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Girish Kulkarni

Work Authorization US Citizen, Fremont, CA


Email: gvkulkarni@hotmail.com Tel: (510) 516-4485

MS CS,

Senior Consultant / Manager


* Oracle VCP Specialization * Advanced Planning Software System *
* Business Process Alignment * High ROI via Enterprise Software Implementation *

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:
Experienced Manager and Consultant with 18+ years in US as IT professional, 5+ Years as Technology Project
Manager, 6+ years experience with Oracle Demantra, 5+ years in Supply Chain IT domain
Leadership experience Senior Technology Manager in Global Companies
Consulting / Functional skills Business process transformation adapting technology solutions, system
requirements/analysis, pre-sales prototyping and detailed design, change management and support.
Technical Skills Data Analytics, Data Modeling, Software Development, Oracle Databases, SQL/PL/SQL, Data
Warehousing, Decision Support Systems etc.
Technology Adaptation Skills highlights: Technology Program / Implementation Project Management, Oracle
Demantra v7.3+ implementation consulting to adapt Demand Planning Software Technology to support enterprisescale demand planning, trade promotions and supply planning business processes.
Oracle VCP implementation delivery management Technology Project Management and Business
Oracle Demantra Demand Management (DM),
Analysis for Advanced Planning Systems in
Sales Operations Planning (SOP) and Predictive
corporate environment
Trade Promotion Planning (TPM/PTP) Solution
Business Management skills like Finance,
delivery
Forecasting/Analysis, Vendor Relations etc.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Provided significant business value as part of engagements via professional assignments with incremental roles
and responsibilities in a corporate environment to deliver enterprise scale software solutions for organizational
advancement.
Supported corporate-wide projects in the selection, delivery and management of Enterprise Software
Technology. Supervised traditional department management functions including resource management, project
management, and administrative detail.
Experienced working with enterprise applications like Oracle Demantra, Oracle EBS Mfg. / VCP and SCM suite
integration with Demantra, Oracle Demantra with SAP PR4, JDE One World/PeopleSoft integration, i2 Supply
Chain Software, Java / web based enterprise applications
Practiced state-of-art implementation methodologies to deliver during project cycle
Gained high ROI and productivity, cost savings and operational excellence
Delivered Oracle Demantra DM/TPM - PTP model configuration based on integrated business planning
requirements. Additionally, as project lead / manager delivered Advanced Planning system regional rollout,
many functional enhancements, Demantra version upgrade etc.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Consulting, Bay Area, CA

May2013 Present

SR. MANAGER / O RACLE VCP / D EMANTRA PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT


C LIENT A LEADING CONSUMER PRODUCT COMPANY, USA (JUN2013 PRESENT)
Project Deliver to improve as-is Demantra Trade Promotion Management Process
Delivered Demantra TPM/PTP transformation initiative/projects to improve as-is Trade Promotion Management processes
Reviewed as-is end-to-end Oracle Demantra solution and implemented improvements to promotion accrual rate processing,
settlement write-off processes
Provided support in project-level issue resolution and management of scope
Tools & Environment Oracle Demantra DM/PTP v7.3.1.4,v12.2.x, Integration with ERP, CRM, Oracle 11g, PL/SQL,
Windows Server, Web Servers (WebLogic, Tomcat) etc.

C LIENT A LEADING INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT COMPANY, USA (OCT2014 PRESENT)


Project Deliver for Global Design to implement global rollout of Oracle Mfg. Modules as part of business
transformation initiative
Project managed regional rollout of Demantra leveraging as-is highly customized implementation
Reviewed as-is end-to-end Oracle Demantra solution and recommended short term and long term design approach to
implement global Demand Planning process as part of overall sales operations planning process
Presented Best Practices Out of Box Demantra Functionality as Conference Room Pilot
Managed client relationships to ensure delivery dates are maintained
Facilitated and provided support in project-level issue resolution and management of scope
Tools & Environment Oracle Mfg. SCM and VCP Modules OM, INV, WIP, ASCP, APCC, Demantra Demand
Management DM v7.3.1.4/v12.2.x, Integration with EBS, ASCP, Global Data Warehouse, Web Servers etc.

