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Blog it Forward – Dineshkumar Sriramulu

Vanakkam !!,

 

“’Vanakkam‘ is a Tamizh, தமிழ் (Tamil) word. This word implies respecting the person who comes in front of another person. It is practiced while meeting a person physically or talking-to to person through electronic media like telephone, internet driven chats etc. Tamizh (Tamil) – It is my Mother Tongue and Most spoken language in Tamil Nadu and Tamil is one of the longest-surviving classical languages in the world.

Few days back, when I was browsing SCN I saw a post on “Blog It Forward” and had no idea what BIF is all about, but later on I found many such posts through which I got to know many people.

I was blogged in blog forward by https://people.sap.com/ruthvik.chowdary2. Thank you Ruthvik Chowdary for blogging it forward to me.

Introduction:

My name is Dineshkumar Sriramulu, born in Vellore, Tamil Nadu (செந்தமிழ் நாடு), India. I was a Professional Allrounder Cricketer and I have played District and Division level as well, after schooling I moved to Chennai to pursue Mechanical Engineering in AMACE (Anna University, Chennai). Third and Final years I was a Captain of my College Cricket Team, Due to financial problem I was not able to continue my Cricket career.

 

Professional Career:

I started my professional career as a Production Engineer in Mersen India Private Limited in the field of producing Graphite Heat Exchanger Manufacturing, previously the company name called as Carbone Lorraine is a French international company. The company is a global expert in electrical power and advanced materials. It is based in 35 countries across the globe with 53 production facilities. The company also has 15 Research and Development centers. They work with more than 6900 people all around the world Former of Carbon Lorraine Private Limited.

I got very good experiences about how the company was manufacturing, purchasing, inventory, sub-contracting, services (Warranty and Guaranty), maintenance etc… But when i was worked there i assembled the equipments using heavy weight spanners, lifting and holding heavy weight SS and MS metals by hand(there is no other choice and can’t use the lift often), because of heavy work i was affected back pain, due to heavy back pain I was resigned my job, later I started learning SAP PP module training in small institute hardly not more than 20 days in Chennai, In fact I don’t know the worth of SAP when I was started my training.

Change Moments in my life:

One of my institute friend referred me and 5 more our institute friends in his company, Me and other 5 same institute friends attended the interview for an PP module as a fresher, Out of six persons, 3 persons got selected in that company located in Bangalore, But me and my friends started our SAP career in hard way, in my previous company, Seniors Consultants not helped us and not discussing anything in front of us related to SAP, Later we the institute friends realized and started self-learning to get more knowledge about PP/QM module and other Integration modules as well.

After learnt QM module we have given a training to the Senior Consultants is still unforgettable.

One miracle has happen for us that we had worked in same company as PP/QM Consultant, was sitting next to next chairs in office, we stayed in same paying guest as well as same room, now we are the close and best friends having very good mutual understanding between each and everyone, i hope we are continuing the same till our life.

Industries I have worked in SAP as a PP/QM Consultant:

  1. Textiles & Garments industry (Discrete)
  2. Mattress Manufacturing (Discrete)
  3. Machinery Manufacturing (Discrete)
  4. Windows Fashions (Discrete)
  5. Automotive Industry (Repetitive)
  6. Chocolate Manufacturing (Process industry started currently).

 

Historical story about my hometown.

I was born in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, Vellore district is one of the 37 districts in the Tamil Nadu state of India. It is one of the eleven districts that form the North (Tondai Nadu) region of Tamil NaduVellore city is the headquarters of this district. As of 2011, the district had a population of 3,936,331 with a sexual ratio of 1,007 females for every 1,000 males.

The Government of India recently included Vellore city in its prestigious Smart City project, along with 26 other cities.

Men from the Vellore District fought in the British India Army and sacrificed their lives in the World Wars. This is recorded in the clock tower in the long bazaar at Vellore, raised in 1920, where an inscription reads “Vellore – From this Village 277 men went to the Great war 1914-18, of them 14 gave up their lives”.

On 30 September 1989 the district was again split into Tiruvannamalai-Sambuvarayar (present-day Tiruvannamalai) and North Arcot Ambedkar districts. North Arcot Ambedkar District was renamed Vellore District in 1996.

On 15 August 2019, the district was trifurcated into VelloreTirupattur and Ranipet districts.

 

Peoples from India they might or may not know about the history of the great Vellore, this is the great opportunity to me for exposure about the interesting of Vellore history, special places, foods etc.

