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To provide professional and experienced consultancy in the Field of Supply Chain Management concentrating on eBusiness and ERP Systems Process Design, Implementation and Operation.


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Member of Project Management Institute - MPMI 


Erkan Gulec

“It was a privilege and pleasure working with Dr. Graham in the SAP upgrade project in Petroleum Development Oman (34% owned by Shell). He is a supply chain management champion and change agent. One thing Dr. Graham discourages is maintaining the 'status quo'; in other words, he's a professional with strong business and industry acumen, continuous desire to improve, share, progress and move forward. Subsequent to the SAP upgrade project, Dr. Graham and I have also worked on a supply chain management paper on e-business with another associate from Zayed University (Dr. Maha Shakir) that was awarded the first place by Society of Information Management in 2006. With Dr. Graham's leadership and drive, I'm confident that the SAP materials management implementation in Sohar Aluminium will absolutely achieve its objectives. I look forward to our collaboration with Dr. Graham and recommend him to any organization that is innovative and that wants to be agile, transform and grow profitably in the marketplace. Warm regards, Erkan Gulec

Jeremy Nottingham

“To whom it may concern This serves to confirm that, as General Manager Commercial of Sohar Aluminium in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman from 2004 to 2007, I had the great pleasure and good fortune, both personally and professionally, to work with Graham Smith, who joined Sohar Aluminium from PDO of Oman, in the capacity as a Senior Specialist and Team Leader in our IT Department and Procurement Departments. We were extremely fortunate to be able to recruit Graham (or "Doctor Dot" as he was affectionately known to all", at a time when IT and business skills in the Sultanate, and indeed throughout the Middle East, were in great demand. Throughout the time that I worked with Graham, during which we were busy with the development (from the ground up) of a greenfield aluminium smelter, I knew that I could, and successfully relied on Graham to deliver the extensive projects that he was formally given to execute, and many more besides that he executed on his own initiative. As such, I have great pleasure in confirming my respect and admiration for Graham, and also to confirm that I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Graham to any prospective employer looking for a team leader or team member who will contribute significantly to the team or project concerned.” May 4, 2008


Graham has effected business change through ICT solutions for the last 15 years for some of the World’s Oil & Gas industry leaders as well as Government Intuitions, Aerospace & Defence. He has the proven ability to provide detailed roadmaps and planning for delivery of strategic solutions using best practices (ASAP), utilizing BE, BPR, BPC and the newer BEPL Tools and Techniques, E-Commerce and Workflow Strategies.

He possess a thorough and detailed knowledge of Integrated Business Systems (SAP, Oracle, Maximo) and integration technology in such environments as , Distribution, Production, Construction, Maintenance, Utilities, Refining, Oil & Gas Exploration, Mining & Metals, Aerospace & Defence. Graham is an experienced Supply Chain Management (ERP Systems) professional as well as having expertise in the newer sourcing and acquisition tools and techniques (B2B, B2C, P2P and eAuctions).

Graham is also a SAP Certified Consultant with some 20 years experience, contributing to Business Integration, Feasibility Studies, Conceptual and detailed design, implementation, operational experience, Post Implementation reviews and Business Performance reviews of the SAP ERP Business System. 



SAP Solution Manager
Solution Manager is a centralized support and system management suite.Solution Manager provides an extensive set of features in the IT Support area for enhancing, automating and improving the management of SAP systems: Central System Administration Project Management Test Management System Monitoring Business Process Monitoring E2E Root Cause Analysis IT Technical Reporting Centralized Alerting Installation Keys Early Watch Reporting Change Management (Change Request Management & Maintenance Optimizer) Service Desk
The reporting, analysis, and interpretation of business data is of central importance to the enterprise.  As a core component of SAP NetWeaver, the SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) provides data warehousing functionality, a business intelligence platform, and a suite of business intelligence tools.
Customer Relationship Management focuses on customers to drive demand and increase customer retention, and better manage marketing resources to do more with less. 
SAP SRM simplifies and automates procurement. The SAP SRM process integrates supplier qualification, negotiation, and contract management more tightly and cost-effectively with other enterprise functions and their suppliers’ processes – through a single framework with support for multichannel suppliers.
SAP RFID & Barcoding
A SAP enterprise-class solution that support radio-frequency identification (RFID), barcodes, auto-ID, and mass serialization.
Processes in the area of Inventory Management address the recording and tracking of materials on a quantity and value basis. This includes planning, entry, and documentation of stock movements such as goods receipts, goods issues, physical stock transfers, and transfer postings as well as the performance of physical inventory (stocktaking). Warehouse Management Processes cover warehouse-internal movements and storage of materials.
The SAP Project System guarantees close and constant monitoring of all aspects of a project, this includes both technical and commercial aspects. The high degree of integration between the Project System (PS) and other application components means that there is the ability to plan, execute, and account for projects as part of the enterprise normal commercial procedures. 
SAP PM & Services Management
Provides the ability to track and plan necessary maintenance work on technical objects, such as inspections, preventive maintenance or repairs.
SAP HCM & Payroll
SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) is a comprehensive, integrated human resources management solution. Automation of core HR processes, such as employee administration, payroll, and legal reporting.
SAP EHS Management is a comprehensive, integrated application that enables the enterprize to streamline and implement EHS strategies. 
SAP FI Module is able to meet all the accounting and financial requirements of the enterprise, integrating with other SAP Modules such as MM (Materials Management), PP (Production Planning), SD(Sales and Distribution), PM (Plant Maintenance),and PS (Project Systems), HR(Human Resources) which includes PM(Personnel Management), Time Management, Travel Management, Payroll. The SAP CO (Controlling) Module provides supporting information to Management for the purpose of planning, reporting, as well as monitoring the operations of the enterprise. Major Components of CO (Controlling) are:   Cost Element Accounting ·         Cost Center Accounting ·         Internal Orders ·         Activity-Based Costing ( ABC) ·         Product Cost Controlling ·         Profitability Analysis ·         Profit Center Accounting
SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) enables collaboration, planning, execution, and coordination of the entire supply network of the enterprize.

