Senior Business Analyst
In the early part of his career, Ken gained experience as an Information Systems Manager for 9 years with Acadia Polymers, where he led the implementing of BPCS and ASK MANMAN software systems spanning 14 manufacturing sites.
Later, he played a key role implementing all facets of IFS software at Pexco, another multi-site manufacturing company. Ken furthered his career as an ERP software systems expert with positions such as Project Manager, Sr. Business Analyst, and Migration Applications Specialist during his time with Oakmont Contract Services, Astra, and Unimin.
In recent work with a RutterKey client, Ken took the lead as migration BA for a U.S. DoD manufacturer that supplies electronics systems for military vehicles and equipment. During the project he guided the IT team through the data migration process from four legacy systems to a single IFS Apps9 solution. In this instance, Ken succeeded where other IFS partners had struggled – his step-by-step support and guidance included two migration passes and then a highly successful “Go Live”.
In a similar role for a client in the promotional products industry, Ken oversaw all aspects of data migration for an upgrade from their IFS Applications 8 environment to Apps10.
For an aerospace and defense contractor specializing in facilities and base operations, supply chain and logistics services, and information technology mission support, Ken has served as a supply chain BA, supporting the implementation of a multi-site, multi-company, multi-currency operation. His assistance was integral in conceptualizing and developing a Procurement Blanket Order system with “call off” to support multiple order line processing.
Ken has spent over 10 years providing data migration support with the IFS Migration Tool Kit and has assisted 20+ companies successfully migrate from various legacy systems to IFS. He is IFS Certified as a Supply Chain Specialist.
Through his manufacturing experience, Ken is familiar with Discrete, Repetitive, Process, Just-In-Time in Electronic Assembly, Furniture, Heavy Equipment, Plastics (extrusion), Rubber (injection, compression, transfer), Paper, Distribution (Wholesale, Retail), Mining & Minerals Processing, and Financials.