Abdur Rahim

Professor

PhD (University of Windsor)

Business Administration, Faculty of

Tilley Hall 336

Fredericton

rahim@unb.ca
1 506 458 7335



Abdur Rahim joined the Faculty of Business Administration in 1983 and is a member of the Quantitative Methods area. He teaches Production and Operations Management, Total Quality Management, Project Management and Advanced Statistics for Finance & Economics in the BBA and MBA programs. Dr. Rahim received the UNB Merit Award in 1992, 2000, 2009 and 2014 for his performance in research, service, and teaching. He received the 2012, 2015 and 2018 IEOM Award on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding lifelong contribution. He received the Faculty of Business Administration's Excellence in Research Award in 1999 for outstanding performance across his career. In recognition of his performance in research on integrated optimization modelling in quality control, production planning and control, inventory control and maintenance, Dr. Rahim has been awarded continuous funding from Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) since joining UNB.

Dr. Rahim is a recognized world expert in Total Quality Management. He has taught a wide range of courses in universities in Canada, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia. He has worked as a consultant for UNDP (United Nations Development Program) and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations). Dr. Rahim has delivered numerous invited talks around the world that have dealt with statistical process control issues.

He is a member of the Editorial Boards for Journal of Economic Quality Control, Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Six-Sigma and Competitive Advantages, and International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimization. He also served as a member of the Advisory or Editorial boards for: Engineering Optimization, Quality Engineering, International Journal of Production Research, and International Journal of Systems Science.

Dr. Rahim's research interests are quality control, inventory control, reliability, maintenance and production and operations management. He has published three books and more than 100 refereed journal articles. He has also published 6 refereed book chapters. His scholarly research work has appeared in numerous reputed journals including:

Industrial and Systems Engineering / Computers and Industrial Engineering

  • European Journal of Industrial Engineering
  • IIE Transactions
  • Industrial Management
  • Journal of Industrial and Systems Assurance Engineering and Management
  • Journal of Industrial Technology
  • International Journal of Systems Science
  • International Journal of Systems Science: Operations & Logistics
  • Journal of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Microelectronics Reliability
  • Naval Research Logistics

Operations Research / Operations Management

  • Computers and Operations Research
  • European Journal of Operational Research
  • International Journal of Integrated Supply Management
  • International Journal of Lean Six Sigma
  • International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research
  • International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage
  • International Journal of Strategic Change Management
  • Journal of Operational Research Society

Statistical Quality Control

  • Communication in Statistics- Simulation and Computation
  • Communications in Statistics- Theory and Methods
  • Economic Quality Control
  • International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management
  • International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology
  • International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering
  • International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems
  • Journal of Applied Statistics
  • Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering
  • Journal of Quality Technology
  • Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation
  • Quality and Reliability Engineering- International
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Engineering
  • Quality Technology & Quantitative management
  • Total Quality Management & Business Excellence

Production and Industrial Management

  • Engineering Costs and Production Economics
  • International Journal of Production Economics
  • International Journal of Production Research

Engineering Optimization

  • Engineering Optimization
  • International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation
  • Journal of Management in Engineering
  • Optimization and Engineering

Dr. Rahim has been active in conducting international conferences on industrial engineering and operations management (IEOM) at various parts of the world. He supervised several masters and doctoral candidates at the University of New Brunswick and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Rahim and his colleague Dr. Pradeeb Banerjee have the rare distinction of having mathematical models named after them as they together developed the Rahim-Banerjee Models in Statistical Process Control. He also served as an honorary Chair, Program Chair, Session Chair of numerous international conferences.

Journal articles

Shamsuzzaman, M., Haridy, S., Alsyouf, I. and Rahim, A., (2018), Design of economic X̄ chart for monitoring electric power loss through transmission and distribution system. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, (article in press).

Jeang, A. and Rahim, A., (2018), Lot size determination for finite horizon under the effect of productivity and quality learning process. International Journal of Systems Science: Operations & Logistics, (article in press).

Yeong, W.C., Khoo, M.B., Tham, L.K., Teoh, W.L. and Rahim, M.A., (2017), Monitoring the coefficient of variation using a variable sampling interval EWMA chart. Journal of Quality Technology, 49(4), pp.380-401.

