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SAP SCM APO DP, SNP & PP/DS Functional Consultant - DURA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS

Auburn Hills, MI

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➲ Over 9 years of experience in SAP technologies with specialities in SAP SCM APO (Demand Planning (DP), Supply Network Planning (SNP), Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) and Global Available-To-Promise (GATP)) and SAP ECC PP. 
➲ Sound Understanding of Supply Chain Management concepts and processes including Design, Development, Configuration, Implementation and Support of SAP APO modules. 
➲ Experienced in Statistical Forecast profiles (Univariate, MLR, and Composite), Life Cycle Planning, Promotion Planning, Loading data from SAP BW/BI, Version Management, Alert Monitoring, Re-alignment, Mass Processing, Process Chain and Planning Area (PA) back-up. 
➲ Designed and configured complete data model (InfoObjects/InfoSources/Source Systems/Data Sources/DSO) with DP-BW Workbench. Created MPOS, PA and InfoCubes. 
➲ Experienced with Make-to-stock, Make-to-order and Planning with final assembly scenarios. 
➲ Hands-on experience with SNP Heuristics, Optimizer, Capable-To-Match (CTM), Deployment, Transport Load Builder (TLB), Capacity Leveling and Safety Stock Planning. 
➲ Experienced with interactive and background PP/DS planning runs using PP Heuristics, Detailed Scheduling Heuristics and PP/DS Optimizer. Worked with PP Planning Procedure. 
➲ Configured PP/DS Alert Profile, Work Areas, Propagation Ranges, Strategy Profile and Optimization profile. Defined DS Planning Board Profile and Overall profile. 
➲ Worked on projects utilizing the SAP R/3 Production Planning (PP) module with in-depth knowledge of S&OP, Demand Management, Capacity Planning, MRP, Bill of materials (BOM), Work Centre and Routings. 
➲ An organized professional with excellent analytical and communication skills and the ability to transform business requirements into deployable business solutions.

Work Experience

SAP SCM APO DP, SNP & PP/DS Functional Consultant

DURA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS
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Auburn Hills, MI
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February 2012 to Present

Worked as a functional consultant to study client's business requirements and mapped the structure of the company to initiate the planning design and data flow. 
➲ Studied client's business process AS-IS and proposed a solution in consensus with the core business team to implement the TO-BE business processes for DP, SNP and PP/DS. 
➲ Prepared Business Flowcharts based on Business Blueprint documents. 
➲ Designed and configured complete data model (InfoObjects/InfoSources/Source Systems/Data Sources/DSO) with DP-BW Workbench. Created InfoCube. 
➲ Created Master Planning Object Structures, Planning Area, Characteristic Value Combinations, Storage Bucket Profile and Time Bucket Profile with different periodicities. 
➲ Copied date to Planning Area and designed Planning Books/Macros for interactive planning 
➲ Maintained DP Master Data and Created Master Forecast profiles. Modeled forecast strategy based on Univariate, Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) and Composite forecasting profiles. 
➲ Defined planning books and Macros for interactive planning and Defined Macros to perform calculations to carry out tests, and created Alerts. 
➲ Designed and Developed the Supply Network Model incorporating all the plants, distribution centers, Customers and Suppliers based on the supply chain process. 
➲ Configured and executed the planning runs for SNP Heuristics, Optimizer, Heuristics, Capable-To-Match planning, Deployment and Transport Load Builder (TLB) Functionalities. 
➲ Experienced with PP/DS Heuristics and maintaining profiles for the PP/DS Planning runs. 
➲ Configured and executed interactive and background planning runs for PP/DS Heuristics and Optimizer, and maintained customization settings for PP/DS Optimizer. 
➲ Configured PP/DS Alert Profile, Work Areas, Propagation Range, Strategy Profile and Optimization profile. Defined DS Planning Board Profile and Overall profile. 
➲ Monitored system during Go Live periods. Troubleshot Post go-live support issue tickets. 
➲ Involving in the cutover activities and Post Go-Live support as well as end user training and documentation. Performed knowledge transfer and prepared training materials.

