Prof. Dr. Mohammad D. AL-Tahat, PhD

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Liwa College, Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Otaiba Street (Al Najda Street previously), Al Danah, Baniyas Tower B, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Professional Summary

Prof. Dr. Mohammad D. AL-Tahat, PhD

Dr. Mohammad D. AL-Tahat is a professor in the industrial engineering department at the Engineering faculty, with long experience in teaching and researching in industrial engineering, manufacturing technology, and engineering management. He has acquired extensive experience in the realm of higher education institutions. Throughout his career, he has served diverse roles such as head of the department, assistant dean, and visiting professor with many Universities.

Short Bio

Mohammad D. AL-Tahat is a full international professor of Industrial Engineering (IE), a leader in Industrial engineering, teaching, and researching extensively in industrial engineering, manufacturing technology, and engineering management. AL-Tahat received a B.Sc. degree in production and metallurgy engineering (1990), an M.Sc. degree in IE (1993), and a Ph.D. degree in IE from the University of Bologna- Alma Mater Studiorumin (2003).

As a successful industrial engineer, AL-Tahat has been successfully active in academia and industry for over 30 years. He has taught many IE courses, supervised over 45 master theses and over 70 graduation projects, published over 50 articles in numerous international journals and conferences, and joined editorial board members in over 15 international scientific journals. In addition, he reviewed over 50 research papers submitted to international journals, evaluated many academic promotions in local and regional universities, and he participated in the membership of more than one local and regional accreditation committee and in several university committees. AL-Tahat has worked – at the University of Jordan -School of Engineering as, the Dean’s assistant for student affairs, and head of the department of industrial engineering for seven academic years covering the period of the COVID-19 Pandemic. He has worked as a visiting professor with the University of Science and Technology (JUST) in Jordan, Tabuk University in Saudi Arabia, and Yarmouk University in Jordan. He is currently spending a sabbatical leave granted from the University of Jordan, working with the faculty of engineering at LIWA College, carrying on his academic and research interests. AL-Tahat research focus follows the latest scientific developments and research related to Lean Six Sigma and continuous improvement methodologies and their applications in both industrial and services systems.


  • Ph.D. in in Design and Methods of Industrial Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Master of Science degree in industrial Engineering, The University of Jordan, Jordan.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in in Production and Metallurgy Engineering, The University of Technology, Iraq.


