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Supply Chain Chemical Engineering

Katy, TX
October 22, 2018

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Muhammad Arshad

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A Result-oriented, self-driven, energetic experienced professional with world class experience in supply chain, Manufacturing Operations and R & D.

Major Skills/Competencies:

Research and Development (concept to market deployment).

Lean Manufacturing Operations development

Supply Chain Development and Operations

Strategy Development for R&D, supply chain & Manufacturing

SAP, Ariba, Inter spec, MS Office, Statistical tools

Procurement/Sourcing Operations

Quality Assurance Systems

Project Management

HACCP/HAZOP/GMP/TPM/5S/Kaizen. (ISO 9000,14000, 18000)

Global Auditor for Safety, Health & Environment Interpersonal Skills

Team Building and Leadership

Key Professional Achievements:

Gold Medal Awarded for break-through Product Innovations and manufacturing operations excellence in personal/skin care products expanding the market share in 5 years (2004).

Led the design & development of 25 new products (formulation, Engineering Process, Plant design, and commercial Manufacturing) in detergents, personal and skin care products (1996-2005-Unilever Pakistan) with significant new improvements in processing and product functional benefits.

Initiated and Led successfully major cost saving projects ($25.0 Mn) in supply chain, manufacturing and indirect costs.

Supply Chain / Manufacturing Excellence Development (plant design, process, deployment) and continuous improvement in all roles (1993 – 2015)

Led and built R&D capability (Team & Technology) in measurement sciences, materials global specifications for better cost & operational efficiencies and Cost Savings initiatives. (2010-2011 -China)

Led the Indirect and Engineering procurement of Foods, Beverages and Personal Care businesses and Equipment - $30.0 Million. (2008- Pakistan).


Feb’15 – Present: Director Operations - Qaswa USA Inc:

Strategy development & Operation for business, supply chain Technology, and cost efficiency & operations improvement for a family business in personal and beauty care and Telecommunications.

Aug’12 – Feb’15: General Manager-R&D, Quality Assurance and SHE – ZIL Ltd (Pakistan)

Led the R&D, Innovation, Quality, Health & Environment Safety Operations.

Developed and Led cost savings and continuous improvement initiatives for Raw Materials, Formulation and manufacturing excellence in personal and beauty care products.

Strategy Development for Innovation & new product development & Supply Chain for business profitability improvement.

Capability build-up (team & technology) in R & D for new innovations, Quality Assurance and Supply Chain (sourcing & manufacturing) for skincare products .ISO 9001 certification for Quality Assurance Systems/Management.


Dec’09 – July’ 12: Senior Manager Innovations and Supply Chain Development – Unilever China R&D Centre – Shanghai(China)

Led global projects on cost savings and manufacturing operations efficiency improvements worth $ 25.0 Mn of alternate surfactants, functional and sensorial raw materials for detergents, personal and skincare products.

Successful build-up of Deodorants SC manufacturing capability at a 3P with compliance with all GMPs

Led a team of specialists & high tech lab to develop technical appraisal of product functional claims based on consumer habits/insights for own and competitors’ products. Suggested many valuable improvements in claims, product etc.

1982 – 2009 Various Roles - Unilever Pakistan Ltd (Manufacturing, Process/Product Development, Value Improvement

Head of Procurement – Indirects, Engineering Projects, Marketing, Media, IT etc. (Total $ 85.0 Mn), Cost Savings.

Product Development Manager (3 years): Formulation, Process, Manufacturing (Skin/Beauty Care Products).

Manufacturing Operations Manager (5 yrs): Led 250 people manufacturing site for detergents & beauty care products. Led various teams & projects for operational efficiency improvement through out-of-box ideas.

1991 - 1993 Imperial Holly Corporation (Houston –USA)

Manufacturing / Production Engineer - Molasses Desugarization

Led the production operation of state of art Molasses Desugarization Plant.


MS in Chemical Engineering – University of Oklahoma – USA (1990)

BS in Chemical Engineering – NED University of Engineering and Technology (Pakistan) - 1982

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