Haridy, S., Rahim, M.A., Selim, S.Z., Wu, Z. and Benneyan, J.C., (2017), EWMA chart with curtailment for monitoring fraction nonconforming. Quality Technology & Quantitative Management, 14(4), pp.412-428.

Hadidi, L.A. and Rahim, A., (2015), Reliability for multiple units adopting sequential imperfect maintenance policies. International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management, 6(2), pp.103-109.

Siddiqui, Y.A., Saif, A.W.A., Cheded, L., Elshafei, M. and Rahim, A., (2015), Integration of multivariate statistical process control and engineering process control: a novel framework. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 78(1-4), pp.259-268.

Caballero-Morales, S.O. and Rahim, A., (2015), March. Analyzing the effect of non-normality on the solution space for the economic statistical design of X-bar control charts. Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), 2015 International Conference, pp. 1-6.

Qu, L., Wu, Z., Rahim, A. and Khoo, M.B.C., (2015), A balanced two-sided CUSUM chart for monitoring time between events. European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 9(1), pp.1-26.

Hadidi, L.A., Al-Turki, U.M. and Rahim, M.A., (2015), Practical implications of managerial decisions to integrate production scheduling and maintenance. International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management, 6(3), pp.224-230.

Qu, L., Wu, Z., Khoo, M.B. and Rahim, A., (2014), Time-between-event control charts for sampling inspection. Technometrics, 56(3), pp.336-346.

Haridy, S., Wu, Z., Lee, K.M. and Rahim, M.A., (2014), An attribute chart for monitoring the process mean and variance. International journal of production research, 52(11), pp.3366-3380.

Rahim, M.A., Siddiqui, Y.A. and Elshafei, M., (2014), January. Integration of Multivariate Statistical Process Control and Engineering Process Control. Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Bali, Indonesia.

Salah, S., Intl, J.C., Rahim, A. and Carretero, J.A., (2014), Total Company-Wide Management System (TCWMS): Comparisons with Other Systems. Leading Transformation to Sustainable Excellence, pp.255.

Yeong, W.C., Khoo, M.B., Lee, M.H. and Rahim, M.A., (2014), Economically optimal design of a multivariate synthetic T2 chart. Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation, 43(6), pp.1333-1361.

Costa, A.F. and Rahim, M.A., (2013), Economic Design of ¯X and R Charts Under Weibull Shock Models. Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, 42(21), pp.3902-3925.

Yeong, W.C., Khoo, M.B., Lee, M.H. and Rahim, M.A., (2013), Economic and economic statistical designs of the synthetic X chart using loss functions. European Journal of Operational Research, 228(3), pp.571-581.

Rahim, M.A., Khalid, H.M. and Akram, M., (2013), Sensor location optimization for fault diagnosis with a comparison to linear programming approaches. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 65(5-8), pp.1055-1065.

Salah, S., Rahim, A. and Carretero, J.A., (2013), Total company-wide management system: its components. International Journal of Business Excellence, 6(2), pp.161-191.

Rahim, M.A., Khalid, H.M. and Khoukhi, A., (2012), Nonlinear constrained optimal control problem: a PSO–GA-based discrete augmented Lagrangian approach. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 62(1-4), pp.183-203.

Hadidi, L.A., Al-Turki, U.M. and Rahim, M.A., (2012), Integrating production scheduling and maintenance: Practical implications. In Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, pp. 336-343.

Hadidi, L.A., Al-Turki, U.M. and Rahim, M.A., (2012), Joint job scheduling and preventive maintenance on a single machine. International Journal of Operational Research, 13(2), pp.174-184.

Akram, M.A., Saif, A.W.A. and Rahim, M.A., (2012), Quality monitoring and process adjustment by integrating SPC and APC: a review. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 11(4), pp.375-405.

Hadidi, L.A., Al-Turki, U.M. and Rahim, A., (2011), Integrated models in production planning and scheduling, maintenance and quality: a review. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 10(1), pp.21-50.

Rahim, M.A., Khalid, H.M., Akram, M., Khoukhi, A., Cheded, L. and Doraiswami, R., (2011), Quality monitoring of a closed-loop system with parametric uncertainties and external disturbances: a fault detection and isolation approach. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 55(1-4), pp.293-306.

