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Manuel Schoel

Senior SAP FMS/Retail PTP Consultant

Profileimage by Manuel Schoel Senior SAP FMS/Retail PTP Consultant from Matthews
  • 28104 Matthews Freelancer in
  • Graduation: MBA
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 115 €/hour 900 €/day
  • Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 08.09.2018
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SAP MM, PP, AFS, FMS, Retail, APICS CPIM certification
Customer                        Wolverine Worldwide, Grand Rapids, MI
Solution Architect
March 2018 to July 2018 
  • Leading design and concept for formation of Asian Trading Entity and integration into supply chain processes to act as new global procurement entity. Models incorporated changing ownership of inventory worldwide.
  • Leading design and concept in implementation of US procurement process to reduce tax liabilities and tariff exposures with new Asian Trading Entity as reseller to US organization.
  • Leading design and concept in ‘Global PO’ concept aimed at reducing the number of purchase orders raised with a factory in order to improve vendor efficiencies and production accuracy.
  • Leading design and concept for procurement process using the Agency model.
  • Aided in design of corporate restructuring to simplify overall corporate hierarchy and internal reporting complexities.
Customer                        Aldo Group, Montreal, Canada
PTP and Move Team Lead
April 2016 to March 2018 
  • Leading all workshops for PTP for global implementation of SAP FMS for markets and distribution to Canada, USA, South America, Europe and Asia.
  • Responsible for on-time completion of deliverables of business process documents, functional specifications for interfaces and supporting documents for the explore phase of the project.
  • Designing Retail and Wholesale processes for Demand Planning, MRP, Procurement, inbound and outbound Logistics and Inventory Management.
  • Designing Retail Store distribution and replenishment strategies for different product types (fashion vs. non-seasonal).
  • Designing special processes such as agency business, buy/sell, inter-company and intra-company transfers.
  • Prepared initial design comprehensive non-merchandize products procurement for services, office supplies, assets and fixtures.
  • Store roll-out using FIORI at stores to manage and track inventory and shipments.
  • Leading integration design and development to 3PL warehouse management systems (Manhattan WMS) and via EDI to vendors and freight forwarders.
Customer                        Hanes Brands, Winston Salem, NC
OTC Consultant
September 2015 to April 2016 
  • Defining material grids and size conversion for a European implementation.
  • Integration of a third-party sales order system with SAP using flat files and IDOCs.
  • Integration and conversion of sales orders via IDOCs.
  • Configuring 3rd Party Order process with immediate creation of purchase orders from sales orders.
  • Writing interface technical specs for outbound Purchase Orders, inbound order acknowledgement and confirmations, and inbound ASN.

Customer                        Tory Burch, New York, NY
Consultant at Tory Burch
October 2014 to September 2015
  • Responsible for definition, migration and maintenance of Master Data elements such as material master and info-records.
  • Aid client in implementing data governance and establishing a master data management team.
  • Defining source for initial master data set-up and ongoing maintenance in a multi-system landscape with shared master data.
  • Designing and developing interfaces for master data to and from SAP.
  • Designing and developing several custom processes for material master updates and maintenance.

Customer                        Carhartt, Dearborn, MI
PP Consultant SAP AFS
February 2013 to September 2014
  • Implementing Flexible Planning with rough cut capacity planning including transfer to demand management.
  • Developing production process for multiple manufacturing plants located in the USA and Mexico. The process includes production in alternate plant, withdrawal from alternate plant, external operations and production orders spanning multiple locations.
  • Configuring production orders with operations and work centers to support regular production, make to stock and repair processes. Production orders utilizing detailed scheduling and capacity planning.
  • Designing and defining master data required to support planning and manufacturing processes.
  • Configuring MRP across multiple plants and sourcing options using various special procurement keys.
  • Set up MRP to employ multi-level bill of materials to calculate component requirements withdrawn from multiple locations.
  • Developing design specs for interfaces for shop floor systems and planning systems.
  • Configuring confirmations with milestone, required and optional confirmations. Developing interface from shop-floor system to automate select confirmations.
Victorinox Swiss Army, Monroe, CT
MM/PP Consultant (part-time) SAP AFS
04.2012 - 09.2014
o Advising and configuring various make-to-order procurement processes.
o Advising on business process improvements based on system efficiencies.
o Demonstrating improvements in current system. New processes include repair process, MRP improvements, master data set-up improvements.
o Aiding in finding causes for production issues and advising on fixes.
o Streamlining MRP calculations by improving Bill of Material functionality and AFS coverage strategy

The Children’s Place, Secaucus, NJ
MM Consultant SAP Retail
12.2012 - 01.2013
o Testing Interfaces for goods movements.
o Working with developers to improve system and fix errors

Cutter and Buck, Seattle, WA
SD/MM Consultant SAP AFS
11.2012 - 11.2012
o Configured Inter-Company Billing process for new company code.

Ralph Lauren, Lyndhurst, NJ
MM Consultant SAP AFS
09.2011 - 09.2012
o Advising, developing and implementing solutions for procure to pay processes.
o Developing integrated multi-DC planning and procurement processes including drop ship, MTO and MTS options.
o Developing product pricing and costing solution for freight and duty determination.
o Writing Business Blueprint Design Documents to document requirements and business processes
o Writing Functional Specifications for development of custom SAP solutions and interfaces between planning system and SAP.

