July 2013 Ericsson implemented SAP EWM as a pilot for North America distribution center, and Naren managed the training and change management to shift the logistics ownership to external vendor.  Developed and delivered training for SAP EWM to local Ericsson and 3rd party teams.  Presented plan for future consolidation of North America distribution centers to NA Supply chain director.  Test management for business acceptance phase for SAP logistics processes with 100% requirement mapping. SAP Delivery Lead | Accenture | Alcatel Lucent August 2012 to May 2013 Flex migration project is a North America initiative by Alcatel to move its manufacturing and logistical ownership to Flextronics. As a delivery lead, Naren performed scoping and delivery of this effort including staffing, estimation and planning with client leadership team. Naren has accountability for delivery of multiple projects and programs at Alcatel.  Coached off-shore team with SAP leading practices to accurate/expected delivery of multiple WRICEFs solutions.  Demand management of post go-live issues by off-shore team.  Improved client satisfaction by performing quality assurance on team’s deliverables before presentation to Client.  100% mobilization of delivery team, identify the appropriate people resources and assign these individuals to projects.  Manage team during delivery phase to keep the deliverables on track and re-alignment of experienced resources for critical deliverables.  Mitigated risks by escalating resource and scope related issues to avoid delay on project delivery. SAP Customer Lead & Test Lest | Accenture | 3M March 2011 to August 2012 Polaris project is a global initiative by client to transform the business (6 big B's & 46 divisions) and consolidate all the multiple systems into SAP. As a customer master and Testing Lead, Naren drove and coached client’s leadership (6 leaders representing each BU) thru the business transformation project.  Deployed global processes for customer master data governance including customer hierarchy models.  Coached and managed analyst team in delivering stable and sustainable customer master management solution using Back Office Associates (BOA).  Configuration and functional designs for Pilot site (Taiwan) with Vendavo for price management.  Resolved data issues in SAP test clients by leading plan and execution of manual data entry for all master data objects (SD, MM, FI, LE, PP and WM) for integration test phase.  Complete staffing of exceptional resources for OTC team by managing resource mix, interviewing, on-boarding.  Successful presentation and approval of conference room pilots (CRP) on OTC processes to VP and directors from all geographies. SAP Logistics Consultant | Accenture | Alcatel Lucent June 2009 to February 2011 Alcatel went thru a multi-phase rollout project (multiple distribution sites), which used customized legacy application and Oracle. To manage DC with low overhead costs, business requirements are to streamline DC operation by utilizing all the aspects of SAP WM & extended WM (ECC application).  Implemented new warehouse for North America distribution center on a rush timeline (2 months).  Business case study analysis and delivery of UPS parcel tracking interface using ProcessWeaver solution.  SAP warehouse management expertise for client's multiple DC complex business requirements: Cross-docking, serial management of bill of materials and mass scrapping automation for obsolete SKUs.  Optimized stock removal strategy by using large/small picking process to reduce the warehouse outbound logistics time.  Drove Functional Specs, IST, UAT, and demo of functionality on new features in SAP WM on advanced functionality. SAP Logistics Consultant | Accenture | Timken Bearing August 2007 to May 2009 Timken went to global SAP implementation and Naren lead logistics team for North America 4 manufacturing sites and 3 distribution centers (Red Prairie – WMS). For final release, Naren lead the Mexico SAP implementations for all SAP processes.  Lead configurator for Mexico rollout in terms MM, SD. Designed the overall pricing sub process document and mentored analyst thru configuration.
  • 3.  Delivered customized interface for electronic billing interface (Mexico legal requirement with import id – Pedimento number).  Implementation of SAP WMS along with extended WMS (SU managed) to streamline the overall warehouse processes.  Worked on various enhancements and interfaces (related to pricing, invoicing, number ranges, weight conversion, labels, RF scanner enhancements)  Setting workflow for EDI orders and training users to resolve IDOC errors.  Worked on training manuals, simulations and KT to production support team.  Contributed data team with cutover activities for complete inventory, sales orders and material load using LSMW.  Successful reduce hung invoices from $15M to $800K by resolving country of origin issues with external WMS (Red Prairie) and SAP interfaces.  Development of new enhancements for OM and 3rd party logistics interfaces along with streamlining the overall outbound processes.  Implementation of inter-company POSO processes between NA and EMEA region. SAP Sales and Distribution Consultant | Eastman Kodak April 2005 to July 2007 As a consultant, Naren contributed on multiple projects to modify the system landscape per business requirements aligned to strategic direction from leadership. Projects successfully completed included interfacing with external vendor managed system for return logistics (Flextronics), interface development with front-end online portal for sales order processing, software license order processing, and intercompany processing with sales bill of materials, material substitution modification and invoicing solution for retail kiosks using EDI.  Developed new interface creation including new IDOC type, new message type, and process code for automatic PGI of return logistics using EDI 856.  Mapping DELVRY03, DESADV01 & INVOIC01 IDOC to EDI 856, 861 and 810 messages.  Development of new interface for uploading the legacy system with product catalogs for online portal enablement.  Business requirement analysis to implementation of plant determination userexit to override the plant from CMIR records for intercompany orders.  Reduced operational costs by implementing accurate and efficient PDF solution for software license orders for direct communication to customers.  Prototype presentation and successful implementation of dropship orders with explosions (Sales BOMs).  Customization of new data transfer routines and copying requirement for legal billing requirements.  Enhanced cost splitting program at component level from header number for accurate COGS calculations.  Implemented batch management userexit, which use availability check to apply quantity proposal during batch management (901,902) at delivery level to support business requirement.  Changed interface (used for SCAN+/ESS/Siebel/legacy system) for KSS to accommodate address override - a customer requirement picked up during fit/gaps. Product Engineer | Saint Gobain July 2000 to July 2002 Naren managed the south-eastern market for product development and Saint Gobain’s footprint with all major automobile, bearing and razor manufacturing companies.  Reduced the territory outstanding from INR 21,000,00 to INR 5,000,00 which strengthened the territory NOD (number of Days).  Maintained 100% delivery per customers requested dates by driving proper MRP planning of material requests on monthly basis.  Increased and maintained Saint Gobain footprint with automotive sub-contractors by providing cost effective options and accurate product evaluation of new product (grinding wheels) performance.  Reduced lead delivery time for prospective customers by direct planning with manufacturing facility and order execution in system.  Quarterly campaign management of strong brand products with south-eastern manufacturing directors/managers. EDUCATION: Masters in Mechanical Engineering | Operation Research, SIUE, IL, USA August 2002 to February 2005 Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, AIT, Pune, India. July 1996 to June 2000

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