Implementation / Project Management
Oversaw selection, implementation, training, and go-live for implementation of new operational software for a major German freight forwarder.
Managed implementation of a new operational software (IES) for a mid-sized U.S. freight forwarder, which included arranging and conducting training for over 300 users from 30 offices.
For a major U.S. Car Manufacturer, managed implementation of new process, EDI messaging, and system rollout of software handling all vehicle exports from the U.S.
Software architecture and development
Architected over 10 different applications.
Developed software in the Medical and Pharmaceutical field. Created specialized software for Vessel management and international trade documentation creation for a U.S. Produce Importer.
Designed and architected several collaborative solutions in which several partners work on shared data, exchange documents and are guided in timely completion of steps in the workflow.
End to end testing Version comp
Created training material. Established training plans
User training Help Desk
Provided complete, outsourced help desk functionality and end user support. Problem resolution and notifying parties responsible for fixes.
Logistics and 3PL operations
Implemented software for bulk tanker operations (TRANSLINK) with several large Chemical and Petrochemical companies; integrated data exchange with steam ship lines and port entities both for bulk tankers and tank container operators.
Conducted several operational efficiency/excellence audits for Freight Forwarders as well as U.S. Exporters for all aspects of freight forwarding and shipping operations.
Created tools for electronic load tendering for FTL and LTL freight for an industry consortium in the chemical and rubber industries
Supply Chain Management
Implemented several software packages for demand management, collaborative supply chain execution and VMI with 3PL and 4PL companies as well as in the Automotive, Chemical, and Manufacturing industries.
Implemented electronic messages as well as web-based systems for various partners (suppliers, consolidators, ocean lines, freight forwarders, truckers, warehouses) in complex supply chain integration projects with major companies in the Textile and Consumer Packaged Goods industries.
Conducted business process analysis and implemented supply chain visibility solutions for Imports for several large U.S. Companies.
Worked with two industry hubs in the creation/implementation of electronic messages (RosettaNet, CIDX/PIDX XML) for supply chain and other message types.
Managed complete startup of a new warehouse for a large US 3PL Company, including site preparation, warehouse layout creation, systems and software (ZethCon) implementation, transition of materials from previous warehouse, operations training, go-live support and implementation of operational metrics.
Designed and developed software for warehouse management for a mail-order furniture distribution company in Germany.
Conducted analysis and comparison of several commercial warehouse management systems for a major German Freight forwarder; led selection by user group and implemented software (MEPAW) Customs Operations.
Implemented new Customs software for a major German Freight Forwarder, including certification testing of software with German Customs authority.
Conducted analysis of various Customs software packages for a large US Customs Broker Rollout of U.S. Customs software for various small and midsized U.S. Customs Brokers.
Architected and developed software for in-bond warehouses with all necessary Customs documentation for I.T., T&E and V.S.I.E. for a major German Airline’s operation in the U.S.
Familiar with Customs requirements in a number of countries in Europe as well as Australia and Canada.
Business Process Analysis and Redesign
Major European Petrochemical Company: Analyzed processes for truck scheduling, designed application for shared, internet-based application. Oversaw development and managed rollout to over 100 trucking companies for several plant locations.
Major German Chemical company: Designed new process for electronic management of Original Ocean Bills of Lading; worked with outside partners to develop and implement the solution in over 20 countries.
Developed standard operating procedures and training materials for mid-size U.S. freight forwarder.