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.

Implementation

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
Clients
Resume
Experience
2016-Present UST-GLOBAL (Madrid - Spain)
  • Client: IBERDROLA
  • Purchasing consultant responsible for the integration of SAP custom processes with Ariba S2C (Sourcing, Contracts, SLP) and P2O (Buying and Guided Buying). Tasks involved the analysis of client's ECC custom processes to map the relevant information with Ariba, liaison with all departments and contractors to agree on new ABAP developments, documentation and training, also assessment on Ariba functional activities to leverage PO integration and guarantee data integrity. Despite the complex technical challenges, the project was delivered on-time and received the bronze medal in Spain's 2020 SAP Quality Awards innovation category.
  • 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 Iberdrola subsidiary companies in Maine (ME, USA) and UK. The documentation and tutorials were created with SAP Enable Now for better user adoption and to reduce post go-live support.
  • Implementation of SAP Enable Now including the creation of styles and templates according to Corporate Identity, training of Administration Staff and management of content development projects including context-sensitive help.
2008-2016 COMMON MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (Madrid - Spain)
  • Client: ABENGOA
  • MM and SD Consultant for rollout projects both on-site (India, Mexico, Poland, USA) and remote.
  • On-site post go-live 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/SD Consultant in SAP System Landscape Optimization (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 specialist contact.
  • Coordination of a multicultural team of 8 consultants in Houston (TX, USA) leading the change management of the production department for IT provider Telvent (9 months).
  • Client: INSTITUT GUTTMANN
  • SAP MM full implementation project covering the requirement workshops, customizing and master data in P2P process.
  • Client: DOCOUT
  • End-to-end SD implementation project involving the customizing of contract with custom pricing conditions, sales order and invoice, documentation and training.
  • Client: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Management of a one-year project launching an E-learning website in Spain.
2004-2007 SELF-EMPLOYED (León, Spain)
  • Part-time IT consultant and web site design.
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.
  • 10% Optimization of a heat and power plant based on a Stirling engine for biomass fuels.
2002 JAGUAR RACING (Milton Keynes, UK)
  • Consultancy project in partnership with Altair Engineering UK.
  • Development of an optimization methodology combining an own coded genetic algorithm with Altair OptiStruct FEM software that achieved 15% saving over the baseline weight of the wing in the R3 Formula One car.
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.
  • Computerization of the design office with CAD software bocad-3D achieving 30% reduction in production time and an improvement in the overall quality.
Education
2018-2021 OpenSAP courses
  • SAP Enable Now Framework. Verify.
  • The Internet of Things with SAP. Verify.
  • Data Migration to SAP S/4HANA. Verify.
2016 SAP Education (Bilbao, Spain)
  • SAP Enable Now (Workforce Performance Builder) - Authoring and Administration.
2008 INTECO (León, Spain)
  • Java technology advanced programming course.
2007-08 INTECO (León, Spain)
  • Master's degree in SAP Business Programming Web AS Focus Java and 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: GUI development for MARS design optimization software.
1987-1992 University of León (León, Spain)
  • BSc (Hons) Industrial Engineering. Specialization in structural engineering.
  • Final year project: C programme 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.
SAP Certfications
  • SAP Ariba Sourcing. Verify.
  • Procurement with SAP ERP 6.0 EHP7. Verify.
  • NetWeaver Development Consultant Focus ABAP.
Languages
  • Spanish, French: mother tongues.
  • English: fluent.
My SAP Skills
Functional
  • Materials Management
  • Sales and Distribution
  • Warehouse Management
  • Plant Maintenance
Technical
  • ABAP / Debugging
  • Queries
  • LSMW / IDocs
  • Smartforms
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