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ORLANDO DURAN

18900 Wentworth Drive Hialeah, FL 33015


(305) 829-4845 Home (305) 965-6380 Cellular
odd24a62@westpost.net http://www.linkedin.com/in/orlandoduran
IT DIRECTOR / MANAGER
_HISTORY OF IDENTIFYING AND IMPLEMENTING INNOVATIVE a" COST SAVING
IT SOLUTIONS_
Intuitive and versatile IT leader with broad systems and project
management capabilities. Expertise in ERP distribution and
manufacturing; maintenance, repairs and operations; human resources
and payroll and e-commerce applications. Experienced at implementing
networks and telecom systems for multi-site environments. Resourceful
project manager. Analytical and articulate, capable of managing
relations with internal and external stakeholders.
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Strategic & Technical Planning
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IT Infrastructure Management
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Electronic Commerce/EDI
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ERP Implementation
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Application Design & Development
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Project Management
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Business Analysis
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Business Continuity &
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Networks & Telecom
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Contract Negotiation & Management
Disaster Recovery Planning
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IT Security
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
BAAN CONSULTANT MAY 2010 a" PRESENT
UST GLOBAL Maumee Operations, Maumee, OH
_UST Global__(R)__ (UST) is a leading provider of end-to-end IT
services and solutions for Global 1000 companies._
Contract work for UST Global on client DANA Corporation to support
BaaN ERP operations in South America. Analyzed BaaN implementation,
packages, modules, interfaces and customizations for transition from
DANA IT to UST Global support, using UST ITIL Knowledge Acquisition
methodology.
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Developed Knowledge Acquisition Plan (KAP) and System Appreciation
Documentation (SAD) on the system. Optimized KAP development using
Critical-Chain Project Management methodology. Optimized original
project plan by 30%
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Successfully completed Oracle Shop-Floor transition for DANA
domestic plants.
INDEPENDENT IT CONSULTANT OCTOBER 2008 a" APRIL 2010
ORLANDO DURAN a" IT CONSULTING Miami Gardens, FL
Established consulting operation to provide business analysis, ERP
implementation, network & telecom and IT security services geared to
boost client companies' performance by optimizing network and
information security and reorganizing business functions in finance,
distribution and manufacturing.
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Manufacturing consultant for Epic-Consultants, Inc. Analyzed
business functions and optimized business processes for clients,
using Lean techniques.
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Technical consultant for Imaging101, Inc. Managed technology
projects including network and software upgrades. Analyzed business
functions for customers and prospects streamlining those processes
involving document processing.
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Planned and led initiatives for companies, including Merco Group,
Inc., Florida. Managed projects ranging from website analysis for
optimization to engineering permitting for marine shop operations.
BUSINESS MANAGER OCTOBER 2007 a" SEPTEMBER 2008
D'DAGO, INC. DBA Unicorn Cleaners Hialeah, FL
Managed the family dry-cleaning business: 5 people, 400+ customers,
$250,000 annual sales operation. Performed accounting and finance,
tax reporting, inventory and quality control, payroll, equipment
maintenance and information system management functions.
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Improved financial reporting, production quality, and customer
service. Reduced operating expenses by 40%.
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Streamlined business processes. Improved production efficiencies by
approximately 25%.
IT MANAGER JUNE 1997 a" AUGUST 2007
US HOLDINGS, INC. Hialeah, FL
_Group of manufacturing companies in the housing development and
road construction industry._
Directed IT Department, including staff of 7 people and $4 million
infrastructure. Oversaw all IT operations to support
multi-site/multi-company organization with 250+ users. Developed,
implemented, and managed application portfolios. Assessed business
needs continuously. Interacted with senior management and department
heads to ensure IT functions fostered achievement of corporate
objectives. Identified, recommended and implemented IT solutions.
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_APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION__:_
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Managed implementation of BaaN ERP in 5 manufacturing companies
ranging from make-to-stock to engineering-to-order environments.
