Ajay Kulkarni REQUEST RESUME

JDE WORLD PROGRAMMER ANALYST

AVAILABLE   |   Permanent   |   Contract   |   Remote Only   |   Recruiters OK   |   USA   |   Posted on Aug 08, 2017

I am a strong believer of "RPG+DB2+IBMi -an intimately integrated application programming stack".

My goal is to design a working solution as soon as possible and help business realize the benefit sooner. I have accomplished myself as a JDE WORLD Techno- Functional consultant with 14 years of ERP experience, I use data as the key driver for making optimal design decisions, in-depth knowledge of JD Edwards (World) and Business Processes and extensive background in IBM i application customizations (including legacy AS/400 applications). I am inquisitive in nature at work and have an excellent presentation, motivation, communication skill. Problem solving continues to be my sweet spot, chasing data is my driving force. I have recently developed a great taste for supply chain and analytics.

Application Experience:

 

Knowledge Description

JDE WORLD

Functional Core Modules

Sales and Logistics, Procurement to Payment, Inventory Management and Finance (AR, AP, GL)

Types of Project

Implementation (2), Roll Outs (1), Data Migration (3), Company / Server Consolidation (1), Maintenance Support (4), Development (4),

Upgrade (1).

Technical

JDE APCS, RPG/(III, IV, 400/SQL/ILE), CL400

Roles Performed in the Past

Architect, Programmer, Lead Consultant, Analyst and Team member.

IBM I Tools / Utility Tools / Apps

WW, DCLINK, FASTFAX, ROI Credit Card, IBM Job scheduler, ROBOT, Trusted Link EDI Translator, CDC Change data Capture replication tool with IBM I, Sterling software GENTRAN, Data Mirror, HTTPAPI, ARCTOOLS, BRMS, KRONOS HR application, AS400 Backup and Security, RPG as Web service consumer and server, Java on IBM I, Journal Management, ALDON.

Industry Domain

Packaging, Healthcare, Media Management, Aftermarket, Consumer Product Group, Petroleum.

Other Language/Technology Overview

Tableau, SSRS, Web services, XML integration

Years of Experience

14 years

Employment History:

 

Company Name

Designation

Dates

Communications Expert Inc

Senior Programmer Analyst

Sep 2014 till date

Wipro Technologies

Associate Consultant

May 2005 till Sep 2014

Caritor Inc

Senior Software Engineer

Nov 2003 to April 2005

 

Professional Experience

 

Communications Expert Inc: October 2015 – Present:

Senior Programmer Analyst

 

Selected Projects:

Transformation project - Order to Cash Process for Berry Plastics

Period – Oct 2015 till date

Location – Evansville, IN

 

Description

Berry Plastics is a global manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products. The project is to re-engineer order to cash process and optimize 9 sub process across 80+ factories.

Role

Analyst and Technical Architect.

Contribution

  • Participate in a 20-week workshop with key supply chain subject matter experts to gather AS IS process and deliberate TO BE process.
  • Blue print 9 processes in JDE WORLD Sales order Management process
  • Build proof of concept for web service integration with Order Entry P4211.
  • Build data analytics for the key stake holders to enable data driven decisions. Tableau was used for visualization
  • Stream line order entry, Freight Handling, Load Build and Pricing in JDE WORLD A93. The main objective is to low touch the order process.
  • Built Promising Engine, Freight automation and other integration.
  • Current phase is building low level design Transportation Optimization, and Order fulfillment.

 

 

JDE Maintenance for a Reckitt Benckiser

Period – Sep 2014 – Sep 2015

Location – Parsippany, NJ

 

Description

Reckitt Benckiser is a multinational consumer goods, I was responsible for providing a Enhancement and Maintenance for JDE WORLD A73 ERP and its other interfaces

Role

Senior Programmer Analyst

Contribution

  • Support and maintain JDE WORLD ERP and Legacy as400 warehouse management system.
  • Understand business requirements analyze how customizations can be done for the requirements.
  • Implement LOT ESL process.
  • Allocate the requirements to offshore, lead the team for completion.
  • Design, test applications of the requirements.
  • Identify and recommend opportunities to improve Oracle JDE World modules
  • Assist with research and testing of new Oracle JDE World functionality for possible implementation.
  • Build complex analytical query for supply chain executives.
  • Create test scenarios and scripts and execute testing that is part of regular implementation project activities.