 

Vellore Mutiny 1806:

The Vellore Fort is the primary tourist attraction in the district headquarters Vellore. Vellore Fort is the most prominent landmark. During British ruleTipu Sultan‘s family and the last king of Sri Lanka, Vikrama Rajasinha, were held as royal prisoners in the fort. In the fort houses a Church, a Mosque and a Hindu temple, the latter known for its carvings. The first rebellion against British rule erupted at this fort in 1806, and it witnessed the massacre of the Vijayanagara royal family of Emperor Sriranga Raya.

 

 

 

 

More details about Vellore Mutiny click below the link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vellore_mutiny

 

2nd Golden Temple in India.

The Golden Temple Vellore of Sripuram (Tamil: ஸ்ரீபுரம்) is a spiritual park situated at the foot of a small range of green hills in a place known as “Malaikodi”. The temple is between VelloreOdugathur state highway and at the southern end of the city of Vellore, at Tirumalaikodi.The temple with gold covering, has intricate work done by artisans specializing in temple art using gold.

 

More details about Golden Temple click below the link:

https://sites.google.com/view/vellore-temple/vellore-golden-temple-history

 

Kavalur Telescope observatory:

Kavalur observatory is located in Kavalur in the Javadi Hills in Alangayam, Vellore District. The Kavalur Observatory is located in a 100-acre forest land in Tamil Nadu which is strewn with a variety of greenery of tropical region besides a number of medicinal plants with an occasional appearance of some wildlife like deer, snakes and scorpions. Several varieties of birds have also been spotted in the campus. The observatory is at an altitude of 725m above mean sea level (longitude 78° 49.6′ E ; latitude 12° 34.6′ N). Apart from being reasonably away from city lights and industrial areas, the location has been chosen in order to be closer to the earth’s equator for covering both northern and southern hemispheres with equal ease. In addition, its longitudinal position is such that it is the only major astronomical facility between Australia and South Africa for observing the southern objects

The observatory is home to the Vainu Bappu Telescope, the largest telescope in Asia until a 3.6-meter telescope was set up at Devasthal, Nainital, by ARIES. It has a diameter of 2.3 meters and was first used in 1986. Along with the Vainu Bappu telescope, the observatory has two other telescopes: A 1-meter Zeiss manufactured and another 75-centimeter Cassegrain reflector currently being refurbished. The observatory also has a Fabry–Pérot interferometer.

 

More details about Kavalur Observatory click below the link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vainu_Bappu_Observatory

Cristian Medical College and Hospital:

 Christian Medical College Vellore (CMC Vellore) is a famous top private, minority-run educational and research institute that includes a network of primary, secondary and tertiary care hospitals in and around VelloreTamil NaduIndia. The institute, constituent college is affiliated with the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University. Founded in 1900 by an American missionary, Dr Ida S. Scudder, CMC Vellore has brought many significant achievements to India, including starting the first College of Nursing in 1946, performing the first reconstructive surgery for leprosy in the world (1948), performing the first successful open heart surgery in India (1961), performing the first kidney transplant in India (1971), performing first bone marrow transplantation (1986) in India and performing the first successful ABO incompatible kidney transplant in India (2009).

 

More details about CMC hospital click below the link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Medical_College_%26_Hospital,_Vellore

 

Vellore Institute of Technology:

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) is one of the top private higher education institute deemed to be university, located in VelloreTamil Nadu, India. Founded in 1984, as Vellore Engineering College, by G. Viswanathan, the institution offers 20 undergraduate, 34 postgraduate, four integrated and four research programs. It has campuses in VelloreChennaiBhopal and Amaravati.

VIT is among the first in India to implement the Fully Flexible Credit System (FFCS) which gives the students flexibility to make their own time tables by choosing the subjects and the faculties under whose guidance they want to study.

 

 

More details about VIT click below the link:

https://www.google.com/search?q=vit+vellore+history&rlz=1C1CHBD_enIN867IN867&oq=vit+vellore+hist&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0.13497j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Arcot Delhi Gate (Fort):

 

The town’s strategic location has led to it being repeatedly contested and prompted the construction of a formidable fortress. The Nawabdom of the Carnatic was established by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, who in 1692 appointed Zulfiqar Ali Khan as the first Nawab of the Carnatic. In 1740, the Maratha forces came down upon Arcot. They attacked the Nawab, Dost Ali in the pass of Damalcherry. In the war that followed, Dost Ali, one of his sons Hasan Ali, and a number of prominent persons lost their lives. This initial success at once enhanced Maratha prestige in the south. From Damalcherry the Marathas proceeded to Arcot. It surrendered to them without much resistance. Chanda Saheb and his son were arrested and sent to Nagpur. In 1751, The English captured the town during the conflict between the United Kingdom and France for control of South India. The English successfully held it with only 500 men against the French and the Nawab, resisting for 56 days (23 September to 14 November 1751). The enemy army eventually dissolved and its leader, Chanda Shahib, was killed. Mohammed Ali Khan Walajah took over as Nawab, effectively serving as a vassal of the British. His successors soon ran up enormous debts at the hands of English speculators. In 1801, the town was annexed by the British East India Company.

