“Applied Cost Modeling” E-Zine Now on Web
Free E-Zine Dedicated to Manufacturing Cost Reduction and Productivity Improvements
Contact: Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc.
March 15, 2011 (Pleasanton, CA) –Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK), the global leader in cost and productivity management software and consulting services, announced today that the latest edition of its much acclaimed free E-Zine “Applied Cost Modeling” (ACM) is now available on its web site at http://wwk.com/newsletter.html. First published in 1994, ACM has been the mainstay for manufacturing and assembly industries in disseminating information on hot topics such as cost of ownership (COO), overall equipment efficiency (OEE), cost and resource evaluation, and discrete-event simulation.
The latest edition includes the feature article: “Mask Defect Inspection Strategies: Cost of Ownership Impacts on 193nm Litho Clusters” and is presented as the first installment in a series. The article looks at both image qualification as well as direct mask inspection.
“Accelerating the Movement to Grid Parity in Photovoltaic Manufacturing” discusses the application of knowledge obtained from the integrated circuit and flat panel display industries. The discussion covers both COO and factory level product costing.
For those interested in reading the remaining chapters from “Hi-Tech Equipment Reliability: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Managers,” the first 14 chapters of which were previously presented in Applied Cost Modeling, can order the book from:
Additionally, WWK’s 2011 survey on equipment and process timing in the semiconductor industry will be closing at the end of March. The survey results will be consolidated and provided to all participants free of charge. Participation in the survey is the only way to receive a full set of results. The survey form can be downloaded from the WWK web site at: http://www.wwk.com/2011survey.pdf.
With more than 3,000 users worldwide, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. is the largest privately held operational cost management software and consulting company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven organizations. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including SEMATECH, SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and national labs and universities. Its client base includes nearly all of the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in nanotechnology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), thin film record heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays (FPD), solid state lighting/light emitting diodes (SSL/LED), and photovoltaics (PV).
WWK’s product line includes TWO COOL® for detailed process step level COO and OEE, PRO COOL® for process flow and test cell costing, Factory Commander® for full factory capacity analysis and activity based costing, and Factory Explorer® for cycle time reduction and WIP planning.