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Olaf Konopka

Global Interim Manager Supply Chain, Logistics, Distribution

Profileimage by Olaf Konopka Global Interims Manager Supply Chain und Logistik , Projektleiter, Consultant from Koeln
  • 50827 Köln Freelancer in
  • Graduation: Dipl.- Wirtsch.- Ing.
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 150 €/hour 1200 €/day
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  • Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional)
  • Last update: 18.04.2019
Profileimage by Olaf Konopka Global Interims Manager Supply Chain und Logistik , Projektleiter, Consultant from Koeln
Dynamic management professional with advanced knowledge in general supply chain management especially Distribution center management based on 14 years of experience; proven ability to combine strategy with organizational change and people; strong record of increasing profitability and improving operational efficiencies, strong focus on people management and development; hands on personality
Interims-Management, Business unit Manager, Operations Management, Project Lead, highly specialized in
- Supply Chain Management
- Materials administration
- Logistics
- International Transportation Management
- Production
- Purchasing
- Organizational development
- Team development
- Outsourcing
- Crisis- and Turnaround-Management
Longtime experience in Supply Chain , Interims-Management, Project Management in Supply Chain, Strategy and
concepts, Inventory reduction, Sales & Operations Planning, Process Management , (i.e. ERP Implementation in
Supply Chain organizations), international logistics und transport management, warehousing (Incl. Outsourcing),
- Implementation of new business strategies
- Leading of Supply Chain organizations or parts of it with international und national orientation
- Supply Chain Processes und Organizations
- Set up and leading of national and international supply chain sides
- Development of daily business and teams
- Logistics Management und Outsourcing (also warehouse outsourcing)
- National and international Transport-Management, Contracts and Optimization

Jan 2019: Training and Certification as Certified ScrumMaster®

04/2018 – 12/2018: Manager Global Digitalization dLX LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Cologne, Leverkusen;
Industrial sector : Chemical Industry; 10 month

Main tasks:
 SAP Implementation across Lanxess Group; FIT (Future Integrated Template)
 Process Expert und Process Manager Stream Logistics & Inventory
 Reporting to worldwide Program Management
 Implement S4 HANA (18.09), EWM 9.0, TM
 SAP Development Project following agile Project philosophy
 Leading the local Customizing and the Offshore Teams in India
 Consulting and develop the future global Business processes within Logistics- und Transport-Management
 Green Field Approach
 Interface Management und Coordination of all involved Streams
 Pilot preparation for North America
 Project language English

2017 - 2018: Managing Director Fiege BV Netherlands; Amsterdam, Nieuwegein; June 2017 –March 2018
Industrial sector : Contract Logistics, e-commerce business

Main tasks:
 Leading the Netherlands Organization of the Fiege Group (Fiege Logistik Holding Stiftung & Co. KG)
 Turn around management
 Operational responsible for two Operations and Country Administration
 Full P&L responsibility
 Implementation of new Customer contracts
 Contract prologations
 Implementation of a new plant
 Change Management and reorganization of the NL organization
 Implementing new KPI systems
 Reporting to the German board of Fiege Logistics
 Project language english

2015 - 2017: Regional Manager, Plant Manager, HP Inc. EMEA Distribution Center, Printing, Cluster, Center Pool,
Logistics Group International GmbH, Dec. 2015 - May 2017

Industrial sector : Contract Logistics, IT
Main tasks:
 Leading the LGI side in Hünxe, 65.000 m², 400 employees, 24/7 Operation
 Responsible for the Key Accounts HP, European wide (different Operations) on different level
 Full P&L Responsibility
 Organizational development
 Strategic development of the operation and customer contract extension
 Process improvement
 Review and change of the controlling systems
 Implementation of daily P&L reporting
 Project lead and member of steering board to implement new processes and fulfill customer requirements
 Substantial improvement of customer satisfaction and scoring

2014 - 2015: Senior Project Manager SUMMIT, Friesland Campina GmbH, Köln, Heilbronn, Feb 2014 – Jul. 2015
Industrial sector : Food industry, Dairy, HACCP Production

