Craig Rutledge - IBM Certified AS/400 RPG Programmer


The Dixie Group - Dalton, GA Sep 2011 –Dec 2014

Project Manager/Developer

As400: Coding new applications for Order Entry, Commission Sales, Billing, Pick List and Cut Tables.  Maintain Chadwick CAMS system programs and data bases. Support user interactions and requests.

Data conversions and programming for purchased companies.  On-site training and programming to bring new companies on-line.

MKS Integrity and Implementer Admin. Setup and maintain SDLC flows in MKS. Lead IS SDLC and control processes to pass SOX audits. I would not work here again.



Mohawk Industries - Dalton, GA   Apr 2000 – Sep 2011

Project Manage Office (PMO) - Systems Specialist

Instituted coding Best Practice standards. Taught classes in /free programming, ILE service programs, trigger based systems, SQL, data queue based systems and system API programming.

Developed/administered SDLC procedures for multinational IS environment. Designed/maintained content management of IS metrics and SDLC compliance reporting on PMO share point. SOX audit facilitation.

Designed company-wide ILE framework with global service program functions. Help/System Sequel Admin.

Senior Programmer

As400: Manufacturing, Distribution & Inventory systems programming. Designed/coded database trigger strategy, Report distribution system design, Sales and Forecasting History, RF programming, Physical Inventory, Inventory assignment to orders, Packaging (Pick/Pack and Case Pack), JDE purchase order/receiving interface.


Springs Industries - Dalton, GA Nov 1997 - Mar 2000

Senior Software Engineer

As400: Distribution & Inventory systems programming.

Custom PkMS programming for ‘Pick-To-Light’ interfaces and reporting.


MTEL Corp - Jackson, MS Apr 1995 - Nov 1997

Senior Software Engineer

As400: Managed two consultants and up to six at given project requirements. Order Entry / Pick list and Pricing programming. 

Interactive systems performance evaluation and enhancements coding. Order entry response dropped from 8 to 1 second.

Developed standard AS/400 competency test to objectively determine consultant skill level. Test results were used as a first level filter and a determinate of candidate acceptance.


Builder's Square - San Antonio, TX 1988 - Apr 1995 AS/400s.

Technical Services Manager

Responsible for all aspects of technical services for a network 190 AS/400s including capacity planning and hardware budgets with special expertise in performance tuning. Managed three technical programmers.

Expertise included system and dedicated service tools, performance monitor analysis, communications line trace, PTF maintenance, and systems programming.  Heavy APPC and CPI-C communication systems design and programming.

Application Manager

Manager for all business applications on a network of 190 AS/400s.; software development and distribution across all systems; interfacing various POS devices using APPC or BI-SYNC communications; distributed time and attendance system; payroll; Managed projects for six programmers and one analysts; performance reviews.

Designed and implemented were enterprise wide client/server infrastructure, As/400 based Email, Inventory, Receiving application using RF devices to upload data to As/400, Commercial quotes, Labor scheduling.


Day-Brite Lighting - Tupelo MS 1987 - 1988

Programmer A

Sys38: Designed and implemented an Inventory Stock Control system which is resulting in reduced inventory and back orders. Production source change management system. Phone Monitoring system which allows monitoring of PBX system.


Southern Belle Foods - Tupelo MS 1985 - 1987


Wang RPGII: Maintenance and application programmer.  New systems designed and implemented were a Perpetual Inventory system for finished goods; Shipping Forecast system to assure goods would be available to meet orders; Sales Weight Analysis system for management.



CL Support in an API List-Processing - System iNEWS August 2008

Using QLGSORT sort API - iSeries News April 2005

RPG ToolChestiSeries Technology Spotlight 2003

XML Source/Object Distributions - iSeries News May 2002

Web Watch - News/400 UK March 2001
Using API Error Parameter - News/400 May 2000 revised 2009.
Featured API Article - French News Magazine: September 2000

Regularly featured Utilities - Club Tech iSeries Newsletter

Acceptance of utility into operating system library -

TechKowledge/International Society of Wang Users July1987.


Education and Certification

Data Processing Technology AAS degree with honors

Electronics Technology AAS degree

Mississippi State University Classes: Electrical Engineering 2 years

IBM Certified AS/400 RPG Programmer


User Group Sessions

Conducted several as400 user group sessions on topics of /Free, Standards, ILE, and SQL.