In the 20th century, Arcot declined in importance and was incorporated into Vellore District. Arcot has the tomb of the famous 18th-century Sufi Saint Tipu Mastan Aulia. The story goes that from the blessings of Tipu Mastan Aulia, Hyder Ali had a son Tippu Sultan of Mysore, whom he appropriately named after the saint.

 

More details about Arcot Delhi click below the link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi_Gate_(Vellore)

 

Arcot Briyani:

Introduced by the Nawabs of Arcot, this biryani originated in the towns of Ambur and Vaniyambadi in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. The biryani is generally accompanied by dalcha (a sour brinjal curry) and pachadi (a type of raita).

 

 

Ambur Leather industry and Briyani:

 Leather Shoes and Belts…All Leather Items Here Manufacturing International Companies And for leather tanneries exporting leather goods. India’s major leather processing hub Vellore district which includes towns Ambur and Vaniyambadi, Ambur is famous for its delicious Biriyani and special sweet named Makkan Peda, It is a fine place to shop leather products with cheap price, Unity across inter religions, Malli (Jasmine) flower, which famous around the villages. Flowers from Ambur and Vaniyambadi surrounded villages contributes high in Chennai and Bengaluru markets.

 

More details about Arcot Delhi gate click below the link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambur

 

Vellore hot climate during summer:

Radiation from mountains as Vellore is surrounded by mountains and situated in northern part of the state as hot northwesterly winds enters Vellore district first are the main reasons for Vellore’s hotness.

April is one of the hottest Month for Vellore compared with other parts of the state when Vellore records close to 112 Fahrenheit with other places Palayamkottai, Karur Paramathi, Trichy, Salem experiences similar weather close to 108 Fahrenheit.

May month brings some relief to Vellore by rains and hails but the mercury hits close to 45 c (114 Fahrenheit) for few days with all other parts of Tamil Nadu reaches up to 112 Fahrenheit.

Vellore is a hot place but not the drier one.

 

My biggest achievements:

  1. Naturally I’m an average student in any kind of studies, But I can clear all my last exams.
  2. I don’t have much interest when I was studied PP module training (not more than 20 days), Now I am in very good position in PP/QM module.
  3. Worked 4 S/4 HANA Implementation projects till now.
  4. Got more appreciations mail and certificates from my client peoples for my Implementation and support projects.
  5. I am having the capability to post the blogs in SCN (Four blogs posted) till now.
  6. Interacting and connecting with the new peoples easily without any guilty feel.

 

Lifetime goals:

I want to be worked in different countries.

Trying to learn more modules and have to be involved more implementation projects as a PP/QM/MM/PM Consultant.

Before 2035 I want to be started up my new company with my trusting team members for SAP implementation and all.

I want to be constructed or buy a new luxury car and luxury home and living long years with my lovable family members and with my friends.

 

                                             “You have to dream before the dream comes true.”

                                                                  —A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

 

Now time to answer Ruthvik questions

What do you do apart from SAP in your free time?

Doing R&D of new functionalities in SAP, Reading the new blogs, If I am in fresh mind then I am always trying to learn more modules like MM, PM & PS.

Watching movies, sports and enjoying with my friends and my family members, cleaning rooms and washing clothes.

 

If not SAP Career where you would be seeing yourself?

Don’t know exactly, might be I will get the job related to my old experience.

 

Who inspired you to choose SAP or what made you choose SAP?

I Don’t feel inspired, already mentioned above, that I don’t know about SAP before I entered in institute.

One fine day, I got a call from one small institute from Chennai, in that institute one lady called me and asked about my qualifications and experience, after I explained everything, she has told me like they took my profile through Naukri and there was an interview call to work in SAP software(Without any knowledge of SAP).

She called me to her institute located in Chennai for discussing about the offer letter, later there was a big shock, like that I have to pay 20000 to study the PP module then only they will arrange an interview, finally I was joined that institute and I had paid the money partially before getting the course completion certificate.

