Muhammad Kabir Ahmed Piracha

Muhammad Kabir Ahmed Piracha

Work History

Work History
Jan 2007 - Present

Chief Info Officer / Coordinator PAKNEDS

Rapid Business Solutions RBS

I have more than thirty five years experience of leading project management, Systems Architecture & Design, development of business logics IBP & ERP.

Presently I am working as a Chief Info Officer & Coordinator (thru RBS) on the Project “Pakistan – National Emergency Department Surveillance Study (Pak-NEDS)”, for Aga Khan University Pakistan and Johns Hopkins University USA. This project covered the emergency departments of Mayo, BBH, SIH, LRH, SPH, AKU and JPMC hospitals of Pakistan. Study showed poor pre-hospital and facility based care systems. This is consistent with poor perception of academic leaders of major teaching hospitals in Pakistan. I am working as a key member for setting up a model surveillance network in Emergency Departments of Hospitals of Pakistan, similar to Systems in other countries. The primary objective of this project is to develop a procedure for Emergency Departments based surveillance system across multiple facilities in Pakistan. I am working to provide and develop data collection tools, methods and processes that can be implemented at EDs around the country, which determines the pattern of diseases presenting to emergency departments in Pakistan.

Aug 1981 - Dec 2006

Info Tech Manager

Dawood Hercules Chemicals Limited

IT Manager (11 years) Dawood Hercules Chemicals Limited, Lahore (dh) 1996 to 2006As a Group Leader & Department Head actively involved in development of Integrated Business Planning & Logic, System Analysis & Designing for Object Oriented Programming& System Administration. Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is a new term applied to a longstanding objective: to bring together and improve the accuracy of the disparate strands of forward-looking activities across the company, in order to foster internal alignment and enhance agility. Applied IBP, to increase the organization's financial return and improve its strategic position. Incorporated advanced planning techniques, including driver-based planning, rapid planning cycles and rolling-quarters time frames. Improved the systems through applying planning practices and cared the needs of individuals and the management of Dawood group as well as the potential benefits from improving their existing processes, information and systems. Established and setup communication through wireless bridges, solved Year 2000 problem and developed Ammonia and Urea Plant simulator. Implemented VPN, LAN & WAN between remote locations and re-engineered the transaction processing to meet the computerization needs. I have established IBM Lotus Domino and MS Exchange servers, Video conferencing and Security surveillance systems at group level of Dawood Industries. I have developed DSS in JAVA and VB and implemented on BlackBerry handset for remote access through BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Studied and made feasibility report for migration to SAP ERP for Dawood Group of Companies. Discovered and helped IBM Pakistan & IBM’s International Technical Support Centre in France to resolve the failure of OS/400 Source Entry Utility in detecting the syntax for ILE COBOL declaratives and I-O Control Reserve Words.

Sr. Systems & Business Analyst (10 years) - Dawood Hercules Chemical Limited Lahore, (dh) 1986 to 1995

Developed an online interactive and integrated ERP for Inventory Control, Indent and Procurement application, Material Balance, Integrated Business Planning (IBP), Maintenance Planning, PERT Analysis, Accounting & Financial Analysis, Annual Turnaround, Manpower and Personnel & Payroll application.

Sr. Systems Engineer / Sr. Process Engineer (5 Years) - Dawood Hercules Chemicals Limited, Lahore (dh) 1981 to 1985

Actively involved and led teams in Energy Conservation, Natural Gas Calculation, Calculation of Plant Heat Load & CT Efficiency, Material Balance and Designing jobs.

Sep 1978 - Dec 1980

Reservoir Engineer

Arabian American Oil Company Dhahran

Reservoir Engineer (3 Years) - Arabian American Oil Company, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (ARAMCO) 1978 to 1980

Responsible for Uthmania Oil Field & water wells, forecasting of oil & water encroachment. Pressure monitoring of oil wells & recommendation for drilling water & oil wells after study of core analysis report & monitoring historic data from computer library.

