Luis F. Alvarez

Evolutionary Computing Researcher

SAP Enable Now Consultant

SAP Logistics Consultant

About Me

I am Luis Alvarez, SAP Logistics and Enable Now Consultant from Spain specializing in Materials Management (MM) implementations and knowledge of Sales and Distribution (SD) and ABAP programming obtained from positions in several industries. Professional, flexible, creative, and service-oriented. Offering a unique combination of teamwork and analytical skills with the ability to assess international projects and create cost-effective solutions for global clients.

I have also worked as a researcher on Evolutionary Computing (Genetic Programming and Genetic Algorithms) applied to Design Optimization in order to support engineers in searching for the best possible design.

My Services
Requirements gathering

Understand through workshops how the company intends to run its business within the SAP System.


Map each step of the business blueprint into the SAP system, data migration, interfaces.

Documentation and training

Business Blueprint, test cases, end user manuals, on-the-job training in-house or online simulations.

Functional specification

Gap analysis and ABAP developments (bugs, non-standard requirements).

Key Figures
10+ years experience
30+ projects completed
10 Countries visited
95% client satisfaction
2016-Present UST-GLOBAL (Madrid - Spain)
  • Client: IBERDROLA
  • SAP purchasing consultant responsible for the integration of ERP custom processes with Ariba Sourcing, SLP and Buying.
  • Logistics consultant in SAP upgrade project to EHP8 with responsibility for impact analysis, correction of custom code and regression testing.
  • SAP consultant responsible for the Corporate integration of logistics processes and interfaces via IDocs for subsidiary companies Central Maine Power (ME, USA) and Scottish Power (UK).
  • Implementation of SAP Enable Now including the creation of styles and templates according to Corporate Identity, management of content development projects for process documentation and context-sensitive help.
2008-2016 COMMON MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (Madrid - Spain)
  • Client: ABENGOA
  • Implementation of MM module as part of the new concessions model. Several meetings, training and go-live held in New Delhi and Mexico City. Tasks included customizing for Purchase Requisition, Purchase Order, stock management and invoice verification. Additionally, customizing for SD invoicing.
  • On-site support project for Abeinsa Power Structures factory in Vadodara (India). Tasks included the resolution of MM, PP, PM, SD, FI issues with support from functional consultants, progress reports and identification of risks.
  • MM consultant in SLO project to split waste management company Befesa from parent company Abengoa. Main tasks included the review of organizational units and master data, analysis of data to be deleted, integration tests and team liaison with SAP SLO consultant.
  • MM implementation for Energoproject in Gliwice (Poland): guidance on best practices, customizing, documentation and training.
  • Coordination of a multicultural team of 8 consultants in Houston (TX, USA) leading the change management of the MM department according to SAP standards for IT company Telvent.
2004-2007 SELF-EMPLOYED (León, Spain)
  • Part-time IT consultant and web site designer.
2002 JAGUAR RACING (Milton Keynes, UK)
  • Consultancy project in partnership with Altair Engineering UK for weight optimization of the front wing for the R3 Formula One car.
  • Development of an optimization methodology based on a genetic algorithm and Altair OptiStruct FEM software that achieved 15% saving over the baseline weight of the wing.
2001-2003 UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD (Bradford, UK)
  • Research project funded by the European Commission with partners from the Technical University of Denmark (Coordinator), Austria, Germany and Sweden.
  • Optimization of a heat and power plant based on a Stirling engine for biomass fuels increasing efficiency by 10%.
1997-2000 UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD (Bradford, UK)
  • Research project supported by the Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR) programme of the European Commission.
  • Development of a C++ computer code for approximation model building in design optimization based on the response surface methodology and genetic programming.
1992-1993 COUDERIOUX (Blois, France)
  • Consultancy project supported by the European programme COMETT.
  • Full responsibility for the computerization of the design office based on CAD software bocad-3D achieving a 30% reduction in production time and an improvement in the overall quality.
2021 OpenSAP
  • Course on SAP Enable Now Framework. Verify.
2020 OpenSAP
  • Course on The Internet of Things with SAP. Verify.
2020 SAP Global Certification (Learning Hub)
  • Certified Application Associate - SAP Ariba Sourcing. Verify.
2018 OpenSAP
  • Course on Data Migration to SAP S/4HANA. Verify.
2017 SAP Education (Madrid, Spain)
  • SAP Enable Now - Workshop Delta.
2017 SAP Global Certification (Madrid, Spain)
  • Certified Application Associate - Procurement with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP7. Verify.
2016 SAP Education (Bilbao, Spain)
  • SAP Workforce Performance Builder - Authoring and Administration.
2008 INTECO (León, Spain)
  • Java technology advanced programming course.
2007-08 INTECO (León, Spain)
  • Master Degree in SAP Business Programming Web AS Focus Java and ABAP.
  • SAP Certification: NetWeaver Development Consultant Focus ABAP.
1997-2000 University of Bradford (Bradford, UK)
  • PhD.
  • Thesis: Design optimization based on genetic programming.
1994-1995 University of Bradford (Bradford, UK)
  • MSc in Structural Engineering (Distinction).
  • Dissertation: development of a GUI for MARS design optimization software.
1987-1992 University of León (León, Spain)
  • BSc (Hons) Industrial Engineering. Specialization in structural engineering.
  • Final year project: development of a programme in C language to analyse 2-D and 3-D rigid jointed frames (1 year).
1985-1987 Colegio Marista San José (León, Spain)
  • Secondary School - 'A' level equivalents in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
1981-1985 Athénée Charles Janssens (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Secondary School.
  • Spanish, French: mother tongues.
  • English: fluent.
My SAP Skills
  • Materials Management
  • Sales and Distribution
  • Warehouse Management
  • Plant Maintenance
  • ABAP / Debugging
  • Queries
  • LSMW / IDocs
  • Smartforms
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