C LIENT A LEADING CONSUMER PRODUCT COMPANY , USA (M AY 2013 O CT2014)


Project Deliver for ongoing application enhancement and deliver SAP PR4 Integration with Oracle Demantra to
v7.3.1.4
Ensured planning and execution of various IT service activities per the Service Plan
Helped develop team of onshore/offshore consultants
Facilitated and provided support in project-level issue resolution and management of scope
Identified and pursued support extension opportunities as additional development projects building team and coordinating
delivery to clients satisfaction.
Contributed to business development through activities such as pre-sales client presentations, research, and writing proposal,
RFP responses and Statement of work SOWs working alongside client account manager
Delivered consulting support to implement complex Demantra application based solutions

Helped to enable sales, marketing and customer forecasting process in Demantra


Coordinated application customization delivery
Delivered Demantra-SAP integration stabilization project
Supervised development team making sure that work provided per user expectations
Tools & Environment Demantra Demand Management DM v7.3.1.4/v12.2.x, Integration with SAP PR4, Salesforce
CRM, Oracle 11g, PL/SQL, UNIX / Linux, Web Servers (Tomcat) etc.

IT Consulting. Bay Area, CA


Apr2009 May2013
Role: Oracle Demantra SME
Client Leading Consumer Products Company, USA
Jun2012 May2013
Implemented Oracle Demantra Demand Management Model Upgrade change planning bucket Weeks to Months
o Created a high level project roadmap for Demantra model upgrade project
o Configured and Implemented a Proof of Concept
o Coordinated Demantra installation and validated new Demantra instance
o Upgraded Demantra Model using Demantra Business Modeler
o Coordinated Demantra to EBS Collection Integrations required for Monthly Upgraded Model
o Demonstrated to Business Team to their satisfaction
Tools & Environment Demantra Demand Management DM v7.3.0.1(545), v7.3.1.4, Integration / data
Collections with Oracle Apps EBS R11i+ (ASCP, INV, PO, OM etc.), Oracle 11g & 10g, PL/SQL, UNIX,
Web Servers (Tomcat and Web logic v10+), Business Intelligence reporting integration Cognos, Finance
integration - Hyperion etc.
Role: Oracle Demantra SME / Consulting
Jan2012 May2012
Client Leading Industrial Product Manufacturer, Minneapolis, USA
Helped this large multinational industrial sector client for Demantra regional (EMEA) go-live
Delivered High Level Demantra Functional Designs some of the areas as below
o Deliver auto turnoff customer forecast generation solution for chosen customers
o Implement Customer Forecast Accuracy Metrics review using Demantra
o Enable new combination (Item and Organization) level for Inventory Planning / ABC Classification
Gathered related business requirements, captured functional requirement document, architected and delivered
required solutions (Demantra specific configurations and programs), coordinated user acceptance with business
person and internal IT lead to have the solutions successfully migrated to production
Tools & Environment Demantra Demand Management DM v7302, integration with EBS Manufacturing, Oracle
11g, UNIX (Database server), Linux (analytic engine processing), Demantra (Multicore Windows NT Server)

