We specialise in Project Management, Software Design, Development and Support for your IBMi, iSeries and AS400. RPG, EDI, JBA System21.

VF Corporation

VF Corporation Europe are based in Stabio (Switzerland), Bornem (Belgium) and Nottingham (UK) and own a number of brands such as The North Face, Timberland, Vans, Reef, Dickies, Wrangler, Lee, Smartwool, JanSport, Kipling, Eastpak, Napapijri and 7 For All Mankind.

• Designed developed and implemented an EDI system to process inbound and outbound messages between the Windows server based “Porthus” communications tool and JBA System/21.

• Designed and project managed the development and implementation of a stock allocation and replenishment system for in excess of 300 owned and operated retail stores throughout Europe. Recruited a team of contract developers to carry out the development.

• Provided Business Analysis services as part of a team to integrate the recently purchased Timberland brand. In particular, we analysed the ‘As Is’ state of the EDI systems and interfaces with Franchise partners throughout Europe to develop a ‘To Be’ model. Development was then undertaken by a team of offshore developers which I managed.

• Worked as part of a team to consolidate numerous customer services teams throughout Europe into a single location in Nottingham. Our responsibility was the Analysis of existing ways of working in relation to EDI to define best practices to be used by the new team.

• Developed and supported numerous XML interfaces between JBA System/21 and the Oracle based X-Store POS system used in the retail stores. This included in-store ordering for direct delivery to the customers home.

• Developed and supported interfaces with a third-party retail store demand management supplier.

• Provided legacy system support to the SAP migration team and was Subject Matter Expert for the retail store, demand management and Ecom interfaces. We were primary point of contact for a subsidiary company, based in EMEA, USA and Mexico, during their migration to SAP for all JBA technical matters including managing a team who developed data extracts from JBA to load into SAP.