Deanna Sudduth Wendt, Developer in Houston, TX, United States
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Deanna Sudduth Wendt

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Data Governance Advisor and Developer

Location
Houston, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 15, 2024

Deanna is a supply chain expert with over 20 years of experience. As a SAP data governance solutions specialist, she has worked as a SAP workstream lead at Coca-Cola, ensuring smooth data migration from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA. Deanna also led material data cleansing for a successful SAP upgrade at BP, upholding data integrity standards for materials management.

Portfolio

CuraScriptSD
SAP, Visio, Data Governance, Process Flows, SAP Master Data Management (MDM)...
Coca-Cola Company
SAP Migration, SAP Master Data Management (MDM), SAP Materials Management (MM)...
BP
SAP, SAP Materials Management (MM), Visio, Data Quality Governance...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

SAP, SAP Master Data Management (MDM), SAP Materials Management (MM), Data Governance, Data Analysis, Data Quality Governance, Microsoft Excel

The most amazing...

...project I've undertaken is developing audit reports and data standard rules to monitor data governance at BP's Gulf of Mexico location.

Work Experience

Data Governance Advisor

2023 - 2023
CuraScriptSD
  • Analyzed the state of the data governance framework and provided advice for its improvement.
  • Created a data governance roadmap for full implementation in phases.
  • Built a policy on how to handle data flow processes.
  • Developed a data dictionary framework by creating a template with the material master as the pilot.
  • Educated the organization on data standards and the processes involved in creating good data standards.
Technologies: SAP, Visio, Data Governance, Process Flows, SAP Master Data Management (MDM), SAP Materials Management (MM), Data Quality Governance, Business Processes, Data Analysis, Process Improvement, Materials Management, SAP ERP, Project Management, Microsoft Excel

SAP Workstream Lead

2021 - 2022
Coca-Cola Company
  • Acted as the workstream data lead for the material master migration from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA within multiple plants and material types.
  • Handled data profiling of critical fields for the material master from different SAP tables.
  • Performed pre-load and post-load validations for all material master tables.
  • Troubleshot SAP IDoc errors that occurred during the pre-load and post-load stages.
  • Performed mass updates of delta changes for plants utilizing the SAP "T-Code MM17" transaction.
  • Became proficient at creating Quick Viewer (SQVI) reports in SAP to join specific tables for analysis.
  • Worked with business teams to obtain the appropriate mapping of fields in the material master.
Technologies: SAP Migration, SAP Master Data Management (MDM), SAP Materials Management (MM), Visio, Data Quality Governance, SAP IDoc, Quick Viewer (SQVI), SQL, Data Quality Analysis, SAP, Data Governance, Process Flows, Data Analysis, Logistics, Manufacturing, Distribution, Process Improvement, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Materials Management, SAP ERP, Project Management

SR Business Analyst

2016 - 2021
BP
  • Handled SAP data migration for the material master to ensure data integrity across multiple plants.
  • Performed analytical tasks to ensure all SAP materials were tagged to a functional location in SAP and coordinated with the maintenance team to update missing information.
  • Reviewed all new material master requests to ensure data integrity, material requirements planning (MRP) settings, and stocking levels.
  • Approved all new material master creations, plant extensions, corrections, and discontinuations.
  • Performed mass loads of material master data utilizing SAP templates.
  • Promoted to representative for the COVID-19 response to ensure the safety and compliance of all employees in the material management department.
  • Conducted inventory optimization for four operating platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, ensuring proper inventory levels were set for repair and maintenance of the platforms.
  • Documented the data standards for specific fields to ensure data quality and reporting consistency.
  • Produced monthly reports with Microsoft Power BI to document inventory value per workstream in the Gulf of Mexico location.
Technologies: SAP, SAP Materials Management (MM), Visio, Data Quality Governance, Data Quality Analysis, Inventory Management, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Distribution, Warehouse Management, SAP Master Data Management (MDM), SAP Migration, Microsoft Power BI, Data Governance, Business Processes, Data Analysis, Logistics, Materials Management, Purchase Orders, Product Forecasts, Inventory Optimization, SAP ERP, Microsoft Excel

Inventory Optimization Analyst

2016 - 2016
Lennox Premier Dealer
  • Documented and implemented an excess and obsolete inventory process. I also implemented reporting solutions globally.
  • Designed and implemented a procedure for block stock reporting.
  • Spearheaded an effort with the sales team to set promotional standards for aged inventory, resulting in a 20% reduction in inventory.
  • Increased the rate of return for scrap products by 5% by identifying recyclers within the distribution network.
Technologies: Inventory Management, Business Processes, SAP Materials Management (MM), Data Analysis, Sales, Operations, Manufacturing, SAP, SAP Master Data Management (MDM), Distribution, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Materials Management, Finance, Product Forecasts, Inventory Optimization, SAP ERP, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

Supply Chain Advisor

2015 - 2016
Tagos Group LLC
  • Standardized processes and procedures across all distribution center functions for a government agency.
  • Improved warehouse optimization by identifying technology improvements within current processes and eliminating waste.
  • Documented "as is" and "to be" processes, identifying potential improvements and eliminating warehousing and distribution waste.
Technologies: Inventory Management, Warehouse Management, Visio, Business Processes, SAP Materials Management (MM), Distribution, Logistics, Process Improvement, SAP, Process Flows, Data Analysis, Materials Management, SAP ERP, Project Management