 

 

Wipro Technologies: May 2005 – Present:

Associate Consultant

Have Designed, configured, and implemented custom and enterprise systems for companies in wide variety of industries and business sectors.  Have Developed and established AS/400, JDE, EDI, and proprietary applications for clients.  Programmed in RPG, SQL, CL, COBOL, and others.  Planned and coordinated project life cycles.  Worked with clients to determine needs and develop requirements.

 

Selected Projects:

 

Implementation Berry Plastics

Period – Jan 2013 – August 2014

Location – Chicago & Evansville (Indiana)

 

Description

Berry Plastics is a global manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products. Wipro was responsible for providing a solution for implementing BPCS distribution process in JDE world for a business roll out. This also achieved a LTO (Low touch optimization) model prototype, which will be rolled out for their other business.

Role

Senior Programmer

Contribution

  • Implement Custom BPCS inventory commitment process in JDE

  • Auto Commit and Auto Load build sales order lines

  • Low touch optimization for orders

  • Pro number tracking for deliveries

  • Interactive process of Auto Commit and Auto load build for RUSH orders

  • Customize JDE Repost P42995 and Pick Slip print P42520 to accommodate custom Commit process
  • Part of the Core team for A93 upgrade.
  • Maintain, Plan and execute data migration.
  • Implement CDC change data replication to achieve a 4 hour cutover
  • Retrofit and troubleshoot upgrade issue during testing
  • Mock Go live planning and execution

 

 

Post Implementation Baxter Healthcare

Period – June 2009 to Dec 2013

Location - Chicago

 

Description

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) is a global healthcare company that, through its subsidiaries assists healthcare professionals and their patients with treatment of complex medical conditions including hemophilia, immune disorders, kidney disease, trauma and other conditions. For 32 instances JD Edwards continues to drive Baxter enterprise. Wipro was responsible for supporting JDE world Instance in staff augmentation mode

Role

Team Leader and Senior Programmer.

Contribution

  • Design, Develop & Customize JD Edwards Program (Interface Program, Interactive programs, Reports, etc.) to fulfill Business Requirements.
  • Data Migration and server migrations and consolidation.
  • Carve out JDE process for new companies within BAXTER.
  • User training and provide self assistance manuals
  • AS400 server maintenance.
  • ERP cutover from JDE World to One World and SAP.
  • Warehouse implementations.
  • KRONOS HR support.
  • EDI integrations for order process.

 

 

 

Implementation of PO process

Period – April 2009 to June 2009

Location – Bangalore, India

 

Description

Shell Morocco uses JDE as their mainstream ERP. Shell needed a process in JDE to allow the business to create expense PO that will be opened for the entire agreement duration. These new processes need to undergo approval and budgeting process and tight integration with Finance.

Role

Business Analyst

Contribution

  • Understand the Shell Business.
  • Project Planning for the Entire project from offshore.
  • JDE Purchase order configurations.
  • JDE report design fro Procurement Team and Finance team.
  • Prepare Functional design documents for technical team.
  • Review the Technical design and test cases.
  • Participate in user testing and preparation of User Training Documentation.
  • Post Production support and Roll out of the process to other JDE instance.

 

Implementation of Item Link

Period – Jan 2009 to March 2009

Location – Holland and India

 

Description

Emerson Process group were migrating from JDE to Oracle phase vise and as part of migration Item creation was migrated to Oracle. But as all other processes like Sales and Distribution continued to stay in JDE world an interface was needed for Item integration from Oracle to JDE world. The purpose of this project was to architect and program the Item interface.

Role

Architect

Contribution

  • Attend the workshop with Client
  • Work with Oracle Application Team to understand the native Item setup process
  • Understand the native PLM and ETO process and map it in Oracle and JDE
  • Technical Design of the interface between Oracle and JDE
  • Co-ordination with Oracle and JDE developers to get the programming done as per architecture
  • Cutover design and Post Production Implementation

 

 

Production Support – Lexmark international France.