  • AL-Tahat, M. D., & Alrai, A. M. (2023). Waste Management for Jordanian Industries Using Lean Management Principles. Wasit Journal of Engineering Sciences, 10(4), 27–32. https://doi.org/10.31185/ejuow.Vol10.Iss4.455
  • AL-Tahat, M.D. Al-Rifa’e, F., Applying a data analytics approach to medical equipment maintenance management to improve the mean time between failure and availability. Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (JJMIE), 2023, 17(1), pp. 33–40. http://jjmie.hu.edu.jo/vol17/vol17-1/03.htm
  • Mistarihi, M.Z., AL-Tahat, M.D., AL-Nimer, S.H., Improving Process Efficiency at Pediatric Hospital Emergency Department Using an Integrated Six-Sigma Simulation Methodology. Processes, 2023, 11(2), 399, https://doi.org/10.3390/pr11020399
  • Inshad Jum’h and Yousef Al- Abdallat and Ehab M. Al Shamaileh and Mohammad D. AL-Tahat and Ahmad Telfah. (2 February 2022). “Polypyrrole-Metal Oxide-Carbon Nanocomposite Films Corrosion Enhancement on Industrial Steel”.. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence (ICIAI 2021), Advances in Intelligent Systems Research, volume 175. Pp. 193-198. Atlantis Press. https://www.atlantis-press.com/proceedings/iciai-21/125969989
  • Mohammad D. AL-Tahat; Ammar A. Alrousan; Mahmoud Z. Mistarihi; Faten Al Shalabi; Sajeda Abu-Bajah (2021). “Simulation Modelling and Analysis for Improving the Performance of Production. Case Study: Jordanian Vehicles Manufacturing Company (JVMC)”, Acta logistica. Volume: 8 2021 Issue: 3 Pages: 229-236. doi:10.22306/al.v8i3.225
  • M. AL-Tahat, I. Jalham, A. Al-Refaie, M.F.A. Yousef. (2021). "Activity-Based Cost Estimation Model for The Extrusion of Variant Aluminum Profiles", Adv. Sci. Technol. Eng. Syst. J. 6(3), 172-181 (2021), DOI:10.25046/aj06032.
  • Al-Refaie, A., AL-Tahat, M., & Lepkova, N. (2020). Modeling relationships between agility, lean, resilient, green practices in cold supply chains using ISM approach. Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 26(4), 675-694. https://doi.org/10.3846/tede.2020.12866
  • Mohammad D. AL-Tahat, Mohammad Al Janaideh, Yousef Al-Abdallat, Mowafaq E. Jabri (2019) Estimation of Fuel Consumption in a Hypothesized Spoke-hub Airline Networks for the Transportation of Passengers. Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Volume 13, Number 2, July. 2019, pp. 75 – 82. http://jjmie.hu.edu.jo/vol-13-2/jjmie_39_19-01.pdf
  • Al-Tahat, M.D., Al-Habashneh, A.M. and Jalham, I.S. (2019). A Statistical Comparison of the Implementation of Concurrent Engineering in Jordanian Industry. Open Journal of Statistics, 9, 361-372. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojs.2019.93025
  • Mohammad D. AL-Tahat, Sami Abusafia (2018). Modeling of a Bernoulli-type data quality control process using hidden Markov chains. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, Vol. 7, issue 4, pp 6609-6614. https://www.sciencepubco.com/index.php/ijet/article/view/29392/15799
  • Mohammad D. AL-Tahat (2018). Sustainable Lean Management and Agile Manufacturing Philosophies. The Second International Conference on: Economic recovery in the MENA region, a factor of sustainable development. 10-11 April 2018, Nour Bachir El Bayadh University Center, Algeria.
  • Mohammad D. AL-Tahat, and Ala’a M. AL-Habashneh (2017). Awareness of industries toward implementing Concurrent Engineering (CE) culture Case Study: Jordanian Industries. Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Rabat, Morocco, April 11-13, 2017. (The Best track paper Award), pp: 1131 – 1140. http://www.xcdsystem.com/ieom/2017Annual/papers/345.pdf
  • Mohammad D. AL-Tahat, Mohammad Al Janaideh, Sa'ed A. Musmar, and Mowafaq E. Jabri, (2016), Assessment of Energy Consumption Effect on the World Passenger Airline Network. The Journal of Nature Science and Sustainable Technology (JNSST: ISSN: 1933-0324.), Vol. 10, Issue 3. , 2016, pp 269-278. http://www.novapublishers.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=59943
  • Omar Aljanaideh, Mohammad D. AL-Tahat, Mohammad Al Janaideh, (2016), Rate-bias-dependent hysteresis modeling of a magnetostrictive transducer. Microsystem Technologies. ISSN: 0946-7076 (Print) 1432-1858. April 2016, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 883-892. (1st online: 13 May 2015). https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00542-015-2566-8
