Published 04 Jan 21 2 minute read

Welcoming Garry Smith to the Anthesis IFS Consulting Team

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Throughout 2020, the Anthesis team has seen incredible growth. Our latest addition is Garry Smith who joins us as an IFS Project Manager & Consultant.

Garry started his career as a COBOL Programmer working on an MRPII implementation for a switchgear manufacturer in the North East of England and retained an interest in manufacturing and ERP systems ever since working across varying roles and ERP systems.

5 years ago, Garry was introduced to IFS with Apps 9 and has used many of the modules over 4 implementations in his last role with a major IFS customer British Engines including experience of an implementation in Bangalore, India. This year, Garry managed a project to implement T&A to a 100 employee, 6 shift site which went live in January.

Garry’s deep knowledge and experience covers both the technical and functional layers of IFS. He has managed over 200 configuration requests in the last 2 years from writing specifications to testing and deployment. Bringing these skills to Anthesis as a consultant means bringing his experience to helping customers release the value of their IFS Apps and working with an expanding team to grow the reputation of Anthesis within the IFS world.

In his life outside of work Garry has 2 children and 4 dogs ensuring he has little spare time! He is a Kennel Club qualified Championship Agility Judge and spends most of the summer in a field sending his dogs over jumps & through tunnels. Garry is a fan of sports, a follower of Man Utd, and runs competitively over 5 & 10k – because it means he can eat more cake.

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