Clients Leading Consumer Products Company, USA, Generic Pharmaceutical Product Company, USA,
Brocade Communications, San Jose, USA, Leading Game Manufacturer, USA etc.
Apr2009 Jan2012
Worked as lead consultant for implementation of Oracle Demantra Demand Management, S&OP, Predictive
Trade Promotions (PTP) and Deduction Settlement Module (DSM) configuration and enhancements.
For Demantra implementation, interacted with business process team to capture business requirements.
Implemented leveraging Demantra DM product configurations and delivered customized solution at client site.
Developed functional design document capturing product configuration details and integration setups that formed
basis of technical solution / development requirements.
Actively contributed for functional configuration using Demantra Business Modeler and developed Demantra
series, client server expressions, and related development units
Ensured smooth production migration from Pilot (CRP) to User Acceptance (UAT) to Production
Also at some of clients, reviewed as-is Demantra implementation of Demand Management, Demantra Predictive
Trade Promotion Planning (PTP) and Deduction Settlement Management (DSM) and helped to enhance and
stabilize the same to achieve customer acceptable process and performance requirements.
Delivered Full Cycle Demantra Demand Management Implementation
(Feb2011Sep2011)
o Worked as Demantra Consultant through an Oracle Partner company and implemented Demantra at client
site. This has been a full cycle DM implementation starting with business requirement gathering,
configuring hierarchy and establishing required data integration, providing a Proof of Concept (POC)
and enabling production migration of the same.
Demantra Predictive Trade Promotion (PTP) and DSM Module Configurations (Aug2009 Apr2010) and
(Oct2011 Jan2012)
o Review and understand customer specific Trade Promotion Planning Business Process and implement
PTP and DSM module configuration at the client site.
o Implemented improvements to Close Promotion functionality for specified type of promotions
o Enhanced trade promotion approval process to suit customer need
o Delivered process to archive promotions and sales data
o Delivered solution to ensure settlement amount spreads considering promotion status and cycles
o Process improvement for handling of indirect promotions and indirect customer planning
Delivered Demand Management DM and Sales and Operational Planning (S&OP) module customizations
(Apr2010 Feb2011)
o Identified and delivered functional design elements such as demand history, statistical baseline forecast,
customer forecast, forecast archiving, forecast accuracy metrics, custom series, worksheets, item
location, matrix and time hierarchies etc.
o Some of delivered projects also included Statistical Forecasting (Phase1) Unique challenge dealt was
to Provide visibility for statistical forecast generated based on multiple data streams Revenue, NonRevenue and Factory Shipments (Phase2) Implement Rolling Forecast Profiles / Forecast Archiving
o Functional deliverables included identification of scope, get business user buy-in for functional
requirements, Identify and deliver Demantra customizations such as custom series, analytic worksheets
to business users geared towards demand management and forecast accuracy tracking.
o Delivered enhancements such as display of aggregated pricing at the right level, forecast initialization
for downstream operational planning via Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning
o Delivered Demantra custom methods, business workflows and application configuration changes to
implement required changes to business process and to reflect planning parameters brought from Oracle
EBS to Demantra.
Tools & Environment Demantra Demand Management DM/RTSOP v7.2.0.2, v7.3.0.1, v7.3.0.2, Demantra
PTP/DSM v7.3+, business modeler, Demantra integrated with Oracle Apps EBS R12, R11i+ (ASCP, INV, PO,
OM etc.), Oracle 11g & 10g, PL/SQL, UNIX, Web logic v10+, J2EE, Mission Control v3.x, Web Servers, Reporting
via Cognos & integration via Enterprise Data Warehouse, Tibco etc.
Logitech Inc., Bay Area, CA
Dec2007 Mar2009
Roles: Application Solutions Analyst Supply Chain, and Technology Lead/Project Manager
Project Drive business benefits with Application Solution Delivery Projects
Configured and customized Oracle Demantra application aligned with business process such as CPFR,
Statistical Sales Forecasting. Contributed in all phases of implementation

