Jacques BABE

Let me explain who I am and what are my experiences, skills and motivations

Background
Oracle Supply Chain Consultant for 15 years, I have a technical background (as Oracle developer and DBA) and a strong experience as project manager (ERP projects with teams of 20 to 40 people).
From an IT stand stand point I can discuss network, server architecture as well as Business Intelligence and internet based applications.

Supply Chain Certifications
Very interested in Supply Chain methods, I spent time and effort to improve my business knowledge.
The APICS CPIM certification (achieved in 2004) was a great and very beneficial challenge: it changed my mindset about supply chain by putting the focus on people and processes.
Following this certification, I participated in a local society of Supply Chain Managers and Consultants in France, Rhône Alpes region. Good place to reinforce the importance of capital investment, people and processes. Far beyond any ERP system I heard about implementing a TOC approach or using the Value Stream Mapping.
My last training investment is the CDDP certification from the Demand Driven Institute. The crystal clear method built by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith puts emphasis on decoupling points, priority management and makes the APS Planning systems (almost) outdated – unless they can be adjusted to this approach.

Ambition
From a planning standpoint I learned to listen to the business and stick to what is known working well. Not surprisingly such solutions often have something close to the DDI approach: a priority oriented system or decoupling points allowing a plan driven by sales.
My priority is always to listen to the field people to streamline and improve their processes using as far as possible the Oracle standard solutions. Very often the standard functions provide great improvements.
Every mission I accomplish is based on a deep understanding of my client Supply Chain strategy to build an adjusted Oracle e-Business Suite solution. Based on my leadership and ability to handle the Information System complexity, I can coordinate Business and IT teams to devise efficient solutions.