  • Abbas Al-Refaie, Ruba Najdawi, Mohammad D. AL-Tahat, Nour Bata (2015), Window Analysis and Malmquist Index for Assessing Efficiency in a Pharmaceutical Industry, Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering WCE 2015 Vol I, July 1 - 3, 2015, London, U.K. http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2015/WCE2015_pp132-136.pdf
  • Abbas Al-Refaie, Mohammad D. Al-Tahat, Ruba Najdawi, (2015), Using Malmquist Index Approach to Measure Productivity Change of a Jordanian Company for Plastic Industries, American Journal of Operations Research, published on 8 September 2015, pp. 384-400. https://file.scirp.org/pdf/AJOR_2015090814105501.pdf
  • AL-Tahat, M. D. and Bwaliez O. (2015), Lean-Based Workforce Management in Jordanian Manufacturing Firms. Int. J. Lean Enterprise Research, Vol. 1, No. 3, PP 284: 316.
  • AL-Tahat M. D. and Jalham S. I. (2015) “A structural equation model and a statistical investigation of lean-based quality and productivity improvement". Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 571-583, (ISSN: 0956-5515).
  • AL-Tahat, M.D. (2014) “Design and Analysis of Lean Production Planning and Control System for NPF Company”, Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol. 575 (2014) pp 879-883 © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
  • Mohammad Hayajneh, AL-Tahat, M.D., Salman Alshobaki, and Walid Khraisat (2014) “An Investigation for the Potential of Improving the Performance of Pattern Making Process in Steel Foundries: Case Study”, Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol. 575 (2014) pp 900-904 © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
  • Al-Refaie, A., AL-Tahat, M.D. (2014) “Effects of Knowledge Management and Organization Learning on Firms’ Performance “, The Journal of Nature Science and Sustainable Technology (JNSST), Vol. 8, Issue 3. pp. 369-390. https://search.proquest.com/openview/3915eeef92ae3d85960c8695d4307ecb/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=2034832
  • Al-Refaie, A., AL-Tahat, M.D., and Bata, N. (2014) " CRM/e-CRM Effects on Banks Performance and Customer-Bank Relationship Quality", Accepted on 20 April 2014 for publication in International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (IJEIS), Vol. 10, No. 2, ISSN: 1548-1115.
  • Nabeel Al-Kurdi and AL-Tahat M. D. (2013) “Development and Analysis of Agile Architectural Project Design”. Journal of Information, Intelligence and Knowledge (JIIK) Volume 5 Issue 4 (ISSN: 1937-7983).
  • AL-Tahat M. D., Abdul Kareem M. Abdul Jawwad, and Yousef L. Abu Nahleh, 2013. "Ordinal Logistic Regression Model of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) in Pharmaceutical Tableting Tools". Engineering Failure Analysis (ISSN: 1350-6307), Vol. 27(2013), pp. 322-332. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2012.08.017
  • AL-Tahat M. D. and Khaled M. Bataineh, (2012) "Statistical analysis and Modeling of the Implementation of Agile Manufacturing Tactics in Industrial Firms". Mathematical Problems in Engineering (ISSN: 1024-123X).. Vol. 2012. Article ID 731092. 23 pages. doi:10.1155/2012/731092.
  • Dalalah D., AL-Tahat M. D., and Khaled Bataineh. (2012) "Mutually Dependent Multi-criteria Decision Making", Fuzzy Information and Engineering, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 195-216. ISSN: 1616-8658. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1007/s12543-012-0111-3
  • AL-Tahat M. D. and Shahnaz M. Alkhalil. (2012), "Evaluation and Analysis of Lean-Based Manufacturing Equipment and Technology System for Jordanian Industries". World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology, International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Vol: 6, No: 4, 2012, pp. 1455 - 1461.
  • AL-Tahat M. D. and Ayman Abu Gharbieh A., “A statistical Comparative Study of ISO 9001:2000 Implementation in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and in the United Arab Emirates", Accepted for publication in Dirasat, Engineering Sciences (ISSN 1569-456X), April 2012.
  • AL-Tahat, M.D., and Al-Ali A. (2012) "Energy saving opportunities in Jordanian pharmaceutical industries", Perspectives of Innovations, Economics & Business, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp.25-36. ISSN: 804-0519.