As Technology project lead/ project manager, challenge was to align and implement Oracle Demantra
application (Post POC phase) with business process (Statistical sales forecasting input to CPFR process /
weekly business activities). Delivered project on time & on budget
Engaged in Demantra project to enable unconstrained Demand Signal passed to Oracle EBS ASCP module with
a goal to drive production planning and enable a platform for Sales and Operation Planning process.
Contributed to drive resolution to many of business user issues (including performance) raised by business
during implementation / user acceptance.
Brought companys project methodology, product knowledge, techno-functional skills on board; understanding
root cause of the issues, underlying business requirement and proactively following through giving quick
resolutions
Tools & Environment Oracle Demantra v7.1.1 & v7.2.0, business modeler, Oracle Apps EBS v11i (ASCP,
INV, BOM, PO, OM etc.), Oracle 10g, PL/SQL, UNIX, SQL*Net, Webmethods, J2EE WebServers, Reporting &
integration via Discoverer / Business Objects / Enterprise Data Warehouse etc.
Consultant
Sep2007 Dec 2007
Contributed to deliver functional integration of Oracle Demantra planning solution with Oracle Hyperion
strategic finance module. Delivered front end (worksheets) and backend customizations (application
configuration etc.) to support business process scenarios like variance to plan and promotion shift effect to get
desired revenue plan
Johnson & Johnson, CA
Nov2002 Sep 2007
Roles: APS Solution Architect, IT Consultant and Technology Manager
Business Processes Demantra Demand Management and Sales & Operations Planning (DMSOP), Oracle JDE
Production Distribution Planning, Enterprise Planning etc.
Project managed and delivered for global Advanced Planning and Scheduling Solution (APS) IT solution
regional rollout targeted to provide significant ROI (lower inventories)
Delivered Demantra Demand Management deliverables in all phases on implementation (functional
requirements, application development units, test scripts, PL/SQL, shell scripts etc.)
With Business team interaction documented and Delivered customizations required for Demantra Application
version upgrade/migration
Some of contributions simplified APS model for US region to consolidate key customer locations increasing
operational efficiency, replacing Demantra product chaining with Product Phase In Phase out solution,
customizing Demantra model to accommodate new channel (region), implemented the Asia Pacific (APAC)
Order History integration with Global Demantra instance, Played a lead role engaging APAC business users for
requirements and managed scope changes. Recommended and implemented changes required to handle product
life cycle and related Forecast generation for APAC Make to Order (MTO) parts
Architected & delivered integration (APS with JDE ERP & EDW) solutions and enhancements
Tools & Environment Oracle Demantra v7.x & v6.2.1, PL/SQL, Cognos Cubes, EDW, Oracle JDE ERP
modules distribution and procurement, Supply Chain modules - PDP, SNO, APAg, UNIX, Oracle SQL*Net,
Oracle 9i, Perl, kshell
i2 Consulting i2 Technologies Inc.(1998-2001)and IT Convergence (2001-2002)
1998-2002
Client Whirlpool Corp / Philips Semiconductors etc
Role Technology Consultant
Delivered customized solution following the solution templates and implementation methodologies at client
site. i2s SCM suite applications were implemented to streamline business planning processes
Delivered significant business value defining the integration solutions streamlining complex business processes
minimizing inventory investments, increased customer service etc.
Tools & Environment i2 SCM suite (Demand Planner, Supply Chain Planner, Demand Fulfillment, Inventory
Planner etc.), Informatica, ADW, i2 Rhythm Optimized integration for SAP R/3, Oracle ERP, PL/SQL, UNIX,
Oracle SQL*Net, Oracle 9i, Java/J2EE/JDBC/JRun/JSP/Servlets, IBM Websphere, Perl, kshell, SQL Server
Global Technology Inc USA, National Bank Of Dubai (NBD), CMC Ltd.
1986 - 1998
Consulted to deliver many high value software projects with incremental software engineering roles. Made
significant achievements in system analysis and as an architect of creative solutions for warehouse management
at client site (e.g. Sony), ATM Network transaction processing software deployment at NBD.

Applications and Tools Used


Value Chain Planning tools: Oracle Demantra DM/PTP/DSM/SOP v12.2.x, v7.3+, v7.2.0+, v7.1.1, v7.0.2,
v6.2.1, Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planner (ASCP) integration, Oracle JDE Production and Distribution
Planning (PDP), Strategic Network Optimization (SNO), i2 SCM (Demand Planning, Supply Chain Planner,
Demand Fulfillment etc.)
ERP Applications: Oracle EBS Manufacturing 11i and 12 Demantra Integration that covered integration with
SCM and Manufacturing modules such as INV, OM, PO, BOM, WIP, Item Master etc, JDE Enterprise One v8.11
manufacturing and distribution module integration etc.
Project Management & Presentation: Microsoft Office / MS Project / MS Excel etc.
Process Mapping: BP Win, Caliber RM (Requirements Traces etc)
Business Modeling Tools: Microsoft Visio, Rational
Methodologies/ Frame work: Implementation methodologies like AIM, Process Excellence Standards
Version Control Systems: Rational Clear Case, CMVC
Change Management Tools: Rational Clear Quest, Test Director, HP Mercury Quality Center
Reporting and Query: Oracle Discoverer, SQL*PLUS, Quest Toad, Crystal Reports, and Brio query
ETL and integration tools: Informatica, i2 Rhythmlink, APAg, Tibco etc.
Web Technologies: J2EE/Webservers (Tomcat, JRE, Oracle AS)/Microsoft IIS/FrontPage etc.
Languages: PL/SQL/SQL/C/C++/Java/ Scripting (Perl/kshell/VBScript)/HTML/CSS and UML
Data warehousing: EDW Business Objects, Cognos Cubes for, Data Analytics, business Intelligence
reporting etc.
Databases & Tools: Oracle (7-9i, 10g, 11g), DB2 UDB, MS SQL Server, MS Access, Toad etc.
Hardware: IBM RS6000, AS/400, Sun, HP, PCs
Operating Systems: Windows, .Net, UNIX, Linux
EDUCATION

Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India M.S. CS


Certification Oracle VCP Oracle Demantra Implementation Specialist
Trainings: APICS CPIM, Project Management Vision Training PMP certification