SAP SCM APO DP, SNP & PP/DS Functional Consultant

HONEYWELL
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Morristown, NJ
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April 2011 to January 2012

Configured MPOS, Planning Area, and CVC's. Designed Planning Books and Data Views. 
➲ Maintained Time Bucket Profiles, Storage Bucket Profiles, and Statistical Forecast Profiles. 
➲ Configured DP-BW Objects like InfoCubes, InfoObjects, Source System, Data Source and DSO. Developed Transfer Rules and Update Profiles for ODS and InfoCubes. 
➲ Maintained DP Master Data and Created Master Forecast profiles. Modeled forecast strategy based on Univariate, Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) and Composite forecasting profiles. 
➲ Created forecast Alert profiles to display alerts for Univariate forecast errors and used Alert Monitor to identify potential problems in the forecast by defining alert macros. 
➲ Rolled out a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program with key accounts to drive significant channel inventory and cycle time improvements. 
➲ Designed and configured the SNP planning runs for Optimizer Planning, Heuristic planning, Capable-To-Match Planning, Deployment and Transport Load Builder Functionalities. 
➲ Detailed analysis of SNP optimization results to fine-tune costing parameters. 
➲ Set-up of Master Data for SNP: Planning calendars, TL and appropriate material attributes 
➲ Configured PP/DS Alert Profile, Work Areas, Propagation Range, Strategy Profile and Optimization profile. Defined DS Planning Board Profile and Overall profile. 
➲ Created Period - Oriented Planning in the Product Planning table. 
➲ Worked on interactive and Background PP/DS planning runs with PP Heuristics, Detailed Scheduling Heuristics and customization settings for PP/DS Optimizer. 
➲ Incorporated setup matrix functionality to facilitate campaign scheduling requirements. 
➲ Developed the reporting formats backlog rescheduling report, Shortage list report, and Production Plan report. Provided lead role in resolution of planning result issues.

SAP SCM APO CIF, DP & SNP Functional Consultant

HALLIBURTON
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Houston, TX
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December 2010 to March 2011

Setting up the Demand Planning book, Planning Object Structure, Planning area and macros in the interactive demand planning. 
➲ Generated planned independent requirements based on the customers historical sales data using various statistical forecasting methods of Demand Planning and developed methodology for evaluating the best forecast based on Best Practices in the industry. 
➲ Worked with Core Interface (CIF), Logical Systems and RFC Connections. Maintained CIF Integration Models for Master and Transaction data transfer between ECC and APO systems. 
➲ Set up of SNP master profile and configured SNP Master Data Locations, Product Masters, Resources and Production Process Models(PPM). 
➲ Created SNP product Master Views: define lot size, production horizon, fixing horizon etc. 
➲ Worked on SNP Capable to Match (CTM) planning, cost optimization profile for SNP Optimizer, CIF, Safety Stock Planning, Capacity Leveling, Subcontracting and Deployment. 
➲ Performed SNP planning runs using SNP Heuristics and Optimizer. 
➲ Set-up Deployment Heuristic and created deployment optimization profile. 
➲ Created and assigned TLB profile to the Transportation Lane.

SAP SCM APO DP, SNP & PP/DS Functional Consultant

LITTLEFUSE
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Chicago, IL
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June 2010 to November 2010

Maintained Master Planning Object Structures, Planning Area, Characteristic Value Combinations, Storage Bucket Profile and Time Bucket Profile with different periodicities. 
➲ Maintained Master Data, Statistical Master Forecast Profiles and Data Views as per Business Blueprint. Defined Forecast Models for Time Series Forecasting. 
➲ Created Proportional Factors to disaggregate CVCs from Aggregate to the Detail Level. 
➲ Performed Life Cycle Planning through Like Profile, Phase-in and Phase-Out Profiles. 
➲ Set-up SNP Master Profile and configured SNP Master Data - Location and Product Master, Resources, Transportation Lane and Production Process Model (PPM). 
➲ Defined DS Planning Board Profile and Overall profile. Configured PP/DS Alert Profile, Work Areas, Propagation Range, Strategy Profile and Optimization profile. 
➲ Maintained PP/DS heuristics, Campaign planning and Product planning table configuration.