Global Inventory Supervisor

2013 - 2015
Phoenix Technology Services
  • Standardized inventory management best practices globally, focusing on warehouse set up, ordering practices, cycle counting, and receiving processes.
  • Created and owned excess and obsolete inventory policies and procedures globally.
  • Oversaw the annual physical inventory process globally, which included documenting count instructions and providing information to external auditors.
  • Generated forecast reports on spare part inventory globally with input from operations on forecasted job activity.
  • Acted as the project manager for the SAP Business One implementation of materials.
  • Approved all purchase orders in the US up to $25,000.
Technologies: Inventory Management, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Business Processes, Kaizen, Kanban, Warehouse Management, Warehouses, Logistics, Materials Management, SAP Business One, Finance, Purchase Orders, Product Forecasts, Data Analysis, Data Quality Governance, Inventory Optimization, SAP ERP, SAP, SAP Migration, Data Governance, Process Flows, Data Quality Analysis, Operations, Sales, Distribution, Process Improvement, Purchase Management, Project Management, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Visio

Inventory Analyst

2012 - 2013
Nabors
  • Project-managed a $13 million inventory move from a 3rd-party logistics provider to a Tesco facility.
  • Acted as the controller during the annual physical inventory, working directly with the Price Waterhouse Coopers audit team.
  • Collaborated with purchasing and production managers to collectively plan and schedule future activities. I set safety stock settings along with input from product experts.
  • Managed the cycle count performed by 3rd-party logistics providers and implemented Tesco's cycle count program after the inventory move.
Technologies: Microsoft Dynamics AX, Inventory Management, Warehouse Management, Production, Purchase Management, Project Management, Third-party Logistics, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Data Analysis, Distribution, Logistics, Warehouses, Materials Management, Product Forecasts, Inventory Optimization

Demand Manager

2010 - 2012
NOV
  • Directed the forecast initiatives for manufacturing plants in Dubai, Houston, and Singapore, ensuring on-time delivery by strategically placing inventory closer to customers.
  • Strategically worked with product line managers to ensure forecasts aligned with demand through S&OP. I created bills of materials to forecast spare parts for capital expenditure projects.
  • Managed a team of 10 shipping clerks to reduce the sales backlog for the most extensive distribution center within the NOV downhole division.
  • Supervised domestic and international shipments averaging $25 million monthly from the largest distribution center in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Became the primary participant at the Kaizen event to streamline processes in the distribution center for shipping, receiving, warehousing, and inventory management.
Technologies: JD Edwards, Distribution, Manufacturing, Warehouse Management, Logistics, Kaizen, Process Flows, Process Improvement, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Inventory Management, Product Forecasts, CAPEX/OPEX/Budgeting, Data Analysis, Sales, Operations, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Warehouses, Materials Management, Inventory Optimization, Project Management

Asset and Inventory Coordinator

2003 - 2010
Baker Hughes
  • Executed all logistics management and coordination aspects across all plants, including the Latin America and Asia Pacific regions. I provided shipping instructions and customs invoices to customs brokers.
  • Audited all import documentation to ensure customs compliance.
  • Coordinated with product line managers to implement the migration and exit strategies for all legacy drilling systems. I also analyzed the bill of materials of each asset in SAP to make decisions about spare part inventory.
  • Collaborated with repair and maintenance facilities, asset managers, drilling systems planning managers, and finance and manufacturing teams to minimize financial exposure in the final stages of the product lifecycle.
  • Reported findings on the drilling systems' overall cycle count accuracy to the senior management team. I traveled extensively overseas to conduct cycle count audits, ensuring compliance with cycle count policies.
  • Wrote the cycle count procedure with the finance team and assisted the IT department in making changes to the cycle count program in SAP.
  • Produced asset utilization reports to provide recommendations to the region asset managers about allocating assets in locations with the highest utilization, boosting market shares.
  • Developed and implemented a global template to track the progress in inventory reduction and provided status updates to senior management teams.
  • Analyzed slow-moving and obsolete inventory and coordinated approvals at the corporate level for required disposals.
  • Assisted the drilling systems planning manager in developing the forecasting model for spare parts, utilizing sales and operations planning data to meet demand.
Technologies: Manufacturing, Asset Management, Inventory Management, CAPEX/OPEX/Budgeting, SAP Materials Management (MM), Production, New Products, Inventory Optimization, Data Analysis, Warehouse Management, Reporting, Data Quality Analysis, Logistics, Compliance, Supply Chain Operations, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Product Forecasts, Finance, SAP, SAP Master Data Management (MDM), Business Processes, Circular Supply Chain, Operations, Sales, Distribution, Process Improvement, Warehouses, Materials Management, SAP ERP, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

SAP Migration from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA

As the SAP workstream lead at Coca-Cola, I performed a successful SAP migration from SAP ECC 6.0 to SAP S/4HANA for multiple plants and material types. I was the conduit between business and IT teams, obtaining the appropriate mapping for the material master fields and achieving a successful migration.

Tools

Visio, SAP Materials Management (MM), Quick Viewer (SQVI), Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Dynamics AX, JD Edwards, Microsoft Excel

Paradigms

Kaizen, Kanban

Languages

SQL

Industry Expertise

Project Management

Other

SAP Master Data Management (MDM), Inventory Management, Materials Management, SAP, SAP Migration, Data Governance, Data Quality Governance, Process Flows, Policies & Procedures Compliance, Data Standard, Business Processes, Data Analysis, Circular Supply Chain, Operations, Manufacturing, Warehouse Management, Distribution, Logistics, Process Improvement, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Warehouses, Product Forecasts, Inventory Optimization, SAP ERP, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), Sales, SAP IDoc, Data Quality Analysis, SAP Business One, Finance, Purchase Orders, Production, Purchase Management, Third-party Logistics, CAPEX/OPEX/Budgeting, Asset Management, New Products, Reporting, Compliance, Supply Chain Operations, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), JD Edwards CNC

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