Work experience

Apr 2010Present

ERP (SAP), Supply Chain Management Specialist (including eBusiness)

Independant Consultant

Providing online consulting in Supply Chain Management, ERP and eBusiness activities for various institutions. 

Oct 2008Feb 2010

ERP (SAP) Manager

ADNH Compass

Abu Dhabi National Hotels and Compass Group (UK), have formed a joint venture in the Middle East based in Abu Dhabi to service various sectors of Business in the food (Catering) services and facilities management industry.  Graham was responsible as ERP Manager for the implementation of SAP ECC6 across Five Business Sectors  ( Oil & Gas, Construction, Exhibitions, Military and Healthcare) in some 293 operating units across the UAE.

May 2006Oct 2008

SAP Supply Chain Superintendent

Sohar Aluminium

Sohar Aluminium Company undertook a landmark US$2.4 billion Greenfield Aluminium Smelter project in the Sultanate of Oman.The project, encompassed the building a single AP35 potline, together with associated carbon and casting facilities plus 1000 MW gas fired power station and Raw Materials handling Facilities.

Graham was responsible for managing the Supply Chain Management  design and implementation utilizing SAP ECC 5 and integration into the SIMS (Sohar Integrated Management System). In addition Graham designed and implemented the finished metal management process for sales of Aluminium Ingot and Sow to International customers.

Feb 2000May 2006

Supply Chain SAP Asset Manager

Petroleum Development Oman

Design, Implementation and Continuous Improvement of Petroleum Development Omans Supply Chain Management Process utilizing SAP 4.6. Design. Design and Implementation of PDO's eBusiness strategy.

Aug 1997Jan 2000

C & BS Consultant (logistics & Supply Chain Systems)

Shell Services International

SSI (Shell Services International) was a newly formed Shell Group Company spanning four major continents, delivering Consultancy & Business Solutions to both internal and external customers. Internal customers are predominately Shell Group Companies Globally, both upstream and downstream including joint ventures. External customers cover a diverse range including Governmental Institutions, Major Banks, The Retail Sector, Construction Companies, Water and Energy Providers as well Rail System Operators. Graham delivered Consultancy and Business Solutions within the SCM Arena, conducting business improvement projects globally utilizing technology and improved Business Techniques. 


Systems & Methods Supervisor (SSU/6)

Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd

Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd is a US$300 Million per annum Exploration and Production Company based on the Island of Borneo. BSP has some 4000 staff, two thirds being local Bruneian and the balance foreign and Expat workers. BSP owns its logistics fleet, including heavy and light vehicles, Helicopters and Oil Tankers and Gas Carriers. Responsible to the Brunei Shell Group of companies for the provision of effective management information systems and facilities within the Supply Chain Management Department, acting as both an internal Business Systems Consultant and Solution Delivery Agent across functional boundaries.

Jan 1989Jan 1991

Materials Management Systems Specialist

Shell SIPM,

Systems Specialist EMA-3000, supporting operations globally of the system, feasibilitiy studies, design, testing and training of staff in all operations of the system. Implemetaion of the system in new ventures and central support thereafter.

Jan 1984Jan 1989

Systems & Methods Supervisor

Qatar General Petroleum Corporation (Onshore Operations).

Systems & Methods Supervisor responsible for the Implementation of Shell Materials Control System (EMA-3000) along with the Shell Materials Catalogue System MESC (Material Equipment Standard & Code) for Operations in both Duhkan (Drilling) and Um Said (Gas Processing).

Jan 1982Jan 1984

Field Materials Control Supervisor

Bechtel International Ltd, Balikpapan Refinery Expansion Job #14177.

Field Materials Control System Supervisor responsible for Isometric Materials Takeoff and Materials Procurement Control plus Inventory.

Jan 1980Jan 1982

Production Testing & Electric Wireline Operator

Otis Saudi Ltd (Now Part of Halliburton)

Production Testing engineer and Electric Wireline Operator. Responsible for PT and Wireline operations both land and sea.

Jan 1978Jan 1980

Field Materials Control Supervisor

Bechtel International Ltd,Bu Hasa Gas Project Job #12022.AE.

Field Materials Control System Supervisor responsible for Isometric Materials Takeoff and Materials Procurement Control plus Inventory.

Jan 1977Jan 1978

Field Buyer

Bechtel International Ltd.

Field Buyer for the FMR Group supporting field Procurement for all of the Middle East Construction Operations (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE).

Jan 1975Jan 1977


Mobil North Sea Ltd. (Now ExxonMobil)

Joined a team of five Mobil employees as Buyer/Warehouseman establishing the Base of Operations for the newly constructed Beryl Alpha Platform (one of the first Condeep Structures for the North Sea, Constructed in Aker Yard, Stavanger, Norway and towed out in 1975 to block 9/13-1) responsible for day to day materials requirements for Drilling, Production and Construction of Facilities on the Platform.

Jan 1969Jun 1975

Senior Aircraftsman Supply Branch

British Royal Air Force
Studied Materials Supply Branch. Graduated Senior Aicraftsman, posted to RAF Thorney Island. Served with 242 OCU Squadron (Hercules C130, HS 148 Andovers). Serviced ended 1975.


BSc Computer Science

De La Ronde

MSc Computer Science





Canterbury Unniversity


SAP Certified Consultant 4.0B


SAP Certified Consultant 3.1