Multi-faceted Logistics Specialist with solid history of streamlining operations and trimming cost. Reliable and results-driven supply chain manager delivering stellar aptitude for organization, superb people skills and reputation for utmost integrity. Eager to increase productivity and client satisfaction. Demonstrated success in working with vendors, customers and team members to meet tight schedule demands. Skilled at handling internal organization and inventory counts, resolving customer problems and working with suppliers to achieve objectives. Also a Financial Analyst with proven history in analyzing sales and inventory data and developing reports to illustrate findings. Applies perseverance and dedication to meet team and corporate goals. Ambitious financial professional with superior analytical and problem solving skills.
I worked closely with DFAS as their liaison to DLA reviewing current accounting issues. I performed thorough research on all accounting related issues to ensure that all posting errors and corresponding corrections were effectively coordinated with DFAS for accurate and timely financial reporting. I worked vendor payment dispute resolution processes and customer billing disputes, recommended revised processes where applicable to DFAS or DLA Process Management personnel to enhance process effectiveness and efficiency. I also performed research based on DFAS and system run reports as they relate to vendor payment issues. I worked with Financial Customer liaisons, Order fulfillment and Procurement personnel and initiated corrective actions and/or conveyed my results to DFAS within timeline and accuracy targets to avoid interest penalties and to improve net operation result and cash plan performance.
I performed analysis of financial data to ensure validity of content. Evaluated impact of invalid/incorrect information on submitted invoices and provided recommendations for corrective action. I was liaison between clothing and textile vendors and Defense Logistic Agency as well as internal Liaison for inquiries to resolve vendor payment disputes as well as other account payable issues. I implemented and/or recommended corrective actions in order to timely resolve vendor payment issues , reduce interest penalties and meet performance goals.
I monitored account payables to identify and determine probable causes of any associated problems and developed resolutions relying on my overall knowledge of DLA financial systems, operating procedures and policies. I provided results of my analysis with proposed corrective actions to Financial Services Analysts and or Supplier Operation staff. I routinely coordinated with various personnel within Supplier Operations organization and assisted Acquisition Specialists , Tailored Vendor Logistic Specialists in researching and resolving any financial issues associated with vendor payments. I acted as DLA's financial face to vendors and DoD customers.
I reviewed postings and posting corrections related to vendor material payments and customer billings and identified and provided results of their analysis and/or recommendations to Financial Services Analysts within timeline and accuracy targets prior to period close to portray accurate monthly financial statements. I reviewed financial reports for discrepancies related to vendor material payments and check for duplicate, missing or inaccurate invoice information during each month end financial statement pre-close. I performed analysis of financial data to ensure validity of content. I evaluated impact of invalid/incorrect information on submitted invoices and provided recommendations for corrective action. I was liaison between clothing and textile vendors and Defense Logistic Agency as well as internal Liaison for inquiries to resolve vendor payment disputes on other accountpayable issues. I implemented and/or recommended corrective actions in order to timely resolve vendor payment issues , reduce interest penalties and meet performance goals.
Performed duties as a Tailored Vendor Logistics Specialist, SAP Specialist, having transitioned from Systems Applications and Programs (SAP) role of Prime Vendor Business Logistics Specialist(PVBLS). As Team Leader I was responsible for 5 employees comprised of Financial Supplier Liaisons and Tailored Vendor Logistics Specialists. I directly managed investigation and correction of vendor payment and credit discrepancies, financial accounts receivable, payable issues, shipment confirmations and receipt errors through my utilization of various SAP roles including Goods Issuer, Goods Receiver and Transaction Analyzer among others. Utilizing the full range of SAP functions, I provided training and follow-up assistance in researching and correcting failed vendor Invoices, and released blocked invoices, correct Unit of Measure errors, performed invoice matching to ensure correct fields are generated, and submitted corrected invoices to SAP for processing.
I frequently received correspondence from vendors experiencing payment issues with Land and Maritime, Aviation, and Clothing and Textiles. I investigated problems and in coordination with CBUs Financial Specialists and Inventory Managers took corrective action was determined. Under my direction my team executed necessary corrective actions in SAP for proper processing of payments.
I exercised oversight responsibility for resolution of complex accounting issues such as non-payment, over payments and under payments to vendors due to incorrect currency conversions and invalid interest payments in coordination with DSCP Vendor Representatives and DFAS Financial Service Analysts, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable personnel. I evaluated inventories to assure adequate stock levels, manually process deliveries, correct unit of issue errors, research and reconcile overdue invoices, and developed solutions to “Unit of Issue” errors.
