Dr. Raed El-Khalil


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, both from the University of Michigan. In addition, he works as a consultant for several companies in the US like Chrysler, General Motors and Boeing, in the areas of operations management. His research focuses on subjects within the automotive industry such as improving body shop flexibility and robot spot welding efficiency.

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 

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

  • 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. (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. (in press). Simulation and Modeling: Operating and Managing a new axle manufacturing system. The International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

EL-Khalil R, & Halawi, L. (in press). Benchmarking automotive facility layout, JPH and Overspeed. The Academy of Information and Decision Science Journal (AIMS).

EL-Khalil R. (in press). Managing and Improving Robot Spot Welding Efficiency: A benchmarking Study. The Benchmarking

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. & 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).