Posts Tagged:manufacturing and distribution

Ottawa Fibre

Business Analyst – Documented C-TPAT compliant logistics processes and procedures for a North American manufacturing and distribution company. Researched requirements on internet, modelled using VISIO, interviewed key process owners to tailor generic requirements to suit the business, drafted recommended procedures for review by sponsor.

Ottawa Fibre

Project Manager and Lead Business Analyst – Project manager for a project to implement an ERP application at a process manufacturing and distribution company. Goal was to identify and document/map critical processes, replace ageing systems (a mixture of packages and custom built) and technical infrastructure with a COTS ERP Solution (Infor ADAGE), covering manufacturing, distribution,…

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Ottawa Fibre

Procurement Specialist and Business Analyst – Developed, agreed and implemented the procurement strategy for new ERP and asset maintenance management systems at a continuous process manufacturer. Responsible for the creation of the business case and the business analysis and process mapping required to create a Statement of Requirements (SOR), and managing all procurement activities for…

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HP Bulmer plc

Process Improvement Specialist – Development of supply chain process reengineering approach for an alcoholic long drinks brewer and brand manager.

American Standard

Review Team Leader / Specialist Advisor – Project Management – Independent QA review of a $30 million global SAP transformation project (ERP implementation) covering finance and accounting, purchasing/procurement, sales order processing, inventory control, human resources management. Provision of on-going project management advice to the project board. Reported key findings, conclusions and recommendations to the executive…

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Scholes Group plc

Specialist Advisor – IM / IT – Provided executive-level IT advice to the board of a holding company for a number of electrical equipment fabrication and contracting companies.

Alpharma Inc

Organizational Reviewer / Project Manager – Review of supply chain management at a generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer. Produced current state model (goals, objectives, CSFs, process maps and models, organization) and used a series of transformation workshops to co-develop a new operating model with key stakeholders. Developed business case and transformation plan and directed the resulting project,…

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Marston Thompson and Evershed plc

Review Team Leader – Conducted an IM/IT strategy review and project healthcheck of an SAP transformation project (ERP implementation) for a regional brewer and pub retailer. Scope included finance and accounting, purchasing, inventory, manufacturing (brewing), sales, real property management. Reviewed project documents, interviewed key stakeholders, vendors and project team members. Reported and presented findings, conclusions…

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Fruit of the Loom

Organizational Reviewer – Directed and was lead consultant on a review of the efficiency and effectiveness of the finance and accounting function for a global textile manufacturer and distributor with 28,000 employees across the world. Established review objectives and timeline with the CFO, mapped key processes and assessed process health, reviewed organizational staffing and structure,…

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Daniel Thwaites plc

Project Manager and Business Transformation Architect – Directed a project to reengineer most of the key processes at a large manufacturing, distribution and retail operation. Conducted numerous one-to-one interviews and also workshop sessions with client staff at all levels to understand and map business processes throughout the organization. Identified key performance measures associated with each…

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Business Analyst and Procurement Specialist – Managed the analysis, specification and selection of a computer system for a Norwegian company manufacturing injection-moulded automotive components. Responsible for gathering user requirements, creating RFP, identifying potential vendors, managing a competitive procurement process, evaluating bids, and providing contract negotiation and implementation management advice.

Hall Engineering Holdings plc

Business Analyst – Reviewed IT effectiveness and security at all operating subsidiaries of a group involved in the steel fabrication and stockholding business.

Wassall plc

Business Analyst / Trainer – Designed a course introducing the principles of manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) for a manufacturer of office furniture. The course was followed by a series of interviews with management and key users which were then used to form the basis of a concise yet comprehensive statement of requirements for a…

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Mansfield Brewery

Business Analyst and Procurement Specialist – Reviewed an HR system specification prepared by the IT department of a brewery and advised of any major errors or omissions. Recommended the detailed steps necessary to turn the specification into an RFP document suitable for issue to potential vendors.

Marubeni Komatsu

Recruiter – Assisted a large, Japanese heavy plant distributor with the recruitment of a business systems manager. Interviewed senior managers and key stakeholders to create job and person specifications. Identified media to place advertisements. Drafted job postings, evaluated resumes, shortlisted candidates, led first and second round interviews before finally meeting with senior stakeholders to discuss…

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Maxim Construction

IT Specialist – Assisted a property construction group with the definition and documentation of its IT strategy.

Howmet Corporation

Business Analyst – Undertook a high-level feasibility study into Finance and Accounting shared services and tax-efficient commissionaire arrangements for a manufacturer of turbine blades for the aerospace industry, with 11,000 employees in sites around the world. Developed the business case and reported findings, conclusions and recommendations to the CFO.


Project Planner – Developed a detailed project plan and MS Project schedule for the implementation of general ledger and work-in-progress costing systems for one of the world’s largest heavy engineering companies.

Caverswall China Ltd

Procurement Specialist and Business Analyst – Selected hardware and software for a manufacturer of fine bone china. Responsible for gathering user requirements for costing, production control and other commercial systems, creating RFP, identifying potential vendors, managing a competitive procurement process and negotiating contracts.

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