Timberland, Stratham, NH
MM Team Lead SAP AFS
01.2011 - 08.2011
o Managed tight timelines for blueprinting and ensured deliverables were completed for global system design.
o Prepared and conducted workshops on supply chain topics for wholesale and retail business with the goal of maintaining standard SAP ECC with limited development.
o Completed deliverables for supply chain processes and integration of SAP with other systems.
o Designed & configured processes and functionality for procure to pay, purchase order pricing with split valuation, subcontracting process.

Li & Fung, New York, NY
01.2009 - 12.2010
o Managed timelines for blueprinting & completed deliverables for aggressive implementation schedule of 3 go-lives of 7 companies within an 18 month period.
o Managed development & support needs with a single path to production system landscape.
o Prepared & conducted workshops on supply chain topics for wholesale businesses.
o Designed & implemented process and functionality for, among others, purchase to stock planning and procurement, MRP, subcontracting, purchase order pricing, and service orders.

VF Corp, Greensboro, NC
MM/PP Team Co-Lead SAP AFS
10.2008 - 12.2008
o Managed timelines for blueprinting and completed deliverables.
o Prepared & conducted workshops on supply chain topics for wholesale and retail business.
o Wrote functional specs on gaps identified during workshops.
o Organized and led complete final end-to-end demo and walkthrough reviewing all processes across SD, PP, MM.

Encompass Group, McDonough, GA
MM/PP Consultant SAP AFS
04.2008 - 09.2008
o Advised clients on AFS functionality.
o Defined master data, i.e. Material Master, Bill of Materials, Grids, AFS Categories, InfoRecords, Source Lists, Work Centers and Routings and aided in conversion, data migration, data set-up, on-going maintenance.
o Advised and configured MRP with demand management, sub-contracting, inbound deliveries process, and purchase order pricing schemas.
o Developed process for Foreign Trade.

Jones New York, Bristol, PA
MM Team Lead SAP AFS
01.2006 - 03.2008
o Successfully lead client from scoping through go-live in establishing a common processes across many Brands.
o Processes defined included consumable products procurement, finished goods purchasing, inter-company purchasing, subcontracting, master data, conversion, interfaces,.
o Facilitated cross-functional master data and process between SD and MM and FI.
o Managed design and testing of interfaces for goods movements, inventory management and physical inventory with PkMS, EDI 850, EDI 856.

Wolverine Worldwide, Rockport, MI
MM and SD Solutions Consultant SAP AFS
08.2005 - 12.2005
o Reviewed and solved open issues from production support and testing issues log.
o Performed data load and verification for BOMs.
o Developed technical specs for program to limit creation of UPC codes for sizes based on sales grids.
o Developed technical specification for Size Conversion program for labels.
o Conducted unit and integration testing.

VF Corp, Greensboro, NC
Sub-project Lead and MM Solutions Consultant SAP AFS
05.2004 - 06.2005
o Held responsibility for meeting project deadlines for development of procurement processes.
o Managed design of MTO process for printing and embellishing including integration to SD, configuration, development, and integration.
o Developed common design for finished goods purchasing process to incorporate various business units
o Developed inbound/outbound interfaces using flat file & IDocs with I2, WMS & other ERP systems.
o Managed communication between development in India & system design in USA.

Nike Inc, Beaverton, OR
PP Lead Consultant, MM and PP Solutions Consultant SAP AFS
09.1999 - 04.2004
o Provided Post go-live technical and functional support for MM, PP and SD
o Led the Business Team in design, configuration of MRP to integrate planning results and purchasing
o Configured business processes for production and raw materials planning
o Led performance testing for to ensure performance in a single instance environment for North America and Europe
o Performed unit, string and integration testing
o Defined requirements for Material Master Maintenance
o Assisted with end user training

Levi, San Francisco, CA
MM/PP Solutions Consultant SAP AFS
08.2003 - 12.2003
o Configured Production Order maintenance including external processing & Master data maintenance
o Configured production execution in discreet manufacturing environment.
o Configured Raw materials procurement from RFQ’s and Contracts to Purchase Orders to Goods Receipt
o Designed reporting system for production process steps.
o Defined with Integration Team conversion requirements and required data fields for Material Master data from external source programs.

Compaq Computer EMEA, Munich, Germany
Product Manager, PC Options
03.1997 - 12.1997
? Managed many product families & over 250 products and ensured delivery of innovative, quality products for commercial customers within EMEA. Responsible for forecast, inventory, revenue and margin targets.
? Increased sales from $150 million to $250 million in 1997 while maintaining stable product margins.
? Aided in implementing outsourced production for computer memory upgrades reducing lead times from 6 months to 48 hours.
? Focus point/facilitator between Corporate HQ, EMEA and Subsidiaries.

Compaq Computer EMEA, Munich, Germany
Product Analyst, Commercial Desktops
11.1993 - 02.1997
? Researched competitive products, analyzed impact on Compaq commercial desktops, communicated results to Corporate HQ and European Subsidiaries.
? Developed pricing strategy for commercial desktops and ensured successful implementation across Europe.
? Assisted Product Managers in developing new concepts and marketing strategies.
? EMEA Commercial Desktop contact for Compaq internal systems. Provided feedback to Corporate Headquarters for future Compaq internal systems.
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