Jul 1974 - Aug 1978

Production Incharge Extraction Unit

Kohinoor Industrial Complex

Production In charge Oil Mills Unit (4 years) - Kohinoor Complex, Kala shahkaku Lahore (KC) 1974 to 1978

Executed the Chemical processes of Extraction, Distillation, Evaporation, Delinting and Expelling. Responsible for Quality Control of the finished product. Minimized the Hexane losses & Energy Conservation of Extraction plant.

Mar 1973 - Jun 1974

Shift Production Engineer

Pak Dyes and Chemicals WPIDC

Production Incharge and responsible for Azo Dyes, Cango Red and Sulphur-Black Textiles dyes in rotating Shifts. Plant Maintenance and project works was also the responsibility of Shift incharges. Chemist for quality control of products reported to Production shift Incharges.

Education

Education
Jun 1967 - Oct 1971

BSc Chemical Engineering with Speciaklization in Petroleum & Gas Technology

Institutions of Chemical Engineering University of The Punjab

Courses Completed

  • SQL/DS and SQL/400 Concepts and                                           (April 1990 by IBM)
  • Achievements on Office Automation            (May 1993 by Asian Prod Organization)
  • OS/400 structure, Tailoring and Basic Tuning (November 1993 by IBM)
  • Office Vision/400                                                     (February - March 1998 by IBM)
  • AS/400 Y2K Course and ILE COBOL/400 (February - March 1998 by IBM)
  • Capital Budgeting Tech& Finance for Non-Financial Management(2005 by DHCL)
  • CCG & Risk management(2006 by DHCL)

Summary

I have more than thirty five years experience of leading project management, Systems Architecture & Design, development of business logics IBP & ERP.

Presently I am working as a Chief Info Officer & Coordinator (thru RBS) on the Project “Pakistan – National Emergency Department Surveillance Study (Pak-NEDS)”, for Aga Khan University Pakistan and Johns Hopkins University USA. This project covered the emergency departments of Mayo, BBH, SIH, LRH, SPH, AKU and JPMC hospitals of Pakistan. Study showed poor pre-hospital and facility based care systems. This is consistent with poor perception of academic leaders of major teaching hospitals in Pakistan. I am working as a key member for setting up a model surveillance network in Emergency Departments of Hospitals of Pakistan, similar to Systems in other countries. The primary objective of this project is to develop a procedure for Emergency Departments based surveillance system across multiple facilities in Pakistan. I am working to provide and develop data collection tools, methods and processes that can be implemented at EDs around the country, which determines the pattern of diseases presenting to emergency departments in Pakistan.

Previously I setup IT Department to meet the challenges of computerization at the corporate level for Dawood Group of Companies. I have vast experience of System Administration & Security, System Analysis & Design, Programming, Implementing, Trouble Shooting and Maintenance of On-line and Integrated applications (ERP) for Dawood Hercules Chemicals Limited. These applications have zero down time for the last twenty years.

Systems developed in Object Oriented Programming by extensively exploring the features and powers of IBM RDBMS DB2 for OS/400, SQL Server by using Web Sphere Studio, Visual Basic and Java program & development tools like DDS, SDA and RLU etc. have been used to the maximum. Use of DDM and GUI has made these user friendly applications independent of Location. Developed & Implemented of online interactive and integrated ERP like Inventory Control, Indent and Procurement application, Material Balance, Maintenance Planning, Integrated Business Planning (IBP) PERT Analysis, Accounting & Financial Analysis, Annual Turnaround, Manpower and Personnel & Payroll application. Developed DSS in JAVA and VB and implemented on BlackBerry handset for remote access thru BlackBerry Enterprise Server (RIM) which has been established for top management for using Email, Messaging & Access to Databases for DSS Reports. Studied and made feasibility report for migration to SAP ERP/Oracle ERP for Dawood Group of Companies. Discovered and helped IBM Pakistan & IBM’s International Technical Support Centre in France to resolve the failure of OS/400 Source Entry Utility in detecting the syntax for ILE COBOL declaratives and I-O Control Reserve Words.

Holding a Chemical Engineer (Specialization in Petroleum & Gas Technology) Bachelor Degree from The University of The Punjab Lahore Pakistan in 1971, and I spent 15 years of beginning of my carrier as a System Designer, Reservoir Engineer & Process Engineer and done the following Analyzing and Designing Jobs at Pak Dyes Chemicals, Kohinoor Industrial Complex, ARAMCO Saudi Arabia and Dawood Hercules Chemicals limited. 