After joined a week me and my institute friends came to know that her institute was not arranged any interview until they opened the institute, We the institute friends tried a lot to get a job in SAP as a fresher, but as a fresher it’s very difficult to get the job.

One of my institute friend was joined one medium level company in Bengalore location as a PP Trainee Consultant without salary for six months, after one month he has referred us in the same company for an interview then we the 6 institute friends attended the interview, out of 6 persons 3 persons got selected in the company, got offer letter joined the company, Involved 100% of Implementations projects, learnt a lot got my 1st month salary on the 7th month, struggled more and then now I am having at least 30 to 40% of PP/QM/CO module knowledge and 10 to 20% of other 4 modules knowledges (SAP is an Artificial Ocean no one can reach the peak level).

 

i am forwarding the blogs to following the SAP Experts.

https://people.sap.com/rupesh.brahmankar3

https://people.sap.com/caetano.almeida

https://people.sap.com/lingaiahvanam

https://people.sap.com/mahendran8888

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https://people.sap.com/rajasekaharareddy.bannuru

https://people.sap.com/anita.arifin

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https://people.sap.com/richard.howells

https://people.sap.com/moshe.naveh2

https://people.sap.com/kennedy.t

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https://people.sap.com/satishkumarbalasubramanian

https://people.sap.com/michelle.crapo5

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https://people.sap.com/rich.heilman

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https://people.sap.com/nancy.guo

https://people.sap.com/jessica.li

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https://people.sap.com/dev.patra

https://people.sap.com/marianoc

https://people.sap.com/ritesh.dube

https://people.sap.com/tammy.powlas3

https://people.sap.com/dell.stinnett-christy

https://people.sap.com/venkatesh.babu12

https://people.sap.com/raj_sinha1

https://people.sap.com/jarley.nascimentogonalves

https://people.sap.com/pawelwiejkut

 

I would like to ask below the questions for our SAP experts.

  1. How you came into SAP?
  2. How much time do you have spend working in SAP?
  3. If you are not working in SAP, then what is your next choice?
  4. Which SAP Consultant do you follow and why?
  5. How do you manage your time between the activities you do?
  6. How can understand easily the process industries activities?

 

I am expecting a very good answers from above the experts.

 

BIF,

DK

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  • DK ,

    It’s very interesting blog by knowing the history of vellore and biriyani (delicious food).Also your achievement are very good even with harder time and situation.

     

    Keep rocking,Learning and teaching

     

    Prasath

    • Thankyou prasanth,

      Still few more history is there, At least all over world peoples will came to know about the Vellore and its history against freedom,my main intention is to explain the real story about the indian freedom, some movies they have mentioned wrong details against freedom.

       

  • 1. How you came into SAP?

    I never thought I would. In about 1995 or 1996, I read an article about SAP in Freelance Informer magazine, and thought – “That’s looks fun, but no chance”. Then in 1997, a job advert came up, offering to train people in SAP. I got the job, got trained and never looked back.

    2.How much time do you have spend working in SAP?

    That’ll be coming up to 23 year, I think.

    3. If you are not working in SAP, then what is your next choice?

    Machine learning. I needed a clustering algorithm for one project I was working on. I found one, but to apply it, I needed a notional of distance from the data I was working with. I had an idea of what would work as a distance, but needed to know if it was mathematically what is known as a metric. I.e. whether it works as a notion of distance. My son had done topology while working on his Masters degree in Cosmology (He figured out a possible way of dramatically reducing the complexity of equations concerning the modelling of supernovae – unfortunately, his professor retired that year, and no-one else was interested in sponsoring a PhD pursuing this idea. It’s a shame, because it has wider applicability, such as modelling the weather and other chaotic systems.).

    Anyway, I asked him to take my idea of what could be a metric, and he proved it was. That code is now in use in a commercial product.

    4.Which SAP Consultant do you follow and why?

    I don’t. I just read up one what’s going on. But no-one has a handle on everything. Not even me.

    5. How do you manage your time between the activities you do?

    Without any issue. I work extraordinarily quickly if I need to. I even find time most days to fit in a twenty minute afternoon nap.

    6. How can understand easily the process industries activities?

    I don’t bother. I do not need to understand the whole space in which I work. Just enough to get the job done. As a developer, I work in very abstract terms. I’ve often solved problems in domains in which I have very little knowledge – simply by taking certain facts, and apply logic.

  • Nice one Dinesh kumar,

    I was in a similar situation like you when I got my first job. But hardwork and good mentors helped me get through all that stuff!! Hard work wins at the end 🙂

    BTW I love Ambur biryani, I never had that in india, my first ambur biryani is in Dubai, it is also a very rare item here.. One restaurant prepares it only on Thursdays I think, So whenever it is possible, I have it here.