SAP SCM APO DP, SNP & PP/DS Functional Consultant

BALDOR ELECTRIC COMPANY
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Fort Smith, AR
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August 2009 to May 2010

Studied client's business process AS-IS and proposed a solution in consensus with the core business team to implement the TO-BE business processes for DP, SNP and PP/DS. 
➲ Conducted interviews with focus group to gather requirements and conveyed the same to technical team. 
➲ Created planning books and Macros for interactive planning and Defined Macros to perform calculations to carry out tests, and created Alerts. 
➲ Studied forecasting process by carrying out forecast at different aggregation levels using different forecast models, and arrived at optimum solution by comparing the forecast. 
➲ Performed releasing the consensus forecast from DP to SNP. 
➲ Ensuring Data continuity and quality between APO and R/3 using the CIF functionality 
➲ Set-up of Master Data for SNP and PP/DS planning. Created SNP Planning books. 
➲ Configured SNP planning runs (Heuristics and Optimizer), Capable to Match (CTM), Core Interface (CIF), Safety Stock Planning, Subcontracting and Deployment. 
➲ Executed SNP runs with SNP Heuristics, created cost optimization profile for SNP optimizer, Deployment and TLB. Assigned TLB profile to the Transportation Lane. 
➲ Worked on interactive and Background PP/DS planning runs with PP Heuristics, Detailed Scheduling Heuristics and customization settings for PP/DS Optimizer. 
➲ Defined DS Planning Board Profile and created overall profile, strategy profile, work areas, time profile, optimization profile, alert profile, heuristic profile and propagation range. 
➲ Developed end user training documents, knowledge transfer and resolved user issues.

SAP SCM APO DP, SNP & GATP Functional Consultant

RESEARCH IN MOTION
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Kitchener, ON
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September 2008 to July 2009

Analyzed the business process as part of knowledge transfer and mapped the structure of the company for planning purposes in the DP, SNP and GATP Master Data. 
➲ Configured DP-BW Objects like InfoCubes, InfoObjects, Source System, Data Source and DSO. Developed Transfer Rules and Update Profiles for ODS and InfoCubes. 
➲ Created Master Planning Object Structures, Planning Area, Characteristic Value Combinations, Storage Bucket Profile and Time Bucket Profile with different periodicities. 
➲ Maintained DP Master Data and Created Master Forecast profiles. Modeled forecast strategy based on Univariate, Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) and Composite forecasting profiles. 
➲ Performed Promotion Planning using MLR method. Performed Life Cycle Planning through Like Profile, Phase-in and Phase-Out Profiles. 
➲ Set-up of SNP Master Profile and configured SNP Master Data - Location and Product Master, Resources, Transportation Lane and Production Process Model (PPM). 
➲ Created a Supply Chain Model to represent the Supply Chain Network with all relevant locations (vendors, plants, distribution centers and customers), resources (storage, handling and supply capabilities) and relationships (Transportation Lanes). 
➲ Defined Shipping and Storage Calendars for each location and performed Rough-Cut Capacity Check. 
➲ Performed SNP Runs using SNP Heuristics and SNP Optimizer and maintained Quota Arrangements in Supply Chain Engineer (SCE) for the use of SNP Heuristics and Creation of Optimizer Profile and SNP Cost Profile. 
➲ Configured GATP setting in APO and maintained check instructions and check control. 
➲ Performed a detail analysis of processes like Backorder Processing (BOP) involving both Rules Based ATP and Capable to Promise (CTP), to resolve pain points. 
➲ Configured BOP settings - defined filter type, sort profile, assigned rules strategy etc. 
➲ Configured Rules based ATP check settings - maintained check instructions, check control, field catalog, created condition table, access sequence, condition type, and rule strategy. 
➲ Tested BOP, Product Allocations and Rules Based ATP check. 
➲ Troubleshooting configuration issues in DP, SNP and GATP and its integration with ECC.