Saif, A.W.A., Akram, M.A. and Abdur Rahim, M., (2011), A fuzzy integrated SPC/APC scheme for optimised levels of process quality, performance and robustness. International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation, 2(2), pp.161-189.

Salah, S., Rahim, A. and Carretero, J.A., (2011), Total Company-Wide Management System (TCWMS): culture change management considerations. International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 3(4), pp.260-280.

Rahim, A. and Fareeduddin, M., (2011), Optimal production run length for products sold with warranty in a deteriorating production system with a time varying defective rate under allowable shortages. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 8(3), pp.298-325.

Rahim, A. and Shakil, M., (2011), A tabu search algorithm for determining the economic design parameters of an integrated production planning, quality control and preventive maintenance policy. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 7(4), pp.477-497.

Salah, S., Rahim, A. and Carretero, J.A., (2011), Implementation of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) in supply chain management (SCM): an integrated management philosophy. International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems, 1(2), pp.138-162.

Akram, M.A., Al-Salamah, M.F., Saif, A.W.A. and Rahim, M.A., (2011), Joint determination of optimum process mean, production run length and specification limits for a deteriorating process. International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology, 2(2), pp.129-147.

Hadidi, L.A., Al-Turki, U.M. and Rahim, M.A., (2011), An integrated cost model for production scheduling and perfect maintenance. International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research, 3(4), pp.395-413.

Books

An Integrated Company-Wide Management System – Combining Lean Six Sigma with Process Improvement, (with Dr. Souraj. Q Salah). Springer International Publisher, 2018.

Integrated Models in Production Planning, Inventory, Quality and Maintenance, (with Dr. M. Ben-Daya). Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001.

Optimization in Quality Control, (with Dr. K. S. Al-Sultan). Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997.

Research grants

Integrated Optimization Modelling in Quality Control, Production Planning, Inventory Control and Maintenance, National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Discovery Grant Program (Individual):

  • 2016-2021 ($120,000)
  • 2007-2012 ($85,000)
  • 2006-2007 ($12,000)
  • 2001-2006 ($90,000)

Speaking engagements

Guest speaker: The Second European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Paris, France, July 26-27, 2018.

Keynote speaker: “An Integrated Approach on Operations Management, Quality Management, Maintenance and Supply Chain Management”, First International Conference on Industrial and Mechanical Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 23-24, 2017.

Invited speaker: “Recent Development on Integrated modeling in Production Planning Quality Control, Inventory Control, Maintenance and Scheduling in Manufacturing Processes”. Systems Engineering Department, College of Computer Science and Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, January 2-5, 2017.

Distinguished speaker: IEOM Global Engineering Education, Hayatt Regency Dubai, UAE, March 3-5, 2015.

Global Engineering Education Distinguished Speaker “Industrial Engineering Education in the Middle East”, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM 2014), Bali, Indonesia, January 7-9, 2014.

Keynote speaker: “Operations Management, Quality Management and Supply Chain Management: An Integrated Approach”, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM 2010), Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 9-10, 2010.

“Integrated Optimization Modelling in Quality Control, Production Planning, Inventory Control and Maintenance: Recent Developments and Future Trends in Quality and Reliability, Indian Statistical Institute, SQC and OR Unit, Kolkata, India, January 22-25, 2008.

Keynote speaker, “An Integrated Production, Inventory, Quality and Maintenance Policy”, Department of Mechanical Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, Dubai, December 24, 2003.

Keynote speaker, “Optimal Pricing and Ordering Policies for Perishable Inventory Items”, Department of Industrial Management, University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, January 8, 2003.

Keynote speaker, “An Integrated Model for Joint Determination of Economic Design of -Control Charts”, Economic Production Quantity, and Production Run Length for a Deteriorating Production System, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Taipei, University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, January 7, 2003.

Keynote speaker, “Economic Selection of Target Values”, Department of Statistics, College of Commerce, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, January 6, 2003.

Keynote speaker, “An Integrated Model for Inventory, Quality and Maintenance, News: Forum on Management Challenges,” Pokhara, Nepal, August 20-22, 2000.