Dr. Raed El-Khalil

Bio

Raed El-Khalil is an associate professor and the chair of the Information Technology and Operations Management department at the Adnan Kassar School of Business. He holds a Doctorate in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and has a rich background in numerous areas, including an MS in Engineering Management and Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, as well as a BSc in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Computer Science, all from the University of Michigan. In addition, he works as a consultant for several companies in North America including Chrysler, General Motors, Boeing, and others in the areas of Operations management. His research focuses on subjects within the manufacturing industry.

Teaching Interests

  • Operations and Production Management
  • Lean Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics
  • Total Quality Management
  • Project Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  •  Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Leadership
  • Decision-Making
  • Scheduling
  • Discrete Event Simulation  

Research Interests

  • Lean Management
  • Operations Management
  • Quality Control
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Sustainability 

Executive Training

Conducted the following seminars at the Chrysler Education Center:

  • Two workshop trainings on waste elimination (2012)
  • One workshop training on standardization of work (2010)
  • Six seminars on Lean Manufacturing Process (2006-2009)
  • Three seminars of Flexible manufacturing Systems benchmarking (2008)
  • Conducted two presentations on Manpower Management (SWI and Lean training) at the Lean manufacturing systems seminar of the University of Michigan school of Engineering (Industrial and Operations Management) , 2007
  • Trained 6564 technicians and 327 engineers in Lean Manufacturing process and team work practices
  • Responsible for training, coaching, and directing Industrial Engineers at nine Power Train facilities
  • Provided training on Lean Manufacturing for all PowerTrain facility engineers (120 engineers)
  • Classes given include: Lean Manufacturing, Operation Management, SPC, Automated Process Control, Engineering Management, Project management

Consulting Activities

Implemented work related to efficiency improvement at the following facilities:

  • Lansing Grand River Assembly – LGR (2015, 17)
  • Jefferson North Assembly Plant – JNA (2017, 18)  
  • Sterling Heights Assembly Plant – SHA (2016)
  • Canton Assembly Plant – (2014, 16)

Implementation of standardized work in order to improve efficiency and reduce waste   at Warren Truck Facility (2012), Sterling Heights Assembly facility (2010), Trenton Engine Assembly (2009), Michigan.

Implementing waste elimination and 5’s for Adrian facility at American Manufacturing Axle shaft assembly department, Sterling Heights, Michigan, 2011.

Selected Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals:

EL-Khalil, R. & Taraman, K. (2010). Improving Body Shop Flexibility: Layered Build Process. Asian International Journal of Science and Technology (AIJSTPME)2(4). 

EL-Khalil R. & Taraman K. (2010). Body Shop Flexibility: Impact of Framing System on Overall Performance. Asian International Journal of Science and Technology (AIJSTPME), 3(2). 

EL-Khalil R. (2011). Pour on the efficiency by applying work study analysis to car production. Industrial Engineering Magazine - Management Solution at work, 11(43). 

El Khalil, R., & Halawi, L. (2012). Benchmarking-automotive facility layout, jph, and over speed. In Allied Academies International Conference. Academy of Management Information and Decision Sciences. Proceedings (Vol. 16, No. 1, p. 19). Jordan Whitney Enterprises, Inc.

El Khalil, R., & Halawi, L. (2012). Benchmarking-automotive facility layout, jph, and over speed. In Allied Academies International Conference. Academy of Management Information and Decision Sciences. Proceedings (Vol. 16, No. 1, p. 19). Jordan Whitney Enterprises, Inc.

El-Khalil, R., & Farah, M. F. (2013). Lean management adoption level in middle eastern manufacturing facilities. The Business Review, Cambridge2(2), 158-167.

El-Khalil, R. (2013). Simulation and modelling: operating and managing a new axle manufacturing system. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering13(2), 219-232.

El-Khalil, R. (2013). Simulation and modelling: operating and managing a new axle manufacturing system. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering13(2), 219-232.

El-Khalil, R. (2014). Managing and improving robot spot welding efficiency: a benchmarking study. Benchmarking: An International Journal21(3), 344-363.

El-Khalil, R. (2014). Managing and improving robot spot welding efficiency: a benchmarking study. Benchmarking: An International Journal21(3), 344-363.

Raed, E. K., & Zeaiter, H. (2015). Improving automotive efficiency through lean management tools: a case study. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering9(1), 314-321.

Zeaiter, H. F., El Khalil, R., & Fakih, K. (2015). Economic development and sub-regional identities. The Journal of Developing Areas49(1), 157-176.

El-Khalil, R. (2015). Simulation analysis for managing and improving productivity: a case study of an automotive company. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management26(1), 36-56.

 El Zahr, S., El Khalil, R., & Fakih, K. (2016). Employment-at-will: between the American exceptions and the Lebanese protections. New York: Richard Rubin, Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol.42, No.2 Autumn 2016, 56-75.

El-Khalil, R., & El-Kassar, A. N. (2016). Managing span of control efficiency and effectiveness: a case study. Benchmarking: An International Journal23(7), 1717-1735.

Zeaiter, H., & El-Khalil, R. (2016). Extreme bounds of sovereign defaults: Evidence from the MENA region. International Review of Economics & Finance41, 391-410.

El-Kassar, A. N., Yunis, M., & El-Khalil, R. (2017). The mediating effects of employee-company identification on the relationship between ethics, corporate social responsibility, and organizational citizenship behavior. Journal of Promotion Management23(3), 419-436.

El-Kassar, A. N., Messarra, L. C., & El-Khalil, R. (2017). CSR, organizational identification, normative commitment, and the moderating effect of the importance of CSR. The Journal of Developing Areas51(3), 409-424.

EL-Khalil, R. (2018). The mediating effect of lean management on the relationship between flexibility implementation and operational metrics in US automotive manufacturing plants. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

El Khalil, R., & El-Kassar, A. N. (2018). Effects of Corporate Sustainability Practices on Performance: the Case of the MENA Region. Benchmarking: An International Journal, (just-accepted), 00-00.

El-Khalil, R., & Darwish, Z. (2019). Flexible manufacturing systems performance in US automotive manufacturing plants: a case study. Production Planning & Control30(1), 48-59.