I was primary Team Point-of-Contact for issues involving “Currency Conversion” and “Unit of Issue” problems with OCONUS vendors and DoD Supply Depots and I worked closely with DFAS to ensure correct customer payments. I have effectively managed the resolution of financial discrepancies for customer through comprehensive knowledge of all aspects SAP Processes, characteristics of DSCP commodities and services, DLA/DSCP/DFAS financial and accounting principles, procedures and techniques as well as DLA/DSCP business applications like Virtual Item Management (VIM), Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF), Distribution Standard System (DSS), and legacy expertise involving Standard Automated Material Management System (SAPPS), and Subsistence Total Ordering Receipt and Exception System (STORES).
I provided SAP specific training to RSI contractors and DSCP Procurement personnel in the use of SAP as it pertained to Vendor payment issues. I tracked performance for my team and aided with daily workload requirements. New team members were introduced to specific job requirements and I would indoctrinate each new employee on specific SAP transactions used to support DSCP as well as other systems; VLIPS, VIM, SPVI, DSS-MRO, including legacy systems such as SAMMS.
I preformed duties with SAP access as Resolution Specialist (RS), Financial Supplier Liaison (FSL) as well as Prime Vendor Business Logistics Specialist (PVBLS), primarily providing financial information and services to customers. I worked directly with vendors, DSCP Procurement and Financial personnel in DSCP Supply Offices in review and correction of both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. I served as Liaison between customer and Defense Financial Accounting Service (DFAS), accounting department specialists and customer/vendor representatives to resolve invoice payment and credit issues. I worked directly with DFAS Account Technicians, DLA Acquisition specialists, FSL and FCL staff members at DSCP and other DoD installations throughout the world.
I regularly performed detailed analysis and developed financial spreadsheets to monitor the exactness and capability of the SAP processes and submit consolidated data and proposed efficiency recommendations to program managers. Further, I reviewed and monitored DSCP provided Excel spreadsheets to ensure Vendor Invoices have been received and processed in accordance with DSCP and DLA financial regulations. Additionally, I match e-mailed invoices and hardcopy invoices to SAP Sales Orders to ensure accuracy in pricing and quantity. I supervised corrective actions by my team members in coordination with DSCP and DFAS Financial Specialists. I had been assigned primary POC for team members when issues involving monetary regulations are in question.
On a Daily basis I investigated, resolved, and corrected Vendor Payment issues and IDOCs consisting of shipment confirmations (OF-11s) and Receipt (0F-49) errors through various roles in SAP including MIGO, ZSTOQUERY, BD87,FBL1N,ME23N, MIRO, MM03, VA01. I regularly corrected and made adjustments to purchase ratio factors in purchasing documents, adjustments to sales orders for quantity issues, vendor payments, cancellations of PO lines items, vendor cage codes, line item clin numbers, signal codes, fund codes, CRR pricing and costs.
I also evaluated inventories to assure adequate stock levels, manually processed deliveries, corrected unit of issue errors, researched and reconciled overdue invoices and developed solutions to “Unit of issue” errors. I resolved ‘Currency Conversion' and ‘Unit of Issue' problems with OCONUS vendors and DoD Supply Depots requiring full knowledge supply chains, commodities, services and financial policies and regulations. I coordinated corrective actions with DFAS and DSCP Financial Specialists providing detailed resolution documentation.
With an overall knowledge of DLA Financial systems, Procedures, and regulations, I monitored SAP systems on a regular basis to detect account payables issues including Purchase Ratio factors, Quantity and Price discrepancies. I would research and isolate problems, develop solutions, and populate appropriate spreadsheets for correction by my team members. I was responsible for generating and populating comprehensive reports and excel files for a 19 member team to support business analysis initiatives. Further I developed and administered training curriculum for DSCP Commodities in the use of SAP as a tool in providing a full range of financial supply support services.
In 2017 I was DLA employee of the quarter in recognition and resolution of a multi-million dollar systemic system error within SAP .
In 2006 I was a awarded the commanders coin for my teams work resolving the Medical supply chains crossover from the Legacy System to SAP when it was implemented with conversion issues which if not for my team would have resulted in million in interest payments.
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