Period – March 2007 to December 2008

Location – Orleans, France

 

Description

Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) provides businesses and consumers in more than 150 countries with a broad range of printing and imaging products, solutions and services that help to be more productive. Lexmark’s position as No. 370 on the 2005 Fortune 500 listing. Wipro engaged with Lexmark for 3 years total JDE production level support and development

Role

Programmer and Onsite Co-ordination

Contribution

  • As an onsite coordinator receives the requirements from the client. Analyze the maintenance requirements. Identify and discuss the solution with client. Coordinate the maintenance requirement with offshore team. Support all UAT issues. Documentation Prepared and Updating SMTD Co-ordinate preparation of Project documents within the team.
  • Resolving the incident tickets (Severity 1 to Severity 4). Round the clock support (24 * 7). Supporting all Optra form and LDSS issues. Provide technical guidance to the offshore team in critical issues.
  • Have worked extensively on EDI integration with JD Edwards, Seibel integration with JDE, ARIBA integration with JDE.
  • Have participated in AS400 server migration and consolidation projects.
  • Data migration to SAP.

 

Enhancement and Support  –Honeywell CPG.

Period – June 2006 to December 2007

Location – Bangalore, India and Danbury, US

 

Description

Honeywell Consumer Products Group (CPG) is a subgroup of Transportation System. CPG manufactures and markets a host of leading consumer automotive brands including FRAM® oil, air, transmission and fuel filters; Prestone® antifreeze/coolant and car care products; Autolite® spark plugs; and Holts® car care products. In Honeywell CPG, JDE was installed in 1996. The JDE system is an integrated, multifunctional package that facilitates order entry, purchasing, inventory, manufacturing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and all related accounting transactions and produces detailed and summarized reports that result from these activities. JDE system interfaces with other Application systems (Around 32 Interfaces) The Support part deals with users creating requests for either problems or customized reports etc., and involves the techno-functional team providing solutions, which should match in terms of quality and time as per the SLA.

Role

Programmer and Support Analyst

Contribution

  • Prepare estimates and schedules. Plan, allocate and monitor the activities for developers.
  • Prepare technical specifications and unit testing. Understand the requirements.
  • Develop Approach note for each request received Develop and provide application support as defined in request Deliver unit tested codes post completion of the request Provide daily status for work allocated to the Project Manager
  • Understand the applications and provide technical expertise for enhancing the efficiency of the applications Document the application in detail
  • Provide technical support during crises situation on a need basis Accountability for the request to be serviced as defined in the acceptance criteria
  • Provide different documents as defined in the process flow for requests.

 

 

Post Implementation, Customization and Support  –Honeywell CPG.

Period – Nov 2003 to April 2005

Location –Chennai, India

Description

The project is a Maintenance and Support project where Caritor is providing functional and Technical support for the S&D and Financial module. Customization is an integral part of the project and caters to the business practices of the client who function on two systems. One is the FOCUS system, which is an application used for handling the After Market Customers while JD Edwards WorldSoft is used for Original equipment customers. However, the Financial accounting is done in JD Edwards and hence every order, After Market or not has to be entered in the JD Edwards system. The Support part deals with users creating requests for either problems or customized reports etc., and involves the techno-functional team providing solutions which should match in terms of quality and time as per the SLA. Accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and all related accounting transactions and produces detailed and summarized reports that result from these activities. JDE system interfaces with other Application systems (Around 32 Interfaces) The Support part deals with users creating requests for either problems or customized reports etc., and involves the techno-functional team providing solutions, which should match in terms of quality and time as per the SLA.

Role

Programmer

Contribution

  • Contributed in System design, Database design, coding, preparation of test cases, testing and implementation.
  • Contributed in analyzing the problem and providing a satisfactory solution in the time frame. Responsible for 24 * 7 technical supports for JD Edwards World.
  • Got the exact business requirement from the onsite co-coordinators for better and quick fix or delivery of programs.
  • Learnt the functional aspects of the JD Edwards ERP. Involved in peer testing and documentation.     

 

Education and Training:

 

MIT Micro Masters Supply Chain Management (2016/17)

Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics, India

Participated in COMMON Conference for IBM I – 2010

Participated in RPG and DB2 summit - 2012

PHP 101 training for IBM I

RPG and Beyond Conference – 2009, 2012

Personal Details:

Date of Birth – 25th August 1981

 


My Specialties

  1. JDE WORLD, TECHNICAL AND FUNCTIONAL
  2. RPG FREE
  3. SQL
  4. DATA ANALYSIS
  5. TABLEAU

 



Geographic Preferences:

  1. MIDWEST