Main tasks:
 SAP Implementation across the group (Project focus 2014 / 2015 – Germany) – Project language English
 Project Lead, Interface-Manager, Coach, Change Owner, Key User Plant Cologne
 Reporting to Plant leader and German Steering Committee
 Implementation of SAP EWM, APO PPDS, Smart Buy
 Leading the Project phases: Factory Blue Print, Validation, Change Impact, Change Management, Integration Test,
User Acceptance Test, Key User Training, End User Training, Go Live, Hyper care Phase
 Consulting of the Operations Departments regarding SAP-Implementation
 Process optimization Operations
 Interface management und coordination over the hole course of the project
 Supervising the Change-Management-Process as Interface between SAP Consulting und operational Organization
 Optimization within the Supply Chain for the Cologne Plant

2013: Leader Logistics; Kabel Deutschland GmbH, VodaphoneGmbH, Berlin
Industrial sector : IT, Telecommunications, Broad Band Network, Internet Provider, Television

Main tasks:
 Analyze actual condition of Processes, Systems and Warehouse physics
 Analyze structure and volumes of the existing business and projects
 Reorganization of the logistic strategy at existing location
Modification of Organization and processes for new business model
 Change of task structure and realignment of operative workforce
 Implementation of a new satellite warehouse for specific product groups
 Conception and catalog of requirements for a new warehouse management system
 Introduction of new Quality assurance procedures
 Generate a catalog of requirements for a new logistics facility
 Selection of a new central warehouse and relocation during running business
 Selection training on the job of the new long term logistics leader

2013: Logistics-Manager, BONG GmbH, Wuppertal,
Industrial sector : Paper / Packaging Industry, Manufacturing Industry

Main tasks:
 Operational steering of the central warehouse
Management of all transport providers and contracts
 Process- und Organization- Analyze und description of necessary nest steps
 Development of a logistics controlling concept
 Process changes operative and ERP changes under Microsoft Dynamics AX
 Development and Implementation of a Complaint-Management-System
 Reorganization of the operative Logistics Processes
 Planning of a new central warehouse location
 Planning of a central warehouse relocation

2012: Global Supply Chain Coordinator , AB Enzymes GmbH, Darmstadt, Hamburg, Plantation, Helsinki
Industrial sector : Chemical Industry, Manufacturing Industry

Tasks in daily business:
 Operational steering of the central warehouse and central contact for all logistics provider external and
customer service internal.
Management of all transport providers and contracts
 Central contact for all worldwide supply chain sides (Brazil, USA, Singapore, China)
Monthly Standard-Reporting of the global Supply Chain (costs, performance, quality)

Supply Chain Manager North America - Plantation, Florida
 Implementation of a new SAP Systems (responsible for all Supply Chain Processes)
 Adjustment of new employees (Customer Service, Supply Chain Manager)
 Operational Management of the regional warehouse North-America
 Cooperation and support the North-American sales organization
 Closing the regional warehouse in Mexico

Further experiences and projects

SAP R/3 Implementation (MM, WM, SD) Germany, France and England
 Reorganization of a Logistics-Center
 Conception und Implementation of „Best price vs. Best buy“ in Purchasing
 Organizational realignment „Customer-Orientation“
 Strategy workshops und definition of goals within a Supply Chain Organization
Management Trainings (goals and objectives for employees and Conflict management)
 Training „Communication within a Team“
 Design an internal performance charging
 Item cost reduction by 20% due to process optimization
 Request for proposal, selection and implementation of service providers (transportation, warehousing,
temporary employment, maintenance agreements , …)
Management of international transport networks
 Implementation of an import and export competence centers before AEO (authorized economic operator)
 Development and implementation of a Supply Chain Controlling Systems to measure cost, performance, quality
and productivity
 Benchmark of different Logistics processes in different countries
 KPI implementation in different countries under SAP R/3
 Project leader of an outsourcing project within the supply chain
 Transformation of a cost centers supply chain to a profit center