Integrated information and streamlined business processes across the
organization. Attained 50% sales improvement, without addition of
staff, as result of implementation.
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Improved customer service and increased sales performance by at
least 30% by implementing internal and external EDI using BaaN EDI
and Advanced Data Exchange, respectively. EDI implementation
supported business with large customers such as Hughes Supply (Home
Depot).
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Increased production efficiencies by 30% due to improved performance
measurement capabilities by delivering implementation of Tempus Data
Collection interfaced with BaaN Sales and Shop-Floor Control.
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Directed implementation of UltiPro Human Resources and Payroll.
Converted data from legacy system. Streamlined payroll processes.
Interfaced Payroll with Time & Attendance and facilitated direct
deposits.
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Managed development of Visual Molding Scheduling system. Optimized
production scheduling and inventory control functions due to improved
scheduling functionality and production/inventory visibility.
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Boosted productivity and sales team performance by creating Portable
Sales Takeoff system synchronized with Baan Sales Quotations, enabling
sales staff to produce complex quotes within minutes.
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Increased efficiency of engineering tasks, reducing turnaround from
hours to minutes, by creating software to calculate loading
requirements, reinforcing specifications and other engineering
calculations.
_IT INFRASTRUCTURE:_
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Implemented WAN to support multi-site/multi-company organization
with locations across FL, GA, NC, and SC. Converted from Frame-Relay
to MPLS network and implemented Avaya IP Office telephone system
using Voice-over-IP communications, improving telecom performance and
cutting annual costs by one third.
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Directed implementation of Oracle 10g database over SUSE Linux,
enhancing data availability, reliability and security. Migrated
systems from UNIX to Linux and company data from BaaN to Oracle.
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Executed server consolidation project. Reduced TCO and improved
systems performance, reliability and capacity by consolidating
multiple servers into single/redundant blade server enclosures using
HP C and E blade servers, MSA and EVA storage arrays and Fibre
Channel connectivity.
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Developed comprehensive plan to reduce communication costs by 20%
and eliminate downtime via implementation of Motorola PTP Series 600
wireless bridge to connect main sites.
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Created Telecom Expense Management system to administer telecom
assets, analyze costs and savings, allocate costs by company and
process payments to telecom providers.
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Negotiated support contracts and service plans to maintain telecom
and network systems with service providers while maintaining minimal
costs and optimal service level agreements. Produced savings of
approximately $250,000 per year.
EDUCATIONKELLER GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, DEVRY UNIVERSITY
Miami, FL
_MASTER OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT _
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY Miami, FL
_BACHELOR OF SCIENCE_: Computer Science
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Gainesville, FL
_BACHELOR OF SCIENCE_: Mechanical Engineering
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
_OPERATING SYSTEMS:_
UNIX: DEC/OSF1, HP-UX, Tru64, IBM AIX; SUSE Linux; Windows Server;
Novell Netware
_LANGUAGES:_
C, Visual C++, Visual Basic.Net, Pascal, Prolog, JavaScript, HTML,
XML, SQL
_SYSTEMS & TOOLS:_
Visual Studio.Net, PowerBuilder, AutoCAD, Solid Works, MATLAB,
Flexsim, NeuralWorks, MS-Office, MS-Project, VISIO, McAfee
Enterprise, GroupWise, VMware, Cognos
_DATABASES:_
Oracle 9i/10g, SQL Server, Sybase, MS Access
_HARDWARE:_
DEC Alpha, Compaq, IBM RS/6000, HP, Dell, Intermec
_NETWORK PTP, Frame-Relay, MPLS; 3Com, Motorola, Cisco; Avaya, Mitel
_AUTOMATION & CONTROL:_
Modicon, Alan Bradley, Wonderware
_BUSINESS APPLICATIONS:_
MAPCON CMMS, UltiPro HR Basic French, Portuguese, and Greek skills