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Seminar/Training Event


Recent Development on Integrated Modeling in Production Planning Quality Control, Inventory Control, Maintenance and Scheduling in Manufacturing Processes


Date: Monday, 2nd January, 2017

Time:  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Building 22, Room 134



Dr. Mohammed Abdur-Rahim

Professor of Quantitative Methods

Faculty of Business Administration in the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada

Adjunct Professor in the Systems Engineering Department

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia



Today's industry is mainly focused on improving productivity and quality.  The key to success in manufacturing processes is in the proper integration of Quality Control, Production Planning, Inventory Control, Maintenance and Scheduling Policy, which have been treated as separate issues until recently.  The proposed talk will present and summarize various integrated optimization modeling for various production and quality control problems.



Dr. Abdur Rahim is a Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration, University of New Brunswick (UNB) at Fredericton, Canada.  He joined the UNB in 1983 and is a member of the Quantitative Methods area.  He received his B.Sc. (Honors) and M.Sc. in Statistics from the University of Dhaka, D.S. in Operations Research from the University of Rome, M.Sc. in Systems Theory from the University of Ottawa, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Windsor.  He teaches Management Science, Operations Management and TQM in the BBA and MBA programs at the UNB. Since 1994, Dr. Rahim has been visiting King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Systems Analysis and taught Statistical Quality, Inventory Control and Maintenance.  He served as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Systems Science, Quality Engineering, and Engineering Optimization. He is a member of the Advisory or Editorial Boards for Economic Quality Control, the Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, the Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology, and the International Journal of Production Research. Dr. Rahim has authored and co-authored more than one hundred research papers in various reputed scholarly journals. He has co-edited two books on the emerging field of quality control, which were published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. One book presents a broad survey of optimization in quality control and focuses on industrial and national competitiveness; while the other focuses on integrated models in production planning, inventory control, warranty analysis and maintenance policy. Positive reviews of these books have appeared in reputed academic journals. Dr. Rahim supervises several masters and doctoral candidates at the University of New Brunswick, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia. Professor Dr. Abdur Rahim and Professor Dr. Pradeeb Banerjee of UNB have the rare distinction of having mathematical models named after them as they together developed Rahim-Banerjee Models in Statistical Process Control.


All faculty, researchers and graduate students are invited to attend.


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25 Dec 2017


01:30 PM to 02:30 PM