SAP SCM APO SNP & PP/DS Functional Consultant

NESTLE
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Toronto, ON
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December 2007 to August 2008

Set-up of Master Data for Supply Network Planning and PP/DS planning. 
➲ Configured SNP planning runs (Heuristics and Optimizer), Capable to Match (CTM), Core Interface (CIF), Safety Stock Planning, Subcontracting and Deployment. 
➲ Executed SNP runs with SNP Heuristics, created cost optimization profile for SNP optimizer, Deployment and TLB. Assigned TLB profile to the Transportation Lane. 
➲ Configured CTM Planning functionality, Set up CTM profile, Master data selection in CTM, Demand Prioritization using custom logic, conducted UAT for Demand prioritization, Set-up of search strategy and supply categorization processes, and analyzed CTM planning results. 
➲ Created test scenarios needed to support business requirements based on customer defined priorities, cost and optimization profile for SNP optimizer. 
➲ Integration of SNP and PP/DS and Interactive Planning set up in PP/DS. 
➲ Configured PP/DS Alert Profile, Work Area, propagation range, strategy profile, maintained Optimization profile. 
➲ Defined Detailed Scheduling Planning Board profile and the Overall profile. 
➲ Configured PP/DS for both Make-to-stock and Make-to-order production scenarios, PP/DS Heuristics, Net requirement calculation and Lot-size calculation, and Source determination. 
➲ Configured PPM/PDS Explosion and Scheduling, Firming, Pegging, Setup times, converting planned orders in PP/DS, Exception groups in the PP/DS planning log, Product view, Product planning table, Day's of supply, Detailed Scheduling Planning board, Resource planning table, PP/DS optimizer. 
➲ Maintaining Planning parameter settings, defined Alert Profile, Strategy Profile, Time Profile and defined Propagation Range.

SAP SCM APO CIF, DP & GATP Functional Consultant

BASF
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Toronto, ON
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May 2007 to November 2007

Analyzed the business Blueprint and understood how the system is designed including the application of business process re-engineering and configuration. 
➲ Configured Master Planning Object Structure, Planning Area and Macros. 
➲ Developed S&OP Planning Process, Configured Planning Views for S&OP, with relevant Key Figures and defined appropriate Macros to facilitate this process. 
➲ Created Forecast Alert profiles to display alerts for Univariate forecast errors and used Alert monitor to identify potential problems in the forecast by defining alert macros. 
➲ Extensively worked on issues related to Core Interface (CIF). 
➲ Production support for GATP and DP and their integration with R/3. 
➲ Configured Master Data for GATP and worked on creating CIF Integration Models to transfer Master Data and Transaction Data between ECC and APO systems. 
➲ Tested and configured Back Order Processing (batch & interactive), Product Allocations and Rule Based ATP Check by creating scenarios using Sales Orders in ECC.

SAP SCM APO DP, SNP & PP/DS Functional Consultant

IBM CANADA LTD
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Toronto, ON
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March 2006 to April 2007

Studied client's business process AS-IS and proposed a solution in consensus with the core business team to implement the TO-BE process that is part of scope of work. 
➲ Created Master Planning Object Structures, Planning Area, Characteristic Value Combinations, Storage Bucket Profile and Time Bucket Profile with different periodicities. 
➲ Designed and configured complete data model (InfoObjects/InfoSources/Source Systems/Data sources/DSO) with DP-BW Workbench. Created InfoCube. 
➲ Copied date to Planning Area and designed Planning Books/Macros for interactive planning 
➲ Maintained DP Master Data and Created Master Forecast profiles. Worked with Univariate, Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) and Composite forecasting strategy profiles. 
➲ Analysed forecasting errors and monitored exceptions using Alert generation. 
➲ Created Proportional Factors to disaggregate CVCs from Aggregate to the Detail level. 
➲ Performed Life Cycle Planning through Like Profile, Phase-in, and Phased-out Profile. 
➲ Activated CIF Integration models for Master Data and Transaction Data transfer between R/3 and APO systems. 
➲ Set up of SNP master profile and configured SNP Master Data Locations, Product Masters, Resource, Transportation Lanes and Production Process Models (PPM). 
➲ Executed SNP runs with SNP Heuristics, created cost optimization profile for SNP optimizer, Deployment and TLB. Assigned TLB profile to the Transportation Lane. 
➲ Worked on PP/DS Heuristics, Detailed Scheduling Board, Production Planning Table configuration and PP/DS Optimizer. 
➲ Provided data validation, troubleshooting errors and responsible for data conversion and data migration. Participated in Cutover planning for tracking activities to Go-Live project phase.

