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Abdur Rahim

Professor

PhD (University of Windsor)

Management, 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 110 refereed journal articles. He has also published six refereed book chapters. His scholarly research work has appeared in numerous reputable 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

  • Omega
  • 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

  • Technometrics
  • 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
  • Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computation
  • Strategies in Accounting and Management (SIAM)

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

M.S.M Katebi and M.A. Rahim (2021), “Optimal Economics Statistical Design of Adaptive Attribute Control Charts for Monitoring Three Level Products”. Quality Technology & Quantitative Methods (accepted for publication, May 2021)

 M.Pasha, R. Dearon and A.Rahim(2021), “ Multi-response and Multi cause Process Monitoring by Applying Proportional Hazards Model in Optimal Design of T2 Control Charts, Quality and Reliability Engineering- International (accepted for publication,May 2021)

Alblooshi, M. Shamsuzzaman, M.B.C. Khoo, M.A. Rahim and S. Haridy(2021) “Requirements, Challenges, and Impacts of Lean Six Sigma Applications: A Narrative Synthesis of Qualitative Research”, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Vol.12,No.2, pp. 318-367.

S. Beykai, J.Abekah and A.Rahim (2020), “Integration of Cost Volume Profit Analysis under Uncertainty in Profit Planning: A Current Application “, Strategies in Accounting and Management (SIAM), Vol. 2, No. 2, pp.1-7.

S. Beykai, J.Abekah and A.Rahim (2020), “Integration of Uncertainty in Profit Planning: A Current Application “, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol.4, No. 4, pp.195-205.

M.A. Pasha, M.B. Moghadam and M.A. Rahim (2020), “Effects of Non-Normal Quality Data on the Integrated Model of Imperfect Maintenance, Early Replacement, and Economic Design of -Control Charts”, Operational Research, Vol. 20, No.4, pp. 2019-2036.

M. Shamsuzzaman, S. Haridy, I. Alsyouf and M.A. Rahim (2020), “Design of Economic X-Bar Chart for Monitoring Electric Power Loss through Transmission and Distribution System”, Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 503-523.

A. Jeang and M.A. Rahim (2019), “Lot Size Determination for Finite Horizon under the Effect of Productivity and Quality Learning Process”, International Journal of Systems Science: Operations & Logistics, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 193-236.

K.W. Khaw, M.B.C. Khoo, P. Castagliola and M.A. Rahim (2018), “New Adaptive Control Charts for Monitoring the Multivariate Coefficient of Variation”, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 126, pp. 595-610.

S. Haridy, M.A. Rahim, S.Z. Selim, Z. Wu and J.C. Benneyan (2017), “EWMA Chart with Curtailment for Monitoring Fraction Nonconforming”, Quality Technology & Quantitative Management, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 412-428.

W.C. Yeong, M.B.C. Khoo, L.K Tham, and M.A. Rahim (2017), “Monitoring the Coefficient of Variation Using a Variable Sampling Interval EWMA Chart”, Journal of Quality Technology, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp. 380-401.

L. Qu, Z. Wu, M.A. Rahim and M.B.C. Khoo (2015), “A Balanced Two-Sided CUSUM Chart for Monitoring Time between Events”, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 1-26.

Y.A.  Siddiqui, A.W.A. Saif, L. Cheded, M. Elshafei, M.A. Rahim (2015), “Integration of Multivariate Statistical Process Control and Engineering Process Control: A Novel Framework”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 78, No. 1, pp. 259-268.

L.A. Hadidi and M.A. Rahim (2015), “Reliability for Multiple Units Adopting Sequential Imperfect Maintenance policies”, International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp.103-109.

L.A. Hadidi, U.M. Al-Turki and M.A. Rahim (2014), “Practical Implications of Managerial Decisions to Integrate Production Scheduling and Maintenance”, International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 224-230.

S. Haridy, Z. Wu, K.M. Lee and M.A. Rahim (2014), “An Attribute Chart Monitoring the Process Mean and Variance” International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 52, No. 11, pp. 3366-3380.

W.C. Yeong, M.B.C. Khoo, M.H. Lee and M.A. Rahim (2014), “Economically Optimal Design of a Multivariate Synthetic T2 Chart”, Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation, Vol. 43, No. 6, pp. 1333-1361.

L. Qu, Z. Wu, M.B.C. Khoo and M.A. Rahim (2014), “Time-Between-Events Control Charts for Sampling Inspection”, Technometrics, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 336 – 346.

M.A. Rahim, H.M. Khalid and M. Akram (2013), “Sensors Location Optimization for Fault Diagnosis with a Comparison to Linear Programming Approach”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 65, No. 5-8, pp. 1055-1065.

W.C. Yeong, M.B.C. Khoo, Z. Wu and M.A. Rahim (2013), “Economic and Economic-Statistical Design of Synthetic X-Bar Chart Using Loss Functions”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 228, No. 3, pp. 571-581.

S. Salah, J.A. Carretero and M.A. Rahim (2013), “Total Company-Wide Management Systems (TCWMS): Its Components”, International Journal of Business Excellence, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 161-191.

A.F.B. Costa and M.A. Rahim (2013), “Economic Design of X-Bar and R Charts under Weibull Shock Models”, Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods, Vol.42, No.21, pp. 3902-3925.

L.A. Hadidi, U.L. Al-Turki and M.A. Rahim (2012), “Joint Job Scheduling and Preventive Maintenance on a Single Machine”, International Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 174-184.

L.A. Hadidi, U.M. Al-Turki and M.A. Rahim (2012), “Integrated Models in Production Planning and Scheduling, Maintenance and Quality: A Review”, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 21-50

M.A. Rahim, H.M. Khalid and A. Khouki (2012), “Non-Linear Constrained Optimal Control Problem: A PSO-GA-Based Discrete Augmented Lagrangian Approach”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 183-203.

M.A. Akram, A.W. Al- Saif and M.A. Rahim (2012), “Quality Monitoring and Process Adjustment by Integrating SPC and APC: A Review”, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 375-405.

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):

  • 2016-2022 ($140,000)
  • 2007-2012 ($85,000)

Speaking engagements

Keynote speaker, “An Integrated Approach on Operations Management, Quality Management, Maintenance and Supply Chain Management”, Second International Conference on Industrial 4.0 Sustainable Development, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering and Operations Management (IMEOM), Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 12-13, 2019      

Invited speaker, “An Integrated Company-Wide Management System –Combining Lean Six Sigma with Process Improvement”, Seminar of Systems Engineering Department, College of Computer Science and Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Dec. 5-7, 2019           

Guest Speaker, First GCC International conference IEOM Riyadh, Saudi Arabia , Nov. 26-28, 2019       

Conference award keynote speaker, 4th North American Conference on Industrial Engineering Operations Management (IEOM), Toronto, Canada, Oct. 23-25, 2019

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.