  • AL-Tahat, M.D., Al-Refaie, A. and Al-Dwairi, A.F. (2012) "Performance evaluation and analysis of a JIT–Kanban production system with sampling inspection", Int. J. Industrial and Systems Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp.225–249. ISSN: 1748-5037.
  • AL-Tahat M. D., Doraid Dalalah, and Mahmoud A. Barghash, (2012) "Dynamic programming model for multi-stage single product Kanban-controlled serial production line" International Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (ISSN: 0956-5515). Vol. 23, no. 23, pp. 37-48, DOI 10.1007/s10845-009-0336-0.
  • AL-Tahat M. D. and Al-Refaie A. (2012), “Activity-Based Cost Estimation Model for Foundry Systems Producing Steel Castings”. Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (JJMIE), Vol. 6, No.1, pp 75 – 86. ISSN 1995-6665. http://jjmie.hu.edu.jo/files/v6n1/v6n1.pdf#page=84
  • Rami H. Fouad, Salman D. Al-shobaki, AL-Tahat M. D. and Al-Refaie Abbas. (2012), "Executive Manager’s Opinion About Just-In-Time Implementation Status: an Exploratory Study in the Middle East Industry", Global Journal of Researches in Engineering-G. Industrial Engineering (GJRE-G)). Vol. 12 Issue 1 Version 1.0. ISSN: 0975-5861. Publisher: Global Journals Inc. (USA)
  • AL-Tahat M. D. and Hasan Al-Shoubaki. (2012), "Knowledge Management of Maintenance Activities for Potable Water Distribution Business". Journal of Energy, Environment, and Economics (IJEEE). Vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 123-134 ISSN: 1054-853X.
  • AL-Tahat M. D. and Tayseer A. Daradkeh. (2011), "Investigating the Influence of TQM Elements on the Overall Performance of Jordanian Municipalities", Proceeding of the 4th WSEAS Conference on Manufacturing Engineering, Quality and Production Systems (MEQAPS’11). WSEAS, Barcelona, Spain, September 15-17, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-61804-031-2.
  • Mohammad Hayajneh, AL-Tahat M. D., Walid Kraisat, and Salman Alshobaki. (2011), "Experimental Investigation for the Elimination of Heat Treatment-Related Distortion for the Production of 'Grizzly bar' Casting made of (12-14) % Manganese Steel", Proceeding of the 4th WSEAS Conference on Manufacturing Engineering, Quality and Production Systems (MEQAPS’11). WSEAS, Barcelona, Spain, September 15-17, 2011, ISSN: 1792-4693, ISBN: 978-1-61804-031-2.
  • Abbas Al-Refaie and AL-Tahat M. D., (2011) "Solving the multi-response problem in Taguchi method by benevolent formulation in DEA" International Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol. 22: pp. 505 - 521. DOI 10.1007/s10845-009-0312-8, ISSN: 0956-5515.
  • AL-Tahat M. D., A. Al-Refaie, and Fouad R. H., (2011) “Lean based performance improvement for the production of 5-Burners gas oven”. Journal of Information, Intelligence and Knowledge JIIK (JIIK), Vol. 3, No. 3. ISSN 1937-7983.
  • A. Al-Refaie, L. Ming-Hsien, AL-Tahat M. D., and Fouad R. H., (2011) “Applying DMAIC procedure to improve performance of LGP printing Process”. International Journal Advances in Production Engineering and Management (APEM). Vol. 6, No. 1, pp 45 – 56. ISSN 1854 – 6250.
  • AL-Tahat M. D. and Ayman Abu Gharbieh A. (2011), “Evaluation of the Implementation of ISO 9001:2000 in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and United Arab Emirates”. Proceeding of the 6th International Working Conference’ ’Total Quality Management - Advanced and Intelligent Approaches’’, With Second Special Conference’’Manufacture in Serbia 2011’’, Belgrade, Serbia, June 7-11, 2011.
  • AL-Tahat M. D. and Ayman Abu Gharbieh A. (2010), “A study for the implementation of ISO 9001:2000 based on organization type”. Proceeding of the International Science and Technology Conference ISTEC - 2010. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Famagusta, October 27-29. 2010.
  • A. Al-Refaie, AL-Tahat M. D., and I. Jalham (2010), "A System Dynamics Approach to Reduce Total Inventory Cost in an Airline Fueling System". Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering WCE 2010, Vol. I, June 30 - July 2, 2010, London, U.K. ISBN: 978-988-17012-9-9. ISSN: 2078-0958.
  • AL-Tahat M. D., (2010), "Effective Design and Analysis of Pattern Making Process Using Value Stream Mapping", Journal of Applied Sciences. 2010. Vol. 10. No.11.pp: 878-886. ISSN: 1812-5654. DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.878.886
  • AL-Tahat M. D., and Eteir M. F., (2010), "An Investigation of the Potential of Implementing Kaizen Principles in Jordanian Industries". Int. J. Product Development, Vol. 10, Nos. 1/2/3. pp: 87-100.