SAP SCM APO SNP & PP/DS Functional Consultant

SANOFI PASTEUR
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Toronto, ON
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October 2005 to February 2006

Performed Post Go-Live support and solving tickets on Demand Planning, SNP, Deployment and TLB issues. 
➲ Worked on InfoCube design, creation, and maintenance with optimum Key Figures and Dimensions besides creation of InfoArea, DataSource and Update Rules. 
➲ Worked on Forecast profiles, Forecast modeling, generating forecast, selection of forecast models, and finalizing best forecast and forecast profile. 
➲ Executed SNP runs with SNP Heuristics, created cost optimization profile for SNP optimizer, Deployment and TLB. Assigned TLB profile to the transportation lane. 
➲ Defined various heuristics in customizing for PPDS. Selection of heuristic profile for interactive planning in PPDS. Maintaining propagation ranges in customization. 
➲ Test scenarios were created to support the business requirements based on customer's priorities. Worked on business process standardization and user training and documentation.

SAP SCM APO DP & SNP Functional Consultant

APOTEX
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Toronto, ON
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April 2005 to September 2005

Responsible for Customizing various MRP types, MRP Group, lot size calculation, scheduling margin key and procurement proposals. 
➲ Set-up of SNP Master Profile. Worked on Make to Stock planning strategy. 
➲ Worked on the set-up of supply chain model (work areas-location, products, resources, PPM, transportation lanes and quota arrangements). 
➲ Creation of SNP product master views, lot sizes, production horizon etc. 
➲ Activate CIF Integration models for transfer of Master data and Transaction data. 
➲ SNP Optimizer- planning run in SNP, Optimizer Capacity Leveling, Optimizer Deployment and TLB run. Active participation in gathering the master data required for SNP Heuristic.

SAP SCM APO DP & SNP Functional Consultant

CELESTICA
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Toronto, ON
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July 2004 to March 2005

Configured InfoCube and defined the Planning Books and Macros for Interactive Planning. 
➲ Setup APO BW Source system, InfoArea, InfoSource and InfoCube. 
➲ Created Master Planning Object Structures, Planning Area, Characteristics Value Combinations, Storage Bucket Profile and Planning Bucket Profile with periodicities. 
➲ Maintained Statistical Forecast Profiles from various Data Views per requirement. 
➲ Used Alert Monitor for monitoring exceptional and critical situations. 
➲ Set up of SNP Master Profile and configured SNP Master Data Locations, Product Masters, Resource and Production Process Models. 
➲ Executed SNP runs with SNP Heuristics, and created cost optimization profile for SNP Optimizer. 
➲ Setup required configurations for SNP run using capable to Match (CTM) and various CTM planning methods. CTM master data selection, Order selection, CTM Time stream. 
➲ Maintained settings for Deployment and its different horizons, deployment strategies. Deployment run and comparing the results of deployment run.

