Introduction

Hi, my name is Mike Jelfs, thanks for visiting my website, it is as you would say still in the very early stages of development.

My interests are varied and a bit eclectic. My professional career in it´s early stages also had a very varied nature, from working at Leicester´s now long since demolished Cattle Market as an Auctioneers Clerk to Progress Chasing parts in the Nuclear Power Generation Industry.

In the early 1990´s however I joined the company started by George Davies to supply Clothes to ASDA initially in a Commercial Role then moving into the IT department, with responsibility for Management Information Reporting and Merchandise Planning systems development.

I left George in the Mid 1990´s to join IBM where I spent the next 10 years growing my expertise in the Architecture, Design, Configuration and Implementation of Merchandise Planning Applications, associated Business Processes and Reporting. I took the decision in 2006 to leave IBM and do the role independently.

I always try to offer an unbiased view based on my experience both Business Process and Technical, if the solution to a companies problems is implementing an expensive software solution or is better served by the creation of a simple spreadsheet, I would hope to give the best advice, even if this means I miss out on some consultation fees.