    • Well said mahesh, always hard never fails but it takes some time to reach the goals.

       

      Happy to hear that you had briyani in DUBAI, in india you can eat original ambur Briyani in Ambur itself, in bangalore and some other places some hotels they are using ambur briyani banner just for name sake, but one sad thing is they are not belongs to Ambur, they are from some other places and they are preparing briyani is like tomato rice, few of my friends had briyani in bangalore, after had briyani they are feeling the taste is not good and they thought ambur briyani is not at all good, then one fine day me and my those friends went Ambur and had briyani, at the time they were so happy about the real taste of ambur briyani.

       

  • Hey Dinesh,

     

    Thanks for tagging me. Here is my blog https://blogs.sap.com/2013/12/12/blog-it-forward-dev-patra/

    Here is answer of your questions:

    –>How you came into SAP?

    Well, your question memorizes me those days, it was a journey. I worked in a product base company and there SAP was implemented. I played a Core user role. Then gradually I learned SAP and so on. Currently I am SAP Delivery Manager working in a service based company.

    –>How much time do you have spend working in SAP?

    Its been 8 years. Started from 2011.

    –>If you are not working in SAP, then what is your next choice?

    Honestly thats a tough question. I have never thought about anything else. But still if you ask, then anything related to technology.

    –>Which SAP Consultant do you follow and why?

    Of-course the Master of SAP Logistics – Juergen Lines. No reason, he has ocean of knowledge.

    –>How do you manage your time between the activities you do?

    Trust me, it is difficult to manage time. But it likes in motion.

    –>How can understand easily the process industries activities?

    It is mandatory to understand process industries as being a Logistics consultant. Understanding the business process is the main criteria to be a good consultant. There is no easy way, you just need to understand it.

     

    Thanks

    Dibyendu

    • Dev, thank you for replying the questions, I liked your BIF post and pictures as well, happy to see the green lands( Agriculture is the backbone of india always).

       

  • Wow!  I loved all the history.  I think my favorite picture here is Golden Temple.  Since I recently finished my BIF.  I’ll put some answers here.

    How you came into SAP?

    Like you I had no idea what SAP was.  I started working with SAP when my company decided to install it.  That was back in 1997.  It was not a fun install.  Since then, I’ve seen how much easier it is to install.  It’s still a fun challenge.

    How much time do you have spend working in SAP?

    Answered above.  But if you mean daily – I’m on for around 9ish hours.  That goes up and down by project.

    If you are not working in SAP, then what is your next choice?

    Well, I always have wanted to be a horse trainer.  However, I am practical – that is very hard to pay the bills with.  So I guess it would have to be any other development language.

    Which SAP Consultant do you follow and why?

    I try to follow as many people as I can.  If they follow me back then I can send them direct messages.

    How do you manage your time between the activities you do?

    It’s an interesting challenge.   At work I do many different things.  My priorities change based on what upper management feels is more important.  I am also highly driven by dates.  If something is due soon and I can’t explain why I needed more time – then I work the extra hours.  That is even when it isn’t important.

    I try to make time for the SAP community.   There are so many things here that help me with my job.  I give reasons to my boss if they ask why I’ve been on here during work hours.

    My family – it always comes first.  But keep in mind that if I didn’t work, they couldn’t eat.  So they put up with me on the net.  My son is now 23, so I spend as much time with him as I can.  He just graduated college.  I’m sure he’ll be moving out soon when he gets a job.  They grow up too fast.  My husband and I chat in the morning.  I’m an early riser – 3 – 4 AM so we have the time in the morning to talk prior to my job.  Of course walking with my dogs is a must (most days).  Again winter will slow me down.  Hot weather – oh boy I stay in the house then too.

    My horses – recently I retired all of them.  Luckily I have a husband who takes care of them.  In the winter, I do not go outside much.

    Reading – I usually do on the weekends and at nights.

    How can understand easily the process industries activities?

    I’m not sure about the question here.  I learn by doing things.  I have worked in all the core SAP areas.  It’s interesting how they tie together.  I also have been a functional consultant – so I know some config.  I know enough BASIS to be very dangerous.  Again, I’ve learned things like this while working on a project.

    Again – I loved this blog.  The pictures were amazing!

    • Michelle, thank you for liking the pictures that i was post, and it’s very interesting to know about your day to day activities, wake up at early morning 3-4  AM is very big challenging especially in winter, i hope your son will get very good job and he will make you proud as well once he is settle in his life.