  • Al Shboul A. A., AL-Tahat M. D., and Abu Ghanimeh A. (2009), " Fuel poverty in Jordanian households and residences: a literature survey. Proceeding of GCREEDER 2009 Conference, Amman-Jordan. March 31st – April 2nd, 2009.
  • AL-Tahat M. D., and Al Shboul A. A., (2009), "Identification and Implementation of Measures for Tangible Energy Savings at JTIC Factory, Jordan. Proceeding of GCREEDER 2009 Conference, Amman-Jordan. March 31st – April 2nd, 2009
  • AL-Tahat M. D., (2009), "Re-engineering of production processes using Value Stream Mapping tool, case study: "ABC" Plant for producing tissue and hygienic paper". Journal of Information, Intelligence and Knowledge (JIIK) 2009, Vol. 1, Issue 3. pp. ISSN 1937-7983.
  • AL-Tahat M. D., and Rawabdeh I. A. (2008). "Stochastic Analysis and Design of CONWIP Controlled Production Systems". Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. Vol. 19, No. 3 pp. 253-273, https://doi.org/10.1108/17410380810847945
  • Abbasi G. Y., Sandouqa N. A., AL-Tahat M. D., Adnan M. Mukattash. (2007). "A look into Jordan’s Large Manufacturing Industries’ Risks. International Journal of Risk Management. Vol. 9, No. 2 pp.108-117
  • Al-Momani K. R., AL-Tahat M. D., Jaradat E. T. (2006), "Performance Measures for Improvement of Maintenance Effectiveness: A Case Study in King Abdullah University Hospital (KAUH)". Proceeding of the International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management (ICSSSM'06). The University of Technology of Troyes. October 25-27, 2006. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/4114506
  • Al Shboul A. A., AL-Tahat M. D., (2007), "Modeling of Building Evacuation Processes Intended for Public Buildings", International Journal of Architectural Science Review. Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 37-43.
  • AL-Tahat M. D., and Jalham S. I. (2008) 'Tracking production rate of CONstant Work-In-Process (CONWIP) controlled job shop', Int. J. Integrated Supply Management, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 230 – 245.
  • Mukattash A., AL-Tahat M. D., (2006), "A developed Mathematical computerized approach for designing cellular manufacturing systems", Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 9, pp.1915-1923, 2006. ISSN 1812-5654.
  • AL-Tahat M. D., Mukattash A. (2006), "Design and analysis of production control scheme for Kanban-based JIT environment", Elsevier, Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 521-531.
  • AL-Tahat M. D., (2005), "Optimizing of Work in Progress (WIP) in Kanban Controlled Production Lines". Dirasat, Engineering Sciences, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 123-132. ISSN 1569-456X.https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/1de9/2f76500ecdf2f8b9f140e24f97f98fba3fe4.pdf
  • AL-Tahat M. D. (2005), "A Queuing-Based Control Strategy for Kanban Controlled Manufacturing systems". Proceeding of the 3rd Minia International Conference for advanced trends in Engineering. 3-5 April 2005 Egypt. El-Minia.
  • AL-Tahat M. D. (2005), "Investigation of a Queuing-Based Coordination Method for a Single-Stage Kanban Controlled Supply Chain". Proceeding of the 1st National Conference on Logistics & Supply Chain 14-15 February 2005 Tehran. Iran.
  • AL-Tahat M. D. (2003), “Methods and Approaches in Design of Kanban-Based Lean Production System”. Dissertation thesis in design and methods of Industrial engineering under the supervision of, F. Persiani and A. Liverani, University of Bologna. Italy.
  • AL-Tahat M. D., A. Liverani, F. Persiani, G. Caligiana. (2002), “Using Genetic Algorithms to Optimize Kanban-based Production System”. Proceeding of the European Applied Business Research Conference. 2002, June 17 –21. Rothenburg-Germany
  • AL-Tahat M. D., A. Liverani, and F. Persiani. (2001), “Computer Supported Design of Flexible Kanban System for A Multi-Stage Multi-Product Manufacturing” Proceeding of the 1st International Industrial Engineering Conference. 2001, Sept.23-27. Amman-Jordan.
  • AL-Tahat M. D., A. Liverani, F. Persiani. (2001), “Design of a Marketing Decision Support Method for Price Quotation In a multi-Stage Single-product Kanban-Based Manufacturing Environment”. Proceeding of the XII ADM International Conference, 2001, Sept.5-7. Rimini – Italy.



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