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Shubham Sharma

Solution Architect
Summary:
A seasoned professional with over 12+ years of experience in IT consulting,
software development and quality assurance.
Quality experience in designing and implementing IT solutions in conventional as
well as Cloud based environments
More than 9 full life-cycle implementations experience in designing, configuring
& delivering supply chain solutions across various verticals like Retail, high-tech
manufacturing, food, CPG, electronics, tires, cement, education etc.
Extensive experience in implementing IT solutions at some of the leading
organizations in the world: Texas Instruments, Dell Computers, Continental Tires,
Amway, Goya Foods, US Foods, OfficeMax, Lowes, Grasim Industries etc.
Expertise in developing business requirements, technical requirements, SOW,
functional/integration test case scenarios, test planning and data mapping specs.
Masters Degree in Information Technology (MIT) from Virginia Tech and PG
diploma in Systems Management from S.P Jain Institute of Management & Research.
Certified in Basics Of Supply Chain from APICS, USA.
In-depth knowledge of Supply Chain Management concepts
Expertise in developing business models depicting As-Is business processes and
demonstrating effectiveness of To-Be business processes.
Experience in designing and managing Cloud based Enterprise Applications
Experience in infusing 'best practices' of industry with core business processes of
customer to develop a robust, flexible and stable business process.
Consistently being recognized for customer relationship management skills and
business development initiatives.
Experience in managing projects and leading teams with resources based out in
different regions and time zones
Working experience with Oracle and database tools, including PL-SQL Developer,
SQL, PL/SQL programming
Development experience in programming languages such as VB, ASP, XML and
programming exposure to languages such as C, C++, JAVA.
Working experience in working with tools like MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access,
MS Visio etc.
Professional Experience
JDA Software (Formerly i2 Technologies), Mooresville, NC
Solution Architect

Oct 2006 Till Date

Inventory Planning and Management, leading Home Improvement Retail Company in


North America
Currently leading JDA Inventory Optimizer implementation project at one of the
leading Home Improvement retail company of US with estimated revenues of $50
billion. Developing a solution design to optimize inventory of approx 70 Million
SKUs across 1700 stores and DCs in North America. Develop processes to classify
SKUs in various segments and assign specific inventory policies targeted towards
segmented groups. It is estimated that the project will result in approx 5-6% in
savings through optimized inventory norms and better control on inventory levers.

Key project responsibilities are:


Single point contact for client for functional/technical/project queries
Assist client in defining/refining business requirements for the
implementation.
Design and implement solution using Cloud Architecture to meet the
business requirements
Define role and responsibilities for offshore team and monitor project
activities against timelines
Develop testing plan and testing strategy for the solution
Inventory Planning and Management, leading Retail Office Product Company in North
America
Naperville, IL
Led implementation of JDA Inventory Optimizer solution at one of the leading retail
office products company in North America with an estimated revenue of $6 billion.
Designed Inventory Optimizing solution to come up with optimized inventory norms
approximately 1000 superstores across North America. Implementation resulted in
higher service levels for the customer, at the same saved approx $3 million
through optimized inventory and processes.
Key responsibilities included
Understand current inventory norms & process and develop a POC As-Is
business model
Define/refine business requirements for the proposed solution
Develop specs for solution design, data mapping, integration and process
management
Develop a training plan for the business users and hand holds them through
project realization phase.
Developed metrics to ascertain the root causes of high inventory levels, low
services levels, stock-outs etc
Master Planning and Fullfilment, leading Food Processing Company in North America
New Jersey
Led JDA Master Planning implementation for the largest Hispanic-Owned food
company in the United States with estimated revenue of $1 billion. The
implementation resulted in optimal production plan, better resource utilization,
increased visibility to key material and capacity constraints, allows planners to
focus on exception based management of manufacturing capacities, increased
production efficiencies and reducing the amount of capital committed to inventory &
other assets, thereby improving the bottom-line.
Key responsibilities included
Develop a To-Be business process model and define data requirements
Create an integration plan between MP Legacy ERP systems and SCPO data
Develop constrained manufacturing plans using the implemented solution and
help client understand the new plans
Develop Job Aids for DILO (Day in Life Of) planner, encompassing every
activity.

Inventory Planning and Management, leading CPG Company of world


Chicago, IL
Led JDA Inventory Optimizer implementation at one of the largest CPG Company of
the world and help them realize savings in tunes of $7 million through optimized
inventory norms, successfully created new benchmarks for service levels and
initiated processes for calculating better demand variability at a more granular level.
Apart from previously mentioned solution design activities, successfully
Established Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) process around the inventory
management resulting in tighter grip over inventory constraints and better
management of inventory levels across echelons.
Strategy & Network Planning, leading Cement manufacturing organization
Delhi, India
Led Network Optimization implementation at the largest Indian Cement
manufacturing organization and helped them to achieve approx. $1 million in savings
through optimized network, enabled them to provide better service levels to
customers and provided evaluation of strategic scenarios.
Inventory Planning, leading Semi-Conductor Manufacturing Company of world
Dallas, TX
Managed Inventory Optimization implementation at one of the largest analog and
digital semiconductor manufacturing organization in the world. Helped my client in
creating As-Is business models, develop customized What-if scenarios to assist in
taking strategic/tactical decisions. Provides support to Operating & IT team in
maintaining the uptime of the solution.
Inventory Planning, leading Computer Manufacturing Company of world
Austin, TX
Managed JDA Inventory Optimization implementation at one of the largest Computer
Manufacturing organization of the world. Project resulted in savings of approx $2
million through optimized inventory norms.
Sungard SCT, India
Senior Release Engineer

Sep 2003 May 2005

Responsibilities:
Introduced and established the process of creating Test Plans and mapping the
business requirements to the test cases resulting in lower bug count.
Responsible for Verification and Validation of Business Requirements.
Participated in estimation, resource allocation and project management activities
Responsible for managing teams of new employees during mentoring phase.
CCIPL, India
Software Engineer

Mar 2002-Aug 2003

Responsibilities:
Participated in conceptualization and requirement gathering phases of the projects.
Introduced the usage of XML in internet/intranet applications resulting in better
performance of data centric applications.

Responsible for activities like software designing, architecture analysis and


development of software.
Academics
Masters In Information Technology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
USA

July 2005 May 2006

Post Graduate Diploma in Systems Management


S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research,
Mumbai

July 2005 May 2006

Post Graduate Diploma In Advanced Computing


C-DAC, Ministry Of Information Technology India

July 2001 Dec 2002

Bachelor Of Computer Application(BCA)


DAVV Indore, India

July 1998 May 2001

Basics of Supply Chain


APICS, USA

August 2006