·Planning for trouble shooting and optimization of systems

·Development of Methodologies

·Preparation of Analysis Report for Management

·Calculations of Material Balance & ammonia plant heat load

·Preparation of technical data for technical review meetings

·Fetching of data for Uthmania oil field from data base of ARAMCO main frame

·Recommendation of drilling Oil &Water Wells, after studying core analysis report and forecast oil & water encroachment in the reservoir

·AS a Sr. Process Engineer, done Energy Conservation, Natural Gas Calculation, Calculation of Plant Heat Load & CT Efficiency at Utility area of dh chemicals

Summary of Projects

·Development and systems designing (ERP), build data collection tools, methods and processes that can be implemented at Emergency Departments all over Pakistan. A project for AKU (Pak) & John Hopkins University (USA), titled “Pakistan Emergency Departments Surveillance Study Pak-NEDS” at Mayo, BBH, SIH, LRH, AKU, JPMC and SPH.

·Provided IT solutions to Ali Akbar Group of companies and City 42 News Channel.

·Studied and prepared feasibility report for migration to SAP ERP/Oracle ERP for Dawood Group of Companies

·Integrated in house solutions and reporting tools to work with BlackBerry Enterprise Server

·Establishment of Video conference, Security surveillance IP cameras

·Computerization of SACH International (Garment Factory)- Marketing & Sales application, GL accounting application and Inventory control integrated with Maintenance system

·Discovered and helped IBM Pakistan & IBM’s International Technical Support Centre in France to resolve the failure of OS/400 Source Entry Utility in detecting the syntax for ILE COBOL declaratives and I-O Control Reserve Words.

·Laboratory Analysis and Quality control Application to fulfill ISO 9002 needs

·Prepared and resolved Year 2000 compliance problem in advance

·Online and Integrated Personnel and Payroll Application

·Online Accounting and Financial Analysis Application

·Setup of AS/400 and Communication link thru Radio Modem & Wireless bridge between dh Plant and Corporate Office Lahore, VPN between Lahore & Karachi by using State of the Art Technologieslike Pix Fire Wall, Routers, Cisco Switches and Wireless Bridges.

·Implemented online Integrated Business Planning (IBP) for all departments to increase profitability

·Planning and setup of Information Technology DepartmentatGroup Level

·Establishment of Internet, E-mail and DSS thru Lotus Domino, BES & MS Exchange Server

·Online Annual Turnaround Maintenance Planning and Control Application

·Online trainees Selection and Induction Application

·Online Daily Maintenance Planning & Control Application

·Online Annual Turnaround Manpower Monitoring Application

·Online multi-user Integrated Material Management Application

·Local and Offshore Indent andProcurement Application

·Perpetual Inventory Application

·Technical Calculations, Cooling Tower efficiency, calculation of Plant heat load & Ammonia plant Material Balance Applications

·Developed VSAM utility and Applications in FORTRAN 77 byusing Cromemco Computer & UNIX operating systems

·Worked as a Sr. Process Engineer / System Engineer in Technical Department and responsible for Energy Conservation, Trouble Shooting, Calculation of Material Balance and Catalyst jobs, Calculation of plant heat load, Replacement of chemical pumps with steam ejectors, Calculation of CT efficiency& CT nozzles.

·Worked for Arabian Oil Co. (ARAMCO) Dhahran, Saudi Arabia as a Reservoir Engineer for Uthmania Oil Fields

·Worked for Kohinoor oil mills ltd. Kala Shah Kaku LahoreAs Production In charge Solvent extraction plant & as a Chief Chemist

·Worked for Pak Dyes & Chemicals Ltd Daud -Khel (WPIDC. Project) as Assistant Production Engineer

Objective

Energetic IT professional having 35+ years of proven track record, driven by curiosity and experienced in projects ranging from management, implementation, business logic for ERP development to architecture review. Eager to add value in enterprise integration, application development and technology assessment endeavors. I am seeking a senior managerial position to make tangible contributions to the organizational profit line.