Summary

Proven professional with 25 years of Information System knowledge. Over those years I gained Project Management, Program Management and Data Analysis knowledge in large ERP systems as well as Industry Specific applications, which always focused on integration of People, Processes and Technology. This has given me a strong background in managing the successful Implementation of various SAP modules as well as different Manufacturing Execution Systems with deliverable in all areas from Estimating through to Manufacturing and finally Warehouse Management. This has resulted in a strong knowledge of all facets of different Manufacturing Business Processes, and given me an excellent understanding of key metrics indicator analysis for executive reporting with the understanding that response time and accuracy was the key measure for analysis.

Work History

Work History

IT Manager

Webcom Inc

Manage a Team of Seven

  • 2 Network Administrators
  • 2 Senior Developers
  • 2 Junior Developers
  • 1 Systems Project Manager

Responsible for the day to day management of all network and applications

Mar 2010 - Mar 2011

Manager, Production Operating Systems

Webcom Inc.

Manage all Manufacturing Software. 

Responsibilities:

  • Installation of New Shop Floor Management System
  • MIS Software assessment, installation, enhancements, change management, training
  • Creation and deployemnt of Reporting for Key Performance Indicators
Mar 2007 - Sep 2008

Manager-Production Operating Systems, RR Donnelley Canada

Moore Canada d/b/a RR Donnelley

Responsibilities

  • Managed all Operating Systems for the Canadian Division such SAP as well as industry specific shop floor applications
  • Evaluated new Manufacturing Execution Software (MES) 
  • Created and owned the Business Continuity Plan for the Canadian Division
  • Managed reporting for Executives with key objective being accuracy and timeliness

Key achievements

  • Project Manager for successfulinstallation of Avanti to one of Moore Canada's Digital sites. Project objective was to launch on Jan 15 2008 with a go live date of April 15 2008 with no missing Service Level Agreements.  Objective achieved
  • Using open source software and web based tools, reduced the cycle time for new orders to the digital equipment from 7 hours to 1 hour. This programming was done in parallel with project objective
  • Using cost effective methods such as Excel, Access, open source software and web based tools created Web Based reporting for executives 
Jan 2001 - Mar 2007

Project Manager

RR Donnelley
Responsibilities
  • Manager for installation of a new MES/ERP System for the US manufacturing facilities
  • Managed all regression testing and version control for new releases of system 
  • Managed all on site training using RR Donnelley training techniques 
  •  Executive reporting

Key achievements

  • Successfully installed the new application to 8 sites in the US
  • Working with the above Vendor, successfully developed automated links from Pecas to SAP Purchasing and Finance System. Both in bound and out bound with change management controls
  • Working with vendor developed the Advance Shipping Notice methodology between Pecas and SAP
  • During transition ensured all key metrics were delivered to sites and executives
  • Using Access created the prototype reporting metrics for executive reporting. Later migrated to Pecas Progress Database system
  • Shop floor PLC setup. Working with vendor reduced the cost per machine interface from $5,000 to $1,200 per machine
Oct 2000 - Jan 2001

Manager SAP and Logic Operations Moore North America – Canadian Division

Moore Corporation
  • Managed the use of SAP and Logic for the Canadian Division 
  • Ensured that all facilities were following the correct Processes laid out by the original process owners using change management techniques
  • Responsible for Month-end reporting from SAP and Logic for the Canadian Manufacturing Group using Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, SAP created Queries 
Dec 1997 - Mar 2000

Team Lead, Canadian SAP Implementation Group – Production Planning (PP) module

Moore Canada – Canada/USA

Responsibilities

  • Member of the Manufacturing As-Is To-be Analysis Group
  • Performed user training / Knowledge transfer
  • Assisted the configuration team with setup of SAP in relation to manufacturing
  • Consolidated the manufacturing metrics in relationship to costing and analysis
  • Determined the material usage method with the Material Managements (MM) group
  • Assisted in the design and development of variant configuration used for specification data for manufacturing and costing
  • Assisted in the mapped legacy data for the initial master data load to SAP
  • Setup the PP training material
  • Member of the PP team responsible for the execution of the SAP conversion at each site
  • Provided User Support
Key Achievements
  • Designed and generated SAP ad-hoc reports using ABAP/4 Query tool
  • Extracted data from SAP and other systems to generate reports using external database systems and programs
  • Created data map between existing shop floor data collection system and SAP
  • Most of the reports I created are still being used within RR Donnelle
  • Created data map between existing shop floor data collection system and SAP
Jun 1990 - Dec 1997

Application Specialist-System Administrator

RR Donnelley formerly Moore Business Forms Limited
Responsibilities

  • Installed and managed the 1st Trenton plant network system
  • Implemented a new production control system (Logic) now part of the EFI Group 
  • Coordinated the development of reports for the production control system (Logic) using the Logic report writer. l
  • Responsible for buying computer equipment and supplies for the Trenton Plant
  • Provided user support for the plants computer systems

Key Achievements

  • Part of team that installed 1st Manufacturing Execution System to Canada
  • Installed 1st version of Machine Interface to the Manufacturing System. This is still being used today

Skills

Skills

SAP

MYSql

Microsoft Visio

ODBC (Open Database Connectivity)

SAP Query ABAP/4 (SQ01)

Using this functionality of SAP created most of the reports still being used by the Canadian Division. Reports ranged across all modules of SAP with main focus being on Materials Management, Finance.

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access was used to create prototype databases that eventually migrated to the systems that were being implemented. 

Microsoft Excel

Strong knowledge of Excel with focus being on using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) to create real time reports. Strong knowledge of Excel OLAP and Pivot Table functionality

Education

Education
1964 - 1969

Trenton High School

Interests