SAP SCM APO Functional Consultant

BAYER
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February 2003 to May 2004

Responsible for coordinating, monitoring, managing and supervising design & configuration activities/resources and APO development activities. 
➲ Mapped the structure of the company (e.g. regions, divisions, brands, products and customers) for planning purposes in the DP and SNP Master Data. 
➲ Involved in the Creation of Master Planning object Structures, Planning Area, Characteristic Combination master Data and Time Series Objects, Storage Bucket Profile and Planning Bucket Profile with periodicities. 
➲ Configured the layout of the planning screens for the different parties (departments, managers, divisions, and so on) who will participate in demand planning by designing planning books. 
➲ Defined macros to perform calculations and carry out tests to warn exceptional situations. 
➲ Defined statistical forecast models for time series forecasting. 
➲ Forecasted new products and discontinued products by applying lifecycle planning and "like" modeling techniques. 
➲ Fine-tuned the demand plan by adding management overrides and modifications. 
➲ Reconciled demand plans of different departments by merging the plans into a one-number, consensus forecast. 
➲ Refined the forecast models in the light of knowledge gained from forecast accuracy checks. 
➲ Maintained CIF Integration Models for Master data and Transaction Data transfer between R/3 and APO systems. 
➲ Configured SNP Master Data Locations, Product Masters, Resource & PPM. 
➲ Established Heuristic method, Optimizer and Transport Load Builder and executed the models. Worked on Capacity Leveling and Deployment.

SAP PP Functional Consultant

NESTLE
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May 2002 to January 2003

Together with the SAP Competence Team, participated in all the activities within development and implementation. 
➲ Studied and analyzed the client's business process requirements. 
➲ Responsible for implementation of SAP-PP application and its related interfaces with other modules (SD, CO, MM). 
➲ Configured Repetitive manufacturing process with MTS scenario. 
➲ Implemented Quota arrangement for in-house production. 
➲ Customization of REM profile, operation control keys, Transaction variant. 
➲ Configured Demand planning using gross requirement planning strategy. 
➲ Configuration of deterministic MRP & consumption based MRP. 
➲ Customized planning strategies, requirement type and requirement classes. 
➲ Scheduling and capacity planning. 
➲ Configured and customised master data: material masters, BOM, work centers/resources, routings/recipe and production versions. 
➲ Process analysis, design, integration testing during realization, final preparation and go-live phase of R/3 implementation.

Project Co-ordinator (Industrial Automation)

SIEMENS
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October 2001 to April 2002

Project collaboration with different firms to develop an automation concept using Artificial Intelligence technique for the online advanced control of polymerization reactors. 
➲ Modelled complete polymerization process topology flowchart with the Siemens control software's and other commercial control software packages available in the market. 
➲ Utilising real process data from the plastic manufacturing plant to teach the neural network algorithm and the models developed were applied in the real time to control the polymerization processes. 
➲ Demonstration concept for the online advanced control of polymerization reactors was exhibited in the INTERKAMA Trade Fair, Düsseldorf, Germany to the international customers in the trade show. 
➲ Planned, executed and implemented the advanced control strategies besides developing Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the polymerization industry to control the highly non-linear process through online. 
➲ Identified the best neural network models to infer the polymer quality determining variables in the real time.

SIEMENS
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March 2001 to September 2001

Role: Industrial Master Thesis 
 
➲ Researched on advanced automation control concepts for the online control of polymerization processes. 
➲ Developed various neural network models for controlling polymer end product quality and other process variables. 
➲ Applied model based predictive control approach and trained the neural network algorithm with real process data. 
➲ Experienced with gPROMS and ASPEN Process modelling software's for the simulation of polymerization process.

Additional Information

Operating Systems: UNIX, IRIX, Linux, HP-UX and Windows 00/NT/XP/Vista/7 
ERP: SAP R/3 4.6C, 4.7, ECC 5.0, 6.0 and SCM APO 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 
Programming Languages: FORTRAN 77, C, C++, HTML, and DHTML 
Networking: TCP/IP, FTP, SSH, Telnet, LAN/WAN, Ethernet, DHCP, and Samba 
UNIX Compilers and MPI Libraries: MIPSpro, gcc, HPUX, LAM/MPI, MPICH, HP-MPI 
 
Software Packages: FEMLAB, SIMATIC PCS7 (Process Control System), SIMATIC WinCC, INCA MPC (Model Predictive Control), gPROMS Process modelling and Simulation, Presto (MLP Neural Network Tool), NeuroSystems (RBF Neural Network Tool) and ASPEN tools.